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Gillibrand, students discuss sexual assault bill

Gillibrand, students discuss sexual assault bill

March 3, 2015

Students and community advocates sat down Monday at the University of Rochester with U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., to discuss the latest version of her bipartisan bill regarding campus sexual assault.

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Teacher candidates lack a clear understanding of new performance assessment

Teacher candidates lack a clear understanding of new performance assessment

March 2, 2015

Teacher education programs nationwide anticipate a smooth transition to edTPA, a new performance assessment for initial teacher certification. But a new study of teacher candidates in Wisconsin and New York state shows that many did not necessarily understand how the edTPA process works.

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Why millennials are increasingly cutting the cord

Why millennials are increasingly cutting the cord

March 2, 2015

Mitch Lovett, professor of marketing at Simon Business School, says that most people are still watching many hours on a traditional TV format. “However, as options become better for the live events, the bundled ‘must-view-live’ and ‘happy-to-delay’ programming will be broken. This is on the horizon…”

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The white and gold (no, blue and black!) dress that melted the Internet

The white and gold (no, blue and black!) dress that melted the Internet

February 27, 2015

Duje Tadin, associate professor for brain and cognitive sciences at the University of Rochester, says it may be due to variations in the number of photoreceptors called cones in the retina that perceive the color blue. “It’s puzzling,” conceded Dr. Tadin. “When it comes to color, blue is always the weird one.”

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A wrong note sets the right mood In ‘House Of Cards’

A wrong note sets the right mood In ‘House Of Cards’

February 26, 2015

House of Cards returns to Netflix queues around the country on Friday, when every episode of the third season will become available to viewers. Once again, the Emmy-winning series about the Machiavellian machinations of Washington politics will be propelled by a distinctive score. That music is the work of composer Jeff Beal.

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Rochester Music Hall of Fame announces 2015 inductees

Rochester Music Hall of Fame announces 2015 inductees

February 25, 2015

Ron Carter is an American jazz double bassist, and one of the most recorded bassists in jazz history. The Michigan native studied at Eastman School of Music, where he played with the Eastman Philharmonia. William Warfield (d. 2002) was an internationally acclaimed bass baritone. Warfield was raised in Rochester and studied at the Eastman School of Music.

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Eastman celebrates 400th anniversary of legendary work by Frescobaldi

Eastman celebrates 400th anniversary of legendary work by Frescobaldi

February 9, 2015

Two departments at the Eastman School of Music are collaborating on a celebration of the 400th anniversary of the publication Primo Libro di Toccate in 1615 by Girolamo Frescobaldi. The five-day event will include lecture presentations, master classes, and performances of the composer’s seminal work.

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Eastman professor Paul O’Dette, alumnus Bob Ludwig win Grammys

Eastman professor Paul O’Dette, alumnus Bob Ludwig win Grammys

February 8, 2015

O’Dette, professor of lute, won for Best Opera Recording, and Ludwig, alumnus and mastering engineer, took home three Grammys: Best Surround Sound Album, for his work on Beyoncé; Best Engineered Album Non-Classical, for Beck’s Morning Phase; and Album of the Year.

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FDA approves breast imaging system

FDA approves breast imaging system

February 4, 2015

After more than a decade of development and data-gathering — including breast scans on nearly 700 women and 79 patents issued — the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the Koning Breast CT breast-cancer imaging system invented by a Medical Center professor.

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