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Why neutrinos ‘matter’ in the early universe

When the highly anticipated findings from the Japan-based T2K neutrino experiment were finally presented at the International Conference on High Energy Physics this month, it was Rochester graduate student Konosuke (Ko) Iwamoto who updated the physics world on the puzzle behind the imbalance between matter and antimatter.

August 30, 2016

Science & Technology

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Three health analytics projects receive pilot funding

The University’s Goergen Institute for Data Science has awarded grants to three projects aimed at using big data to improve treatment of patients who are in intensive care or who suffer from epilepsy or mental disorders.

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August 25, 2016
D.A. Henderson

Donald A. Henderson ’54M (MD), eradicator of smallpox, dies at 87

Hard-driving, uncompromising, and ferociously devoted to every mission he tackled, the School of Medicine and Dentistry alumnus is credited with the global eradication of smallpox.

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August 23, 2016
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Ehsan Hoque: MIT Technology Review ‘Innovator under 35’

Earning an honor previously awarded to Larry Page, Sergey Brin, and Mark Zuckerberg, Hoque has been recognized as one of the first to show that people can improve their social skills by interacting with automated systems.

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August 23, 2016

Society & Culture

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Why does stress in relationships affect parenting?

Mt. Hope Family Center researchers Melissa Sturge-Apple and Patrick Davies have been awarded a $2.9 million grant to research how conflicts and stress between parents spill over to influence interactions between parent and child.

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August 25, 2016
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Providers face cultural challenges when evaluating refugee children

Thirty percent of the refugees the U.S. takes in every year are children. A new Medical Center study shows that the developmental screenings recommended by pediatricians don’t always translate to other cultures.

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August 15, 2016
Two women and a man stand with their bicycles in the year 1897

19th-century cyclist captures views of Rochester

Bike culture in Victorian Rochester has been beautifully captured in the May Bragdon Diaries Project, an online resource curated and hosted by River Campus Libraries.

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August 1, 2016

The Arts

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Music in the American Wild wraps up national parks tour

What began literally as a walk in the park has turned into a national tour of seven National Park Service sites plus other outdoor venues across the county, to honor the centennial year of the national parks.

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August 24, 2016
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When Ansel Adams came to Rochester

As the National Park Service turns 100, many remember photographer Ansel Adams for his iconic images of the American West and Yosemite. But when Adams was hired to photograph the University campus in 1952, he was not yet America’s most well-known photographer.

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August 24, 2016
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Festival highlights historic organs located across Rochester

Leading organists and musicologists from around the world will come to the Eastman School of Music this fall for the annual Eastman Rochester Organ Initiative Festival, focusing this year on “The Organ and the Human Voice.”

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August 9, 2016

Photo of the Week

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Fanfare for the Common Semester

August 31, 2016

Honey Meconi, chair of the Department of Music, leads an all-woman ensemble of student musicians in a performance of Aaron Copeland’s “Fanfare for the Common Man” from the balcony of Rush Rhees Library to mark the beginning of classes on Wednesday morning. (University photo / J. Adam Fenster)

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Student Life

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Freshmen fan into community for annual Wilson Day

“I like to help people, and it’s nice to go into the community and give back,” said Matthew Le ’20, one of the more than 1,300 freshmen who began their college career in Rochester with the annual Wilson Day of community service.

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August 30, 2016
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Searching for more insights on Earth’s magnetic field

Geophysicist John Tarduno has taken a group of students to Africa and Australia this summer to continue his groundbreaking work on the strength and direction of Earth’s magnetic field. The students are live-tweeting from their research sites, sending photos from the field.

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August 17, 2016
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Top 10 campus pokéstops every new student should know

Pokémon Go players returning to Rochester this fall are in for a treat. The University’s River Campus is home to no less than 40 pokéstops and four gyms.

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August 17, 2016

Voices & Opinion

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
Randall Stone

‘NATO is not a golf club’

Recent statements and revelations about Donald Trump, NATO, Russia, and the Ukraine have left political science professor Randall Stone wondering, “whether this a novel written by Tom Clancy or whether this is an episode of House of Cards.” /

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August 2, 2016
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May we recommend. . .

Looking for a little summer reading . . . or viewing, or listening? A few members of the faculty share their recommendations for books, music, and videos not to be missed.

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July 29, 2016

University News

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Teaching the teachers about students with disabilities

Three colleagues from the University’s Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning joined forces this summer to teach a nationally available online course on supporting and teaching students with disabilities in the college classroom.

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August 25, 2016
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New look, new vibe as Move-In Day approaches

When more than 1,300 students from the Class of 2020 move in this week, they’ll see a River Campus that’s undergoing a transformation in more ways than one, with major renovations underway to student spaces.

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August 19, 2016
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River Campus construction update

This summer has been one of the most active construction periods of all time on River Campus. Multiple new facilities and improvement projects are wrapping up, while others are still in progress. With the new academic year starting this week, here is an update on many of the bigger projects on River Campus and what is soon reopening.

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August 19, 2016