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Six Rochester graduate students offered National Institutes of Health fellowship grants

Thu, 14 Nov 2019

Five graduate students from the University of Rochester Medical Center and one from the School of Arts and Sciences have been offered National Institutes of Health F31 fellowship grants to support their health-related research.

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The US is fighting an unwinnable war in Afghanistan

Tue, 12 Nov 2019

In a New York Times video op-ed, Lyle Jeremy Rubin, a history PhD candidate at the University of Rochester, and four other American veterans argue that the nation's longest war is not winnable.

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Spiders and ants inspire metal that won’t sink

Wed, 06 Nov 2019

University of Rochester researchers, inspired by diving bell spiders and rafts of fire ants, have created a metallic structure that is so water repellent, it refuses to sink—no matter how often it is forced into water or how much it is damaged or punctured.

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Science meets art

Mon, 04 Nov 2019

Artist Allison Newsome recently approached Anne S. Meyer, an associate professor of biology, about incorporating Meyer’s sustainable, artificial nacre materials into a new art piece. The artificial nacre produced in her lab mimics natural nacre, also known as mother-of-pearl.

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How much do we lie when sex is on the brain?

Fri, 01 Nov 2019

A new study shows the extent to which people will change their own opinions to conform to a stranger's, or lie about their number of past sexual partners, when the sexual systems of the brain have been activated.

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The Great Recession: The downturn that wouldn’t end

Fri, 01 Nov 2019

The Great Recession officially lasted through June 2009, with unemployment levels peaking in October of that year. And while unemployment is now the lowest it’s been in the last 50 years, Rochester experts say the recession is still very much with us.

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Adam Frank wins multiple awards for promoting public understanding of science

Wed, 30 Oct 2019

The University of Rochester astrophysicist recently received the American Physical Society’s 2020 Joseph A. Burton Forum Award and his latest book Light of the Stars was awarded the 2019 Phi Beta Kappa Award for Science.

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Do open relationships work?

Tue, 29 Oct 2019

Past studies have attempted to gauge the success of nonmonogamous relationships. Now a Rochester team has studied the distinctions and nuances within various types of nonmonogamous relationships and found that solid communication is key.

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Separating children from their families must be last resort

Mon, 28 Oct 2019

In an essay published in the American Journal of Public Health, associate professor of history and practicing hospitalist Mical Raz writes that apart from extreme cases of imminent physical harm, “suboptimal families are better for children than removal.”

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Reel time: Richard Fischoff ’68 had big role in popular movies

Fri, 25 Oct 2019

Richard Fischoff ’68 didn’t star in Kramer vs. Kramer, Sleepless in Seattle, The Big Chill, or Fatal Attraction. But the veteran Hollywood producer and executive played a major role in those movies becoming box office hits.

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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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