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The mysterious aftermath of an infamous pirate raid

The mysterious aftermath of an infamous pirate raid

December 13, 2017

Just before dawn on May 18, 1683, pirates stormed the port city of Veracruz, capturing around 1,500 people and selling them to the slave markets of Haiti and South Carolina. Pablo Sierra Silva, assistant professor of history, is on a mission to trace what happened to them.

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Finding roots of globalization in Ottoman Empire’s railway

Finding roots of globalization in Ottoman Empire’s railway

December 13, 2017

In his new book, assistant professor of art history Peter Christensen focuses on infrastructure–railway stations specifically–and their place in architectural history not just as technology, but also as art. Using 3-D scanning, Christensen maps precisely where the Ottoman railway stations differed from their German designs, zeroing in on the contributions of the on-the-ground laborers who typically figure little in architectural history.

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Chemists go ‘back to the future’ to untangle quantum dot mystery

Chemists go ‘back to the future’ to untangle quantum dot mystery

December 12, 2017

For more than 30 years, researchers have been creating quantum dots – tiny, crystalline, nanoscale semiconductors with remarkable properties. They’ve applied them to a host of applications involving integrated circuits, solar cells, even television sets to greatly enhance color. But quantum dot synthesis has occurred largely by trial and error. Thanks to the work of two Rochester chemists, that may be about to change.

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Meliora Weekend 2016 ‘Better Than Ever’

Meliora Weekend 2016 ‘Better Than Ever’

October 5, 2016

Thousands of alumni, parents, community members, and friends were on campus from October 6-9 for the annual Meliora Weekend celebrations. The weekend blends reunions, homecoming, family activities, performances, lectures, and community celebrations, offering something exciting for everyone.  This year the experience celebrated the success of The Meliora Challenge: The Campaign for the University of Rochester.

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Updates: University operating status for today, Feb. 16

Updates: University operating status for today, Feb. 16

February 16, 2016

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Allen Ginsberg’s beat poetry, Philip Glass’s hypnotic music create a portrait of social revolution

Allen Ginsberg’s beat poetry, Philip Glass’s hypnotic music create a portrait of social revolution

October 8, 2015

The seismic shifts in America’s cultural and political landscapes are reflected in words and music in Hydrogen Jukebox, a music theatre piece that will be presented by Eastman Opera Theatre November 5 through 8 in the Eastman School of Music’s Kilbourn Hall.

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25 years later: Fixing the Hubble Space Telescope

25 years later: Fixing the Hubble Space Telescope

April 24, 2015

Twenty-five years ago today, the Hubble Space Telescope was launched. The images it has been sending back to Earth for all these years have become iconic, and yet it came very close to being a billion dollar failure. One of the heroes who rescued Hubble from ruin and made it a great science success story is Rochester optics professor Duncan Moore.

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University Tops in Trees for Third Year Running

University Tops in Trees for Third Year Running

January 31, 2013

Tree Campus USA is a national program honoring colleges and universities for effective campus forest management and for engaging staff and students in conservation goals.

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Hip-Hop, Modern Dance and More

Hip-Hop, Modern Dance and More

January 29, 2013

The third annual inspireDance festival continues to showcase the rich diversity of dance and movement styles found throughout the Rochester community.

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