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Unearthing climate clues buried in ice

Wed, 13 Feb 2019

The Meliora flag flies over the Law Dome research station in Antarctica, where Rochester scientists are battling some of the toughest field conditions ever in their effort to understand humans’ impact on climate.


‘Working on small things’

Tue, 12 Feb 2019

Nigel Maister has a foothold in music, theater, writing, and visual arts. In the first of a series of interviews with performing arts leaders, the theater program director describes how curiosity keeps his work fresh.


What’s the problem with civility?

Thu, 07 Feb 2019

Three Rochester professors discuss the nature of America's political and social divide and offer ideas on how higher education might help bridge the widening gap.


Male Y chromosomes not ‘genetic wastelands’

Wed, 06 Feb 2019

The Y chromosome is one piece of the genetic puzzle that is notoriously difficult to sequence. Rochester biologists are finding new insights into the processes that shape the Y chromosome.


New grad student chapter tackles underrepresentation in STEM

Fri, 01 Feb 2019

Rochester becomes the 11th local chapter of the national Alliance for Diversity in Science and Engineering, bringing graduate students together across backgrounds and disciplines.


Earth’s inner core is much younger than we thought

Tue, 29 Jan 2019

Rochester researchers have gathered the first field data that show the Earth’s inner core is only about 565 million years old—relatively young compared to the age of our 4.5-billion-year-old planet.


One family, two generations, three degrees

Tue, 29 Jan 2019

A car accident during his first winter break had left Giuliano Agostinho de Castro ’20 paralyzed from the chest down. Now he's back on campus, and his parents are his classmates.


Australia asks how best to tell a story of national beginnings

Tue, 29 Jan 2019

What makes for a good celebration of national origins? Professor of philosophy Randall Current recently discussed the issue on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation as the controversy over Australia Day grows.


Common test of mental state understanding is biased

Thu, 24 Jan 2019

A new Rochester study has shown that a widely accepted test for assessing a patient’s ability to understand the mental state of another is biased against the less educated and against racial and ethnic minorities.


White fans like white NFL players more and black players less since anthem protests

Tue, 22 Jan 2019

Writing in the Washington Post political scientist Bethany Lacina shows how the gap in the popularity of black and white NFL players with white fans has increased since 2016.


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