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Three professors to receive Goergen Awards for teaching excellence

Wed, 18 Sep 2019

Matthew BaileyShea, in the College’s Department of Music and the Eastman School of Music; Ryan Prendergast, in the Department of Modern Languages and Cultures; and Katherine Schaefer, in the Writing, Speaking, and Argument Program are this year’s teaching honorees.

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New training in AR/VR tech gives Rochester doctoral students an edge

Wed, 18 Sep 2019

A $1.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation will establish a structured, well-rounded training program for University scholars applying augmented and virtual reality in health, education, design, and other fields.

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Music scholars come together in Rochester for Abbey Road conference

Tue, 17 Sep 2019

The University’s Institute for Popular Music and the Eastman School of Music host “Come Together: Fifty Years of Abbey Road,” a three-day symposium to commemorate the Beatles’ landmark work.

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Fed meeting likely to bring rate cut and dissent, says Rochester economist

Tue, 17 Sep 2019

President Donald Trump is calling on the Federal Reserve to zero out interest rates—or adopt a negative rate—at its meeting this week. But Narayana Kocherlakota says that won’t happen.

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Why Biden’s record players won’t solve poverty

Mon, 16 Sep 2019

“Biden was voicing a deeply flawed theory that arose during the 1960s and that blamed parents, especially mothers, for the struggles of poor children and children of color,” writes associate professor of history Mical Raz in a Washington Post op-ed.

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How do physical spaces help create community?

Mon, 16 Sep 2019

In her highly visual, multi-year project “Fertile Ground,” cultural anthropologist Kathryn Mariner is researching placemaking in the city of Rochester, and her focus on how community is formed is shared by this year’s Humanities Center lectures.

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Football, acting, and activism spur this South Florida native

Tue, 03 Sep 2019

James Bentayou ’23 hopes Rochester will become a place where he can combine his interest in acting, politics, and football. “I want people on campus to remember me.”

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Jumpy stock market hides economy’s positives

Thu, 29 Aug 2019

The Dow Jones Industrial Average has been on a wild ride in August, but University of Rochester economist Narayana Kocherlakota thinks that talk of a possible recession in the US is premature.

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Sina Ghaemmaghami named new director of undergraduate research

Wed, 28 Aug 2019

Sina Ghaemmaghami, an associate professor of biology who joined the University of Rochester in 2012, has been appointed the director of undergraduate research.

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Can campaign finance disclosure go too far? The case of small donors

Mon, 19 Aug 2019

It’s possible that if you’ve donated even as little as a dollar to a political candidate, it’s information easily obtained on the internet. That concerns David Primo, an associate professor of political science and business administration.

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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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