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In Today's Issue

  • Study Reaffirms 'Obesity Paradox'
  • Graduate History Conference Focuses on Dissent
  • Former Surgeon General to Present Service Awards
  • Young Professionals Night at Memorial Art Gallery
  • House Tours in Nearby Neighborhoods
  • Ying Quartet Performs Beethoven Quartets

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.
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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
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.
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House Tours in Nearby Neighborhoods
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.
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March 18, 2010
Sunny
Today's Forecast:
Mostly Sunny, High 54°
Tomorrow:
Partly Cloudy, High 55°
Today's Event Highlight
Campus Activities Board Presents Zev Kedem
Strong Upper Auditorium, 7:30 p.m. Read more…

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Sports Buzz
Baseball
March 24, 3 p.m., Cortland

Men's Tennis

March 24, 4 p.m., RIT

Women's Tennis

March 21, 1 p.m., Skidmore

Get the latest athletic news at the Rochester Athletics Web site.

Rochester in the News

Engadget (March 16)
'Researchers Teach Liquid to Flow Uphill'
Researchers at the University of Rochester have developed a method for coaxing water along nanometer-scale grooves carved into silicon. Read more...

In Higher Education
Chronicle of Higher Education (March 14)
'Americans Shy Away From Study in Asia'
The growing global clout of China, India, and their Asian neighbors has American business and political leaders looking to the East. But that orientation isn't reflected in college study-abroad numbers. Read more…

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