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April 17, 2013

Jessye Norman receives honorary degree

Jessye Norman and Jesse Moore

Grand Marshal Jesse Moore presents a doctoral hood to renowned soprano Jessye Norman, who received an honorary doctor of music degree from the University at her benefit concert for Action for a Better Community Inc. at Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre. The recipient of numerous honors for her artistry and humanitarian contributions, Norman has performed to critical and popular acclaim in major opera houses and concert halls around the world for more than 40 years.


Conference confronts sexual assault on college campuses

A panel discussion, which included representatives from Security Services, University Counseling Center, Rape Crisis Service, Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Services, and the District Attorney’s Office, followed the keynote address.

Study: Stage fright can be your friend

Before a stressful speaking task, simply encouraging people to reframe the meaning of these signs of stress as  natural and helpful was a surprisingly effective way of handling stage fright,

Charles and Dale Phelps endow professorship in public health and policy

The position carries a five-year term, going to the strongest candidate nominated from among Arts, Sciences & Engineering, the School of Medicine and Dentistry, and the Simon School, encouraging a multidisciplinary approach to the study of health care.

University receives rare book donation

Early in his career, famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright designed and hand printed a book edition of The House Beautiful.

In Brief

A roundup of news.

University welcomes first group of peace officers

University peace officers will carry batons and pepper foam as defensive weapons when dealing with potentially dangerous situations. They will not carry firearms or tasers.

Surgeon to lead Medical Faculty Group

Rotondo’s task will be to implement the blueprints for a newly restructured faculty group.

Conference: ‘Our Differences, Our Strength’

Lani Guinier, prominent civil rights attorney and the first tenured African-American woman professor at Harvard Law School, delivered the keynote address at the University’s annual diversity conference April 12.

Making headlines

Technology helps uncover hidden Roman painting

Terahertz technology is a type of radiation that is already used in airport scanners and does not damage paintings and does not involve exposure to harmful radiation.

Institute for Popular Music to Host Musicians from the Doors, Barenaked Ladies

Doors songwriter and drummer John Densmore and former lead singer and guitarist for Barenaked Ladies Steven Page will sit down with John Covach.

College Town countdown

Located on 14 acres of land owned by the University, College Town is expected to be complete by fall 2014.

Notables

Meliora Awards 2013

Witmer Award for Distinguished Service

Staff Community Service Award

Satcher Award recipients honored

The awards honor individuals who have made significant contributions to community health in the greater Rochester region through research, education, clinical services, and outreach efforts.

Hot off the press

Provost Peter Lennie will host the Celebration of the Book on Tuesday May 7, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the Hawkins-Carlson Room in Rush Rhees Library.

Festival to illuminate Sibley Tower with art, music

Getting its start in 2008, ArtAwake is an annual festival that aims to unite members of the community through a shared celebration of Rochester’s cultural offerings.

Meeting their match

Medical students gathered in the Saunders Research Building atrium March 15 for Match Day.