04.01.16: 'Leave-Taking during the Renaissance'; Crittenden construction; commencement regalia deadline; wizarding world

News and Announcements


Parting Words: Leave-Taking during the Renaissance

Literary critic Jane Tylus considers Renaissance rituals of separation—and why bidding farewell was so hard. As this year’s keynote speaker for the Ferrari Humanities Symposia, Tylus will outline some of her new ways of thinking about how artists and others in early modern Europe depicted rituals of separation. Her talk, “Saying Good-bye in the Renaissance: Leave-Taking as a Work of Art,” is Tuesday, April 5. Read more...

Crittenden Boulevard Construction Resumes April 4; South Sidewalk to Close

Roadwork will resume on Crittenden Boulevard on Monday, April 4. The south sidewalk will be closed and eastbound traffic will be reduced to one lane. All crosswalks will be accessible and pedestrians should use the north sidewalk, closest to the Medical Center. Everyone is encouraged to be aware, be prepared for interruptions, and to be safe crossing the roadway, always using a marked crosswalk. Drivers should consider an alternate route to avoid delays. Read more...

Faculty: Order Commencement Regalia By April 8

The deadline for faculty to order regalia for commencement is Friday, April 8. Medical Center and River Campus faculty should contact Maria Ferrante at or 275-9270. Eastman School faculty should contact Tammy Spence at or 274-1399.

Villanova Coach Had 'Wright Stuff' in Rochester

Basketball coach Jay Wright brings his Villanova Wildcats to the Final Four this weekend. But long before he was recognized as one of the nation’s top Division I men’s basketball coaches, Wright was cutting his basketball teeth at Rochester. Read more...

Free Screenings Offered for Rochester Three-Year-Olds

Children’s Institute, a University affiliate, has launched a program with the goal of screening all three-year-old children in the city of Rochester to address potential health and developmental concerns prior to school enrollment. The initiative is part of Roc the Future’s collaboration with 50 community agencies to support children "from cradle to career." Read more...

The Wizarding World of Rochester?

Rochester’s magical history and qualities—shrouded in secrecy for more than a century and a half—are being revealed.

Deadlines and Reminders

Rochester Healthcare Data Hack-a-Thon Planned

Join University faculty, students, staff and other “techies” to collaborate on solutions to healthcare-related data problems at the RocHackHealth: Rochester Healthcare Data Hack-A-Thon from April 8 to 10. As a follow up to the ROCHD3 event last fall, "hackers" will form teams to solve specific problems using the following data sets: hospital readmissions, identification of physician prescribing patterns, as well as identification and visualization of physician teaming practices. Click here to see the schedule of events, to register, or to get additional information.

Rochester in the News

The Science of the Tax-Dollar Double Dip

The Wall Street Journal, March 30
"Anyone upset about wasted government spending should take a look at for-profit scientific publishing, a $25 billion industry that double-dips into taxpayers’ pockets," writes Richard Aslin, the William R. Kenan Professor in the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, in an op-ed piece.


Panel: 'What Women Bring to Business Leadership'

David Primo, the Ani and Mark Gabrellian Professor and associate professor of political science and of business administration, will moderate a panel of scholars and business leaders about the economic and societal impact of diversifying leadership in corporate America. The event starts at 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 5, in Dewey Hall, Room 2-162. Drinks and sandwiches will be provided. Read more...

Upcoming Events at the Bookstore

Barnes and Noble at College Town has numerous community events planned this month. On Saturday, April 2, the store will host a Fancy Nancy party with crafts and refreshments. Mama Goose on the Loose—a program for kids four and under—will be held Monday, April 4. A book-signing by a local author (April 16), a paper flower workshop (April 23), and an adult coloring session (April 24) are also on the calendar this month. Get details here.

'Keeping Youth Safer in a 24/7 Online World'

Pam Weaver, director of community education for the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children–NY, will discuss the ever changing world of technology and learn how we can educate, engage and empower children to be responsible digital citizens. The Strong EAP Health Bites session starts at noon on Tuesday, April 12, in Auditorium K-307 (3-6408), Medical Center. Call 475-0432 or email to register. Participants are welcome to bring a lunch.

View more events on the University Events Calendar.
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