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Seniors in digital media showcase projects

Wed, 24 May 2017

“All of these capstone projects were completed, had successful launches, and will live on after their creators graduate,” said Michael Jarvis, director of the Digital Media Studies Program.

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High schoolers come face-to-face with fruit flies

Wed, 24 May 2017

Students from Rochester's East High School got a sense of how startling science can be when they spent the day in the lab with professors and researchers from the Department of Biology.

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Sgt. Pepper’s lasting impact, 50 years later

Mon, 22 May 2017

"Ironically, an album that might not strictly speaking have been a concept album ended up being the most influential concept album in the history of rock music," says John Covach, professor of music and director of the University's Institute for Popular Music.

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Seniors in social sciences take on big policy questions

Thu, 18 May 2017

In their senior capstone projects, students take on original research on topics as varied as housing policy in South Africa and campaign spending in the United States.

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Rochester’s first dance major choreographs her story

Thu, 18 May 2017

Through the Program of Dance and Movement, Caitlyn Gilmore ’17 says "I was able to explore this creative side that I had previously left untouched."

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Website to help social scientists with field research

Wed, 17 May 2017

When conducting field research around the world, young social scientists can often feel as if they are starting from scratch. A new website envisioned by political scientist Gretchen Helmke will help scholars share resources with other social scientists on the ground.

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Givens, Madhu, Rizzo earn SA Professor of Year honors

Tue, 16 May 2017

Three faculty members have been named Students’ Association Government’s Professor of the Year in their respective fields of humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences and engineering.

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New faculty books examine sustainability, time, and more

Tue, 16 May 2017

Each academic year, Rochester faculty members publish books that advance scholarship and investigate questions of broad interest. New Reads offers a selection of some of their most recent work.

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Undergraduate students present projects during ‘momentous week to celebrate research’

Mon, 15 May 2017

In the week running up to last month's Marches for Science, students presented the results of their own projects at the annual Undergraduate Research Exposition.

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A sprinter’s marathon

Thu, 11 May 2017

Yellowjacket athlete Laura Lockard ’17 returned this spring for her final season as a key member of the track and field team. A fateful discovery during a voluntary study nearly knocked her off her stride, but Lockard, a microbiology major from Sayre, Pennsylvania, was determined to “make the best of everything” in her life.

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