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Rapid growth spurts formed vast and beautiful Altiplano plateau

Rapid growth spurts formed vast and beautiful Altiplano plateau

May 8, 2014

Now scientists have gained some insight into how vast Altiplano plateau in the Andes Mountains formed. They believe it arose not gradually, but through rapid growth spurts.

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RocMusic to hold benefit recital and instrument drive

RocMusic to hold benefit recital and instrument drive

May 7, 2014

RocMusic is a community-based program that provides after-school tuition-free music and string instruction to children in the City of Rochester. Its first annual benefit event will raise funds to purchase instruments for current and future students.

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UR Design Day – real-world engineering solutions

UR Design Day – real-world engineering solutions

May 6, 2014

Student teams at the University of Rochester’s Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Sciences will partner with local companies and institutions to solve real-world engineering problems. The annual Senior Design Day showcases more than 50 of these projects from all six Hajim School departments.

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Eastman musicians win DownBeat Student Awards

Eastman musicians win DownBeat Student Awards

May 2, 2014

DownBeat, often described as “the bible of jazz,” has recognized the Eastman Chamber Jazz Ensemble for outstanding undergraduate college performance, and a work by Michael Conrad as best original composition for a large ensemble.

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Engineering students design cooler to transport blood

Engineering students design cooler to transport blood

May 2, 2014

Click audio link to hear how one team of students designed a “Hemo-Box” to transport blood to patients needing transfusions at the University of Rochester Medical Center.

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Pancreatic cancer cell ‘recycling’ system points to potential new therapy

Pancreatic cancer cell ‘recycling’ system points to potential new therapy

May 1, 2014

Investigation in mice shows that blocking the gene’s most important function can slow the disease and extend survival.

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UR Medicine Cardiologists pen manual on heart disease in women

UR Medicine Cardiologists pen manual on heart disease in women

May 1, 2014

Cardiologists have published a comprehensive manual for physicians to improve the diagnosis and treatment of women with heart disease, because they need different care than men.

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Hungarian, Italian works win translation prize

Hungarian, Italian works win translation prize

April 30, 2014

A Hungarian novel about art and creativity across space and time and a collection of surreal Italian poems have won prizes for best translated books.

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Regarder des films d’amour à deux réduit les risques de divorce !

Regarder des films d’amour à deux réduit les risques de divorce !

April 29, 2014

[translation] …a study of the University of Rochester has been conducted, which proves that the mere talk of love movies and other romantic comedies could lower the divorce rate from 24% to 11% during the first three years of marriage – or, a decrease of more than half the risk of divorce!

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Panel focuses on racial equality at YWCA event

Panel focuses on racial equality at YWCA event

April 28, 2014

More than 400 community members and leaders gathered in the ballroom of the Rochester Plaza Hotel to discuss the challenges of achieving racial equity.

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