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January 16, 2013

Inauguration bound

student musicians with stringed instruments

A string quartet from the Eastman School—including (from left) graduate students Markiyan Melnychenko and Kelsey Farr and seniors Hyeok Kwon and Che Ho Lam—will perform during President Barack Obama’s second inaugural luncheon on Jan. 21 in Washington, D.C. The quartet was invited by Sen. Charles Schumer, chair of the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies.


LeChase Hall opens its doors

It is the first new building on the Wilson Quadrangle in 30 years.

Your brain on Big Bird

Using normal activities, like TV watching, may provide a more accurate indicator of children’s learning and brain development in the real world than the short and simple tasks typical of fMRI studies, the authors say.

College Town development project moves forward

The University and the Rochester Genesee Regional Transportation Authority are also collaborating to maximize public and sustainable transportation options to and from College Town.

Vocal Point spreads holiday cheer

Mary Ann Mavrinac discusses future of River Campus libraries

During the installation, Mavrinac addressed her strategy for River Campus libraries.

Facility will bridge research and stem-cell therapies

The Medical Center has opened the doors on a new facility that will enable researchers to create, study, and, ultimately, use stem cells and their offspring in early phase experimental human therapies.

Gail Norris named University’s general counsel

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Making headlines

Michelle Thompson-Taylor to direct Intercultural Center

As the center’s director, Thompson-Taylor will catalog diversity and culture-related efforts across the University.

MLK speaker aims to ‘pique curiosity’

The annual address, which kicks off the University’s Black History Month celebration by recognizing the legacy and influence of King’s life, is cosponsored by the College Diversity Roundtable and the Office of the President.

New bus fleet includes technology upgrades

The fleet upgrade will be completely in place by early January, with each new bus equipped with features that add efficiencies and safety to the shuttle service.

Institute for Popular Music established

Notables

Story Time

The program gives “readers” an opportunity to borrow and engage in conversation with “human books,” volunteers willing to share their life experiences and interests in one-on-one or small-group conversations.