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Should we teach children patriotism in school?

Mon, 24 Jun 2019

In an interview with the Irish Times, University of Rochester philosopher Randall Curren discusses the role of “a proper, virtuous kind of patriotism.”


Narayana Kocherlakota: Fed should cut rates in lieu of aggressive plan

Mon, 17 Jun 2019

Don’t expect the Federal Reserve to do so—at least not at this week’s meeting—says Rochester economics professor Kocherlakota, who led the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis for six years.


Virus genes help determine if pea aphids get their wings

Fri, 14 Jun 2019

The findings shed light on the important role that microbial genes, like those from viruses, can play in insect and animal evolution.


Ice core data confirms increased tropospheric ozone levels since industrialization

Thu, 13 Jun 2019

The findings suggest good news about the reliability of the computer models used to estimate and predict the changes in ground-level ozone.


University drops first-year admission standardized test requirement

Wed, 12 Jun 2019

As part of the new test-optional policy, applicants for first-year admission to the College at the University are no longer required to submit any standardized test results to the Office of Admissions.


How Rochester business majors help area businesses grow

Tue, 11 Jun 2019

Area businesses regularly tap into the research skills of Rochester business majors in Vincent Hope's Marketing Projects course in order to help address the real-world marketing issues facing their companies.


When corporations take a stance on divisive issues

Mon, 10 Jun 2019

Rochester political scientist David Primo discussed corporate political activity during his apperance on WCNY's Capitol Pressroom.


Researchers ‘stretch’ the ability of 2D materials to change technology

Mon, 10 Jun 2019

Moore’s Law predicts that the number of transistors in an integrated circuit will double every two years. As technology nears the limits of Moore’s Law, Rochester researchers have combined 2D materials with oxide materials in a new way, with new possibilities for computing power.


Researchers develop superconducting quantum refrigerator

Mon, 03 Jun 2019

Physicist Andrew Jordan and his fellow researchers harnessed superconductivity to conceive of a quantum refrigerator that could cool atoms to nearly absolute zero temperatures.


Brain stimulation speeds up visual learning in healthy adults, helps patients re-learn how to see

Tue, 28 May 2019

One particular type of brain stimulation enhances the brain’s ability to process visual information, and may aid in faster vision recovery after a stroke or traumatic brain injury.


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