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New smartphone app would track spread of Ebola

Node, a new smartphone app developed by Medical Center research associate Solomon Abiola, would track the spread of Ebola and other infectious diseases and allow victims to receive the help they need more quickly. A National Science Foundation grant will allow the researchers to conduct a pilot study this summer in Lagos, Nigeria.

May 21, 2015

In the Headlines

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Existing anti-stroke drug also effective treatment for middle-ear infections

An existing anti-stroke drug is an effective treatment for middle-ear infections, showing the ability to suppress mucus overproduction, improve bacterial clearance and reduce hearing loss, according to researchers at Georgia State University and the University of Rochester.

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May 21, 2015
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Imitation game: we unconsciously mimic the speech patterns of people who think like us

When we talk to a companion, psychologists tell us, we unconsciously mirror their posture, behavior, and speech patterns — monkey see, monkey do. New research from University of Rochester shows how certain social factors can modify this automatic behavior.

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May 20, 2015
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Foundations To SEC: Force corporations to disclose political giving

David Primo, a professor of political science and business administration at the University of Rochester, said the foundations are addressing the wrong agency. “If this is about democracy and not about shareholders, it’s not clear this is a job for the Securities and Exchange Commission,” Primo said in an interview.

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May 19, 2015

Science & Technology

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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
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Defects in atomically thin semiconductor emit single photons

Until now, optically active quantum dots have not been observed in materials consisting of a single layer of atom, also known as 2D materials. Rochester researchers have shown how the 2D material tungsten diselenide can be fashioned into an atomically thin semiconductor that serves as a platform for solid-state quantum dots.

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May 4, 2015

Society & Culture

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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
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In our midst

Meredith Dank ’99 has uncovered some surprising truths about the illegal sex trade—and policymakers are starting to take note. (Photo: Shannon Taggart for Rochester Review)

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April 20, 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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