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February 2010

New York Times (February 26)

Let the S.E.C. Help Itself

What is the most effective way to prevent another financial scandal on the scale of Allen Stanford’s alleged securities fraud or Bernard Madoff’s Ponzi scheme? Joel Seligman, the president of the University of Rochester, is the author of “The Transformation of Wall Street: A History of the Securities and Exchange Commission and Modern Corporate Finance.”

ABC News (February 8)

Alzheimer’s Drug Dimebon Helps Huntington’s: Study

Karl Kieburtz, M.D.Dr. Karl Kieburtz of the University of Rochester in New York said his team chose to study Dimebon because it appeared to have an impact both on cognition and aging. (Also Reported in: NPR, Los Angeles Times, Bloom­berg News, Yahoo! News, E-Science News, Reuters, BusinessWeek, USA Today, Guardian, U.S. News & World Report, UPI, MSN, and others)

Los Angeles Times (February 17)

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Best Translated Book Award shortlist announced

The Best Translated Book Awards of 2010 will be presented in March; today, the shortlist of 10 works of fiction was announced by Three Percent, the online arm of the University of Rochester’s translation program, and Open Letter Books. (Also Reported in: Independent, Huffington Post, The Millions, Mediabistro, Publishing Perspectives, Skylight Books, Business Insider, Coldfront, The Bookcase, Stick Poet Super Hero, Freelancing Advice, 13WHAM-TV)

Wall Street Journal (February 4)

Hospitals Dispute Medtronic Data on Wires

Reports from hospitals including the University of Rochester in New York state, the Minneapolis Heart Institute, the Mayo Clinic and the University of Ottawa, say the overall failure rate for Sprint Fidelis leads is as much as two times as great as the company’s own data indicate.

Wall Street Journal (February 2)

More Than a Paycheck

The science that Mr. Pink is referring to rests largely on the work of Edward Deci and Richard Ryan at the University of Rochester and Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi at Claremont Graduate University. These three researchers have found that we do our best work when motivated from within, when we have control over our time and decisions and when we feel a deep sense of purpose.