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July 2013

Times Higher Education (July 4)

Classical economics and finished symphonies

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The most visible evidence of the change is a center at the University of Rochester’s prestigious Eastman School of Music that will carry out research into career options for classically trained musicians.

Also reported in: Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, Rochester Business Journal

The New York Times (July 11)

Doctors Badmouthing Other Doctors

downtrodden doctor
“Doctors will throw each other under the bus,” said Susan H. McDaniel, lead author of the study and a professor of psychiatry and family medicine at the University of Rochester Medical Center. “I don’t think they even realize the extent to which they do that or how it can affect patients.”

The New York Times (July 6)

Want Your Data Back? Pay Me

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I called an expert in Big Data just to kick the intellectual tires. Henry Kautz heads the department of computer science at the University of Rochester and studies ways to use things like Twitter messages to track flu outbreaks.

US News & World Report (July 23)

Study Sees No Link Between Mercury Exposure, Autistic Behavior

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Children exposed to low levels of mercury in the womb because their mothers ate large amounts of fish during pregnancy don't appear to be at increased risk for autism, a new study suggests.

The Economist (July 11)

Frogs, Geckos, Chameleons and More

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Daniel Scantlebury, of the University of Rochester, predicts that evolutionary diversification over the recent history of Madagascar is the slowest it has ever been, and that the adaptive radiation theory is probably the right one.

Also reported in: Science 2.0, Science Newsline, Red Orbit, Popular Science, Mother Nature Network, and

Reuters (July 5)

Minorities, Poor Receive Fewer Strong Painkillers

African American woman in hospital
"The disparities are concerning and definitely warrant further investigation," said Michael Joynt, who led the study at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry in New York.

Finanz und Wirtschaft (July 1)

Renaissance der US-Industrie

downtown Rochester
Translation: The industrial city of Rochester is an example of the revival of the U.S. as a production location. It benefited from a high productivity and low energy costs.