The Inclusive Possibilities Cluster meets the second Monday of every month from 2:30-3:30 pm:

February 10, 2014, 2:30-3:30 (River Campus, Dewey 1-160A)
March 10, 2014, 2:30-3:30 (URMC Campus Room 2-1318, ACF B)
April 14, 2014, 2:30-3:30 (River Campus, Dewey 1-160A)
May 12, 2014, 2:30-3:30 (URMC Campus, Room 2-1318, ACF B)
June 9, 2014, 2:30-3:20 (River Campus, Dewey 1-160A)

Anyone interested in being a member of the cluster or for further information, please contact: Julia White at

Registration is Now Open for the 2015 Neuroscience Retreat!

Please click here for registration and click here for the flyer.

*Note the new registration format which includes email confirmation to select sessions and submit poster information

Keynote Speaker: Valina Dawson, PhD, Director Neuroregeneration and Stem Cell Programs, Johns Hopkins University

Faculty Speaker: Doug Portman, PhD

Student Speaker: Rebecca Lowery, MS

Post Doc Speaker: Oh-sang Kwon, PhD

NEW THIS YEAR: We will be featuring a series of Poster Teasers - 3-5 minute presentations from selected poster presenters. Students and Post Docs are encouraged to submit their abstract for review to Ania Dworzanski NO LATER than Friday, March 27th.

We hope you'll join us!

2015 Neuroscience Retreat Committee

Richard Libby, Jennifer Stripay, Grayson Sipe, Rebecca Rausch, Adrianne Chesser

Environmental Sustainability Cluster
Tuesday, April 7, 2015 — 5:00 pm; 321 Morey Hall

"Reducing Carbon Emissions Will Be Easier Than Many People Think"
Professor Robert H. Frank, Johnson School of Management, Cornell University

Click here for the flyer!

ARTS & UR Cluster Activities
Silence is a multidisciplinary, multisite exhibition at the University of Rochester organized by Arts@UR UCIS Cluster. Silence presents a range of contemporary artists, filmmakers and composers all united around one common question ‘What is silence?’ This multi-layered exhibition includes five different live events over the course of several days including:

April 9 from 11:30 am -1:00 pm; Spurrier Dance Studio
D. Chase Angier — Alfred University Dance Professor and Artistic Director of Angier Performance Works — will discuss her process/discoveries creating As the Air Moves Back From You, a performance installation involving 10,000 pounds of rice, original sound composition, performance, dance, multi media projections, and costumes.

April 9 from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Visiting Artist David Griffin — Ontario College of Art & Design Lecturer- presents traces the development of an experimental music notation project, in which he sought to implement a scoring system for silence in performance.

April 8 from 11:00 am-12:15 pm; Spurrier Dance Studio
Debra Corea, UR Program of Dance and Movement, ‘Moving Into Stillness: Mindfulness and Meditation Workshop

April 8 & April 9 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm; Rettner Hall, Sage Art Center
‘Silence’ the film component of the exhibition curated by S.Alana Wolf-Johnson, Mellon Humanities Fellow

Exhibited though the month of April
‘Silence’ book-showcase in Rush-Rhees Library seeks to coalesce into one collection books about silence and our relationship to it.

Click here to view the website for these activities.

Environmental Sustainability

How Green is Green Energy?
Melinda Taylor, Executive Director of the Kay Bailey Hutchison Center for Energy, Law, and Business
Thursday, November 5, 3:25-4:40 in Hoyt Auditorium

Her talk will provide an overview of environmental impacts of wind and solar with respect to water and wildlife, with a special focus on endangered species.

The Past, Present and Future of Drinking Water
James Salzman, University of California (UCLA Law School and UCSB Bren School of the Environment)
Thursday, November 19, 5:30-6:30 in Morey 321

With concerns over pollution and fracking, is it safe to drink tap water? Should we feel guilty buying bottled water? Is the water we drink vulnerable to climate change? With springs running dry and reservoirs emptying, where is our water going to come from in the future? Drinking water highlights the most pressing issues of our time--from globalization and social justice to terrorism and climate change--and how humans have been wrestling with these problems for centuries.

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