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Outstanding educators continued to shine during pandemic

Thu, 17 Jun 2021

Thomas Brown and Sina Ghaemmaghami are the latest recipients of the University’s Mercer Brugler Distinguished Teaching Professorships.

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Radicalized and believing in conspiracies: can the cycle be broken?

Thu, 03 Jun 2021

Rochester political scientist Scott Tyson says the growing belief in conspiracist narratives has led to the increased radicalization of average Americans.

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There’s hope for objective moral standards—but how can we better live up to them?

Wed, 02 Jun 2021

Rochester ethicist William FitzPatrick considers whether “’the better angels of our nature’ are robust enough to create and sustain a better world.”

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Partners play pivotal role in pregnant women’s alcohol use, which affects their babies’ development

Wed, 02 Jun 2021

Rochester psychologists say successful intervention efforts need to include partners of mothers-to-be.

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DESI’s quest to map the expanding universe begins

Fri, 28 May 2021

Rochester researchers are key members of an international collaboration to create a 3D map of the universe, which will help unravel the mysteries of dark energy.

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To drill down on anti-Asian hate crimes, Rochester researchers harness social media

Wed, 19 May 2021

Information gleaned from thousands of Twitter users lets the researchers gauge public opinion toward #StopAsianHate and #StopAAPIHate.

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Three undergraduates receive Goldwater Scholarships for science achievement

Tue, 18 May 2021

The highly competitive honor supports college students planning research careers in the natural sciences, mathematics, and engineering.

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Seniors in digital media studies present capstone projects

Tue, 18 May 2021

Undergraduate students showcase how digital media can help address real-world problems.

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Members of the College Class of 2021 reflect on four eventful years at the University

Tue, 18 May 2021

As they prepare to graduate with the College’s Class of 2021, students from near and far say they’re well prepared for the future.

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Dual degree student enjoyed the best of both worlds

Tue, 18 May 2021

Tessa Nojaim majored in tuba performance at Eastman and political science in the College.

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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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