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Turning research focus to flavored tobacco

Turning research focus to flavored tobacco

September 21, 2018

The Medical Center is partnering with Roswell Park Cancer Institute in the nation’s first program dedicated to the study of one of the fastest-growing trends in tobacco use, flavored tobacco. With a $19 million federal grant, the new center will examine the toxicity and health effects of flavoring chemicals, the impact of flavors on smokers’ behavior, and the effects of product marketing.

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Four years on campus, a lifetime of friendship

Four years on campus, a lifetime of friendship

September 7, 2018

The “City Girls”— a close-knit group of friends who met as city of Rochester residents attending the University—celebrate the bonds that brought them together six decades ago.

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A sought-after bassist provides glimpse into his musical world

A sought-after bassist provides glimpse into his musical world

September 5, 2018

Kaveh Rastegar ’01E, a songwriter and master of the upright and electric bass, released his first solo album this summer. He shares his most memorable experiences on tour and at the Eastman School of Music.

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Drug shows promise in slowing multiple sclerosis

Drug shows promise in slowing multiple sclerosis

September 5, 2018

The results of a clinical trial led by Rochester neurologists show that a new drug therapy for multiple sclerosis slowed the brain shrinkage associated with progressive forms of MS.

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Harnessing virtual reality, motion capture to study neurological disorders

Harnessing virtual reality, motion capture to study neurological disorders

September 5, 2018

Using Hollywood-inspired motion capture technology, Medical Center researchers are learning about the movement difficulties that often accompany autism, Alzheimer’s, and traumatic brain injury.

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U of R, U of R, ’68!

U of R, U of R, ’68!

September 4, 2018

While many of the historic events and cultural moments of 1968 continue to resonate in American social and political life, members of the Class of 1968 in their 50th reunion year also remember the era for their time on the River Campus.

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The art of crafting your job

The art of crafting your job

August 28, 2018

“Five questions” with Emil Kang ’90, a national arts leader who took his first job as a gallery receptionist and made it his own.

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Show us your town, New York City

Show us your town, New York City

August 16, 2018

The 14,000 alumni who call New York City home know the teeming city is much more than a tourist attraction. We asked seven of them to show us their favorite off-the-beaten-path spots.

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How’s that again?

How’s that again?

August 14, 2018

Wanna Douggie, or are you headed to Wilco? Joshua Hill ’18 provides a handy primer to River Campus lingo for new and returning students alike.

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Committed to memory

Committed to memory

August 13, 2018

How does memory shape our sense of who we are? Discover how Rochester scientists, doctors, musicians, historians, and philosophers are studying and working with memory.

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