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Author Marian Crotty receives 2018 Janet Heidinger Kafka Prize

Fri, 22 Mar 2019

Marian Crotty is the 2019 recipient of the honor from the University's Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies for her first book of short stories,What Counts as Love. 

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Can the laws of physics untangle traffic jams, stock markets, and other complex systems?

Fri, 22 Mar 2019

In a series of papers, Rochester professor Gourab Ghoshal and members of his lab are using the fundamental laws of physics to untangle the complex systems behind human behavior, urban planning, and social networks.

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Saving the lost text of a Torah scroll

Tue, 19 Mar 2019

Professor Gregory Heyworth and his digital media students are using different wavelengths of light to reveal illegible text that could create a sacred, tangible link with Jewish congregations lost to the Holocaust.

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Conservative audiences no less interested in Captain Marvel

Mon, 18 Mar 2019

“The myth that female- or minority-led films struggle at the box office has been debunked again,” writes Bethany Lacina, an associate professor of political science, in an analysis for the Washington Post.

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Keeping Leonard Bernstein alive for the current generation

Fri, 15 Mar 2019

Jamie Bernstein, writer, broadcaster, and narrator, will discuss her father’s legacy as part of a series of events celebrating “Leonard Bernstein and American Musical Theater.”

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A son sets out to make an iPhone app to communicate with his father

Wed, 06 Mar 2019

“It’s essentially closed captioning for personal conversations,” says Brandon Isobe ’10 of the app that he and his father, who is deaf, developed to render speech to text.

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Nobel Prize recipient, alumna Donna Strickland to deliver 2019 College Commencement Address

Mon, 04 Mar 2019

Donna Strickland ’89 (PhD), pioneer in the field of pulsed lasers and a 2018 recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physics, will deliver the 169th College commencement address on Sunday, May 19.

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Rochester student selected for public policy fellowship

Mon, 04 Mar 2019

Political science major Jin Seokjin Kim ’20 (T5) has been selected for the Public Policy and International Affairs (PPIA) Fellowship program at the University of California, Berkeley.

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Three Rochester teams compete for $1M Hult Prize

Fri, 22 Feb 2019

Three teams of Rochester graduates and current students have reached the regional finals of the world's largest social entrepreneurship competition.

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Rochester scientists receive Sloan fellowships

Wed, 20 Feb 2019

Biologist Nancy Chen and chemist Ellen Matson are among this year’s recipients of Sloan Research Fellowships, recognizing young scientists for their research accomplishments and leadership in the scientific community.

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Data science is the centerpiece of the University of Rochester's five-year strategic plan. Rochester researchers plan to continue to harness the potential of data in ways that will transform the 21st century and place the University as a leader in the field.

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