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Meet the 2019 recipients of the Goergen Award for teaching excellence

Fri, 18 Oct 2019

Three University educators are being recognized as the recipients of the 2019 Goergen Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching: Matthew BaileyShea, Ryan Prendergast, and Katherine Schaefer.

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Ryan Prendergast: Teaching the principles of Don Quixote and beyond

Fri, 18 Oct 2019

“We should give students the input and tools to be able to produce knowledge on their own,” says Ryan Prendergast, an associate professor in the Department of Modern Languages and Cultures.

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Matthew BaileyShea: An ‘active classroom’ is music to his ears

Fri, 18 Oct 2019

“Teaching students how to teach music theory is especially fun,” says Matthew BaileyShea, an associate professor at the University’s Eastman School of Music and in the College's Department of Music.

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Calling Medicare ‘socialized medicine’ is a well-worn scare tactic

Wed, 16 Oct 2019

Conservatives have scared Americans into supporting higher health care costs, while shying away from expanding access, writes associate professor of history Michal Raz in a Washington Post op-ed.

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How journalist Masha Gessen and Rochester scholars examine the marginalization of communities

Mon, 14 Oct 2019

Journalist and activist Masha Gessen will discuss marginalization during this year’s Humanities Center Public Lecture Series. But the subject is also central to the work of several Rochester scholars.

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Rochester recognized as leader in high-energy-density physics 

Thu, 10 Oct 2019

Three of eight national research grants recently awarded by the Department of Energy were given to researchers at the University of Rochester, which is home to the largest university-based DOE research program in the nation.

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Using machine learning to understand climate change

Thu, 10 Oct 2019

In a vast ocean where direct observational data is scarce, Rochester researchers are using data science to understand how shallow coastal waters and deep oceans contribute to the methane found in the atmosphere.

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Spotlight on the performing arts: Visiting theater director opens 30th anniversary season

Wed, 09 Oct 2019

Kate Eminger—a director and filmmaker based in New York—is visiting guest director of the International Theatre Program's production of The Grown-Up, a play that, as she says, “captures this idea that there’s magic in everyday life.”

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Students thrive at the intersections of engineering, computer science, and humanities

Wed, 09 Oct 2019

Seniors Melissa Wen, Nathan Nickerson, and Jarrod Young are this year's winners of the Wells Award, given each year to high-achieving students in the Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Sciences who also excel in the humanities.

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Making a study of adapting to change

Wed, 02 Oct 2019

Karl Rosengren joined the University faculty this summer, with a research focus on how children think and reason about changes in the world around them. In the process, he's adapting to change himself, as the spouse of the University's new president, Sarah C. Mangelsdorf.

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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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