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Writing about music: Eastman Music Series fills gap in scholarly, popular understanding

Writing about music: Eastman Music Series fills gap in scholarly, popular understanding

December 19, 2014

“Music can be a problematic topic for a book,” writes Ralph P. Locke, professor of musicology at the Eastman School of Music and editor of the Eastman Studies in Music series, published by the University of Rochester Press. “Unlike novels or poems, plays or paintings, musical works cannot easily be represented in words or visual images.” With the recent publication of its 100th title, the series shows great breadth in an era of increasing musical specialization.

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Molecular clouds show off potential, beauty of data visualization

Molecular clouds show off potential, beauty of data visualization

November 21, 2014

“Simulated molecular clouds are beautiful, intricate, and ever-changing — properties that make them ideal candidates for high-powered visualization,” wrote PhD student Erica Kaminski about her award-winning images.

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Ebola Q&A: Rochester researchers share their views

Ebola Q&A: Rochester researchers share their views

October 3, 2014

Given the widespread attention regarding the current Ebola outbreak in West Africa, four Medical Center faculty with expertise in viral infections field questions about the outbreak, the nature of pandemics, vaccines, and what a U.S. outbreak might look like.

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Ovitz’s Student Entrepreneurs: Rise to Top with Their EyeProfiler

Ovitz’s Student Entrepreneurs: Rise to Top with Their EyeProfiler

October 1, 2014

When Joung Yoon (Felix) Kim ’14 looked for team members to help him launch his company, he did what many savvy CEOs do: He looked for people “smarter than I am” in key areas of expertise. Rochester Teams Compete for $5 Million in Prizes Ovitz is one of three University companies competing for a $1 […]

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Comparative literature professor explores concept of ‘the sublime’

Comparative literature professor explores concept of ‘the sublime’

September 12, 2014

Robert Doran looks at the intense interest in the “sublime” as an aesthetic concept — distinct from and even surpassing “beauty” — in his forthcoming book The Theory of the Sublime from Longinus to Kant.

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First-of-its-kind study connects music, Saint Anne

First-of-its-kind study connects music, Saint Anne

July 28, 2014

You will find no references to St. Anne in the New Testament. And yet, from the early 15th to early 16th centuries, the apocryphal mother of the Virgin Mary was a subject of great veneration by women of all social ranks, especially among royalty. In his new book, Michael Alan Anderson, associate professor of musicology at the Eastman School, examines how this devotion was expressed in the music of this time period.

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Lake sturgeon making a comeback in the Genesee

Lake sturgeon making a comeback in the Genesee

July 18, 2014

Blood-sampling studies led by comparative medicine professor and chair Jeff Wyatt are showing promising signs for the fish, for the once-troubled embayment of the lower Genesee — and, potentially, for the local economy.

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Robert Clark stresses need for federal research support at National Press Club

Robert Clark stresses need for federal research support at National Press Club

July 10, 2014

Universities can help drive regional economic development and strengthen American competitiveness — but only if the federal government continues to partner with institutions and commits to provide the sustained research funding that is required to, first, discover a good idea, then “translate” it into products and services that benefit society.

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