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Institute for Popular Music celebrates Led Zeppelin, Rolling Stones

Institute for Popular Music kicks off its 2014-2015 performance and lecture series with a tribute to the iconic 70s rock band, Led Zeppelin. In the spring, lectures and a concert will focus on the music of the Rolling Stones and the 50th anniversary of the group’s career-making hit “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction.”

September 9, 2014

In the Headlines

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Absurd Creature of the Week: The naked mole rat could one day save your life

Biologist Vera Gorbunova studies these creatures at the University of Rochester. She says naked mole rat societies, which can reach 300 individuals, are more like dictatorships than monarchies because anyone with the gumption can ascend the throne, even if she doesn’t have a fancy III or IV after her name.

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September 12, 2014
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The power of sleep

“I was nervous when I went to my first sleep conference,” says Dr. Maiken Nedergaard, the chatty and inquisitive co-director of the Center for Translational Neuromedicine at the University of Rochester. “I was not trained in sleep, and I came to it from the outside.” In fact, as a busy mother and career woman, she saw sleep the way most of us probably do: as a bother. “Every single night, I wanted to accomplish more and enjoy time with my family, and I was annoyed to have to go to bed.”

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September 11, 2014
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UR receives $1.2M for center to study rare genetic disorder

The University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry plans to establish a center to study myotonic dystrophy type 2, UR Medical Center officials said Tuesday.

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September 9, 2014

Science & Technology

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From Einstein’s Spook and Schrödinger’s Cat: Lecture by world-renowned physicist brings quantum mechanics to the masses

Anton Zeilinger, one of the world’s leading experts in the field of quantum optics, will present a free, public lecture Tuesday at the University of Rochester. The talk is designed to convey the exciting frontiers of quantum mechanics to a general audience.

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September 8, 2014
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Targeting cells’ protein-making machinery may stop harmful bacteria

For the first time, the middle-steps in the process that creates the protein-making machinery of bacterial cells—called the ribosomes—has been isolated. A new study by biologist Gloria Culver suggests that blocking these pathways may help kill off drug-resistant bacteria.

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September 7, 2014
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Researchers identify new rare neuromuscular disease

An international team of researchers– co-lead by researchers in the School of Medicine and Dentistry – has identified a new inherited neuromuscular disorder. The new disease was diagnosed in two families, one in the U.S. and the other in Great Britain.

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September 5, 2014

Society & Culture

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Warner School professor promotes understanding of psychopathology

A new book, co-authored by Andre Marquis, associate professor of counseling and human development, closely examines the causes of, and treatments for, mental health disorders from various psychological and social perspectives.

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September 12, 2014
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University acquires newly discovered collection of Susan B. Anthony letters

94 years ago with the formal adoption of the 19th Amendment, women won the right to vote. Now, a newly discovered collection of Susan B. Anthony letters will help show how. The letters were written by Anthony to her “most cherished young lieutenant” Rachel Foster Avery.

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August 26, 2014
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Researchers work to understand, prevent hepatitis in Tibet

University of Rochester research often has a global reach. And there is no better example of that than the work Timothy Dye, professor of obstetrics and gynecology, is conducting in India with colleagues to assess hepatitis B among Tibetan refugees.

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August 8, 2014

Photo of the Week

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We remember

September 11, 2014

Naval ROTC students from the University—including Katherine Baum ’17 (above, left) and Jacob Shawler ’17 (center)— along with ROTC members from local battalions—including RIT senior Josh Nysenbaum (right)—held a small vigil on the Eastman Quad to remember those who died in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, including six alumni. The vigil was one of several student-organized events that included a Hopeman Memorial Carillon concert and the playing of the National Anthem at the Eastman School.

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Student Life

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Yellowjacket weekend brings Michael Ian Black to Rochester

Comedians Ron Funches, Nick Vatterott, and Michael Ian Black will perform this weekend for students and the Rochester community as part of Yellowjacket Weekend, which celebrates the start of the academic year.

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September 4, 2014
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PHOTO GALLERY: Wilson Day 2014

The incoming Class of 2018 fanned out into the surrounding neighborhoods of Rochester during the 26th annual Wilson Day of community service.

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August 29, 2014
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Moving in, with a little help from your friends

Transitioning to college as a freshman is intense enough without having to lug your stuff to your dorm room. At Rochester, several groups on campus pitch in on Move-In Day: Resident Assistants, EcoReps, football players, and two groups featured here, the D’Lions and Freshman Fellows.

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August 28, 2014

The Arts

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Eastman hosts music college fair

High school and college students who are interested in music will have the opportunity to meet one-on-one with admissions representatives from more than 65 of the top colleges, universities, conservatories, summer programs, festivals, and other pre-college educational institutions from across the United States.

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September 10, 2014
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Organist performs a ‘Cosmopolitan Concert’ at MAG

Featuring works by Cabanilles, Frescobaldi, Phillips, Rameau, Rossi, and others, the concert by organist Nathan Laube opens this season’s Third Thursday Concerts featuring Eastman’s Italian Baroque Organ at the art gallery.

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September 9, 2014
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International celebration honors work of scholar, activist Douglas Crimp

Leading scholars, artists, and critics from around the world will gather at the Arsenal Institute for Film and Video Art in Berlin on August 28 to celebrate the work of Douglas Crimp, who turned 70 this month. Known for his work as an art critic, theorist, curator, and activist, his work was instrumental in the development of the field of queer studies.

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August 26, 2014

University News

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Public Safety debuts new Adopt-a-Hall program

As part of the program, assigned officers will introduce themselves to the residents and provide them with their work e-mail address. They will attend hall meetings at least two times per semester, and hall staff will be able to request safety and prevention presentations through them.

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August 29, 2014
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Political science researchers earn top awards

Lynda Powell, Gerald Gamm, G. Bingham Powell, Jr., and Hein Goemans will be recognized for their award-winning research during the annual meeting of the American Political Science Association in August.

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August 22, 2014
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URMC mourns passing of pediatric cardiologist Chloe Alexson

Known for the extraordinary rapports she established with patients and an uncanny photographic memory, Alexson worked at the hospital and university for 45 years.

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August 22, 2014