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Professor recognized for transforming understanding of human language

Professor recognized for transforming understanding of human language

September 4, 2018

The Cognitive Sciences Society has presented longtime professor of brain and cognitive sciences Michael K. Tanenhaus with the David E. Rumelhart Prize, recognizing a “significant contribution to the theoretical foundations of human cognition.”

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Researchers target protein that protects bacteria’s DNA ‘recipes’

Researchers target protein that protects bacteria’s DNA ‘recipes’

August 16, 2018

In a new study, Rochester biologists describe some of the unique characteristics of the protein that makes bacterial like E. coli so resilient. Their research may lead to more targeted antibiotics and other drug therapies.

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Lipid droplets play crucial roles beyond fat storage

Lipid droplets play crucial roles beyond fat storage

August 14, 2018

You may not know it, but whenever you eat cheese, ice cream, or yogurt, you are also ingesting microscopic lipid droplets. Long thought of merely as formless blobs of fat, lipids are now proving crucial for understanding how embryos survive and how obesity affects the body.

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An alumnus in space

An alumnus in space

August 6, 2018

University of Rochester alumnus Josh Cassada ’00 (PhD) has been named one of nine NASA astronauts making up the first U.S. crew in history to journey to space in American-made, commercial spacecraft. Cassada would be the third Rochester alumnus to go to space, joining Jim Pawelczyk ’82 and Ed Gibson ’59.

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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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Much ado about nothing

Much ado about nothing

July 24, 2018

The concept of nothingness is the subject of everything from children’s books to philosophical debate. In the universe, however, is nothing ever possible? How have scientists, philosophers, and mathematicians thought about the concept of nothing throughout history and up to the present?

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Researchers unravel more mysteries of metallic hydrogen

Researchers unravel more mysteries of metallic hydrogen

July 23, 2018

Liquid metallic hydrogen is not present naturally on Earth and has only been created in a handful of places, including the University of Rochester’s Laboratory for Laser Energetics. LLE scientists are researching the properties of liquid metallic hyrdrogen to understand how planets both inside and outside our solar system form magnetic shields.

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Alien apocalypse: Can any civilization make it through climate change?

Alien apocalypse: Can any civilization make it through climate change?

June 4, 2018

Does the universe contain planets with truly sustainable civilizations? Or does every civilization that may have arisen in the cosmos last only a few centuries before it falls to the climate change it triggers? Rochester astrophysicist Adam Frank and his collaborators have developed a mathematical model to illustrate how a technologically advanced population and its planet might develop together, putting climate change in a cosmic context.

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Understanding the biology of grief through dance

Understanding the biology of grief through dance

May 8, 2018

Erin Dong ’18 didn’t start dancing until she came to college. Now as she graduates with a double major in biology and dance, she is combining her two fields to explore how the body experiences both the emotional and physical aspects of grieving.

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