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NEWS | March 2012

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Friend Finders
Your friends’ activity on social media sites can help pinpoint your location, study finds


Presidential Places
New residence hall and courtyard named for former Presidents O’Brien and Jackson

Remember oUR Name! video icon
How many campus and Rochester references can you spot in a new admissions video featuring an original rap song by the Midnight Ramblers?

The Meliora Challenge
New Professsorships: Nathaniel (Nat) Wisch ’55 and his wife, Helen, and their friends, Roger ’56 and Carolyn Friedlander ’68N, endow two new professorships—one in biology and one in pediatrics

Arts & Sciences Symposia: Linda and Bernard Ferrari ’70, ’74M (MD) establish program to explore collaboration between the arts and sciences


Where's Pi?
Students celebrate the mathematical constant by sending mascot “Flat Pi” on journey around the world


New Rankings
School of Medicine and Dentistry and Simon School rise in U.S. News & World Report rankings



Little Wasp, Big Key
A tiny jewel wasp may provide answers about how species differ in size and shape

Epilepsy & Surgery
Early surgery could help epilepsy patients avoid later seizures, study indicates

Life after Cancer?
National report looks at health of cancer survivors

Math Education
New book explores ways to improve mathematics education



Dandelion Fields video icon
Music group No Jackets Required gets Beatlemania for latest campus show

Literary List
Browse the 25 fiction titles nominated for Open Letter’s Best Translated Book Awards

Islam & the West video icon
“By and large, people don’t think mono-culturally,” says first Distinguished Visiting Humanist

Bartered Bride
Eastman Opera Theatre stages Czech national opera



Peaceful Sounds video icon
Carillon group helps celebrate “Season of Nonviolence”

World Record
Two undergraduates stake claim for indoor rowing world record

Discussing Diversity
Register for the 2012 Diversity Conference

Looking for Talent?
Simon School hosts  session for executives and managers on recruiting talented employees

Travel & Learn
Upcoming trips include Rome and China



Faculty Courses
Alumni Relations launches online sessions with faculty


Rochester, March 23
Former PAETEC CEO Arunas Chesonis ’91S (MBA) discusses “Recharging Your Batteries”

San Diego, April 4
Alumni are invited to a reception with President Seligman

Chicago, April 25
Join alumni for a conversation with economist Richard Thaler ’74 (PhD)



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