January 15, 2014
“This study has found a common pathway whereby cigarette smoke impacts both pulmonary and neurophysiological function.”
—Irfan Rahman, professor of environmental medicine, in the Huffington Post UK. Rahman was discussing a study that suggests smoking can negatively affect sleep.
“Economic growth, the surest foundation on which communities can develop, requires both an educated citizenry and scientific and technical innovation. If we can continue the University’s recent successes in attracting federal and corporate research funding, fostering the creation of new companies, and helping existing companies grow, the city and all of its citizens will continue to benefit.”
—President Joel Seligman, cochair of the Finger Lakes Economic Development Council, in a web essay for the Democrat and Chronicle.
“There’s a fine line between self-directed violence and ambivalence for life.”
—Robert Bossarte, assistant professor of psychiatry and a suicide expert for the Department of Veterans Affairs. Bossarte was quoted in a story in the Los Angeles Times about the high death rate among young veterans.
“Men and women are much more similar than they are fundamentally different.”
—Harry Reis, professor of psychology, says in a Wall Street Journal article about spousal communication.