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Can we uproot 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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Understanding an endangered species, bird by bird

Thu, 26 Sep 2019

Rochester biologist Nancy Chen is mapping the evolutionary forces affecting an endangered species of Florida birds, and raising fundamental questions about how and why species go extinct.

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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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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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