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October 2008

Newsday (October 20)

University of Rochester Receives $30 Million Gift From Hajim

Edmund Hajim at news conference

The University of Rochester received $30 million, the biggest donation in the 158-year history of the school, from Edmund Hajim, a New York investment manager, to fund scholarships in engineering and science. (Also Reported in: 13WHAM-TV, Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, Rochester Business Journal, Bloomberg, The Buffalo News, Middletown Times Herald-Record, WHAM AM 1180, WROC TV CBS 8 Rochester, WXXI PBS News, WHEC TV NBC 10 Rochester, R News Cable Rochester, amNewYork)

BBC News (October 28)

Wearing red ‘boosts attraction’

images of women in red and blue clothing

The University of Rochester study, published in a psychology journal, supports other evidence linking the colour to attractiveness. ... Scientists are doing their best to unravel the mysteries of human attachment and have discovered that women wearing red appear more attractive to men. Men, however, are unaware that the color red turns them on. Researchers at the University of Rochester in New York conducted five psychological experiments to assess how color can affect how men view a woman’s attractiveness. (Also Reported in: Yahoo!, Los Angeles Times, Today Show, Washington Post, U.S. News & World Report, Fox News, Boston Herald, Houston Chronicle, Seattle Times, New York Daily News, ABC News, MSNBC, WHAM TV ABC 13 Rochester, WROC TV CBS 8 Rochester, WXXI PBS News, WHEC TV NBC 10 Rochester, CNN, CBS News, MSN, WebMD, Scientific American, Chicago Tribune, Washington Times, Huffington Post, Toronto Globe and Mail, and many others)

U.S. News & World Report (October 22)

Congress Mulls Stimulus and Financial Regulations

Economist Joel Seligman called the current situation “the most consequential debate over financial regulation that we have experienced since the New Deal period” and said that “how well we develop the structure of financial regulation will help determine this nation’s financial stability for decades to come.” (Also Reported in: Federal Times, Allentown Morning Call, Detroit News, Central Ohio Daily Reporter, Memphis Daily News)

Time (October 21)

Parents Press States for Autism Insurance Laws

When it comes to older children, the research is sparse, said Tristram Smith of the University of Rochester Medical Center in New York, who co-authored the 2000 autism study. "You could make a decent case for the little kids up to 6 or 7 that (insurance mandates) would be appropriate," Smith said. "I think it would be hard to make that case for older kids." (Also Reported in: El Paso Times, Associated Press, Washington Post, Newsweek, MSNBC, KABC ABC 7 News Los Angeles, Lakeland Ledger, Enquirer Herald, USA Today, Newsday, ABC News)