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A Red State of Mind

Daniela Niesta

Andrew Elliot, professor of psychology, and postdoctoral researcher Daniela Niesta (above) have uncovered a clue to why the color red is often associated with passion and love. Their recent findings suggest that red makes men feel more amorous toward women. Menís response to the color, they say, likely stems from deep biological roots. ďMuch is known about color physics and color physiology, but very little about color psychology,Ē says Elliot. Itís fascinating, he adds, that something so ubiquitous could unknowingly have such an effect on human behavior. Read more.

Work begins on new research hub

The Medical Center has broken ground on the Clinical and Translational Science Building (CTSB), a facility that will help accelerate scientific discoveries into clinical care breakthroughs.

University rated best place to work for scientists

Not only is the University the regionís largest employer, itís also one of the best places in the nation for scientists to work, according to The Scientist magazine.

Enroll now for health care programs

The annual open enrollment period for the University Health Care Plans, Dental Plans, Health Savings Account (HSA), and the Flexible Spending Account (FSA) Programs for the calendar year 2009 continues through Wednesday, November 19..

Big Reveal Offers Double Surprise

When the segment aired on November 2, local and national audiences alike were treated to more than one big surprise.

Washington Post columnist to discuss sexism, media bias

Beyond personal politics and legitimate questions about qualifications, the dark stain that has been exposed this year is the hatred of women that is accepted as a part of American culture.

Smashing Pumpkins

Rochester undergraduates and local high school students gathered on the Wilson Commons Lawn on Halloween afternoon for the seventh annual Jack-O-Launcher Competition.

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