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Simon rises in Bloomberg ranking of full-time MBA programs

Simon rises in Bloomberg ranking of full-time MBA programs

November 11, 2014

The full-time MBA program at the University of Rochesters Simon Business School is on the rise. The program was one of the leading movers on the Bloomberg Businessweek ranking of the top full-time MBA programs. The Simon Schools full-time MBA program is ranked 38th, a jump of 12 places from 50th in 2012.

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Report: UR one of nation’s leading medical research universities

Report: UR one of nation’s leading medical research universities

November 11, 2014

The University of Rochester has been identified by the journal Nature Biotechnology as one of the top 10 universities in the nation for the impact of its life sciences research.

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Famed Vienna Boys Choir to perform holiday concert

Famed Vienna Boys Choir to perform holiday concert

November 11, 2014

Renowned for what the New York Times has described as “the gorgeousness of the singing,” the ensemble is appearing as part of the Eastman School of Music’s new “Eastman Presents” series.

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Action video game lovers learn faster and better: study

Action video game lovers learn faster and better: study

November 10, 2014

Players of fast-paced action games like “Call of Duty” and “Titanfall” become better learners than those who play slower games, new research shows. The study, published in the journal the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, identified a “surprisingly broad transfer of performance enhancements” in subjects assigned to play several dozen hours of action games over nine weeks. “In order to sharpen its prediction skills, our brains constantly build models, or ‘templates,’ of the world,” explained the University of Rochester’s Daphne Bevelier in a news release.

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What aliens can teach us about global warming

What aliens can teach us about global warming

November 9, 2014

In the vastness of the universe, it’s very likely that other life forms have also evolved to an extent that they altered the atmosphere of their planets. If we looked at climate change as a predictable consequence of intelligent life — and a process that tends to follow specific patterns — we might be better equipped to figure out how to stop it.

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The stock market doesn’t care about elections

The stock market doesn’t care about elections

November 7, 2014

HOW much do investors care about election outcomes?

In the wake of Wednesday’s stock market rally, in which both the Standard & Poor’s 500-stock index and the Dow Jones industrial average rose sharply a day after the midterm elections, pundits suggested that the answer was “quite a bit.”

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School looks to expand repertoire

School looks to expand repertoire

November 7, 2014

Jamal Rossi sees a bright future for the Eastman School of Music.

The schools dean was honored late last month at an investiture ceremony, taking the opportunity to honor the schools past while also looking forward to its future.

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An artist’s view: Humpherys on Rachmaninoff

An artist’s view: Humpherys on Rachmaninoff

November 6, 2014

Tonight and Saturday, Eastman School of Music Professor Douglas Humpherys will appear as a guest pianist with the RPO, performing Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 1 at Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre. We asked RPO Marketing Intern Matthew Langford to interview Humpherys about the Russian composer and his famous first concerto.

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URMC developing map of microscopic lung structures

URMC developing map of microscopic lung structures

November 5, 2014

URMC has launched a 5-year effort to develop the Human Lung Molecular Atlas Program, or LungMAP. Doctor Gloria Pryhuber, professor of Pediatrics and Environmental Medicine, explains the project will give researchers a better understanding of the development and functioning of the lungs on a microscopic level.

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Taylor Swift to Spotify: We are never, ever getting back together

Taylor Swift to Spotify: We are never, ever getting back together

November 4, 2014

The decision by the singer and Big Machine Label Group to pull all of her songs point up the compensation problems that continue to roil the music industry. In fact, they’re evident in Spotify’s plea, says popular music historian, John Covach, director of the Institute for Popular Music at the University of Rochester in New York.

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