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NEWS | April 2012

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Barbara Walters, Craig Ferguson Headline Meliora Weekend 2012
Veteran journalist Barbara Walters and late-night TV host Craig Ferguson will headline the 12th Meliora Weekend, Oct. 11–14. After several years of increasing demand for tickets, the University will introduce a lottery system for the keynote address. The new system aims to provide better customer service during the live registration period.


Pulitzer Prize
Composer Kevin Puts ’94E, ’99E (DMA) wins the Pulitzer Prize for his debut opera


Brown University President Ruth Simmons (above) and U.S. Surgeon General Regina Benjamin are among this year’s honorees


First Artificial Heart
Medical Center patient receives the first artificial heart in western NY


Photo Opp
Photo by Mary Pilarz ’13—taken while she was studying in Morocco—wins contest sponsored by international study abroad group

Leaders Reappointed:Medical Center CEO Bradford Berk ’81M (MD/PhD) and Provost Ralph Kuncl begin second terms in key leadership positions

New Professorship: Ani ’84 and Mark Gabrellian ’79 establish a new professorship as part of The Meliora Challenge: The Campaign for the University of Rochester


Tour the Plans for Golisano Children’s Hospital


Introducing Jackson Court



Study finds link between anti-gay bias, awareness of sexual orientation, and parenting styles video icon

Volcanic Plumbing
Rochester scientists explore the role of magma chambers in earthquakes and eruptions

Rx: ‘Pixie Dust’
Reducing infection with a smattering of powdered antibiotic

Power of Astrocytes
Commonly overlooked brain cells wield more power than once thought

Preventing Bullying
A Warner School expert offers tips to prevent bullying video icon



Modern Musical
International Theatre Program presents award-winning Adding Machine: A Musical

Viola Superstars
Acclaimed violists celebrate the 40th International Viola Congress at Eastman, May 30 to June 3

Eastman Winner
Eastman master’s student is one of five winners of the Metropolitan Opera’s National Council Auditions video icon

Tops in Translation
Three Percent names poetry and fiction finalists for the 2012 Best Translated Book Awards



A Gift of Education
Celebrating endowed scholarships, their namesakes, and honorees photo icon

Get the latest University-wide entrepreneurship news

Medical Masters
Simon School introduces new scholarship program

In the Fringe
University joins effort behind Rochester Fringe Festival

In Memoriam
Remembering Eastman’s David Craighead and the Medical Center’s Robert Joynt



Missa Solemnis
Eastman Rochester Chorus and Eastman School Symphony Orchestra present Beethoven’s epic work


NYC, May 3
Simon School hosts its third annual conference on financial and economic issues

London, May 23
Alumni are invited to a reception with President Seligman

Rochester, June 21
History, political science, and humanities faculty share their ideas at the biannual Rochester Forum



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