News and Announcements
Biomedical Ethics Talk Focuses on Integrity
Nicholas Steneck, the director of the Research Ethics and Integrity Program and professor emeritus of history at the University of Michigan, will present the talk, "Why Integrity Is a Problem in Clinical and Translational Research," at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 12, in the Class of 1962 Auditorium at the Medical Center (G-9425). The talk is the fourth Annual Lecture on Biomedical Ethics, sponsored by Graduate Education and Postdoctoral Affairs at the Medical Center. Read more . . .
Noted Accompanist to Give Master Classes at Eastman
Graham Johnson, one of the world’s leading vocal accompanists and song scholars, will be in residence at the Eastman School from Thursday, March 20, through Saturday, March 22. Read more...
Abstracts Due March 15 for RIT Symposium
Rochester Institute of Technology's sixth annual Graduate Research and Creativity Symposium is accepting abstracts for talks and posters until Saturday, March 15. The symposium will be held Friday, April 18, in Louise Slaughter Hall on the RIT campus.
Science Communications Program Offered
The Banff Centre in Alberta, Canada, will host a two-week program on "Science Communications" from July 28 to Aug 9. Participants will explore the use of words, images, action, and technology, with the goal of fostering a more engaging role for science in public culture. The application deadline is Wednesday, March 26. Read more...
Video: Eastman Percussion Ensemble
Watch the Eastman Percussion Ensemble's performance of Fandango 13, a piece composed by Michael Burritt, chair of the woodwinds, brass, and percussion department at the Eastman School.
Film Screening: More Than a Month
The Graduate Students of Color council and the "O[UR] Hxstory: More Than a Month" movement are holding a film screening and discussion of More Than a Month on Thursday, March 20, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Gowen Room, Wilson Commons. Food will be provided. RSVP here.
Eastman Opera Theatre Presents Dialogues of the Carmelites
Dialogues of the Carmelites, a melodic opera with a dramatic story inspired by real events, will be presented by Eastman Opera Theatre in four performances beginning Thursday, April 3. Read more...
Business Model Workshop Rescheduled for March 27
The 2014 Mark Ain Business Model Workshop Series continues with “Developing a Business Plan,” a presentation by Dennis Kessler, the Edward J. and Agnes V. Ackley Clinical Professor of Entrepreneurship at the Simon Business School and co-owner of Kessler Restaurants. The second workshop will be held from 4 to 5:15 p.m. on Thursday, March 27, in Gleason Hall 318/418. The second workshop was rescheduled from Feb. 25. Those who registered for the February workshop do not need to re-register. New attendees must register online or call 276-3500. Workshops are free and open to all members of the University and the general public.
Newman Lecture: 'Religious Freedom: The American Problem'
The Catholic Newman Community welcomes William Mumma, president of the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, as the next speaker in its John Henry Cardinal Newman Lecture Series at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 27, at the Interfaith Chapel on the River Campus. His talk will explore religious freedom and how it is protected, applied, and lived in a democratic society. For more information, visit www.urnewman.org. The lecture also will be streamed live.
CAB and UR Entrepreneurs Present: 'The Stand-Up Economist'
Yoram Bauman, "the world's first and only stand-up economist," the person behind the popular video, principles of economics, translated, and author of the two-volume Cartoon Introduction to Economics, will present a show at the University at 4 p.m. Friday, March 21, in the May Room in Wilson Commons. Tickets, which are $4 for the University community and $5 for the general, are available at the Common Market in Wilson Commons and will be available at the door. RSVP on Facebook.
Video: For Those About to 'Cello-Rock,' We Salute You
Meet the Eastman School-born ensemble Break of Reality, a group that combines the traditionally classical music instruments of cellos and other strings to play rock and roll arrangements—an approach members of the group describe as "cinematic rock modern chamber" music. The ensemble celebrated its 10th anniversary with a concert at Kodak Hall earlier this winter and is getting ready to release a new recording this spring. See a video.
Regional Business Plan Competition Entries Due Today
Have a great business idea? Enter the Finger Lakes Regional Contest of the New York State Business Plan Competition by submitting a two-page application by 11:59 pm. Sunday, March 9. A full business plan is not necessary. The competition is open to currently enrolled undergraduate and graduate students. Download the application and visit the website for more information and complete rules. There is no fee to enter.