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Michelangelo lived large—and ‘loved to laugh’

Renowned Michelangelo expert and this year’s Ferrari Humanities Symposia keynote speaker William Wallace has spent his career helping readers to find the familiar in the extraordinary artist’s day-to-day life.

March 20, 2018

Science & Technology

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New computing device would let microprocessors go ‘all out’

Researcher Mohammad Kazemi has proposed an entirely new concept for computer architecture to overcome the problems of heat transfer inherent in traditional microprocessors.

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March 15, 2018
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Professor studies complex brain networks involved in vision

Farran Briggs, a new associate professor of neuroscience and of brain and cognitive sciences at the University of Rochester, studies how attention affects the brain’s ability to process visual information.

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March 12, 2018
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What sound does ice make when it’s dropped 90 meters into an Antarctic glacier?

Researchers in the University’s Ice Core Lab shared a viral video that shows the “unexpected and fascinating” noice that when it hits the bottom of a borehole in Antarctica.

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March 6, 2018

Society & Culture

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Simon ranked as a top 15 MBA for women

The Simon Business School is ranked number 13 in the United States and number 21 in the world by the Financial Times in its first-ever ranking of the top 50 MBA programs for women.

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March 8, 2018
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‘We still have a lot of work to do’

March 8 is International Women’s Day, a day marked by rallies and celebrations around the globe. The University’s Commission on Women and Gender Equity in Academia will host a panel discussion with local activists promoting gender equity.

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March 7, 2018
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Open Letter gives voice to women authors in translation

Only 3 percent of all books published in the United States are translated from other languages, and only 29 percent of those are by women authors. Rochester is home to several projects aimed at addressing this.

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March 7, 2018

The Arts

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Fairchild Award honors mural artist Sarah C. Rutherford

A tribute to five Rochester women who work to lift others’ voices in the community, the “Her Voice Carries” art project has earned local artist Sarah C. Rutherford this year’s Lillian Fairchild Memorial Award.

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March 21, 2018
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Poetry a ‘powerful catalyst for dialogue and peace’

The United Nations created World Poetry Day to celebrate poetic expression in the world’s many languages. In honor of the day, University of Rochester students at the Language Center share some favorite poems in the languages in which they were written.

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March 20, 2018
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International Theatre Program presents its first ‘devised’ work

The spring production We Don’t Live on Mars Yet never started out as your typical theater production. It’s what’s called a devised work — where actors, production artists, and even the director don’t know what the final play will be.

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March 2, 2018

In Photos

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Match made in medicine

March 16, 2018

“I almost couldn’t believe my eyes,” said Nichole Roxas, as she opened her envelope and learned she was heading to Yale-New Haven Hospital to train as a child and adolescent psychiatrist. Roxas joined 100 of her peers at the School of Medicine and Dentistry on Match Day, the day when medical students across the country get the results of the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP), which matches the preferences of students with the preferences of residency programs. “I started crying happy tears because it’s a dream come true for me,” said Roxas.  “The education I received in Rochester has irrevocably shaped my moral compass and the direction of my career.”

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Student Life


Events mark International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

On this annual observance by the United Nations, We’re Better Than That—the University’s anti-racism committee comprised of students, faculty, and staff—will sponsor a panel discussion and invite members of the community to sign a pledge to fight racism.

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March 19, 2018
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Rochester’s undergraduate math program is ahead of the curve

In 2017, nearly 10 percent of the total number of Arts, Sciences & Engineering graduates completed a math major, the highest percentage ever at the University, and one of the highest of any institution in the country.

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March 13, 2018
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Depths of field: See the sights in Education Abroad photo contest

More than 275 students study abroad in more than 50 countries through programs offered by the Center for Education Abroad. And this year, students submitted 245 entries to Rochester Review’s annual contest.

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March 11, 2018

Voices & Opinion

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Thinking about ‘visual privilege’ and the 2018 Oscars

Sharon Willis, a member of Rochester’s Film and Media Studies program faculty, says this year’s nominations show that change may be afoot in Hollywood—but that how much movies will be transformed remains to be seen.

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March 1, 2018
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Concerns build about growing national debt

In the wake of the Trump administration’s $4.4 trillion federal budget proposal last week, Rochester political scientist and author David Primo says he’s worried about the long-term effects of the growing national debt.

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February 19, 2018
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John Cullen on current two-year study of domestic violence reporting

Researchers at the University of Rochester have now teamed up to study and improve technology that can show a bruising much faster on victims of domestic violence.

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February 14, 2018

University News

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Cannon to become University’s first chief data officer

Cannon will collaborate with IT leaders and , data officers for initiatives in eight key data domains—finance, human resources, student, research, faculty, clinical, facilities, and alumni & advancement. Her appointment begins July 1.

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March 21, 2018
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Donald Hall selected as Robert L. and Mary L. Sproull Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Sciences & Engineering

As dean of the faculty of AS&E, Hall will be responsible for academic, administrative, and financial aspects of School of Arts & Sciences, the Hajim School of Engineering & Applied Sciences, and the undergraduate College. Interim Dean of Faculty Richard Waugh will rejoin the Office of the Provost as vice provost for research.

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March 19, 2018
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Adolescence expert Judith Smetana wins psychology career award

An expert in teen–parent relationships, psychology professor Judith Smetana is being recognized by her peers with the 2018 John P. Hill Memorial Award from the Society for Research on Adolescence.

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March 16, 2018