Internationally Renowned Violinist Zvi Zeitlin Dies

“We were old friends,” said Itzhak Perlman. “Zvi was a wonderful musician, a terrific fiddle player, and was also a very thinking kind of musician. His thought processes went not just in music, but in other areas. He was an extremely dedicated teacher, which is part of what makes somebody a complete musician.”

FSU’s Department of Music to Present Jazz Ensemble and Vocal Jazz Ensemble Concert

Under the direction of Timothy Powell, the Jazz Ensemble will perform “Alright, Okay, You Win” by Sid Wyche and Meme Watts and arranged by Sammy Nestico. They will perform the beautiful song “The Way You Look Tonight” by Jerome Kern and arranged by Mike Tamaro. They will also perform “Perdido” by Juan Tizol and arranged by Rayburn Wright, “Sandunga” by Arturo Sandoval and arranged by Ed Called, “Four” by Miles Davis, “Riverscape” by Fred Sturm and “Cabeza de Carne” by Matt Harris. The ensemble will close out their section of the program with the piece “Lester Leaps In” by Lester Young, with familiar harmonies from George Gershwin’s “I Got Rhythm.”

Joseph H. Eberly to be Honored by the Optical Society

Eberly is being honored for outstanding service as founding editor of the groundbreaking journal Optics Express, leadership while serving as president, and his deep commitment in serving the Optical Society (OSA), according to Chief Executive Officer Elizabeth Rogan.

Summer Creative Writing Workshop for High School Students

Students will get the experience with literature and language beyond an average high school’s goals and requirements. They will have the opportunity to learn about the production of polished poems, stories and essays; publication online; and the chance to study with respected and published contemporary poets, writers of fiction and essayists.

Poindexter to Present Junior Soprano Recital at FSU

Poindexter will perform five serenades, the first of these being “Serenata” by Enrique Granados. In this piece, the singer lulls the subject to sleep, saying they will find peaceful slumber when the stars leave their eyes. The second serenade she will perform is Heitor Villa Lobos’ “Serenada” in which the music is so natural it seems to flow like a waterfall. Poindexter will also perform “Ständchen” by Johannes Brahms, which is a fun piece about three young boys serenading a young blonde girl with various instruments; this piece will be followed by Pyotr Il’ich Tchaikovsky’s “Serenada.” The final serenade of the evening is Gabriel Pierne’s “Serenade in A Major,” which was originally composed for violin and piano, but was transposed for voice and piano to describe love and the feelings a person has when he or she becomes someone else’s love. Poindexter will also perform pieces by Reynaldo Hahn, W.A. Mozart, Hugo Wolf, Alfredo Catalani, Libby Larsen, and Amy Beach.

Islamic scholars head to Beijing for “Cambridge in China” conference

“Cambridge in China” takes place against a diplomatic backdrop in which that country’s interest and involvement in the Middle East is growing. With China becoming a major player on the world stage, some Middle Eastern and Islamic countries are beginning to see its leadership on issues such as trade, energy and international security as a viable alternative to that of the United States.

First MAS A380 moves to flight line in preparation for delivery

The national airline of Malaysia will become the eighth operator of the A380 and will commence commercial service between Kuala Lumpur and London effective 1 July this year. Altogether, the carrier has ordered six A380s and has specified a premium three-class layout for the aircraft, seating a total of 494 passengers. The MAS A380 fleet will be powered by Rolls-Royce Trent 900 engines.

Full Array of Articles from the Influential Santa Clara Law High-Tech Law Journal Now Available Online, to Anyone

Santa Clara University School of Law’s Computer & High Technology Law Journal is among the top three most-cited sources in its field by scholars, and among the top six most frequently cited by state and federal courts. It is regularly ranked in the top 15 among intellectual property law journals by Washington and Lee University School of Law.

Scientists discover new type of cell with a key role in treatment-resistant asthma

For most people with asthma, a couple of puffs from an inhaler filled with steroids makes breathing easy. But if their lungs become resistant to the calming effect of that medicine, they live in fear of severe asthma attacks that could send them to the hospital – or worse.

U-M earns national recognition for preventing youth fire setting, a growing concern in U.S.

Fires started by children accounted for an average of 56,300 fires linked to 110 civilian deaths, 880 civilian injuries and $286 million in direct property damage per year between 2005 and 2009, according to the National Fire Protection Association

Mother’s Day to be shared via Facebook Sunday at Von Voigtlander Women’s Hospital

Expect to see regular posts on the Von Voigtlander Women’s Hospital (, the University of Michigan Health System ( Facebook pages and U-M Health System Twitter (!/UMHealthSystem) beginning Sunday about 9 a.m. and continuing to 4 p.m.

Spring renewal: University of Michigan helps give medical equipment a second life

During a routine check-up, he took his old CPAP machines back to the hospital with the hope that another patient might be able to use the equipment.

About one baby born each hour addicted to opiate drugs in U.S., U-M study shows

In the research published April 30 in the Journal of the American Medical Association, U-M physicians found that diagnosis of neonatal abstinence syndrome, a drug withdrawal syndrome among newborns, almost tripled between 2000 and 2009.

"Gut"-throat competition: U-M research on digestive tract bacteria yields surprising findings

Now, new research from the University of Michigan Health System gives scientists a better understanding of what is going on in the diarrhea-wracked guts of its victims, and what might be done to prevent or treat it.

Expectation of extraterrestrial life built more on optimism than evidence, study finds

But Princeton University researchers have found that the expectation that life — from bacteria to sentient beings — has or will develop on other planets as on Earth might be based more on optimism than scientific evidence.

Stanford launches campaign to advance new era in medicine — here and beyond

The medical center is already halfway to its goal, with $500 million in pledges and expectancies from individuals and corporate donors.

University to Name New Business School Building to Honor Donors

The university announced today the new building will be named for John Pulichino ’67 and Joy Tong. To give back to his alma mater amid their highly successful business careers, Pulichino and Tong recently created the Pulichino/Tong Family Foundation scholarship fund for students in UMass Lowell’s Manning School of Business, which will be housed in the new building.

Massachusetts Life Sciences Board Approves State Funding for Project

The 84,000-square-foot, $70 million Emerging Technologies and Innovation Center (ETIC), which is scheduled to open this fall, builds on UMass Lowell’s unique expertise in plastics engineering, nanotechnology, bioprocessing, electro-optics and advanced manufacturing. The $10 million grant will fund research facilities at the new center, providing the university and companies access to clean-room capabilities that are unparalleled in this region of the Commonwealth and a state-of-the-art lab focused on developing new medical applications and other capabilities tied to nano, bio-optics and other technology.

DePaul students earn runner-up title at national patent law moot court competition

Restauri and Schweers formed a team in November 2011, soon after the release of the competition problem. The brief writing process took them through the end of the year, and in mid-January, they finalized their briefs for the regional competition held in Chicago in March. Unlike most moot court competitions that require participants to write one brief, the patent moot requires students to write briefs for both sides of the argument. Schweers, a patent agent with a Ph.D. in biochemistry and a recipient of the Robert and Clytia Chambers Endowed Prize for Excellence in the College of Law, says, though this requirement made more work for the team at the onset of the writing process, “It also facilitated our ability to more effectively advocate for either side of the issues.”

Toshiba Wins Major Order in India for Super-critical Steam Turbines and Generators Island Package

The equipment will be installed in the Meja Thermal Power Plant in Uttar Pradesh State, India. The value of the contract is about USD315 million. The scope of the contract covers engineering, procurement, manufacturing, installation and testing of the steam turbine generator islands.

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