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Suicide risk in abused teen girls linked to mother-daughter conflict

Thu, 18 Oct 2018

Among adolescents who suffered abuse or neglect as children, not all entertain suicidal thoughts. So what can we learn about those who do? A Mt. Hope Family Center study shows a strong correlation between poor mother-daughter relationships and increased suicide risk in teenage girls.

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Peering into what goes awry in schizophrenia

Thu, 18 Oct 2018

What cognitive processes contribute to how we function in a social world, and where do those processes break down? David Dodell-Feder—a new assistant professor of psychology—brings brain imaging, neuroscience, and even music and literature to bear in his research on the science of social connection.

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Physicist wins award to support ‘re-entry’ of women scientists

Tue, 16 Oct 2018

It is an issue for women in all academic fields, but especially in STEM fields. After two difficult pregnancies interrupted her career studying quantum optics, a fellowship is helping Asma Al-Qasimi get back to the lab.

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Meet this year’s winners of the Goergen Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching

Tue, 16 Oct 2018

Hayley Clatterbuck, an assistant professor in the Department of Philosophy; John Lambropoulos, chair of the Department of Mechanical Engineering; and Michael Jarvis, an associate professor in the Department of History are being recognized for their distinctive teaching accomplishments.

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Film festival commemorates 100 years of Polish independence

Thu, 11 Oct 2018

The movies were selected by the Polish Filmmakers Association, which has been presenting the series on four continents throughout the year.

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Seward Family Digital Archive project tops $1 million in grant money

Thu, 11 Oct 2018

The project brings together students in the humanities and computer science and retired volunteers to help transcribe the thousands of Seward family letters written in Victorian-era cursive handwriting.

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Former economics professor Paul Romer receives Nobel Prize

Mon, 08 Oct 2018

The former assistant professor of economics at the University of Rochester is currently a professor at New York University, and was recognized by the Nobel Committee for his work on the economics of technological change.

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Economists celebrate Mark Bils and his innovative approach to macroeconomics

Mon, 01 Oct 2018

Economists from four continents gathered at the University of Rochester in to honor Bils, the Hazel Fyfe Professor in Economics, for his 30-year career at Rochester and to discuss recent changes in the US economy.

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How might we detect possible intelligent life beyond Earth?

Fri, 28 Sep 2018

“There’s so much to look at, and we’ve done so little of it so far,” Rochester professor of astrophysics Adam Frank told NPR’s All Things Considered.

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Graduate students from all over the globe find their niche in Arts, Sciences & Engineering

Fri, 28 Sep 2018

Nik Chatzikonstanti is among the nearly 1,400 master’s and doctoral students in Arts, Sciences & Engineering, whose studies range from philosophy to physics and who come from more than 67 counties. Meet some of graduate students who have found a home at the University.

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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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