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Pianist Peter Serkin performs with Eastman Philharmonia

Pianist Peter Serkin performs with Eastman Philharmonia

January 27, 2015

Distinguished American pianist and classical music legend Peter Serkin will perform with the Eastman School of Music’s Philharmonia orchestra under conductor Neil Varon on Saturday, Feb. 21,

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Investiture ceremony of Andrew Ainslie as dean of Simon Business School

Investiture ceremony of Andrew Ainslie as dean of Simon Business School

January 27, 2015

Andrew Ainslie will be formally installed as the seventh dean of Simon Business School during an investiture ceremony on Tuesday, February 3, in the Interfaith Chapel. President Joel Seligman will preside and present Ainslie with a Dean’s Medal, recognizing his leadership to the school.

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Can omega-3 fatty acids combat COPD?

Can omega-3 fatty acids combat COPD?

January 27, 2015

The National Institutes of Health have awarded $1.6 million to Rochester researchers to study a group of compounds derived from omega-3 fatty acids and their ability to combat inflammation caused by cigarette smoking, which can lead to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or COPD.

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Rings like Saturn’s, but supersized

Rings like Saturn’s, but supersized

January 26, 2015

Think you’ve seen big rings in our own solar system? Not even close. When the University of Rochester’s Eric Mamajek tells other astronomers about the object he and his colleagues discovered about 430 light-years from Earth, they tend to be skeptical–very skeptical.

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Organ concert celebrates University of Rochester Press, new book on Mendelssohn

Organ concert celebrates University of Rochester Press, new book on Mendelssohn

January 23, 2015

Audiences will have the rare opportunity to hear the entire Eastman School of Music organ department faculty perform during a concert celebrating the 25th anniversary of the founding of the University of Rochester Press and publication of a book edited by Eastman musicologist Jürgen Thym.

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Behold a material so water repellent that liquid just bounces off

Behold a material so water repellent that liquid just bounces off

January 23, 2015

Two scientists at the University of Rochester, Chunlei Guo and Anatoliy Vorobyev, have created a metal surface that is so hydrophobic that it makes Teflon look like superglue by comparison.

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Marking 50 years since ‘(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction’

Marking 50 years since ‘(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction’

January 22, 2015

The University of Rochester’s Institute for Popular Music is getting ready to mark 50 years since The Rolling Stones released “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction.” We speak with director John Covach about the upcoming celebrations.

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Laser-transformed metal so slick that water bounces off

Laser-transformed metal so slick that water bounces off

January 22, 2015

Water often damages metals, causing rust, wear and decay. Thanks to an innovative laser process, however, metal is getting its revenge.

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Materials science: Out of the groove

Materials science: Out of the groove

January 21, 2015

Chunlei Guo and his colleague Anatoliy Vorobyev, physicists at the University of Rochester, in New York, have become experts in the way femtosecond lasers can be used to structure surfaces in just this way, ending up with these same properties.

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