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April 16, 2014

Edible art

people assembling foods

Sarah Kirschenheiter ‘13 (left), Stacy Miller ‘15, and Julia Evans ‘13 make their own personal vegetable ferments, such as kimchi, as part of the New Media Fermentation Workshop, a collaboration between professors Leila Nadir (sustainability) and Cary Peppermint (art and art history). New media art students are documenting and remixing the experience. The workshops are part of EcoArtTech’s new work-in-progress, Edible Ecologies, which involves collaborating with local communities to resuscitate historic food practices.


Wegman Foundation gives $17 million to University

The Wegman Foundation gift represents the fourth largest contribution to the University’s comprehensive campaign and the second largest gift to the children’s hospital.

Feelings of failure foster aggression in video gamers

The study is the first to look at the player’s psychological experience of playing video games instead of focusing solely on the games’ content.

Researchers set to launch Phase 3 trial for Parkinson’s

“Isradipine has been demonstrated to be safe and tolerable in patients with Parkinson’s disease,” says School of Medicine and Dentistry neurologist Kevin Biglan.

University named Tree Campus USA

The University is a Tree Campus USA for the fourth year in a row.

In Brief

A roundup of news.

Douglas and Constance Beck endow political science fellowship

Douglas and Constance Beck have committed more than $1 million to establish an endowed fellowship for doctoral students in political science and related fields.

A message from President Seligman regarding heroin and other dangerous drugs

President Joel Seligman issued the message to the University community following Juliette Richards' death.

Rettner Fund supports River Campus renovation, preservation

With a particular focus on revitalizing the Eastman Quadrangle’s historic academic buildings and spaces, University Trustee Ronald Rettner has established the Ronald Rettner Campus Improvement Fund.

Three faculty named to professorships

Robert McCrory, Riccardo Betti, and Kenneth Gross were installed to professorships earlier this month.

Larry and Cindy Bloch endow senior VP position, support fundraising program

Trustee Laurence (Larry) Bloch ’75 and his wife, Cindy, have made a gift to endow funds supporting the University’s fundraising program and the position of chief fundraising officer.

Annual Staff Awards

The recipients of this year’s staff awards are being honored for their significant contributions to the University.

Put some photo in your Friday

In Research

Making Headlines

Second group of peace officers graduates

Eastman musicians honor Holocaust victims with Remembrance Day concert

Titled “A Time to Remember …”, the concert was spearheaded and organized by Renée Jolles, associate professor of violin. Her father, Jerome, buried bodies as part of a work detail in Romania during the Nazi occupation.

Crossroads: An Opportunity for Progress