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@Rochester — Feb. 21, 2008

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In Today's Issue

  • Learn about Biometric Screenings
  • Service for Northern Illinois University Victims
  • Creative Excellence Award Contest
  • Yoga Class Begins in March
  • Enjoy $2 off Gallery Admission
  • Event Highlight: Saward-Berg Lecture on AIDS
  • Rochester in the News: Lori DiWindt Talks About Deaf Actress; Yeates Conwell on Why Fewer Men Are Diagnosed with Depression
  • In Higher Ed: Higher Education Gap May Slow Economic Mobility

News and Announcements

Learn about Biometric Screenings
Starting in March, faculty, staff, and their partners enrolled in a University Health Care plan can receive a free biometric screening, which provides measurements of blood pressure, heart rate, waist circumference, glucose, and cholesterol. Learn about the importance of these screenings and how they will be used during one of the information session sponsored by the Benefits Office on Friday, Feb. 22, and Wednesday, Feb. 27. Details and times are posted online.

Service for Northern Illinois University Victims
The Interfaith Chapel will honor those lost in the tragedy at Northern Illinois University at a candlelight service on Thursday, Feb. 21, at 9 p.m.

Creative Excellence Award Contest
Faculty, staff, and students are invited to submit poetry, fiction, fine arts, photography, or a personal essay dealing with human values in health care as part of the Creative Excellence Award contest sponsored by the Interdisciplinary Cluster for Human Values in Health Care. Submissions for the $200 award are due April 28. Find out more online.

Yoga Class Begins in March
A five-week session of Iyengar yoga will be offered at the Fitness & Wellness Center on Mondays beginning March 3. Led by Colleen Johnsen, who is certified through Open Sky Yoga, the class runs from 5:20 to 6:20 p.m. Non-members pay $25. Learn more about the center at its Web site.

Enjoy $2 Off Gallery Admission
Memorial Art Gallery members and visitors can now take advantage of a new partnership between MAG and Time Warner Cable. The TWCommunity Rewards Club card, which was mailed to cable subscribers last summer, entitles the cardholder and one guest to $2 off gallery admission. Cardholders are also eligible to receive $5 off any new MAG membership or membership renewal.


Friday, Feb. 22
Saward-Berg Lecture on the HIV/AIDS Epidemic: Medical Center, Class of '62 Auditorium (G-9425). Noon to 1:30 p.m.

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Rochester in the News

ABC News (Feb. 19)
"Dancing With the Deaf
Lori DiWindt, a counselor at the University's Deaf and Wellness Center, talks about having a deaf actress, Marlee Matlin, join the new season of "Dancing with the Stars." "It is inspiring to see different people compete given their backgrounds," wrote DiWindt, who is deaf. "It's nice to see that Marlee is up to the challenge." Read more...

Democrat and Chronicle (Feb. 20)
"Depression Strikes Men with a Double Whammy
Yeates Conwell, professor of psychiatry and codirector of the Center for the Study and Prevention of Suicide, discusses why men are diagnosed with depression less often than women. "Men are less likely than women to endorse depressive feelings. Women are more socialized to discuss painful emotions with others." Read more...

In Higher Education

New York Times (Feb. 20)
"Higher Education Gap May Slow Economic Mobility
A new study warns that the widening gaps in higher education between rich and poor, whites and minorities could make it harder for the disadvantaged to move up the economic ladder. Read more...

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