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In Today's Issue

  • Ganatra Family Supports Pediatric Cardiac Surgery
  • Human Rights Activist to Speak On Transcending Tragedy
  • Faculty Member, Alumna Team Up for CD, Tour, Teaching
  • Artist Wayne Higby to Speak at Memorial Art Gallery
  • Dyson Day Lecture to Address Childhood Poverty
  • Presentation Today on Compassion Fatigue
  • Eastman Early Childhood Music Classes 
  • RPO Offers Discounts for Upcoming Performances
  • Registration Open for 2015 Heart Walk

News and Announcements

Ganatra Family Supports Pediatric Cardiac Surgery
A $1.5 million commitment from the Ganatra family will create the Tansukh, Sarla and Rajesh Ganatra Professorship in Pediatric Cardiac Surgery. The commitment is part of the family’s longtime support of pediatric cardiology at the Medical Center. Read more...

Human Rights Activist to Speak On Transcending Tragedy
Three-time Nobel Peace Prize–nominee Izzeldin Abuelaish, a Palestinian physician and a human rights and peace activist, will present "Transcending Loss, Tragedy, and the Impasse of Self-righteous Hatred" at 7:30 p.m., Monday, March 2, in the Interfaith Chapel sanctuary on the River Campus. The talk will also be streamed live at

Faculty Member, Alumna Team Up for CD, Tour, Teaching
Pianist Dariusz Terefenko, associate professor of jazz studies at the Eastman School, and alto saxophonist Alexa Tarantino ’14E have lined up international performances, lectures, and classes this spring. The international appearances are the highlights of a spring schedule that also has the pair holding a Rochester CD release event on Saturday, March 7, at 8 p.m. in Sproull Atrium in Eastman’s Miller Center, doing a residency at SUNY Oswego, playing at St. Peter’s Church in New York City, and performing at Rochester Institute of Technology. Read more...

Artist Wayne Higby to Speak at Memorial Art Gallery
World-renowned ceramist Wayne Higby, whose work is the subject of a major traveling exhibition at the Memorial Art Gallery, gives a lecture at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 1, at the gallery. Read more...

Dyson Day Lecture to Address Childhood Poverty
Ed Doherty, former vice president for community programs at the Rochester Area Community Foundation and author of a series of special reports on the area’s poverty issues, will speak at the 15th annual Anne E. Dyson Child Advocacy Forum on Wednesday, March 4. Read more...

Presentation Today on Compassion Fatigue
The Strong Employee Assistance Program will host a presentation on compassion fatigue from noon to 1 p.m. today in Auditorium K-207 (2-6408), Medical Center. The presentation will define compassion fatigue, vicarious trauma, and burnout, and cover tips on prevention. Participants are encouraged to bring a lunch. Enroll online.

Eastman Early Childhood Music Classes
University employees who enroll their children (4 months through 6 years old) in the Eastman Early Childhood Music Program receive a 25 percent tuition discount. Registration is now open for the spring session (March 14 to May 16) of Saturday music classes. For more information about the program visit or contact

RPO Offers Discounts for Upcoming Performances
The Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra offers the following discounts for University faculty, staff, and alumni: La Traviata in Concert, Feb. 28, $25 best available seats; Hadelich Plays Dvorak, March 5 and 7, $25 orchestra-level seats; and Denzal Sinclaire Sings the Nat King Cole Songbook, March 20 and 21, $25 orchestra-level seats. To order tickets, click here and enter priority code UROC or call 454-2100. Student tickets for all of the concerts above are $10. Visit for a complete listing of available student tickets.

Registration Open for 2015 Heart Walk
Join the University’s teams for the Rochester Heart Walk Saturday, April 25, and help the University become the largest fundraising team by reaching the goal of raising $50,000 to help fight heart disease in Rochester. The 3.5-mile walk begins at 10 a.m. at the Blue Cross Arena. Faculty and staff, along with families and friends, are invited to join the University in support of people who have heart disease or have suffered a stroke. Participants who raise $40 will receive a University Heart Walk T-shirt at the event. Register or donate online. You can join an existing team or create a new team.

Feb. 27, 2015
Today's Forecast:
Cloudy, High 15°
Sunny, High 23°

Today's Event Highlight
Dance Event: Swinging in the Snow
7 p.m., May Room, Wilson Commons.

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Rochester in the News
Democrat and Chronicle (Feb. 25)
Rochester Music Hall of Fame Names Five New Inductees
Jazz bassist Ron Carter ’59E, Gibson Guitar Corp. chairman and CEO Henry Juszkiewicz, jazz keyboardist Gap Mangione, the late bass-baritone William Warfield ’42E, and the fondly remembered regional R&B band Wilmer & the Dukes are the five new members of the Rochester Music Hall of Fame. Eastman School musicians will perform one of Carter's compositions at the  induction concert on April 26.

City Newspaper (Feb. 25)
Rochester's Fighting Chance for a Turnaround
The University and Rochester Institute of Technology have partnered with SUNY Polytechnic Institute to apply for $110 million in Department of Defense funding. The money would be used to establish a photonics manufacturing and research institute, and a trade group has promised to at least match the federal funds.

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