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Big Data Video Spotlight: Tracking Flu Via Twitter

February 7, 2013 Researchers at the University of Rochester showed last year how Twitter can be used to predict how likely it is for a Twitter user to become sick. They have now used Twitter to model how other factors -- social status, exposure to pollution, interpersonal interaction and others -- influence health


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Institute for Data Science Gift Announcement

April 1, 2014 University of Rochester President Joel Seligman announced two extraordinary gifts from The Wegman Family Charitable Foundation (WFCF): a $10 million lead gift to the University's Institute for Data Science and a $7 million gift to support the Golisano Children's Hospital. 

The Art, and Science, of Singing Vowels

March 6, 2014 Voice students who want to perfect how they sing their vowels could get help from a new simple, free application developed by a group of University of Rochester students who developed it as part of their Human-Computer Interaction computer science class.