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Savings on Dental Implant Services

If you are missing teeth and are considering dental implants, you may be able to save 30 percent or more at the Eastman Dental Center. University faculty and staff, as well as their family and friends, are eligible for the discount. You may also qualify for one of many implant research studies currently being conducted. Get details at

Summer Science Program for Young Women

The Pre-College Experience in Physics (PREP) program is designed to encourage young womenís interest in all areas of science. The program exposes the participants to a series at physics concepts and to the work of professional scientists and engineers. PREP will run from July 6 to 29, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday. This free, noncredit program is open to about 22 students who are completing 9th or 10th grade in any area high school. For more information and application forms, visit or contact Connie Jones at 275-5306 or by e-mail at

Clothing, School Supply Donations Needed

Refugee Student Alliance and Student National Medical Association are holding a spring drive March 16 through May 1. They are collecting clothing for all ages, shoes, curtains, school supplies, and toiletry items. Donations will go to Saintís Place, an organization in Pittsford that will distribute items to newly arrived refugees in Rochester. Drop-off locations at the Medical Center: House of Six Nations Cafeteria on the first floor, near the condiments station; the main entrance to Miner Library; and student services(G-7644). On River Campus: Rush Rhees Library, near the circulation desk; and Wilson Commons, near the condiments station. To volunteer or for more information, e-mail

Weigh Well Program Begins March 31

Reach your weight goal in 2009 by joining the 10-week weight management program developed at the School of Nursing. The program provides guidance for employees seeking to shed pounds or maintain a healthy weight through nutrition, exercise, and behavioral health. The program begins Tuesday, March 31, and meets each Tuesday through June 2, from noon to 1 p.m. at the School of Nursing. For more information, call 276-5050 or visit to enroll online. 

Hire an Eastman Musician

Did you know that you can hire an Eastman student or ensemble for any occasion calling for live music? Or that you can find a private instructor for lessons? The Institute For Music Leadership at the Eastman School of Music provides the Gig Referral Serviceóan easy way to put clients in contact with excellent, professional musicians for any event. Visit for details.

Register Now for Heart Walk

The Start! Heart Walk, a three-mile walk through downtown Rochester that raises funds to fight heart disease and stroke, is Saturday, April 4. You can register to walk with the Medical Center group. For more information, contact Shaquana Divers at

Excluded? Debarred? Know Someone Who Is?

Federal law limits the kinds of work that may be done by people who have been excluded, suspended, or debarred from federal or state contracts, grants, or programs, including Medicare and Medicaid. If you or someone you work with has been excluded, suspended, or debarred, has defaulted on student loans, or has lost a professional license, contact the Compliance Office at 275-1609, Office of Counsel at 758-7600, or the Integrity Hotline at 756-8888 (anonymous reports accepted).

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