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Full many fair and famous streams…

Full many fair and famous streams…

August 26, 2014

Vice President and University Dean Paul Burgett leads the incoming freshman class in their first singing of the alma mater — with the help of the University’s a cappella ensembles — at the annual Convocation ceremony.

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Certain antipsychotic meds tied to kidney problems in elderly

Certain antipsychotic meds tied to kidney problems in elderly

August 19, 2014

Kidney injury can be added to the list of possible harms related to use of three antipsychotic medications often prescribed to treat symptoms of dementia, a new study finds. “The side effect profile with antipsychotics is particularly concerning, so there is ample evidence to worry about their use in older adults unless they’re absolutely necessary,” said Dr. Anton Porsteinsson, director of Alzheimer’s disease care, research and education.

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Ice, ice baby

Ice, ice baby

August 19, 2014

Assistant track coach Jay Petsch is doused by football players Jordan Golinowski ’15, left and Farid Adenuga ’16. Fifteen members of the Athletic Department took part in the Ice Bucket Challenge on Aug. 19, and supported research into ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s disease.

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Physicists map path of quantum particles for first time ever

Physicists map path of quantum particles for first time ever

August 11, 2014

“It’s a great breakthrough in terms of being able to monitor quantum systems,” Andrew Jordan, a physicist at the University of Rochester, who worked on the original theory, told Live Science. “We’re just scratching the surface of the kinds of physics permitted here.”

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Particle measurement sidesteps uncertainty principle

Particle measurement sidesteps uncertainty principle

August 6, 2014

Quantum mechanics imposes a limit on what we can know about subatomic particles. If physicists measure a particle’s position, they cannot also measure its momentum, so the theory goes. But a new experiment has managed to circumvent this rule—the so-called uncertainty principle—by ascertaining just a little bit about a particle’s position, thus retaining the ability to measure its momentum, too.

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New book explores role of applied linguistics in STEM education

New book explores role of applied linguistics in STEM education

July 30, 2014

Warner School of Education professor Mary Jane Curry has co-edited a collection of studies and projects from researchers and professionals, offering new perspectives on how language and literacy can help facilitate and innovate various aspects of science, technology, and math education.

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People who feel they have a purpose in life live longer

People who feel they have a purpose in life live longer

July 28, 2014

Hill and his colleague Nicholas Turiano of the University of Rochester Medical Center looked to see how more than 6,000 people answered questions like “Some people wander aimlessly through life, but I am not one of them,” and other questions that gauged positive and negative emotions.

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