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Golisano Children’s Hospital dedication celebrates kids, community, future

Miracle Kids, grateful families, University leadership, and significant building donors including hospital namesake B. Thomas Golisano celebrated the dedication of Golisano Children’s Hospital on Wednesday. The new eight-story, $145 million hospital is the largest capital project in the University’s history. For the first time, the children’s hospital will feature all-private rooms and specialized technology, including the first integrated PET/MRI in a children’s hospital in the nation.

May 27, 2015

In the Headlines

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What Apple has learned from ResearchKit so far

Apple operations chief Jeff Williams says that ResearchKit — the suite of medical research tools for the iPhone that Apple launched in March — has already helped researchers make a lot of interesting discoveries.

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May 27, 2015
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New Golisano Children’s Hospital to open soon

The largest capital project in the University of Rochester’s history will soon be open to the community. The new Golisano Children’s Hospital was dedicated Wednesday with media taking a first look at the eight-story, $145 million hospital with 245,000 square feet of new space.

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May 27, 2015
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We mimic the speech patterns of people we agree with

When people talk, they tend to inadvertently take on each other’s speech patterns, adopting similar pronunciation, rates of speech, posture, and more. The degree to which we fall in with someone else’s speech patterns may have to do with how much we agree with them, and how willing we are to compromise.

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May 26, 2015

Science & Technology

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MC10 partners with University to advance patient-centered research

Massachusetts company MC10 will join forces with the University to test its BioStamp wearable biometric technology in various clinical settings, and to work to translate patient healthcare data into new treatments and predictive health analytics.

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May 28, 2015
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Falling Walls Lab: Young researchers present ideas that remove barriers to progress in science, society

Thirty-three scientists, inventors, and entrepreneurs will have three minutes each to present their innovative idea in a rapid-fire competition to win a spot at the prestigious Falling Walls Lab Finale in Berlin.

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May 15, 2015
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Using light to separate good from bad in antioxidant therapy

Most dietary advice includes a plug for antioxidant-rich foods like blueberries and spinach. So why have so many antioxidant-based therapies failed in clinical trials? A $1.7 million National Institutes of Health grant to a junior investigator at the School of Medicine and Dentistry aims to find out.

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May 15, 2015

Society & Culture

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‘Summer slide’ slows when kids pick summer reading list

At the end of the school year, districts often send reading lists home with their students in the hopes of combating the literacy loss experienced during the long break. But a Medical Center study shows these programs can be more effective with only a small tweak: Let the kids choose the books.

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May 20, 2015
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Warner School participates in national Horizons Giving Day to support low-income children in K-12

On May 20, 2015, Horizons programs across the country will attempt to raise $1 million to expand existing programs and bring Horizons to more communities and families.

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May 4, 2015
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Study finds online ads drive sales

According to new research from Simon Business School, the more a consumer sees an online ad and the closer a consumer lives to the location of a store, the larger the sales lift for the retailer.

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April 23, 2015

Photo of the Week

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Roar over Rush Rhees

May 21, 2015

The U.S Navy’s Blue Angels rehears for the upcoming Rochester International Airshow in the skies over River Campus.

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Student Life

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Commencement 2015

Each year during commencement weekend, the University recognizes its graduating students and their families, outstanding faculty and alumni, special guests, and other honorees. From mortarboard decorating to academic processions, enjoy this overview of Commencement 2015.

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May 17, 2015
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Celebrating 2015 student award winners

Meet some of the Rochester students who have earned national honors and scholarships in recognition of their academic achievements.

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May 14, 2015
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Annual Gollin Film Festival showcases student films

Aches, a stop-motion animation film by film and media studies major Brynn Wilkins, ’15 took the top prize in the 10th annual Gollin Film Festival, sponsored by the Film and Media Studies Program.

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May 5, 2015

The Arts

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World’s musical diversity showcased in Eastman concert series

Guest artists will bring music from India, Portugal, and South Asia to the Kilbourn Hall stage as part of the World Music Series for 2015-2016.

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May 20, 2015
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Recital concludes Third Thursday concert series

A May 21 recital by Malcolm Matthews ’11E ’14E (MM), director of music at St. Mary’s Church in Rochester, wraps up the 2014–15 season of Third Thursday Concerts with Eastman’s Italian Baroque Organ at the Memorial Art Gallery.

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May 11, 2015
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University to install new sculpture on River Campus

A new 12-foot tall sculpture will be installed in Jackson Court as part of an effort to bring public art to campus. Artist Sabri Gokmen’s CALYX, was selected from a pool of more than 120 submissions received from an international call for proposals.

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May 8, 2015

University News

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Laura Ballou honored for contributions to undergraduate learning

Laura Ballou, assistant dean of sophomores and director of Wilson Commons, is the inaugural recipient of the Distinguished Contributions to Undergraduate Learning Award. The new award has been established to honor a staff member in Arts, Sciences & Engineering who has made a significant difference in the educational experience of students.

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May 21, 2015
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Ron Paprocki to retire after more than 45 years working at the University

His career at the University spans more than 45 years and five Rochester presidents. Just after graduation, Paprocki began work in the College, first serving in academic support and counseling positions, and later advancing to budgeting and planning work.

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May 19, 2015
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Rick Aab commits $3M to new Golisano Children’s Hospital

University Trustee Rick Aab’s commitment to the Children’s Hospital Building Fund is an expression of his friendship with Tansukh Ganatra and the Ganatra family. Aab and Ganatra co-founded US LEC Corp., a telecommunications company based in Charlotte, N.C. In recognition of Aab’s generosity, the University will name the atrium in the new Golisano Children’s Hospital the Ganatra Family Atrium.

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May 18, 2015
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