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London Debut

Ramblers

The Midnight Ramblers spent spring break in the U.K., making their international debut in London. They performed their unique brand of a cappella in Trafalgar Square, Covent Garden, and other spots around the city. The group is one of only seven collegiate ensembles chosen to appear on the international a cappella compilation album titled Sing Three. 
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State grant jump-starts Eastman renovations

>An $8 million commitment from New York State will make it possible for the Eastman School to move forward on the second phase of renovations at the historic Eastman Theatre.

$20 million boosts AIDS research

Federal officials announced this month that more than $20 million will be directed to Rochester doctors and researchers who are working on new treatments for AIDS and on finding a vaccine to prevent it altogether.

Writer Laura Nash shares thoughts on success

Laura Nash, a writer and former lecturer at Harvard Business School, has researched the lives of successful people to discover how they were able to achieve lasting success.

Piece Process

The show, on view from March 22 to April 22, features a collective of professional Jewish and Arab-American artists who are committed to working together in spite of stagnant political conditions in the Middle East.

Ongoing project examines obstacles and opportunities facing women in music

“Women and Music” programming continues in March and April, with two highly anticipated events occurring in the week of March 26: the Margaret Atwood and Tania León recital/concert and the third annual Women in Music Festival.

Newman Cup raises awareness about New York’s migrant community

A charity event sponsored by the University’s Catholic Newman Community could serve as a model for college campuses nationwide, say organizers.

Ramblers make international debut in London

All 14 members of the Midnight Ramblers left Rochester on March 8 and headed to London where they spent spring break performing at venues across the city.

Key appointments in Advancement

The Office of University Advancement, led by Jim Thompson, senior vice president and chief advancement officer, recently made appointments to several key positions in the organization.

St. Baldrick's Day head shaving creates quite a buzz

Lauren Bruckner (left), a doctor at Golisano Children’s Hospital at Strong, and colleague Kara Johnson, a nurse at the Medical Center, joined forces to raise money for childhood cancer research.

In Brief

A roundup of news and announcements.