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Ten honored as Garnish scholar-athletes

Ten honored as Garnish scholar-athletes

September 25, 2014

Ten student-athletes representing the highest achievement in academic performance and athletic skill were presented with the University’s Garnish Scholar Awards at halftime of the September 20 football game against Gallaudet University.

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Medical Center joins NIH network to fight arthritis, lupus

Medical Center joins NIH network to fight arthritis, lupus

September 25, 2014

The National Institutes of Health has invited the Medical Center to join the NIH Accelerating Medicines Partnership in Rheumatoid Arthritis and Lupus Network. Made up of 11 research groups from around the country, its aim is to develop new treatments for patients with the conditions.

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National Opera director to lecture on pop culture versus art

National Opera director to lecture on pop culture versus art

September 25, 2014

Francesca Zambello, artistic director of the Washington National Opera and artistic and general director of the Glimmerglass Opera, will give the Eastman School of Music’s 2014 Glenn Watkins Lecture on Friday, Oct. 3, at 3 p.m. in the school’s Hatch Recital Hall.

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Fund taps promising new technologies

September 24, 2014

UR Ventures has awarded three new Technology Development Fund (TDF) grants to projects in the fields of infectious disease, diabetes, and neuromedicine. Paul Dunman, Ph.D., with the Department of Microbiology and Immunology, was awarded $99,000 for his project, “Prevention and Treatment of MRSA Infections.”  Dunman and his colleagues have discovered a novel compound to treat […]

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Laptop Orchestra combines music, science at Fringe

Laptop Orchestra combines music, science at Fringe

September 23, 2014

The Rochester Laptop Orchestra performs “Viral Composition” at the annual Rochester Fringe Festival. The group is composed of students at the University of Rochester and Eastman School of Music who compose and perform unique, interactive compositions controlled by Wiimotes, Kinect sensors, genetic sequences, and other custom sensors.

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Berk steps down as Medical Center CEO

Berk steps down as Medical Center CEO

September 17, 2014

Bradford C. Berk announced that he will be stepping down as senior vice president for Health Sciences and CEO of the Medical Center on Jan. 1, 2015, and will launch a new Rochester Neurorestorative Institute to conduct research and provide patient care for people who, like himself, have lost neurological function through disease or injury.

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New quantum particle calculations make waves in field

New quantum particle calculations make waves in field

September 5, 2014

The huge multidimensional systems have complicated wave functions that the old method is not efficient enough to measure, Mohammad Mirhosseini, a graduate student at the University of Rochester and lead author on the paper describing the new technique, told Live Science. The new method makes it possible to calculate wave functions much faster and could help scientists further develop quantum technology.

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Researchers identify new rare neuromuscular disease

Researchers identify new rare neuromuscular disease

September 5, 2014

An international team of researchers– co-lead by researchers in the School of Medicine and Dentistry – has identified a new inherited neuromuscular disorder. The new disease was diagnosed in two families, one in the U.S. and the other in Great Britain.

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How the colour red warps the mind

How the colour red warps the mind

September 1, 2014

This first “study in scarlet” triggered a host of other experiments …. Soon, colour psychology was a credible scientific field in its own right. “That paper was really responsible for this resurgence in interest in colour and its possible effects,” says Andrew Elliot at the University of Rochester.

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Thumbs up, thumbs down

Thumbs up, thumbs down

August 30, 2014

THUMBS UP For the approximately 1,450 University of Rochester students who took part in this year’s Wilson Day community service projects.

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