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Dark matter is likely source of positrons

Researchers have proposed that high-energy positrons come from pulsars, but Rochester physicists’ recent observations tip the scale in dark matter’s favor.

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Alumnus wins MacArthur ‘genius grant’

Derek Peterson ’93 was awarded one of this year’s MacArthur Foundation fellowships for his work in reshaping the understanding of African colonialism and nationalism.

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Goergen Awards honor excellence in teaching

Katherine Mannheimer, Sina Ghaemmaghami, and Thomas Brown are recognized for their contributions to undergraduate education.

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Rochester alumnus wins Nobel in economics

Richard Thaler ’74 (PhD), a pioneer in the field of behavioral economics, wins the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences.

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Mapping the firefly genome

A team of Rochester biologists is the first to successfully sequence the firefly genome, which could help us better understand bioluminescence.

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Majors & Minors

Pursue a degree or take courses in arts and humanities, natural sciences, or social sciences.

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Graduate Studies

Nationally recognized programs characterized by close contact between students and faculty.

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Embracing creativity, broadening our understanding of how the world works, and gaining insights into society.

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Defining the future of arts, sciences

A strong liberal arts education is at the heart of the School of Arts and Sciences, and at the University of Rochester. For us, this means sparking curiosity, a thirst for knowledge, and a drive to conduct research of global consequence.

Today, there is a blurring of lines between disciplines, and our faculty have become increasingly inter- and multi-disciplinary. The same is true—perhaps more so—for our students.

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