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UR Medicine and Jones Memorial Hospital explore formal affiliation

UR Medicine and Jones Memorial Hospital explore formal affiliation

December 18, 2014

While leaders from both organizations emphasize that talks are still preliminary and a decision to affiliate is still months away, a closer relationship could allow the organizations to work together in more efficient ways that would help them strengthen services to the Southern Tier.

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Statement from President Seligman on 2015 LLE funding

December 10, 2014

President Seligman issued a statement in response to the fiscal year 2015 Omnibus Appropriations bill released by the House of Representatives Appropriations Committee on Dec. 9. The House of Representatives is planning to vote as early as Thursday on the measure, which would then go to the Senate. Current government funding runs out on Dec. 11.

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Mice injected with human brain cells get smarter, scientists say

Mice injected with human brain cells get smarter, scientists say

December 9, 2014

“It’s still a mouse brain, not a human brain,” says Steve Goldman of the University of Rochester Medical Center in New York. “But all the non-neuronal cells are human.”

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UR unveils East High plan

UR unveils East High plan

December 9, 2014

When it agreed this summer to take over leadership of East High School, the University of Rochester promised substantive changes to the floundering school. The application it submitted Tuesday to the Rochester School District delivers on that promise, proposing a host of new approaches in every aspect of the school’s structure, management and operation.

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Making his move

Making his move

December 9, 2014

Computer science major Francis Hinson ’16 says that chess is a game in which players improve through study, not just repeated play. His start-up, Chesscademy, which he founded with two other students, aims to make such instruction readily available and fun. (Photo: Josh Edelson/AP Images for Rochester Review)

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Simon revamps master’s program in business analytics

Simon revamps master’s program in business analytics

December 8, 2014

Simon Business School is responding to rapid change in the ever-growing “big data” world by revamping its existing MS program in Business Analytics curriculum.

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Eastman musicians get Grammy nods

Eastman musicians get Grammy nods

December 6, 2014

Paul O’Dette, professor of lute at the Eastman School of Music, and Eastman alumnus and mastering engineer Bob Ludwig ’66 have received nominations in the 57th Annual Grammy Awards competition. Both are previous Grammy award winners.

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What’s abuzz in the world of a cappella?

What’s abuzz in the world of a cappella?

December 3, 2014

This year-end wrap-up catches up with the latest news and concert plans for the University’s four a cappella ensembles: After Hours, Midnight Ramblers, Vocal Point, and the YellowJackets.

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Half the cells in this mouse’s brain are human

Half the cells in this mouse’s brain are human

December 3, 2014

A new study explores the consequences of creating mice that have mousy neurons but human glial cells—cells that support nerve cells and strengthen connections between them.

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Researchers receive $1.4M to study gene therapy, DNA delivery

Researchers receive $1.4M to study gene therapy, DNA delivery

December 2, 2014

In order for gene therapy to be effective, doctors must discern how to deliver DNA to a cell’s nucleus. Medical Center researchers are embarking on a study to unravel this roadblock to new treatments for diseases such as cystic fibrosis.

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