Registration to be required for bicycles. In an effort to encourage safe bicycle use and eliminate abandoned bikes, the university is implementing a bicycle registration program. Required permits will be issued at the security desk in Founder’s Hall for no charge. Beginning February 3, any bike that has not been registered will be removed from the university’s bicycle racks or other storage locations; the owner will have 30 days to pick it up before it is donated to charity. New bike racks with tool stations are being installed on campus, and the university is working with the NYPD to make it easier to register bikes with the city’s anti-theft program.

Cholesterol and diabetes screening available through March. Occupational Health Services will sponsor its annual cholesterol and diabetes screening program this winter, beginning this week and running through the end of March. The screening, which is free, enables employees to learn their risks for developing heart disease and diabetes and to make appropriate proactive lifestyle changes in consultation with their physicians. To participate, schedule an appointment by e-mailing

View photos from the Holiday Party. Pictures from the university’s 2013 Holiday Party can be viewed and downloaded from

Music and Medicine concert to be held in March. The Tri-Institutional Music and Medicine Program, which provides physician and scientist musicians with opportunities to practice and perform their craft, is sponsoring two performances this winter. In January, Richard Kogan, psychiatrist and concert pianist, performed works of Rachmaninoff. And on March 18, several members of the program will perform works of Weber, Tchaikovsky, Brahms and others. The event is at 7 p.m. in Caspary Auditorium.