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An unexpected gap year?

Rochester political scientists have found that the large disparity in state revenue collection between Western and non-Western states didn’t happen until the 20th century—much later than commonly thought.

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AI helps show how the brain’s fluids flow

A new, AI-based technique for measuring fluid flow in the brain could lead to treatments for diseases such as Alzheimer’s.

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Federal funding bolsters Rochester’s development of next-generation lasers

The National Science Foundation grant will connect University, industry, and business partners to grow the region’s laser workforce.

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Unlocking the power of photosynthesis for clean energy production

A new grant will allow Rochester researchers to leverage bacteria and nanomaterials to mimic photosynthesis and produce clean-burning hydrogen fuel.

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84.3Million Dollars

AS&E research awards in FY2021


Awardees in AS&E


American Academy of Arts and Sciences

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Message from the Dean

The role of research in Arts, Sciences and Engineering (AS&E) at the University of Rochester is integral to the growth and sustainability of our 21+ research centers and 25+ academic programs. Our faculty are world-renowned scientists and scholars in their respective fields and recognized as such through honorific and grant awards, and scholarly work of the highest quality.

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The project’s co-principal investigators include (clockwise from upper left) Jonathan Zuegel and Antonino Di Piazza from the University of Rochester, Eva Zurek from the University of Buffalo, Franklin Dollar from the University of California–Irvine, and Ani Aprahamian from the University of Notre Dame.

In the News

NSF funds multi-institutional design of world-leading EP-OPAL laser at Rochester

The ultrahigh-intensity laser facility has the potential to be a unique open-access resource for the global scientific community.

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Ongoing Research Initiatives

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Data Science

At Rochester, interdisciplinary teams are advancing basic and applied research in data science to improve health, create new industries, and expand knowledge. Located in Wegmans Hall, the Goergen Institute for Data Science is home to interdisciplinary data science research and the interdepartmental data science academic programs.

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As scholars in the humanities and humanistic social sciences at the University of Rochester, we examine human culture in its myriad forms: literature, language, media, philosophy, religion, history, anthropology, visual and performing arts, and much more. We are committed to critical thinking, reasoned discourse, inclusiveness, civility, empathy, and compassion—values that lie at the center of humanistic inquiry and that are essential for a thriving democratic citizenry.

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University-Industry Collaborations

Research and innovation are hallmarks of the University of Rochester. By dovetailing these hallmarks with commercial enterprises, the University’s discoveries create new companies, new technologies, and new industries—all while improving the lives of millions around the world.

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