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News for University of Rochester Alumni and Friends, February 2014
Movies as marriage guide; Beatles anniversary; Parkinson's research; Black History Month, Rochester connections; more news.
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Do You Know Your Love Story?
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A Rochester study finds that watching and discussing movies about relationships is as effective in lowering divorce rates as other, more intensive, early marriage counseling programs. Read more . . .


All Together Now . . .  
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The “world sort of stopped and everybody listened” when the Beatles were introduced to America 50 years ago . . . and Rochester alumni were there. Read more . . .


Promise for Parkinson’s?
Credit: Science Source

A population of cells in the brain could provide a new and promising approach to treating Parkinson’s disease, according to a new Rochester study. Read more . . .


Celebrating Black History Month

Celebrations, presentations, lectures, and other events highlight Black History Month at the University. Read more . . .


Your Rochester Connections Regional Events

Join alumni and friends at regional events in Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York City, Rochester, and Washington, D.C. Read more . . .

Travel & Learn Program

This spring’s faculty-led programs include trips to Turkey (May 29 to June 14) and to the Baltic Sea (June 20 to June 29) Read more . . .

Alumni Webinars

Upcoming online sessions feature a Faculty Perspectives webinar (Feb. 13) on the legacy of Susan B. Anthony, and a Career Webinar (March 5) with the founder of one of the world's largest business networking organizations.

Live Webcasts

Tune your browser for live lectures, presentations, and concerts, including a talk marking the 50th anniversary of the Beatles on the Ed Sullivan Show (Feb. 9), the Cardinal Newman Lecture (Feb. 20) on the transition from Pope Benedict to Pope Francis, and the Wind Symphony and Jazz Ensemble Concert (Feb. 21). Read more . . .


Also in the News

President Seligman Reappointed

“The Board of Trustees has enthusiastically endorsed Joel's reappointment, and I share in that enthusiasm. He has done a great job,” said Ed Hajim ’58, chair of the Board of Trustees, in announcing the reappointment of President Joel Seligman. Read more . . .

Financial Times Ranks Simon in Top 30

Simon Business School ranks 29th among business schools in the United States and 55th among the top 100 business schools in the world, according to the Financial Times. Read more . . .

Gift Supports Athletics Renovation

A lead gift from Brian Prince ’86, ’89S (MBA) will support a significant renovation and expansion of Rochester’s outdoor athletic facilities over the next several years. Read more . . .

New Clinical Network Brand Introduced

The University has introduced a new name for its fast-growing clinical network. UR Medicine aims to better capture the breadth of patient care services across the University’s affiliated institutions and collaborative clinical programs. Read more . . .

Alumni Receive Grammys

Eastman School graduates Bob Ludwig ’66E, ’01E, Maria Schneider ’85E (MM), Martha Cluver ’03E, Eric Dudley ’01E, and Kent Knappenberger ’89E won awards at the 56th annual Grammy Awards last month. Read more . . .

Remembering Professor John Huizenga

John Huizenga, an internationally recognized leader in the field of nuclear science, will be remembered as “an ardent and vocal champion of quality science and the integrity of the scientific enterprise,” colleagues say. Read more . . .

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