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Strong sibling bond protects against negative effects of fighting parents

Fri, 22 Jun 2018

Generally, children who experience recurrent conflicts between their parents are at a higher risk of later developing mental health problems. However a new three-year study led by University of Rochester psychologists has found that children with strong sibling relationships experience less of the distress that can predict mental health issues when faced with future fighting between parents.


Laser bursts generate electricity faster than any other method

Wed, 20 Jun 2018

A University researcher who predicted that laser pulses could generate ultrafast electrical currents in theory now believes he can explain exactly how and why actual experiments to create these currents have succeeded.


Food for thought—and research

Mon, 11 Jun 2018

In fields like anthropology and linguistics, scholars must earn the trust of the communities in which they work. A basic key to that trust involves the sharing of food.


Uncertainty in a date dampens interest in a mate

Tue, 05 Jun 2018

A new study by psychologists in Rochester and Israel shows those who feel greater certainty that a prospective romantic partner shares their interest will put more effort into seeing that person again.


‘High-risk’ research receives University seed funding

Wed, 23 May 2018

University Research Awards for 2018-19 have been awarded to 15 projects ranging from an analysis of the roles of prisons in the Rochester region, to a new approach to genome editing, to new initiatives for advanced materials for powerful lasers.


Outstanding dissertations honored with PhD student awards

Tue, 22 May 2018

Each year Arts, Sciences & Engineering and the School of Medicine and Dentistry recognize outstanding research and dissertations by PhD students.


The ethics of autonomous vehicles

Wed, 16 May 2018

As a computer science major minoring in philosophy, Josh Pachter was ideally suited for developing concepts for programming self-driving cars that behave ethically. His idea: create ethical machines through a process similar to how we raise children.


An improbable route to Rochester, then Harvard

Tue, 15 May 2018

Growing up in Los Angeles, Matthew Lyskawa ’18 saw no purpose in school. But a teacher saw a spark and lit the fire that set Lyskawa on his journey, first to community college, then Rochester, and now to begin a doctoral program in philosophy at Harvard.


Seniors show beauty of urban art with augmented reality

Fri, 11 May 2018

Four Rochester students saw the beauty of graffiti art in abandoned city subway tunnels. Banding together as the ExSpace Artist Collective, they designed an augmented reality project to share that beauty with others.


A local polyglot prepares to globe-trot

Fri, 11 May 2018

Rochester native Cherish Blackman has always had a knack for languages. “I wanted to study languages that weren’t very close to English,” she recalls. The double major in Russian and East Asian studies is heading to China next year, but is bringing her Spanish books with her.


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