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March 2009

Rochester Democrat and Chronicle (March 20)

UR, Xerox focus on keeping people working (editorial)
University of Rochester President Joel Seligman, a legal scholar who
understands the economic tides better than most, was right last week when
he said, in announcing the university’s cost-cutting measures, that unemployment is the central pain that must be avoided, or at least alleviated.

Forbes (March 10)

graphic of human brainParkinson’s Treatment Drugs Even Out Over Long Term
“Clinicians and patients often struggle with what is the right initial approach to treating Parkinson’s disease. This study tells us that, over the long haul, patients on the different drugs end up at roughly the same place in terms of their level of disability and quality of life,” lead author Dr. Kevin Biglan, a neurologist at the University of Rochester Medical Center in New York, said in a school news release. (Also Reported in: U.S. News and World Report, ABC News, Business Week, Yahoo!, CNBC)

WXXI (March 12)

1370 Connection: John Kovach, Eastman School of Music
Eastman School of Music faculty member John Kovach, program host on sister station WRUR-FM and author of “What’s That Sound,” takes us inside the history of rock.

UPI (March 16)

photo of nanowiresNanowires may help make better fuel cells
University of Rochester researchers say their new nanowires should provide significant increases in both the longevity and efficiency of fuel cells, which have until now been used largely for such exotic purposes as powering spacecraft. (Also Reported in: Electronic Engineering Times Asia, TCE Today, Engineer Online, Webindia123)

8WROC-TV (March 20)

Match Day at U of R
Eighty-nine medical students at the University of Rochester got a sneak peek into their futures Thursday. It was Match Day for the soon-to-be graduates. Students pick their top three choices of where they want to intern. The results were revealed just before noon.

USA Today (March 19)

Private colleges still have questions about new GI Bill
Colleges and universities nationwide are preparing to roll out their welcome mats for veterans who will be eligible for the new Post-9/11 GI Bill. It goes into effect Aug. 1. “We said, ‘One way or another we will do this,’” says Jon Burdick, dean of admissions and financial aid at the University of Rochester, where 11 veterans (out of 4,400 students) are currently enrolled.