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- Reminder about
Daylight Saving Time
- Wind Symphony,
Jazz Ensemble Concert
- Roundtable on
- Study: Health
- Highland Designated
- Event Highlight:
Eating Healthy on Campus
in the News: Myers and Davidson on Health Effects of Fish, Rogge
on Marriage Research
- In Higher
Campus Carbon Emissions
from ITS about Extended Daylight Saving Time
Daylight Saving Time (DST) has been extended by four weeks this year.
The change can affect how calendar entries display in certain programs.
Some people may experience instances where entries falling within the
extended DST period (March 11 to April 1) are displaying incorrectly by
1 or 2 hours. University IT teams are currently working to accommodate
the expanded DST and plan to have all systems in sync by February 25.
Visit the ITS
Web site for important information about your calendar and what you
should do between now and February 25.
Symphony and Jazz Ensemble Perform in Joint Concert
The University Wind Symphony and River Campus Jazz Ensemble will perform
together at 8 p.m. on Thursday, March 1, in Strong Auditorium.
on Sustainability February Meeting
The February meeting of the Roundtable on Sustainability will be on
Wednesday, February 21, at noon in the Gamble Room. In addition to news
and updates on ongoing projects, the group will start a series of overview
talks from faculty who are working on sustainability-related issues.
Randy Curren, professor of philosophy, will discuss "Education
for Sustainability," and Richard Ryan, professor of psychology,
will talk about "Materialism, Happiness, and Environmental Footprints."
Brown-bag lunches welcome.
Study Presents Strong Evidence that Certain Health Care Technologies
Result in Better Care at Lower Cost
A Simon School study measured the actual benefits derived by diagnostic
imaging centers after implementing state of the art radiology information
systems and found that improved imaging technologies can significantly
increase a center's level of performance.
Hospital Earns 'Accredited Bariatric Center' Status
Highland Hospital’s Bariatric Surgery Center has been designated
an “Accredited Bariatric Center” by the Bariatric Surgery
Center Network Accreditation Program of the American College of Surgeons.
Highland is the only hospital in Upstate New York to earn the designation.
Nutrition on Mondays: "You Can Eat Healthy on Campus." Friel
Lounge, Susan B. Anthony Halls, 6 p.m.
for more events.
in the News
Post (February 15)
Pregnant Mom Eats Fish, Kids Do Better: Study
"These results highlight the importance of including fish in the
maternal diet during pregnancy and lend support to the popular opinion
that fish is brain food," write Gary Myers, professor of neurology,
and Philip Davidson, professor of pediatrics, in a commentary in Lancet.
(Also reported by the Forbes,
Scientist, and many others.)
Study: Don't Worry, Be Happy
The report profiles Ronald Rogge, assistant professor of psychology,
and his work with newlywed couples to learn more about what makes some
marriages successful. "We know that these first few years are a
make or break period,” says Rogge. “We want to know what
the biggest risk factors are and how do couples get through them successfully."
of Higher Education (February 16)
College Presidents Sign Commitment to Limit Carbon Emissions on Their
"A growing number of college and university presidents are signing
on to a pact under which they agree to cut their institutions' carbon
emissions to zero over time. Called the American College and University
Presidents Climate Commitment, the agreement is modeled after a similar
pact made by mayors across the country."
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