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Researcher uses blogs, TED-like talks to reach a broader audience as a public scholar

Researcher uses blogs, TED-like talks to reach a broader audience as a public scholar

December 2, 2016

When Warner School professor Karen Finnigan communications with her peers about school reform, she uses journal articles and academic conference presentations. But when she talks with policymakers or parents, she starts with Horton Hears a Who.

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Chemist known for building a better molecule named AAAS fellow

Chemist known for building a better molecule named AAAS fellow

November 21, 2016

Daniel Weix, associate professor of chemistry, has been named a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the world’s largest general scientific society.

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‘Antisense’ compounds offer new weapon against influenza A

‘Antisense’ compounds offer new weapon against influenza A

November 17, 2016

Challenging a long-held convention, University researchers have shown they can inhibit the influenza A virus by targeting its genomic RNA with “antisense” compounds.

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As Center for Freeform Optics grows, so do opportunities for students

As Center for Freeform Optics grows, so do opportunities for students

November 10, 2016

Since its 2013 launch under an award from the National Science Foundation, CeFO has been shaping the future of optical instrumentation on a global scale, and has more than doubled the number of partner companies in just this past year.

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Round table explores opportunities for data science collaboration

Round table explores opportunities for data science collaboration

November 8, 2016

Representatives from dozens of industries will discuss how University-industry cooperation could help address such issues as soaring health care costs, the challenges involved in sharing data, and finding ways to retain graduates with computational skills.

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Seed grant enables researchers to try new approach to targeting leukemia

Seed grant enables researchers to try new approach to targeting leukemia

November 3, 2016

University researchers hope to improve the odds of surviving acute myeloid leukemia by loading a promising compound into nanoparticles that will target the inner recesses of bone marrow where leukemia stem cells lurk.

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Breakthrough adds new color to ultrasound

Breakthrough adds new color to ultrasound

October 27, 2016

Rochester engineering professor Kevin Parker has devised a way to differentiate fine details in medical ultrasound images that currently appear as indistinguishable objects in shades of gray.

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‘Looking like the enemy’ examines WWII internment, current debates

‘Looking like the enemy’ examines WWII internment, current debates

October 19, 2016

An upcoming Humanities Project event reviews the experiences of the more than 120,000 people of Japanese ancestry who were forcibly removed from their homes and placed in remote relocation camps after the bombing of Pearl Harbor.

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Film festival showcases contemporary French cinema

Film festival showcases contemporary French cinema

October 18, 2016

This fall’s theme reflects a combination of contemporary films and genres that have been selected by students in French classes, focusing on action, biopic, comedy, documentary & drama.

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100th Optical Society meeting a showcase for research

100th Optical Society meeting a showcase for research

October 14, 2016

Next-generation endoscopes to diagnose cancer and high-power laser amplifiers for communications will be more feasible, thanks to University researchers whose work will be showcased at the Optical Society’s 100th annual meeting.

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