University of Rochester

In Brief

Clinical Psychology Ranks No. 2 in New Analysis

Rochester’s clinical psychology doctoral program has been ranked second in the country in a new study that analyzed faculty publications and citations as a measure of quality. The study, published in the journal Research in Developmental Disabilities, looked at 157 universities with clinical programs approved by the American Psychological Association.

Report: Rochester Is 10th in Technology Revenue

Companies around the world paid nearly $34 million for commercial rights to University research during the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2004, making Rochester the 10th highest revenue recipient in the nation. That’s according to the latest report published by the Association for University Technology Managers. The report also listed the University as fifth in licensing revenue for every dollar of research spending.

‘Madeleine’ Wins Kafka Prize

Madeleine Is Sleeping, the debut novel by Sarah Shun-lien Bynum, received the annual Janet Heidinger Kafka Prize, presented by the Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender and Women’s Studies and the Department of English. The book, which also was a finalist for the National Book Award, has garnered praise for its sensuous fantasy, lush imagery, and incisive language. The prize was established in 1976 in memory of editor Janet Heidinger Kafka to recognize writing by an American woman.

Book Collection Enhances Iceland Library

About 3,400 book titles from the personal library of two Rochester anthropologists have been presented to the National and University Library of Iceland through the donors’ long friendship with one of their graduate students. The collection of Alfred and Grace Gredys Harris, who are credited with helping launch the doctoral program in anthropology at Rochester, was officially given to the library in Reykjavik, Iceland, at a ceremony in November. Sigridur Dúna Kristmundsdóttir ’90 (PhD), a former doctoral student of the Harrises who is now a professor of anthropology at the University of Iceland, organized the logistics with help from friends in Rochester and in Iceland.

Quints Born at Strong

The first set of quintuplets born in Rochester in more than a decade arrived at Strong Memorial Hospital last winter. The Hamlin, New York, couple of Marisol and Carlos Barreiro welcomed the five babies in December. The three girls and two boys were delivered by caesarian section at Strong Beginnings Birth Center under the care of Matthew Mingione, a fellow in obstetrics and gynecology at the Medical Center. The children were expected to remain for a few months in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Golisano Children’s Hospital at Strong.

Medical Students Simplify Creating Health Care Proxy

A Web site developed by two School of Medicine and Dentistry students makes doing the paperwork of health care proxies and living wills quick and easy. Anne Fugle and A. Brock Roller, both fourth-year medical students, came up with the idea for the site at, as part of a medical school requirement that all fourth-year students participate in a project that benefits community health.