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Donald A. Henderson ’54M (MD), eradicator of smallpox, dies at 87

Donald A. Henderson ’54M (MD), eradicator of smallpox, dies at 87

August 23, 2016

Hard-driving, uncompromising, and ferociously devoted to every mission he tackled, the School of Medicine and Dentistry alumnus is credited with the global eradication of smallpox.

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Short answers to big questions: Exploring atoms in space

Short answers to big questions: Exploring atoms in space

August 11, 2016

University of Rochester astrophysicist Adam Frank helps NPR listeners answer: If there are points in space with only three atoms per cubic meter, what fills in the rest? / All Things Considered

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$19 million grant will help speed medical advances to patients

$19 million grant will help speed medical advances to patients

August 11, 2016

The University’s Clinical and Translational Science Institute is one of 12 institutions in the nation to receive the award, which supports “bench-to-bedside” research programs that remove hurdles in the process of applying medical research to patient treatment.

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Festival highlights historic organs located across Rochester

Festival highlights historic organs located across Rochester

August 9, 2016

Leading organists and musicologists from around the world will come to the Eastman School of Music this fall for the annual Eastman Rochester Organ Initiative Festival, focusing this year on “The Organ and the Human Voice.”

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Faculty Artist Series brings renowned artists to local stages

Faculty Artist Series brings renowned artists to local stages

August 9, 2016

The new season of Eastman School of Music recitals give local music lovers the chance to hear talented artists perform on their home turf.

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Study reveals brain’s finely tuned system of energy supply

Study reveals brain’s finely tuned system of energy supply

August 8, 2016

The brain uses a “just in time” system for delivering the oxygen that fuels nerve cells. These findings from the University’s Center for Translational Neuromedicine could shed light on the cognitive decline that accompanies diseases like Alzheimer’s.

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Lin honored as ‘Brilliant New Investigator’

Lin honored as ‘Brilliant New Investigator’

August 4, 2016

Feng (Vankee) Lin will be presented with the Brilliant New Investigator Award from the Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science in Washington, D.C.

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‘NATO is not a golf club’

‘NATO is not a golf club’

August 2, 2016

Recent statements and revelations about Donald Trump, NATO, Russia, and the Ukraine have left political science professor Randall Stone wondering, “whether this a novel written by Tom Clancy or whether this is an episode of House of Cards.” / WXXI.org

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