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Short and sweet: research told briefly and to the point takes the prize

Short and sweet: research told briefly and to the point takes the prize

October 12, 2018

Competitions are helping early career scientists hone their ability to communicate their research in short, compelling, and easily understood presentations.

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Center of Excellence funds local businesses improving health care

Center of Excellence funds local businesses improving health care

October 10, 2018

Four grants from the Center of Excellence (CoE) in Data Science are helping companies translate the cutting-edge science of University researchers into improved health care, while also benefiting the region’s economy.

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Resolving quantum ‘weirdness’: A new look at the duality of light

Resolving quantum ‘weirdness’: A new look at the duality of light

September 6, 2018

For 90 years physicists have known that incompatibly opposite properties are inherent in all elementary particles. Now Rochester researchers say they’ve resolved this weird and inescapable wave-particle duality.

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First chief data officer: Better data = better decisions

First chief data officer: Better data = better decisions

August 31, 2018

Trained as an economist with 20 years of experience at the Federal Reserve, Sandra (San) Cannon’s job is to help the University make better use of the data generated by hundreds of offices and departments.

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Record-breaking year for faculty CAREER awards

Record-breaking year for faculty CAREER awards

August 30, 2018

Eight University of Rochester researchers are among the latest recipients of the National Science Foundation’s most prestigious recognition for junior faculty members—the Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) award—the largest number of CAREER awards in one year for the University.

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Honorary professorships awarded for excellence in teaching

Honorary professorships awarded for excellence in teaching

August 2, 2018

John Tarduno has been awarded the William R. Kenan, Jr. Professorship, and Thomas Eickbush and James Zavislan are recipients of the Mercer Brugler Distinguished Teaching Professorship.

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Group ‘cleaves’ oxygen from surface of metal oxide, enhancing reactivity

Group ‘cleaves’ oxygen from surface of metal oxide, enhancing reactivity

August 1, 2018

A new method of opening solid state materials to oxygenation, using metallic oxide clusters, can eliminate guesswork from discovery of new catalysts. The ultimate goal is to more efficiently convert greenhouse gases to useful fuels.

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Ellen Matson wins fellowship supporting innovative teaching

Ellen Matson wins fellowship supporting innovative teaching

July 27, 2018

Assistant professor of chemistry Ellen Matson is one of five inaugural recipients of the Course Hero-Woodrow Wilson Fellowship for Excellence in Teaching, awarded for balancing research with a commitment to innovative teaching practices.

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Measuring each point of a beam of light

Measuring each point of a beam of light

July 11, 2018

A University of Rochester research team has devised a much simpler way to measure beams of light—even powerful, superfast pulsed laser beams that require very complicated devices to characterize their properties.

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