News and Announcements
Political Analyst, Noted Author to Give MLK Address
Michael Eric Dyson, political analyst for MSNBC, acclaimed author, and professor of sociology at Georgetown University, will deliver the University’s 2012 Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Address on Friday, Jan. 27. The free talk begins at 6 p.m. in Strong Auditorium on the River Campus.
Robert Ader, Founder of Psychoneuroimmunology, Dies
Robert Ader, professor emeritus of psychiatry and a founder of the field of study that investigates links between the mind and the body’s immune system, died Dec. 20 at the Highlands at Pittsford. He was 79.
Study Focuses on Trauma Care
Improving the care of trauma patients is
an important priority, as traumatic injuries are the leading cause of
death in patients younger than 45. In a recent study, Medical Center
researcher Laurent Glance, professor of anesthesiology and of community
and preventive medicine, looked at whether or not certain
“best practices” are associated with better outcomes.
Nearby Stars May Be Older Than Previously Thought
Many of the brightest stars in the
constellation Scorpius— and hundreds of its fainter stars—are among the
youngest stars found near the earth. A new analysis by Rochester
astrophysicists may result in a rethinking of the stars’ ages and
the ages of other groups of stars.
Concert Celebrates Legacy of William Warfield
Since it was founded in 1977, the William Warfield Scholarship Fund
has provided financial aid to more than 35 voice students at the Eastman
School, and spotlighted recipients during an annual benefit
concert. This year’s scholarship holder, bass-baritone Jamal Moore, will
be joined by fellow members of the YellowJackets for the annual concert
at 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 15, in Kilbourn Hall.
Myths and Truths of Obesity and Pregnancy
In the December issue of Seminars in Perinatology, maternal fetal medicine expert Loralei Thornburg, assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology, reviews many of the pregnancy-related changes and obstacles obese women may face before giving birth.
Christmas Eve Mass Planned on River Campus
Catholic Newman Community will host a Christmas Eve Mass at 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 24, at the Interfaith Chapel on the River Campus. Parking will be available. For more information, call 275-8515.