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Chuck Schumer and Ernest Moniz in front of University of Rochester banner

Moniz, Schumer tour Laboratory for Laser Energetics

Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz (right), joined by Senator Charles Schumer, made his first visit to the Laboratory for Laser Energetics yesterday. Moniz and Schumer met with researchers and toured the facility, which is seen as a driver for regional innovation and growth.

October 26, 2016

Science & Technology

chemical structures

Finding needles in chemical haystacks

Chemists have developed a process for identifying new catalysts that will help synthesize drugs more efficiently and more cheaply, by searching libraries for drugs with structure features similar to known catalysts.

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October 14, 2016

100th Optical Society meeting a showcase for research

Next-generation endoscopes to diagnose cancer and high-power laser amplifiers for communications will be more feasible, thanks to University researchers whose work will be showcased at the Optical Society’s 100th annual meeting.

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October 14, 2016
microscopic image of Several neurons colored yellow

Research to explore new therapies for Huntington’s disease

A new grant anticipated to total more than $10.5 million over next five years will help Medical Center scientists develop a stem cell-based therapy that swaps sick brain cells for healthy ones.

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October 12, 2016

Society & Culture

MELIORA carved into a jackolantern

QuadCast: What are the origins of Halloween?

Halloween is a staple in American culture, but what are the origins of the holiday? Emil Homerin, professor of religion, discusses Halloween’s roots in mysticism with student host Nick Bruno in this episode of QuadCast, the University’s official podcast.

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October 28, 2016
students and teacher around a table

Social critic Christopher Lasch’s enduring influence

In a recent interview, Vox editor Ezra Klein asked Hillary Clinton to name three books that have influenced how she thinks about policy. Clinton’s reply included the work of Christopher Lasch, who was a historian at the University of Rochester for nearly a quarter of a century.

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October 21, 2016
Japanese American family with luggage

‘Looking like the enemy’ examines WWII internment, current debates

An upcoming Humanities Project event reviews the experiences of the more than 120,000 people of Japanese ancestry who were forcibly removed from their homes and placed in remote relocation camps after the bombing of Pearl Harbor.

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October 19, 2016

The Arts

old church with historical monument reading "First Convention for Woman's Rights was held on this corner"

Celebrating suffrage through song

During a campaign where voters have a choice to elect the first woman president, Rochester’s Women’s Chorus will express women’s suffrage through song at the Women’s Rights National Historical Park in Seneca Falls.

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October 19, 2016
Scenes from movies featured in this fall's Tournées Film Festival, "ABCDs in Contemporary French and Francophone Cinema: Action, Biopic, Comedy, Documentary, & Drama," running October 19 through November 3 in Hoyt Auditorium.

Film festival showcases contemporary French cinema

This fall’s theme reflects a combination of contemporary films and genres that have been selected by students in French classes, focusing on action, biopic, comedy, documentary & drama.

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October 18, 2016
four men playing guitars and singing into mics on stage

Take it easy: a celebration of country rock

Celebrating a style of music that dominated the 1970s, the University of Rochester’s Institute for Popular Music features an evening of country rock as part of its “In Performance” concert series.

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October 18, 2016

Photo of the Week

student walking across elevated bridge walkway with fall trees in background

From here to there

October 19, 2016

The new bridge between the Frederick Douglass Building and Rush Rhees Library offers a new path — and a new viewpoint — through the fall campus foliage. (University photo / J. Adam Fenster)

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Student Life

Valev Laube '18

Valev Laube ’18: Creativity across media

Since he arrived, Laube’s picked up violin, honed graphic design skills, and actively participated in several cultural groups. “Rochester works for me,” he says.

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October 27, 2016

University funds undergraduate research globally

Each summer the University allocates thousands of dollars to enable to students to conduct research here or abroad—independently, in a lab, or under the guidance of a professor.

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October 20, 2016

University sponsoring community-focused lecture series

A new lecture and community conversation series, to be held at Brue Coffee on Genesee Street, aims to bring students and the community together for topical conversation.

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October 19, 2016

Voices & Opinion

Bob Dylan

6 stops on Bob Dylan’s rise to the top

His first album was a flop. He was loved in the United Kingdom before the United States. As people around the world start to celebrate Bob Dylan’s 75th birthday, rock historian John Covach, director of Rochester’s Institute for Popular Music, identifies six stops along the artist’s turbulent rise to the top in the 1960s.

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October 13, 2016
An insurance form, a stethoscope, a pen and cash

Workplace premiums show modest rise

Gerald Wedig from Simon Business School reviews the link between health insurance premiums and the continuing migration of consumers to high deductible healthcare plans.

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October 4, 2016
Adam Frank

Short answers to big questions: Exploring atoms in space

University of Rochester astrophysicist Adam Frank helps NPR listeners answer: If there are points in space with only three atoms per cubic meter, what fills in the rest? / All Things Considered

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August 11, 2016

University News

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Highland Hospital celebrates new addition

University and hospital officials cut the ribbon on Highland Hospital’s new two-story building addition. The $28 million expansion includes six new operating rooms and a 26-bed observation unit, and will see its first patients starting on November 1.

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October 26, 2016
Kate Cerulli

Cerulli awarded for empowering women

Catherine Cerulli, director of the Susan B. Anthony Center and the Laboratory of Interpersonal Violence and Victimization, was honored by the YWCA. She has worked on issues surrounding domestic violence and child abuse for more than 25 years.

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October 20, 2016
Liz Milavec

Milavec named associate VP for financial operations and controller

Elizabeth Milavec will serve as the primary administrative officer responsible for planning, developing, directing and maintaining the University’s systems of accounting, financial reporting and financial internal controls.

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October 18, 2016