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University of Rochester News (July 14, 2008) 07/14/2008 05:45 AM @Rochester: July 14, 2008

@Rochester: July 14, 2008

Today's Forecast: Mostly Sunny, High 78°

Tomorrow: Mostly Sunny, High 82°

In Today's Issue

  • Medical Center to Collaborate with FDA on National Data Repository for Heart Research
  • University Employee Corey Jones Dies
  • Event Highlight: Carillon Recital
  • Rochester in the News: Gerald Gamm on GOP Reactions to Rising Gas Prices
  • In Higher Education: Confidence Gap for New Professors

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Medical Center to Collaborate with FDA on National Data Repository for Heart Research

The Medical Center will collaborate with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to develop a national repository of data that will aid academic and industry researchers studying the electrical activity of the heart. Read more...

University Employee Corey Jones Dies

Rochester resident Corey Jones, who was an employee in Environmental Services at Strong Memorial Hospital, died suddenly and tragically on July 10. Jones began working at the hospital early this year and was assigned to the Emergency Department. The University flag on the Eastman Quadrangle will be flown at half-staff today in his memory. Funeral arrangements are incomplete. Read more...


Monday, July 14

Carillon Recital: Eastman Quadrangle. 7 p.m.

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Rochester in the News

Democrat and Chronicle (July 11)

"Kuhl Leading GOP Charge against Democrats on Gas Prices"

Associate Professor Gerald Gamm, chair of the political science department, comments on efforts by House and Senate GOP to blame Democrats for failing to act to lower gas prices and to address rising oil costs. "Even if Republicans are right that Democrats should do more, they are burdened with a Republican president that most Americans hold responsible for the problem," says Gamm. "He's a heavy load for Republicans to bear." Read more...

In Higher Education

Inside Higher Ed (July 11)

"Confidence Gap for New Profs"

"Most new Ph.D. students arrive at their first faculty jobs without feeling that they were effectively prepared in graduate school for such key duties as teaching undergraduates and conducting research, according to a new national study of faculty members in their first five years on the job." Read more...

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