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In Today’s Issue

  • Cardiothoracic Surgeon Honored by National Society
  • Talk Explores Racial Language in American Politics
  • Third ‘Hearts and Stoles’ Valentine’s Day Lecture
  • Discount Offered for RPO Valentine’s Romance Concert
  • Update: University Night with the Rochester Amerks
  • Club Rochester Spring Semester Kickoff
  • Film Discussion: Paul Goodman Changed My Life
  • Talk Covers Planning for a Special-Needs Diet

News and Announcements

Cardiothoracic Surgeon Honored by National Society
George Hicks, chief of cardiac surgery at the Medical Center, received the Socrates Award from the Thoracic Surgery Residents Association, an arm of the Thoracic Surgery Directors Association. The award is given annually to an outstanding faculty member who demonstrates a remarkable interest in resident training—inside or outside of the operating room.

Talk Explores Racial Language in American Politics
Stephanie Li, assistant professor of English, will discuss her research on racial discourse in the age of President Barack Obama, during a free lecture at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 14, in the Welles-Brown Room, Rush Rhees Library. The lecture, which is cosponsored by the Office of Minority Student Affairs, the College Diversity Roundtable, and Shadowing the History and Diverse Environments of Students (SHADES), is part of the University’s Black History Month

Third ‘Hearts and Stoles’ Valentine’s Day Lecture
Krishni Burns from the University of Buffalo will give a talk on “Apollo Rejected: Apollo as the Archetypal Failed Love in Ovid’s Metamorphoses” at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, in the Gamble Room, Rush Rhees Library. Refreshments will be provided. The lecture is presented by the Department of Religion and Classics and the Susan B. Anthony Institute.

Discount Offered for RPO Valentine’s Romance Concert
The Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra is offering a 50 percent discount to University faculty, staff, and alumni for this weekend’s “Valentine’s Romance” concert at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 11. Mention the “Love U of R!” offer to the Eastman Theatre Box Office either by phone (454-2100) or in-person to get the discount. The box office is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. All phone and Eastman facility fees still apply.

Update: University Night with the Rochester Amerks
Faculty, staff, and students interested in attending the Rochester Amerks game on Friday, Feb. 17, must purchase their tickets at the Common Market. Online registration through the Alumni Events calendar and the reception are available to alumni only.

Club Rochester Spring Semester Kickoff
Meet, eat, and relax with students, faculty, and staff as the UHS Health Promotion Office celebrates “Feel Fabulous in February” from 4 to 5:30 p.m. today in the Meliora, Salon D. The event features low-cost drink specials and free healthy appetizers as well as live music and giveaways. Visit the Club Rochester website for more information.

Film Discussion: Paul Goodman Changed My Life
Department of History PhD candidates Michael Fisher and Michael Brown will join film director Jonathan Lee for a discussion of Lee’s film Paul Goodman Changed My Life tonight at the Dryden Theatre at George Eastman House. The film will be screened at 8 p.m. with the panel discussion immediately following. An encore presentation of the film will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 12.

Talk Covers Planning for a Special-Needs Diet
Trish Kazacos, corporate nutritionist for Wegmans, will discuss tools available to plan and shop for special diets from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 15, in the Adolph Auditorium (1-7619) in the Medical Center. Enroll online.

Feb. 10, 2012
Partly Cloudy
Today’s Forecast:
Partly Cloudy, High 38°
Snow Shower, High 21°
Today’s Event Highlight
Seminar: Health IT and Creative Destruction—A Kodak Moment?
Noon, Helen Wood Hall 1W502.

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Rochester in the News
13WHAM-TV (Feb. 8)
U of R Students Attempt Record for Longest Taco Line
Students at the University of Rochester are attempting to break the world record for the longest line of tacos. Students lined up 1,036 tacos side-by-side and filled them with traditional toppings including meat, beans, lettuce, and tomato. (Also reported by YNN and the Henrietta Post.)

U.S. News & World Report (Feb. 8)
Should You Buy Long-Term Care Insurance?
If your life insurance policy offers an accelerated death benefit, that would allow you to use some of your life insurance money while you’re still alive to cover long-term care costs. Long-term care insurance is another way to cover those costs, and it’s especially appealing to those with assets they want to protect instead of spending them down to qualify for Medicaid. “In essence, you’re insuring your bequest to your heirs,” says Gerard Wedig, healthcare economist and associate professor of business administration at the Simon School.

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