The New York Obesity Nutrition Research Center

The Columbia University Seminar on Appetitive Behavior

August 26, 2013

Dear Colleague:

The Columbia University Seminar on Appetitive Behavior will be continuing its 41st year (its birth date was March 9, 1972), September 13, 2012.  Harry Kissileff will be continuing as Chairman, and Ari Shechter will continue as the Rapporteur. Abstracts of some semi­nars may be published in Appetite as meeting reports. A list of dates and speakers accompanies this letter.
Please note that last seminar is at the end of May, not in June, as previously announced. Please add the dates to your calendar for future reference. With the cooperation of the speakers, we will also try to continue academic discussion during the dinners.  We hope you join us in these lively discussions.  Please remember the dinner is the heart of this seminar and we want as many of you as possible to attend.

Please note that our starting time
will continue to be 5:00 PM and will be held at the Columbia University Faculty House, reached from 116th Street between Morningside and Amsterdam Avenues.  Complete directions to this venue can be found at the following website:    Cocktails and dinner will follow the talk, starting at about 6:30 PM.    The cost will be $24 per person.  There will be NO CASHIER, so payments must be made to the Rapporteur in CASH OR CHECK.

This year
again, it is extremely important that you let us know if you plan to come for dinner a week ahead of time because the Faculty House needs exact counts.  If we have less than 10 guests (which is rare for our group), the Faculty House will offer a selection of soup and sandwiches at $15 a person, but will not prepare a buffet meal.  There is another reason that letting us know if you will attend dinner is very important.  If the group will be small, we can either make proper arrangements at the Faculty House or, depending on the preference of the group, make reservations to go to a local restaurant.  

Parking will again be available at the Engineering Terrace at 119
th and Amsterdam.  The cost will be around $15 paid by check or cash to the Parking attendant.  There will be no parking permits, but if you request parking, we will put your name on a list that will be given to the parking attendants.   

As in the past, we will be pruning the mailing list to include only those who regularly attend (i.e. attend at least half the meet­ings).
Those who still wish to receive notices and minutes on a monthly basis, but who are not regular attendees, should inform us by OCTOBER 1, 2012. For those who do not, and are not regular attendees, this may be the last notice you will receive. 

We now have 100% of our mailing list on e‑mail. If your e-mail address changes or you wish to be dropped notify (Please note our mailing address with the extra B).              

We hope to see as many of you as possible, in what promises to be another great year.


Harry R. Kissileff, Ph.D., Chairman,
Ari Shechter, Ph.D., Rapporteur
Columbia U. Seminar
on Appetitive Behavior

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