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Science offers hope during dark times

Thu, 21 Jan 2021

American science has not only remained solid through recent crises but also provided a path out of the darkness, Rochester astrophysicist Adam Frank writes for NBC News.

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How the COVID-19 recession will end

Thu, 21 Jan 2021

In a study documenting the evolution of the labor market from mid-March through November 2020, Rochester economics professor Lisa Kahn says controlling COVID is essential to restoring the economy.

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Laser Lab scientist honored for fusion and plasma research

Thu, 14 Jan 2021

Dustin Froula received the Ernest Orlando Lawrence Award, one of the most respected awards given by the US Department of Energy, for his research.

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Biology professor emeritus remembered as researcher, mentor, and colleague

Thu, 14 Jan 2021

Stanley Hattman, who taught at the University for more than 25 years, was known for his molecular biology research, student mentorship, and jovial demeanor.

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Emil Homerin: An American religion scholar remembered

Mon, 11 Jan 2021

A leading scholar of Sufi poetry and mysticism, Emil Homerin is remembered by his students and colleagues for his enthusiasm and generosity

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A new era in the search for extraterrestrial intelligence

Mon, 04 Jan 2021

If trends continue, "the search for intelligence in the universe may finally escape the giggle-factor," writes University of Rochester astrophysicist Adam Frank in a Washington Post op-ed.

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The Jupiter-Saturn conjunction, through medieval and Renaissance eyes

Fri, 18 Dec 2020

In medieval and Renaissance Europe and in the Arab world, it was widely believed that "when Saturn and Jupiter are found in the same area of the zodiac—in other words when they are in conjunction—there are profound effects on Earth," says historian Laura Ackerman Smoller.  

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How to be happier in 2021

Fri, 18 Dec 2020

Toss out your usual list of New Year's resolutions and do things that make the world a better place, says a Rochester expert on motivation and well-being.

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COVID-19 is forcing state and local governments to prioritize financial obligations

Fri, 18 Dec 2020

Those worst off will likely have to borrow money and then decide which obligations to pay right away and which to delay, says a Rochester economist.

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COVID-19 vaccine: What’s RNA research got to do with it?

Mon, 14 Dec 2020

RNA research at the University of Rochester provides an important foundation for developing antiviral drugs, vaccines, and other therapeutics to disrupt the global spread of coronavirus.

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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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