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Telling ‘Sekuru’s Stories’ through music, digital scholarship

Jennifer Kyker, an ethnomusicologist, with renowned performer of the Zimbabwean mbira, Sekuru Tute Chigamba tell the story of colonialism’s effect on generations.

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With data science, Rochester’s laser lab moves closer to controlled nuclear fusion

Rochester’s Laboratory for Laser Energetics lead’s the way to find ways to produce an inexhaustible supply of clean energy.

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Microscopic eye movements affect how we see contrast

Contrast sensitivity results from the interaction of two processes: a sensory process-the response properties of neurons in the early visual system- and a motor process.

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Common test of mental state understanding is biased

The RMET may be unduly influenced by social class and culture, hence posing a serious challenge to assessing correctly the mental state understanding in clinical populations.

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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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50.7
Million Dollars

AS&E research funding in FY2015.

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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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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A female student working in a lab.

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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A professor and a student working on a project for an industry partner.

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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