Category Archives: entertainment

Jake’s take on how to build a hospital

More than 50 years ago, Upstate President Carlyle “Jake” Jacobsen PhD (1902-1974) began working on the creation of Upstate University Hospital in downtown Syracuse. As a seasoned college administrator, brain researcher and professor of medical psychology, “Jake” had impressive credentials … Continue reading

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Why I love shooting pool

By Christopher Sanders 1. Fond childhood memories. We had a table when I was growing up probably 40 years ago. I hit the balls around there and just kept playing. 2. Leagues. The 9-ball league is broken into skill levels … Continue reading

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Love Potion ’65: A gall bladder, a black out and a blizzard

The hospital’s 50th anniversary — and this cold, snowy winter — inspired Paul Berman MD, class of ’63, to share his strongest memory of the newly built Upstate University Hospital: The night the lights went out and he met his … Continue reading

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The Humorist: Spilling the cold-weather exercise secrets

By Jeff Kramer Merely thinking this thought let alone saying it in a magazine surely dooms me to a crushing bout of flu, bronchitis or some other nasty seasonal ailment, but here goes:  I don’t get sick as often or as … Continue reading

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Got a quarter? Looking for gems for the 2014 time capsule

Upstate is collecting items and suggestions for our 50th anniversary time capsule and, thanks to a recent discovery, we know what’s buried inside the time capsule pictured above. There are lots of papers (budget proposals, staff lists, course catalogs, route … Continue reading

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Retired administrator and volunteer share memories of Upstate’s hospitals

For forty years, Charles, 87, and Rose, 86, Calligaris drove together to work at either Community-General Hospital or Upstate University Hospital. Charles was an administrator and Rose was a volunteer at both hospitals. After his retirement, they both volunteered to … Continue reading

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A bird’s eye view of the site for the ‘State University Hospital’

This aerial photograph—taken on a snowless day in December 1958—was used in the site planning for the “State University Hospital,” now known as Upstate University Hospital in Syracuse, New York.  Two and a half years after this photo was taken, … Continue reading

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This cystic fibrosis fundraiser will have you hiking Whiteface Mountain

Raise money for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and participate in the climb of a lifetime by joining this year’s “Xtreme Hike.” The hike takes place Sept. 5 to 7 in Lake Placid, but it’s time to start making plans and … Continue reading

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Nurses create “One Cup of Sharing” cookbook

Recipes from nurses at Upstate University Hospital fill the pages of “One Cup of Sharing,” a cookbook that sells for $12.50. Money raised helps support nursing recognition and celebrations. Look for the cookbooks for sale Monday, Dec. 23 outside of … Continue reading

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Quiz rewards readers of Upstate Health magazine

Have you noticed the “Careful Reader Quiz” tab on the main page of this blog? The quiz consists of  12 questions that are fairly straightforward. Read the articles in the fall issue of Upstate Health magazine, answer the questions, and … Continue reading

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