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Hilary Tann, the John Howard Payne Professor of Music, will be spending her spring break as guest composer for the 2011 Women in Music Festival at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester. Highlights of her stay include open rehearsals, composition master classes and a University of Rochester Symphony Orchestra concert featuring two of Tann’s orchestra works.

In addition, a concert of her music will be held at 8 p.m. Monday, March 21 at the Downtown Presbyterian Church, 121 Fitzhugh St. North. The all-Tann performance includes a retrospective of her chamber works as well as the premiere of a large commissioned work, “Exultet Terra.”

Katherine R. Lynes, assistant professor of English, was invited to present her current research at The Julliard School; she presented a talk titled “New Directions in Black Nature Poetry” in New York City.

Lisa Warenski, assistant professor of philosophy, will present a paper on financial modeling at a conference at the University of Pittsburgh next month. She will discuss the ability to identify and measure the risk in the banking industry through financial modeling. The conference titled, “The Epistemology of Modeling and Simulation.”

Erin Delman ’12 was selected as a finalist for the Truman Scholarship. The scholarship program is for college juniors with exceptional leadership potential, working towards a career in government, the nonprofit sector, education or elsewhere in public service. The program provides financial support for a graduate program, leadership training or fellowship.

Andrew Rapoff, associate professor of mechanical engineering, along with David Daegling and Michael Granatosky of the University of Florida, and Scott McGraw of Ohio State University, recently published a paper in the Archives of Oral Biology titled "Spatial Patterning of Bone Stiffness Variation in the Colobine Alveolar Process." They determined the variation in stiffness of bone adjacent to teeth using microindentation in found specimens of two Old World monkey species with known dietary differences.