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For the last 15 years, Joanne Bernardi, associate professor of Japanese, has been on a mission. She’s been collecting postcards, brochures, films, and other visual representations of early 20th century Japan. But her very success — her collection now includes several hundred postcards and more than 1,150 film prints, brochures, and other objects — posed a dilemma: How to present all this in a way that would allow the collection to grow AND would allow other scholars to register and contribute content? Enter the Digital Humanities Center.
“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.
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.
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 […]
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.
University of Rochester research often has a global reach. And there is no better example of that than the work Timothy Dye, professor of obstetrics and gynecology, is conducting in India with colleagues to assess hepatitis B among Tibetan refugees.
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.