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February 15, 2012

Books spring to life

pop-up book of Alice in Wonderland

Robert Sabuda’s pop-up adaptation of Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland is among the pop-up books on display in a new exhibit Spring to Life: Movable Books & Mechanical Devices, curated by Leah Hamilton. The exhibit features more than 50 examples of pop-up books, interactive mechanisms, and feats of paper engineering spanning nearly 500 years of the movable book.

The exhibit is open through Aug. 17 and can be viewed in the Department of Rare Books and Special Collections on the second floor of Rush Rhees Library, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m, and Saturday 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Learn more in a video about the exhibit:

Cupid’s arrow turns digital

Online dating has not only shed its stigma, it has surpassed all forms of matchmaking in the United States other than meeting through friends, according to a new analysis of research on the burgeoning relationship industry.

Important retirement program changes start this spring

A more user-friendly investment structure (including tools and resources to help you discover which “type” of investor you are, determine your long-term financial goals, etc.).

Support United Way and ‘Make Change’ in the Rochester community

United Way’s community fund addresses Rochester’s most critical challenges by supporting programs proven to work.

Extending King’s legacy

Michael Eric Dyson challenges a University audience to extend King’s legacy to fight new types of bigotry, including bigotry against the young.

In Brief

A roundup of news.

One of world’s ‘most powerful thinkers’ to present talk, meet with students

Kwame Anthony Appiah, a recipient of the National Humanities Medal, will visit the University from Feb. 21 to 24 to lecture and participate in workshops and group discussions with the campus community.

Research finds leukemia cells are ‘Bad to the Bone’

Medical Center researchers have discovered new links between leukemia cells and cells involved in bone formation, offering a fresh perspective on how the blood cancer progresses and raising the possibility that therapies for bone disorders could help in the treatment of leukemia.

Children’s Hospital supporters give $2.3 million

The gifts are among the first large individual gifts to go toward the children’s hospital $100 million campaign.

Holy guacamole!

Students lined up 1,036 tacos in Wilson Commons on Feb. 8 in an attempt to create the world’s longest line of tacos.

Helping students ‘think rigorously and critically’ about the humanities

Thomas DiPiero, who has been in the position of dean for humanities and interdisciplinary studies in Arts, Sciences, and Engineering for six months, discusses his role and his plans for the future of the humanities on the River Campus. 

A Season for Nonviolence focuses on youth outreach

From February to April, youth from the greater Rochester area will have opportunities to attend lectures and events that share the nonviolent practices taught by Mohandas Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr. during A Season for Nonviolence.

Diversity award recipients praised for strong community connections

Both awardees were chosen for their commitment to building strong connections between the University and the Rochester community.

Internationally renowned violinist Zvi Zeitlin to retire after 45 years

Over the course of his illustrious career, the violinist has performed with and cemented friendships with some of the greatest artists of the 20th century.