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April 16, 2014

In Brief

Eastman students to perform at Kennedy Center

Twelve students have been chosen to represent the Eastman School in a concert at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts on Wednesday, April 23. The performance is part of the Conservatory Project, a series that showcases outstanding young musicians from around the country.

University sets tuition rates for 2014–15

Tuition for undergraduates in the College and at the Eastman School will be $46,150 in the 2014–15 academic year, a 3.5 percent increase from 2013–14. Room and board will increase 4.4 percent this year to $13,638.

“The University is committed to moderating the rate of tuition and cost of attendance increases while strengthening our position as one of the nation’s leading research universities,” says President Joel Seligman. “Providing financial assistance to meet the need of current and future students is a priority.”

For the 2014–15 academic year, the College has increased its commitment to student financial aid by 7.8 percent.

Strong earns ‘senior friendly’ status

Strong Memorial Hospital achieved “senior friendly” status for its successful implementation of the NICHE (Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders) program, a goal that was accomplished with support from the School of Nursing.

NICHE is the leading nurse-driven program designed to help hospitals improve the care they provide to older adults. The program provides principles and tools to stimulate cultural change in health care facilities and ensure that all patients 65 and older receive exemplary care.

HIV/STD mini residency program

Clinicians are invited to a free training seminar on Friday, April 18, to gain experience in the diagnosis and treatment of HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases. The program will include a four-hour seminar in the morning followed by a four-hour period of clinical observation that will be completed at the participant’s convenience. Direct questions to Learn more at

Family Science Day is April 19

STEM Initiative is hosting a Family Science Day on Saturday, April 19, from 1 to 4 p.m. in Goergen Hall. The event will feature science demonstrations from more than 20 participating organizations and clubs. The event is open to all ages, and admission is free.

Warner offers online, traditional courses this summer

Registration for summer courses at the Warner School is open for nonmatriculated students. View a list of recommended courses for nonmatriculated students interested in registering for a course during the 2014 summer sessions at or email or call 275-3950 for more information about the courses available. To register, you can access forms online at or email

Registration for AS&E Summer Sessions open

Online registration for summer courses in Arts, Sciences & Engineering is now open. More than 70 courses and four different sessions allow you to take courses that fit your summer schedule. Check out the 2014 Summer Sessions brochure at for course offerings and for more information.

Talks, discussions honor Caroline Breese Hall

A festschrift to honor the late Caroline Breese Hall, professor of pediatrics and an expert in pediatric infectious diseases, will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, April 25, in the Class of ’62 Auditorium (G-9425), Medical Center. Join international experts in infectious diseases and vaccine development—including featured speaker Stanley Plotkin, professor emeritus at the University of Pennsylvania—for a full day of scientific talks and discussions. A schedule is available at

Conversation and book signing with Joanne Larson Joanne Larson

Joanne Larson, the Michael W. Scandling Professor of Education at the Warner School, will talk about her work and sign copies of her newest book, Radical Equality in Education: Starting Over in U.S. Schooling, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, April 25, at Writers & Books.

Pediatric nursing conference set for May 2

The 21st annual Pediatric Nursing Conference on Friday, May 2, aims to provide pediatric nurses with current, evidence-based information regarding advances in medical treatments and technology, as well as critical issues facing children and families. The conference will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. at the School of Medicine and Dentistry. Register online at by Friday, April 18.

Registration open for Warrior Walk

Registration is open for the second annual Wilmot Cancer Center Warrior Walk on Sunday, June 1. Participants can choose from a 1-mile walk, a 6.6-mile walk, a half-marathon fun run, or a walking half-marathon. All proceeds will benefit the Judy DiMarzo Clinical Cancer Survivorship Program. Contact Scott Verrenti at 273-2833 or with any questions. Learn more at Volunteers are needed on the day of the walk for a variety of duties. Email if you’re interested.

Gastroenterology, hepatology course offered June 14

A course in “Gastroenterology/Hepatology and Primary Care Collaborations: Update on Issues in Everyday Practice” will be held Saturday, June 14, at Double Tree Hotel by Hilton. The course will provide treatment updates that primary care physicians and nurses can use in their care for patients with gastrointestinal and hepatology diseases. Visit to learn more or to register.

Eastman musicians to take part in concert, workshop

Eastman musicians present an interactive concert and workshop session from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, May 3, at Imagine RIT, at the Rochester Institute of Technology’s MAGIC Center. In collaboration with RIT professors and students, the session invites the audience to participate in blending music and the visual arts through digital technology. The program will include new interactive works written by Eastman School students Kurt Fedde (percussion) and Matthew Cox (viola and vocals), as well as music by Arvo Part and Judd Greenstein

Register by May 9 for Chase Corporate Challenge

Faculty and staff are invited to join the University’s team for the 2014 JPMorgan Chase Corporate Challenge at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 29. You can walk or run the 3.5-mile course at RIT. The $34 registration fee includes two T-shirts (one from the University, one from Chase) and a post-race picnic at the University’s tent. Register online by Friday, May 9, at Any department with at least 10 participants will be able to pick their own T-shirt color. Call Heather Van Orden at 275-2706 for details.

Benefit Concert Series Wraps Up Fifth Season

“If Music Be the Food …”, a concert series benefiting Rochester’s Foodlink, will conclude its fifth season with a program of music at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 9, at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 25 Westminster Road, Rochester.

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