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Protein identified in post-chemo cell death puzzle

Protein identified in post-chemo cell death puzzle

September 11, 2017

Researchers have identified a protein that is required for cell death after undergoing chemotherapy—at least, it appears, in male mice.

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Designing a world of immersive sound

Designing a world of immersive sound

September 8, 2017

Using a new approach to flat-panel design, Mark Bocko and his team are creating inexpensive prototypes of speakers that double as wall hangings and overhead lights.

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Conference, expo puts spotlight on light and sound technologies

Conference, expo puts spotlight on light and sound technologies

September 7, 2017

Rochester has the ingredients to create its own Silicon Valley in emerging imaging and audio technologies. That’s the vision of the organizers of Light and Sound Interactive, a conference and expo that will showcase how Rochester can play a leading role in such growing fields as augmented and virtual reality (AR/VR), and interactive games and media. Oscar-winning filmmaker Ang Lee is among this year’s keynotes.

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Promising young faculty recognized in Arts, Sciences & Engineering

Promising young faculty recognized in Arts, Sciences & Engineering

September 5, 2017

Four faculty members have been chosen as this year’s Wilmot Assistant Professors. The two-year awards recognize “some of the most promising young men and women in the early stages of their academic careers.”

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An appreciation: David Quesnel, 1952–2017

An appreciation: David Quesnel, 1952–2017

August 31, 2017

The professor of mechanical engineering was remembered by friends, family members, and colleagues at a recent memorial service in Rush Rhees Library for his “unbounded curiosity.”

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Adam Sefkow recognized for research in fusion, high-energy density physics

Adam Sefkow recognized for research in fusion, high-energy density physics

August 17, 2017

Sefkow, an assistant professor of mechanical engineering and senior scientist at the University’s Laboratory for Laser Energetics, has received a prestigious Early Career Research Program award from the US Department of Energy and the Fusion Power Associates 2017 Excellence in Fusion Engineering Award.

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McNair Scholar gains first-hand insights on public health disparities

McNair Scholar gains first-hand insights on public health disparities

August 15, 2017

Joy Nicholas ’19 got her first look at the research process this summer—and likes what she saw., participating in all aspects of a Medical Center study on how race and ethnicity impact infant feeding practices.

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Student work opens the brain to help surgeons remove tumors

Student work opens the brain to help surgeons remove tumors

August 11, 2017

Brain research does not take a summer vacation, and neither does Magdalena Granados ’19. The McNair Scholar is working on “awake language mapping” research designed to help neurosurgeons operate with greater precision.

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Shape-memory polymers expand with student research

Shape-memory polymers expand with student research

August 10, 2017

A mechanical engineering student visiting from the University of Maryland, Ricardo Cardoza stretched himself—and the shape-memory polymers he worked with—in Mitchell Anthamatten’s chemical engineering lab this summer.

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