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In Today’s Issue

  • ‘Virtual’ House Calls for Parkinson’s Patients Effective
  • Rock, Jazz Headliners Join Eastman Ensemble in Concert
  • University Mourns the Loss of Tylbert Schabel
  • Simon School Hosts Information Lunch at Medical Center
  • Collegiate Readership Program Seeks Feedback
  • Artists Sought for Rochester-Finger Lakes Exhibition
  • National Nutrition Month Recipe
  • Fitness and Wellness Center Offers PiYo Classes

News and Announcements

‘Virtual’ House Calls for Parkinson’s Patients Effective
A new Medical Center study shows that telemedicine check-ups for people with Parkinson’s disease can not only provide effective care but also generate a significant economic benefit. Read more...

Rock, Jazz Headliners Join Eastman Ensemble in Concert
Keyboardist, singer, and composer David Paich, a member of the rock group Toto, and drummer Dennis Mackrel, leader of the Count Basie Orchestra, will perform with the Eastman School’s Chamber Jazz Ensemble on Friday, March 22. The concert, at 8 p.m. in Kilbourn Hall, features the works of Paich’s father, legendary jazz composer and arranger Marty Paich. Read more...

University Mourns the Loss of Tylbert Schabel
The University mourns the loss of Tylbert Schabel, a technical associate for the nephrology division, who died March 3. University flags will be lowered in his honor on March 13.

Simon School Hosts Information Lunch at Medical Center
Join staff and alumni from the Simon School at noon Thursday, March 21, for an information lunch about the school’s part-time medical management master’s program and how employees can best utilize tuition benefits. The lunch will be held from noon to 1 p.m. in the Louise Slaughter Conference Room (1-9555) in the Medical Center. Register online.

Collegiate Readership Program Seeks Feedback
The Collegiate Readership Program is collecting feedback on the use of newspapers in the classroom. Faculty are asked to fill out a brief survey. Contact Harika Kunchala at with any questions or comments.

Artists Sought for Rochester-Finger Lakes Exhibition
Regional artists are being sought for the 64th Rochester-Finger Lakes Exhibition. Alex Nyerges, director of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, will jury the show, which takes place July 14 through Sept. 8 at the Memorial Art Gallery. The deadline to apply is April 15. Read more...

National Nutrition Month Recipe
Food and Nutrition Services and Well-U are featuring black bean chili with butternut squash and spinach as their “Be in Balance” recipe for week 2 of National Nutrition Month. The low-calorie dish has less than 4 grams of fat. Direct questions to

Fitness and Wellness Center Offers PiYo Classes
The URMC Fitness and Wellness Center will offer PiYo classes, which blend Pilates and yoga and incorporate strength, flexibility, and some cardio. A four-week session will be offered on Tuesdays from 5:20 to 6:10 p.m., beginning on March 19. The cost is $22 for non-members and $16 for members. Read more...

March 12, 2013
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Today’s Event Highlight
Memorial Art Gallery: 100 Years of Art for the Community
All day, Rush Rhees Library.

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Rochester in the News
Fox News (March 8)
Hits to Head May Spur Brain-Damaging Immune Response
Frequent hits to the head, which commonly occur during football games, are known to put people at risk for later brain disease, and a new study offers a new explanation for why this might be. “Our theory is plausible as an explanation for how routine head hits that come with playing football can lead to severe neuro-degeneration later in life,” says Jeffrey Bazarian, associate professor of emergency medicine.

WROC-TV (March 8)
Go Green: New App Helps See World in a New Light
Leila Nadir and Cary Peppermint created an app, that combines nature and technology. "We so often hear that our screens pull us away from the world around us. We are looking at these little screens instead of looking at trees and buildings. So we wanted to see if there was an app that could make us look around," says Nadir, a lecturer on sustainability. So they came up with "Indeterminate Hikes." All you have to do is put in your starting point and destination. "It creates a meandering non-linear path so you end up going places you didn't expect," says Nadir. Peppermint, assistant professor of art, adds, "there are randomized points that pop up and give you instructions of things to do and ways to engage your immediate environment."

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