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Rochester: home to the study of pop music

Thu, 17 Jan 2019

The “study of pop music is just as serious-minded as studying Beethoven, Bach, and Brahms,” says John Covach, director of Rochester’s Institute for Popular Music in (585) magazine.


Russia and the paradox of freedom of expression

Mon, 14 Jan 2019

While Russia still allows for more openness, discussion, and freedom of expression than some authoritarian countries, it’s more complicated than that, says political science professor Randall Stone, who recently returned from a trip to Russia.


Public health joins dance to put arts into action

Thu, 10 Jan 2019

In an effort to understand how to initiate change in a community, students in an Arts and Activism course, and their counterparts in an Environmental Health and Justice course, met up in Rochester dance studio to create some new moves.


Cut to the chase: Can sex help start a relationship?

Mon, 07 Jan 2019

In a new study, researchers demonstrate how sex and sexual desire play a major role not only in attracting potential partners to each other, but also in encouraging the formation of romantic relationships and emotional bonding.


Would you vote for a Democrat who behaves like a Republican?

Fri, 04 Jan 2019

In a recent experiment, a group of political scientists has found that when choosing a candidate, party affiliation outweighs a candidate's policy positions and their support for democratic norms for both Democrats and Republicans surveyed.


What makes a species different?

Wed, 02 Jan 2019

New Rochester research points to the presence of “selfish genes,” whose flow among species may dictate whether two species converge or diverge.


The year of the laser

Fri, 28 Dec 2018

In addition to their Nobel noteworthiness, Rochester researchers continue to develop new ways to apply lasers in research, medicine, and everyday life in 2018. Because frankly, we’re big on lasers.


‘Lewis Henry Morgan at 200’ reintroduces a landmark scholar

Fri, 21 Dec 2018

A new digital project and exhibitions on and off campus mark the bicentennial year of one of the founders of social and cultural anthropology.


Tanya Bakhmetyeva awarded prize for best Catholic biography

Fri, 14 Dec 2018

Tanya Bakhmetyeva, associate professor of instruction in gender, sexuality, and women’s studies, has received the 2018 Harry C. Koenig Book Prize for Mother of the Church: Sophia Svechina, the Salon, and the Politics of Catholicism in Nineteenth-Century Russia and France.


The science of seeing art and color

Thu, 13 Dec 2018

In each of more than 40 paintings of the same scene—London's Waterloo Bridge—Impressionist artist Claude Monet manipulates viewer perception in a way that scientists at the time did not completely understand.


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