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UR doctors help develop app to track Parkinson’s

UR doctors help develop app to track Parkinson’s

March 10, 2015

As a way to help doctors and patients track Parkinson’s, two University of Rochester researchers helped develop an iPhone app called mPower that collects information about the physical and emotional aspects of the disease over time and shares results with both. “I think it opens a new era in medical research,” said Dr. Ray Dorsey, a neurologist with UR Medicine and one of the developers of mPower.

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N.Y. college seeks identities of Yik Yak users

N.Y. college seeks identities of Yik Yak users

March 9, 2015

University senior counsel Richard S. Crummins sent a letter Thursday to Yik Yak, a popular social networking app, making the demand for information, along with screenshots of the posts the university wants to have identified.

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Small star passed through the edge of our solar system 70,000 years ago

Small star passed through the edge of our solar system 70,000 years ago

March 9, 2015

An international group of astronomers found that a dim star known as a red dwarf skimmed through the outskirts of our solar system, coming within 8 trillion kilometers of Earth some 70,000 years ago. Eric Mamajek talks about this amazing discovery on today’s “One on One” segment.

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Italian baroque organ concert series presents Publick Musick

Italian baroque organ concert series presents Publick Musick

March 6, 2015

Rochester’s Publick Musick will be joined by Boston-based soprano Shari Alise Wilson and organist Edoardo Bellotti for two performances of music from the early Italian Baroque period on Thursday, March 19, at the Memorial Art Gallery.

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Out of the groove

Out of the groove

March 5, 2015

A simple treatment using a laser can produce surfaces with the ability to clean themselves. Chunlei Guo and Anatoliy Vorobyev, physicists at the University of Rochester, in New York, have become experts in using femtosecond lasers to make surfaces with hierarchical structuring.

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Connections: What’s going on in Russia?

Connections: What’s going on in Russia?

March 4, 2015

Is Putin losing it? What’s going on in Russia? Is he finally losing his grip and his claim to legitimacy? Our panel includes two very smart observers from the University of Rochester.

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Me, myself, and authenticity

Me, myself, and authenticity

February 25, 2015

The mainstream shift toward “I” and “me” in American pop music dates back at least half a century. The Beatles actually cut back on their use of first-person pronouns after earlier songs like “Ask Me Why,” “Love Me Do,” and “Please Please Me” in the early 1960s.

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Rochester Music Hall of Fame names five new inductees

Rochester Music Hall of Fame names five new inductees

February 25, 2015

Two big questions were quickly answered at Wednesday morning’s press conference introducing the fourth class of inductees into the Rochester Music Hall of Fame. No, there is not yet an actual physical home for the hall. And yes, Wilmer Alexander Jr. is still alive.

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Alaris, UR partner to digitize Susan B. Anthony letters

Alaris, UR partner to digitize Susan B. Anthony letters

February 24, 2015

Kodak Alaris Inc. has partnered with the University of Rochester to digitize a large collection of correspondence between suffragist Susan B. Anthony and her friend and colleague, Rachel Foster Avery. The collection’s workflow enabled scanning of 1,470 images, including some 50 photographs, in roughly 20 hours.

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Wives of the famous portrayed at MAG

Wives of the famous portrayed at MAG

February 22, 2015

The lessons of history are invaluable, but the stories can grow stale over time, the deeper meanings lost with each re-telling. A series of events at the Memorial Art Gallery on Sunday afternoon took aim at that problem by helping breathe new life into those stories.

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