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Wasp parasites turn hosts into long-lived ‘zombies’

A Rochester team studies what infected wasps can tell us about evolution, aging, and group living.

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Jericho Brown sitting outside near some foliage.

Plutzik Reading Series celebrates 60th anniversary season

One of the nation’s oldest literary reading series kicked off its latest season with Pulitzer Prize–winning poet Jericho Brown.

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A close-up of the experimental target at the Laboratory of Laser Energetics, consisting of two foils and a pair of grids, held together by cylindrical shields.

‘Supergene’ wreaks havoc in a genome

Rochester biologists have used population genomics to study a selfish ‘supergene’ that skews genetic inheritance.

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30-minute module helps teens channel stress

A tool developed by Rochester psychologists teaches teenagers to turn everyday stressors into a positive force.

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Peter Christensen named Humanities Center director

Christensen, professor of art and art history, has been named the new Ani and Mark Gabrellian Director of the Humanities Center, and begins his tenure on July 1, 2022. The internationally recognized scholar of architectural history and design succeeds Joan Shelley Rubin, the Dexter Perkins Professor of History, who has led the center since its inception in 2015.

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Students in Italy

Language, art, culture, and history of Italy

Lisio Program in Italian Studies

The Arnold Lisio ’56, ’60M (MD) and Anne Moore Lisio Italian Studies Program supports University of Rochester students and faculty in their understanding of and appreciation for the language, art, culture, and history of Italy. The Lisio program funds:

  • Student scholarship prizes
  • Summer fellowships
  • Faculty and program grants
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