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September 2009

Rochester Democrat and Chronicle (September 9)

Seligman upbeat about UR future

Despite a decline of almost 20 percent in the value of the University of Rochester’s endowment and a loss of 81 jobs due to a major recession, University President Joel Seligman is confident about the future of the institution.  (Also Reported in:8WROC-TV, 10WHEC-TV)

8WROC-TV (September 23)Dr. Berk

Injured Head of URMC Back in Rochester; Rehab Continues

After spending three months at a New Jersey rehabilitation center, the CEO of the University of Rochester Medical Center is returning to Rochester. Doctor Bradford Berk suffered a serious spinal cord injury earlier this year, when he was thrown off a bicycle.  (Also Reported in: 10WHEC-TV, 13WHAM-TV, WHAM AM 1180, YNN)

New York Times (September 14)

When a Parent’s ‘I Love You’ Means ‘Do as I Say’

In 2004, two Israeli researchers, Avi Assor and Guy Roth, joined Edward L. Deci, a leading American expert on the psychology of motivation, in asking more than 100 college students whether the love they had received from their parents had seemed to depend on whether they had succeeded in school, practiced hard for sports, been considerate toward others or suppressed emotions like anger and fear. This July, the same researchers, now joined by two of Dr. Deci’s colleagues at the University of Rochester, published two replications and extensions of the 2004 study.

New York Times (September 17)

Myles Brand, College Athletics Reformer, Dies at 67

Myles David Brand, a native of Brooklyn, was born May 17, 1942. He received a bachelor’s degree in philosophy from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a doctorate in philosophy from the University of Rochester.  (Also Reported in: ABC News, CBS News, Chronicle of Higher Education, Bloomberg News, Newsday, CNN, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, InsideHigherEd, and others)


ABC News (September 1)

Combination Heart Device Reduced Heart Failure

The defibrillator and resynchronization devices are commonly used in patients with serious heart failure, and doctors wondered if patients with mild illness might benefit. “The answer is a clear, unequivocal yes,” said Arthur Moss, of the University of Rochester Medical Center in New York, and the study’s lead author.  (Also Reported in: Los Angeles Times, BusinessWeek, Chicago Tribune, ABC News, Boston Globe, New York Post, New York Times, San Francisco Chronicle, NPR, Wall Street Journal, CBS News, Washington Post, Forbes, and others)