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‘He set the course of my life’: Remembering biologist William Muchmore

‘He set the course of my life’: Remembering biologist William Muchmore

July 20, 2017

Colleagues and former students remember the long-time biology professor and one of the world’s leading authorities on pseudoscorpions. Muchmore discovered and named more than 290 new species of the small arachnids in his 40-year career.

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Old slave castles an ‘asylum’ for nature

Old slave castles an ‘asylum’ for nature

June 28, 2017

Jiacheng Sun on the incorporation of plant structures into old slave structures in Ghana, and their preservation as a result.

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Scott Carney ‘absolutely honored’ to direct Institute of Optics

Scott Carney ‘absolutely honored’ to direct Institute of Optics

June 26, 2017

The Rochester alumnus will build on the institute’s outstanding reputation as nation’s oldest school of optics, as he takes up his new position on July 1.

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Wasp venom holds clues on how genes get new jobs

Wasp venom holds clues on how genes get new jobs

June 22, 2017

University researchers studying the venom of parasitic wasps believe a relatively understudied mechanism for creating new gene functions may be widespread in other species as well.

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Our journey to Elmina

Our journey to Elmina

June 15, 2017

Gilda DeDona on the transition from tourist to researcher in her first weeks at a summer field school in Ghana.

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It pays to have an awesome bus driver

It pays to have an awesome bus driver

June 13, 2017

Samantha Turley, a dual-degree student and the Eastman School of Music and in the College, sings the praises of Ghanaian bus drivers.

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