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November 2008

Rochester Business Journal (November 13)

UR awarded $1.75M to study biofuel

David Wu

University of Rochester professor David Wu has received a $1.75 million grant to research a way to turn waste biomass, such as grass clippings, cornstalks, and wood chips, into usable hydrogen or ethanol.

U.S. News & World Report (November 4)

Women's Hands Home to More Types of Germs

“The findings of the last few decades suggest that many diseases are due to many organisms, and it’s the concerted change that leads to disease,” noted Robert E. Marquis, a professor of microbiology and immunology at the University of Rochester Medical Center. (Also Reported in: Washington Post, ABC News, WRNN Regional News Network, Tyler KLTV ABC 7, WATE - Newschannel 6)

Bloomberg (November 13)

Fed’s Plosser Says U.S. Slump to Deepen This Quarter

Charles Plosser, 60, a former professor and business-school dean at the University of Rochester in New York, has taken one of the toughest antiinflation stances on the Fed since joining the central bank in 2006.

Times Online, UK (November 18)

Management briefing: Market volatility

According to a report by G. William Schwert, Professor of Finance and Statistics at the Simon Graduate School of Business at the University of Rochester in New York State, such suggestions are “incredibly misleading”. Point swings, or the Dow’s absolute scale, do not tell the true story.

New York Empire State News (November 12)

Brooks Landing progress marked

Robert Duffy and Joel Seligman

Mayor Robert Duffy, city and local officials and University of Rochester President Joel Seligman celebrated the addition of the new Staybridge Suites Hotel, the City’s riverfront improvement project, the Brooks Village Streetscape Project and the Boulder at Brooks Landing coffee shop to the city’s southwest neighborhood. (Also Reported in: WHEC TV NBC 10 Rochester)

Rochester Business Journal (November 20)

UR receives $1.6M grant for nanotech research

The University of Rochester will receive $1.6 million for its Nanosystems Initiative, a multi-million dollar nanotechnology research center.