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University of Rochester News (May 27, 2008) 05/27/2008 05:45 AM @Rochester


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In Today's Issue

  • Fitness Camp Offers Healthy Summer Activities for Kids
  • Campus Dining Facilities Begin Summer Hours
  • 'Miracle Kids' to Share Stories on Sunday's 10NBC Telethon
  • Event Highlight: Palliative Care Conference
  • Rochester in the News: Eastman Receives $2.5 Million; Jonathan Klein Comments on Freshman Weight Gain Study
  • Inside Higher Ed: Does Academe Hinder Parenthood?

News and Announcements

Fitness Camp Offers Healthy Summer Activities for Kids

The Medical Center Fitness and Wellness Center (G-5680) is offering a Fun Fitness Camp for children ages 7 to 12 from June 30 to August 22. The camp includes field trips, swimming, crafts, and a variety of sports-related activities. Registration can be for single days, multiple days, or the whole week. Contact Heather Van Orden at 275-2706 for information or to obtain a registration packet. Read more...

'Miracle Kids' to Share Stories on Sunday's 10NBC Telethon

On Sunday, June 1, the 25th annual Children's Miracle Network Telethon on 10NBC tells stories of what is possible when families, medical experts, and donors unite to heal kids at Golisano Children's Hospital. Six  "Miracle Kids" will share their stories of trials-turned-triumphs. Lean more about the telethon and read the 2008 Miracle Kids' stories online. 

Campus Dining Facilities Begin Summer Hours

The summer schedules for campus dining facitilites are:
  • Wilson Commons: Monday to Thursday: 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.; Friday: 11 a.m to 4 p.m.
  • Starbucks: (third floor of Wilson Commons) Monday to Friday: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Pura Vida: (lobby of Goergen Hall) Monday to Friday: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.


Wednesday, May 28

Palliative Care Conference: Medical Center K-207 (2-6408). Noon to 1 p.m.

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Rochester in the News

R News (May 22)

"Eastman Receives $2.5 Million"

The Davenport-Hatch Foundation has committed $2.5 million toward a  230-seat recital hall at the Eastman School that will be known as the Hatch Recital Hall. (Also reported by WXXI, Democrat and Chronicle.) Read more...

WHAM TV13 (May 22)

"Is the 'Freshman 15' for Real?"

Jonathan Klein, chief of adolescent medicine, discusses a new Medical Center study showing that about half of college freshmen living on campus gained weight their  first year. "The bottom line of what we found was many students do gain weight but not all of them," says Klein. "And of those that do gain weight, they don't gain 15 pounds but they do gain quite a bit." Read more...

In Higher Education

Inside Higher Education (May 23)

"Does Academe Hinder Parenthood?"

"Numerous reports and accounts suggest that balancing parenthood and academic careers can be difficult, particularly for women. Two new studies suggest that, possibly as a result, many female academics may be opting not to have kids." Read more...

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