News and Announcements
Study Reaffirms 'Obesity Paradox'
A Medical Center study reports that obese patients are at a lower risk
of sudden cardiac death when compared to non-obese patients.
Graduate History Conference Focuses on Dissent
"Dissent and History," a two-day graduate student history conference will take
place Friday March 26, and Saturday, March 27, in Goergen Hall. The
keynote speaker will be intellectual historian Kevin Mattson from Ohio University, who will
open the conference with a talk on "Dissent in the Twentieth Century."
A detailed schedule and registration information are available online.
Former Surgeon General to Present Service Awards
Former Surgeon General David Satcher ‘72M (Res) will present the inaugural David Satcher Community Achievement Awards at 5:30 p.m. Monday, March 22, in the Class of ’62 Auditorium in the Medical Center. The awards recognize individuals who have made significant contributions to community health through research, education, clinical services, and/or outreach efforts. Prior to the presentation, he will present Grand Rounds on "The Role of Academic Medical Centers in Community." For more information and to RSVP, e-mail MaryAnne Gombatto or call 224-3053.
Ring in Spring with Produce Delivered To Campus
Well-U is helping to connect University employees with local farms and
fresh, sustainable, healthy foods. Learn more about the Good Food Collective, a community supported agriculture program, at an information session today at 12:15 p.m. in
the Medical Center's Upper Adolph Auditorium (3-7619). Visit the Well-U Web site to register.
Young Professionals Night at Memorial Art Gallery
House Tours in Nearby Neighborhoods
Young professionals are invited to the Memorial Art Gallery beginning
at 5 p.m. tonight for a cocktail party that will include a sake
tasting, museum tours, and an illustrated lecture on anime by Brian
Larson, assistant professor at RIT’s School of Film and Animation. A
Japanese dance troupe will also perform. Cost is $5. The event is
co-sponsored by Rochester Young Professionals, The City Walk, and the
New York State Bar Association Young Lawyers Section.
If you want to view homes for sale close to the University, get a seat
on the free buses running during City Living Sundays
on March 21 and 28. The annual tours and one-stop-shopping experience
show off city neighborhoods. Look for locations that qualify for the University Home Ownership Incentive Program, which
offers up to $9,000 toward the purchase of a home. First-time
homebuyers also can apply for a federal tax credit of up to $8,000 for
a principal residence if they have a binding sales contract in place on
or before April 30. For a closer look, see where employees have already purchased city homes.
Ying Quartet Performs Beethoven Quartets
The Ying Quartet, the Eastman School’s
string-quartet-in-residence, presents its third recital of Beethoven’s
Quartets this season at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 28, in Kilbourn Hall.