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Approach predicts novel ‘protein partners’ that could contribute to COVID-19 symptoms

Thu, 16 Sep 2021

Rochester biologists propose that disrupted interactions between the proteins that closely evolve with the ACE2 receptor may play a role in COVID-19 complications.

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Grant supports Rochester professor’s quest for superconductivity

Wed, 15 Sep 2021

The Moore Foundation award will also help Ranga Dias recruit other US scientists to join the quest to create viable superconducting materials.

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No, stress isn’t always bad. Here’s how to harness it.

Tue, 14 Sep 2021

Rochester psychologists find that college students who reinterpret their stress response as performance-enhancing are less anxious and generally healthier.

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University takes the stage at 10th annual KeyBank Rochester Fringe Festival

Mon, 13 Sep 2021

The recently opened Sloan Performing Arts Center on the River Campus gives Rochester’s arts community a new venue to shine.

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Three professors to receive Goergen Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching

Mon, 13 Sep 2021

Will Bridges, Jason Middleton, and Elaine Sia will be honored at an on-campus ceremony in October.

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Chemistry professor emeritus remembered for accomplishments in research and service

Thu, 09 Sep 2021

In addition to his research in the field of organic synthesis, Robert K. Boeckman Jr. contributed more than 40 years of service to the University of Rochester.

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3 surprising ways COVID-19 has rocked the US labor market

Wed, 08 Sep 2021

For Rochester economist Lisa Kahn, whose research focuses primarily on labor economics, the past year and a half has been nothing short of astonishing. She explains why.

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Rochester’s college-in-prison program expands to become western New York’s prison education hub

Wed, 08 Sep 2021

This year, the University’s prison education program starts courses at Attica, coinciding with the 50th anniversary of the prison uprising. Twenty-six incarcerated students at the maximum-security correctional facility located between Rochester and Buffalo are taking one or more of six college classes.

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Yearlong research project explores social and political nuances of migration in the Americas

Tue, 07 Sep 2021

Rochester scholars in the humanities and social sciences will study human migration as part of a “temporary research center” supported by a Mellon Foundation Sawyer Seminar grant.

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Jeffrey McCune Jr. returns to Rochester to lead Frederick Douglass Institute

Fri, 03 Sep 2021

The accomplished scholar discusses the importance of Black studies as well as his plans to expand the scope of the institute at the University of Rochester and in communities beyond campus.

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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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