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May 2009

10WHEC-TV (May 13)

U of R receives $10M donation

A $10 million gift from local hotel owner Ernest Del Monte will help make the University of Rochester’s neuromedicine program one of the best in the nation, and the world. Del Monte also plans to give an additional $10 million sometime in the future, which will make his overall gift the largest in the history of the University of Rochester Medical Center. (Also Reported in: 8WROC-TV, WHAM AM 1180, WXXI, R News, 13WHAMTV, Rochester Business Journal, East Rochester Post, Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, Times Union, Newsday)

Rochester Democrat and Chronicle (May 16)

photo of Joel Seligman and Ed HajimUR to name engineering school after benefactor

The University of Rochester will name its engineering school after Edmund A. Hajim, a 1958 graduate who donated $30 million to the school last fall. (Also Reported in: Rochester Business Journal, WHAM AM 1180)

Rochester Democrat and Chronicle (May 1)

UR among giants in federal research funds

The University of Rochester received more research money from the federal government in fiscal year 2008 than all State University of New York schools combined, and more than four of the eight Ivy League schools, a Democrat and Chronicle review of government records found.

UPI (May 23)

Fame and fortune may make you unhappy

University of Rochester researchers tracked and surveyed 147 alumni from two universities during their second year after graduation. “Even though our culture puts a strong emphasis on attaining wealth and fame, pursuing these goals does not contribute to having a satisfying life,” study author Edward Deci says in a statement. (Also Reported in: ABC News, Science Daily, Science Centric, The Times of India, News Track India, Red Orbit, Topnews. in, Scientist Live, Wall Street Journal, 8WROC-TV)

San Francisco Chronicle (May 15)

photo of ginger on cutting boardGinger helps reduce nausea from chemotherapy

People who started taking ginger capsules several days before a chemo infusion had fewer and less severe bouts of nausea afterward than others who were given dummy capsules, the federally funded study found. “We were slightly beside ourselves” to see how much it helped, said study leader Julie Ryan of the University of Rochester in New York. (Also Reported in: UPI, CBS News, CNN, FOX News, Chicago Tribune, Yahoo! News, Baltimore Sun, CBC News Canada, New York Post, Newsday, U.S. News & World Report, Guardian England, 8WROC-TV, 13WHAM-TV, and others)