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November 20, 2013

Making headlines

A sampling of some recent news stories featuring members of the University community.

“In the policy world, corporate disclosure is widely seen as an unalloyed good … But a number of recent studies, including some of my own, suggest that this view is shortsighted. Disclosure, though frequently valuable, often leads to adverse unintended consequences that can outweigh its benefits.” —David Primo, the Ani and Mark Gabrellian Professor and associate professor of political science and business administration, in a New York Times op-ed

“The restorative nature of sleep appears to be the result of the active clearance of the by-products of neural activity that accumulate during wakefulness” —Maiken Nedergaard, the Frank P. Smith Professor of Neurosurgery and codirector of the University’s Center for Translational Neuromedicine, the Huffington Post

“What voting studies cannot detect are the important, but less observable, pathways where money is more likely to shape legislation. Members have many opportunities, especially in the committee process, to structure the details of legislation to a donor’s advantage” —Lynda Powell, professor of political science and author of The Influence of Campaign Contributions in State Legislatures, in a Washington Post blog post

“Many young organists are excellent ambassadors for the organ” —Nathan Laube, assistant professor of organ at the Eastman School, in an article from the Economist about the future of the organ.

“I think that women have to continue to prove themselves in ways that men don’t necessarily,” —Catherine Cerulli, director of the Susan B. Anthony Center for Women’s Leadership, told YNN Rochester in response to says Lovely Warren’s mayoral race victory.

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