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February 2009

WROC TV CBS 8 Rochester (February 2)

U of R sets aside more financial aid

College is expensive. Especially when money is hard to come by. “The good news is no student should have to worry about being able to come here or being able to stay here based on the economy,” said Jon Burdick, University of Rochester Dean Of Admissions and Financial Aid.

ABC News (February 16)

Hodgkin’s Survivors Prone to Breast Cancer Later

Often treatment for Hodgkin’s involves radiation to the breast area, so some amount of breast tissue receives some amount of radiation, explained study leader Dr. Louis S. Constine, a professor of radiation oncology at the James P. Wilmot Cancer Center, University of Rochester Medical Center. (Also Reported in: Business Week, MSNBC, Forbes, U.S. News & World Report, Yahoo! News)

New York Daily News, (February 24)

Latin lit shines at first translation awards

Presented at Melville House Publishing in Brooklyn, the 2009 Best Translated Book Awards are the brainchild of Three Percent, an online literary blog and review source of University of Rochester press Open Letter. Three Percent takes its name from the fact that only 3% of books published in the U.S. are translations — and of those, only .7% are literary fiction or poetry. (Also Reported in: CBC News Canada)

The Nation (February 17)

Back Talk: Adam Frank

Adam Frank is an astrophysicist at the University of Rochester. In “The Constant Fire: Beyond the Science vs. Religion Debate” (California; $24.95), he attempts to move past the antagonisms between religious fundamentalists and the New Atheists. Instead of debating the Bible or arguing about the existence of evil, he turns to thinkers like William James,
Rudolf Otto, and Mircea Eliade for ideas about experience, the sacred, the sublime and hierophanies, manifestations of the sacred in the physical world. (Also Reported in: Rochester Democrat and Chronicle)

New York Times (February 21)

Obama familyFather in Chief

So it’s not surprising that President Obama’s time in the White House looks like some kind of public experiment in child-rearing. “A good parent doesn’t try to be their child’s friend,” says Dr. Hannah Solky, an associate professor of psychiatry at the University of Rochester School of Medicine.