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Gigantic ring system around J1407b much larger, heavier than Saturn’s

Gigantic ring system around J1407b much larger, heavier than Saturn’s

January 26, 2015

Rochester astronomers, along with colleagues at the Leiden Observatory in the Netherlands have discovered that the ring system that they see eclipse the very young Sun-like star J1407 is of enormous proportions, much larger and heavier than the ring system of Saturn. The ring system – the first of its kind to be found outside our solar system – was discovered in 2012 by a team led by Professor Eric Mamajek.

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Fifth annual inspireDANCE Festival features roster of renowned artists

Fifth annual inspireDANCE Festival features roster of renowned artists

January 23, 2015

More than 30 master classes and workshops taught by guest artists and faculty will be available to the general public at the fifth annual inspireDANCE Festival, the University of Rochester’s annual celebration of dance and community. The festival, which runs from Thursday, Feb. 5, through Tuesday, Feb. 10, on the University’s River Campus, will feature […]

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Laser-generated surface structures create extremely water-repellent metals

Laser-generated surface structures create extremely water-repellent metals

January 20, 2015

Scientists at the Institute of Optics have used lasers to transform metals into extremely water repellent, or super-hydrophobic, materials without the need for temporary coatings. “The material is so strongly water-repellent, the water actually gets bounced off,” says professor of optics Chunlei Guo. “Then it lands on the surface again, gets bounced off again, and then it will just roll off from the surface.”

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Author and director of Schomburg Center of Black Culture to deliver MLK Commemorative Address

Author and director of Schomburg Center of Black Culture to deliver MLK Commemorative Address

January 15, 2015

Khalil Gibran Muhammad will deliver the University of Rochester’s 2015 Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Address on Friday, Jan. 23. The talk, which is free and open to the public, begins at 6 p.m. in the Strong Auditorium on the River Campus. Muhammad is author of Condemnation of Blackness: Race, Crime and the Making of Modern Urban America, in which he explored the roots of the popular conception of black criminality in America.

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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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An Urban App to Slow You Down

An Urban App to Slow You Down

January 23, 2013

“Indeterminate Hikes” encourages users to focus on their environment in unexpected ways, via an app developed by a faculty art professor and a sustainability writer.

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A Presidential Voice

A Presidential Voice

January 14, 2013

Just in time for President Barack Obama’s inaugural address on Monday, Jan. 21, the University of Rochester will open an exhibit on the history of presidential speechwriting.

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Eastman Students Make ‘Command Performance’ at Inauguration

Eastman Students Make ‘Command Performance’ at Inauguration

January 14, 2013

Four Eastman School student musicians will become part of a historic event when they perform at the Presidential Inaugural Luncheon on Monday, Jan. 21.

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Shuttle Fleet Goes High-Tech

Shuttle Fleet Goes High-Tech

January 10, 2013

Swipe card readers, real-time tracking and drive cams come on board the new fleet of shuttle buses in early January.

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