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Lotte Lenya Competition showcases international singing talent

Lotte Lenya Competition showcases international singing talent

March 27, 2017

Fourteen versatile singer-actors from Israel, France, Mexico, Canada, and across the United States are coming to the Eastman School of Music to compete in the finals of the 2017 Lotte Lenya Competition, recognizing talented young performers.

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Sulkes honored with first-ever Golisano Global Health Leadership Award

Sulkes honored with first-ever Golisano Global Health Leadership Award

March 21, 2017

Stephen Sulkes, a professor at Golisano Children’s Hospital and co-director of the Strong Center for Developmental Disabilities, was honored for his work encouraging students to get involved with Special Olympics.

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If you’re asked to pay, walk away

If you’re asked to pay, walk away

March 15, 2017

Ajay Kuriyan, an assistant professor of ophthalmology at the Medical Center, cautions against what can go wrong when stem cell procedures are not appropriately regulated.

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Exercise beats medication in fighting cancer fatigue

Exercise beats medication in fighting cancer fatigue

March 2, 2017

Exercise or psychological therapy work better than medications to reduce cancer-related fatigue and should be recommended first to patients, according to a Wilmot Cancer Institute–led study published in JAMA Oncology.

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Colleagues honor life, work of pianist Fernando Laires

Colleagues honor life, work of pianist Fernando Laires

March 1, 2017

Eastman School of Music faculty, alumni, and guests will gather for a tribute concert on Sunday, March 26 to remember the internationally renowned concert pianist and teacher, who died last year. Laires was a professor of piano at Eastman from 1992 until his retirement in 2004.

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Home care improves stroke outcomes

Home care improves stroke outcomes

March 1, 2017

Stroke patients who are paired with caregivers that help them transition back to their homes are significantly less likely to be readmitted to the hospital, according to Medical Center study.

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‘Women’s Voices’ marks 100 years of women’s suffrage

‘Women’s Voices’ marks 100 years of women’s suffrage

February 16, 2017

As part of a year-long celebration of the centennial of women’s suffrage in New York state, the Eastman School of Music and Susan B. Anthony Center are collaborating on a concert featuring the premieres of commissioned works by women composers.

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Researchers break down chemicals in E-cig flavorings

Researchers break down chemicals in E-cig flavorings

February 16, 2017

The label may say “cinnamon” or “vanilla” but the true contents of e-cigarette flavorings are acetoin, diacetyl, and other additives known to irritate the respiratory tract and impair lung function, according to a collaborative study from western New York scientists.

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Conference explores genius of Franz Liszt

Conference explores genius of Franz Liszt

February 15, 2017

In the 19th century, Franz Liszt was a “rock star” who drove female audience members into a frenzy of “Lisztomania.” This March, the Eastman School of Music hosts international symposium of the the world’s most prominent Liszt scholars,

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