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3 questions: 50 years after the moon landing

Thu, 18 Jul 2019

The lunar rocks brought back by the Apollo astronauts still inform research today, including the work of Rochester professor Miki Nakajima, who studies the formation and evolution of the Earth, the moon, and other planetary bodies.


Winning the ‘Olympics’ of the carillon

Tue, 16 Jul 2019

Recent physics graduate Alex Johnson ’19 had never played the bells before coming to Rochester. Now he is one of the best musicians in the world at the instrument, taking first place at the international Queen Fabiola Carillon Competition.


Why can we see moving objects against their backgrounds?

Tue, 02 Jul 2019

New research from Rochester scientists explores why human beings are good at discerning moving objects and how we can train our brains to be better at this as we age.


Student delegation heads to global leadership symposium

Fri, 28 Jun 2019

For the second year, the University is sending a group to the University Scholars Leadership Symposium to learn about humanitarianism, social change on a global scale, and how to best respond to the needs of the marginalized.


Teenagers’ ability to describe negative emotions protects against depression

Thu, 27 Jun 2019

A Rochester study shows that teenagers who can describe their emotions in precise and nuanced ways—saying ‘I feel ashamed’ instead of simply saying ‘I feel bad’— are better protected against depression than their peers who can’t.


Should we teach children patriotism in school?

Mon, 24 Jun 2019

In an interview with the Irish Times, University of Rochester philosopher Randall Curren discusses the role of “a proper, virtuous kind of patriotism.”


Narayana Kocherlakota: Fed should cut rates in lieu of aggressive plan

Mon, 17 Jun 2019

Don’t expect the Federal Reserve to do so—at least not at this week’s meeting—says Rochester economics professor Kocherlakota, who led the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis for six years.


Virus genes help determine if pea aphids get their wings

Fri, 14 Jun 2019

The findings shed light on the important role that microbial genes, like those from viruses, can play in insect and animal evolution.


Ice core data confirms increased tropospheric ozone levels since industrialization

Thu, 13 Jun 2019

The findings suggest good news about the reliability of the computer models used to estimate and predict the changes in ground-level ozone.


University drops first-year admission standardized test requirement

Wed, 12 Jun 2019

As part of the new test-optional policy, applicants for first-year admission to the College at the University are no longer required to submit any standardized test results to the Office of Admissions.


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