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August 2011

ABC News (August 22)

happy coupleHappy Marriage Triples Bypass Survival

Women’s survival after the surgery depended more on the quality of the marriage. Happily married women were nearly four times likelier to be alive at the 15-year mark than those who were going it alone. But an unhappy marriage didn’t do much to help women live longer after bypass surgery, according to the study led by Kathleen King, an emeritus nursing professor at the University of Rochester in New York. “The most dramatic thing to me is [that] just being married, especially if you had a happy marriage, had that big an effect 15 years later,” King told  (Also reported in: Philadelphia Inquirer, Daily Mail, WebMD, Toronto Star, CBS News, CNN, Fox News, USA Today, Huffington Post, TIME, The Telegraph, The Independent, Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, UPI, Baltimore Sun, and others)

Good Morning America (August 11)

Medical Moments: Perthes Syndrome

University of Rochester doctors try to avoid hip replacement for a patient, 15.

U.S. News & World Report (August 23)

How Colleges Determine Merit Scholarships (blog)

Teenagers who receive merit awards are happy to receive the money, but they often don’t know what it took to earn them. That’s why I was happy to stumble across the blueprint for the merit awards that the University of Rochester dispensed to its latest crop of freshmen. Jonathan Burdick, the undergraduate dean of admissions and financial aid, decided to take a look after the 2011-12 class was formed to see what factors had mattered in merit award decisions. Even better, Burdick assigned a dollar value to these factors. (Also reported in: Yahoo! News)

Rochester Democrat and Chronicle (August 13)

Growth at University of Rochester sparks boom in area

For the first time in more than 40 years, the University of Rochester is preparing to build a new residence hall – the latest in a housing boom spurred by UR on both sides of the Genesee River. “We are expanding,” said Ronald Paprocki, UR senior vice president for administration and finance. “We are looking ahead to 2012 and 2013, assessing our needs for housing, and how we are going to provide that. ... We can see a clear path to 2013.”