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The year of the laser

The year of the laser

December 28, 2018

In addition to their Nobel noteworthiness, Rochester researchers continue to develop new ways to apply lasers in research, medicine, and everyday life in 2018. Because frankly, we’re big on lasers.

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An operatic ‘trapeze artist’

An operatic ‘trapeze artist’

December 19, 2018

A string of critically acclaimed appearances in the great opera houses of Vienna, Munich, and Paris have established Erin Morley ’02E as one of the most in-demand performers. Her latest role as Pamina in the Metropolitan Opera’s production of The Magic Flute, opens in December.

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It takes a team of neurons to grab your cup of coffee

It takes a team of neurons to grab your cup of coffee

December 11, 2018

A new Medical Center study rethinks how the brain completes the complex task of reaching and grasping for objects, with implications for the development of prosthetics.

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Ten Eastman School of Music alumni, faculty receive Grammy Award nominations

Ten Eastman School of Music alumni, faculty receive Grammy Award nominations

December 11, 2018

Eastman musicians have been nominated in eight categories, from Best Opera Recording to Best Jazz Vocal Album.

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Nik Angyal ’19 named Division III men’s soccer Elite 90 winner

Nik Angyal ’19 named Division III men’s soccer Elite 90 winner

November 30, 2018

A chemical engineering major with a 4.0 GPA, Angyal is the first University of Rochester Elite 90 winner in any sport.

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Show us your town, San Francisco

Show us your town, San Francisco

November 28, 2018

The 3,500 alumni who live there will tell you: the Bay Area offers opportunities to explore everything from culture and technology to outdoor adventures. Six alumni tour guides share their insider tips for the city they call home.

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‘Learning to look’

‘Learning to look’

November 21, 2018

Celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, the Docent Program at the Memorial Art Gallery is “the voice of the collection” with docents giving tours to more than 11,000 students and adults every year.

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Who ping-punk’d Papa Haydn?

Who ping-punk’d Papa Haydn?

November 20, 2018

In 1968, the season-opening concert of the Rochester Philharmonic was interrupted when a rain of ping-pong balls fell from balcony to stage. University archivist Melissa Mead looks back at the history of campus pranks.

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What should schools teach about American Indians?

What should schools teach about American Indians?

November 19, 2018

Working with native communities, MaryBeth Yerdon ’13W (MS) of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian is helping to lead that conversation through a national initiative called Native Knowledge 360°.

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What does a persistent bloom of algae indicate about the health of the planet?

What does a persistent bloom of algae indicate about the health of the planet?

November 16, 2018

Algae blooms known as red tides that plague the Gulf of Mexico have existed for millennia, but the cycles are now more frequent and intense, say Rochester alumni leading the effort to study their impact.

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