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Stewart Weaver named Carnegie Fellow to support climate history study in Himalayas

Stewart Weaver has been selected as a 2019 Andrew Carnegie Fellow to continue work on the project “Climate Witness: Voices from Ladakh”—an effort to preserve the rich culture and history of the locale and its people before it’s too late.

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‘Optical tweezer’ takes Nobel concept in a new direction

Rochester researchers are trapping nanoparticle-sized silica beads in an “optical tweezer” in a series of experiments that could shed new light on the fundamental properties of lasers–and perhaps lead to better sensors and other devices.

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Can the laws of physics untangle traffic jams, stock markets, and other complex systems?

Rochester professor Gourab Ghoshal and members of his lab are using the fundamental laws of physics to untangle the complex systems behind human behavior, urban planning, and social networks.

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When parenting teens, keep calm and don’t carry on

Rochester psychologists found that mothers and fathers who were less capable of dampening down their anger are more likely to resort to harsh discipline aimed at their teens, and that fathers in particular were not as good at considering alternative explanations for their teens' behavior.

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Arts/Humanities

Embracing creativity, dialogue, culture, and scholarship.

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Engineering

Applying science, technology, and optics to build a better world.

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Natural Science

Broadening our understanding of how the world works.

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Social Science

Gaining insights into people, politics, economics, and society.

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63.4
Million Dollars

AS&E research funding in FY2018.

16
Members

in the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Images of Research

View photos that capture the University’s commitment to understanding how the world works while also making the world ever better.

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Student conducting research as part of the University of Rochester's summer Research Experience for Undergraduates, or REU, program.

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Summer in Rochester means research

There’s no better time to do research at the University than during the summer. While the classrooms may be quiet, labs and libraries remain busy as undergraduate students work on projects from engineering to political science.

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David Williams in his lab.

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David Williams steps down as AS&E dean for research

Dean for research in Arts, Sciences & Engineering since 2011, Williams stepped down on July 1 to return full time to his research.

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Rochester students, alumni offered NSF fellowships

Five Rochester graduate students and one undergraduate have been offered National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships, providing up to three years of support for students pursuing STEM or social science degrees.

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Ongoing Research Initiatives

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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A student using virtual reality technology to study cultures.

Humanities

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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Students using technology to scan a bust of Frederick Douglass.

Women in STEM

Arts, Sciences and Engineering at the University of Rochester is committed to supporting women researchers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).

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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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Core Facilities

River Campus researchers have access to a wide array of state-of-the-art equipment, facilitating research ranging from analysis of geological samples to fabrication of specialized optics to brain imaging to advanced statistical analysis of international conflict and trade.

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Technicians working on the Omega laser.

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