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Inappropriate use of antibiotics biggest risk factor for C. diff infection

Inappropriate use of antibiotics biggest risk factor for C. diff infection

March 2, 2015

A new study led by scientists at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, with support and data from researchers at the University of Rochester Medical Center, estimates that Clostridium difficile or C. diff caused almost half a million infections in the United States in 2011.

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What drives humans to explore the unknown?

What drives humans to explore the unknown?

February 27, 2015

In his new book, professor of history Stewart Weaver chronicles journeys of discovery from the pre-historic trek of humans across the land bridge over the Bering Strait some 12,000 years ago to the mid-20th century deep sea voyages of Jacques-Yves Cousteau. Along the way, Weaver identifies what defines exploration during each era and places these historic achievements in the largest possible global context: that of the natural history of the earth itself.

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A close call of 0.8 light years

A close call of 0.8 light years

February 16, 2015

A recently discovered dim star likely passed some 70,000 years ago through our solar system’s distant cloud of comets known as the Oort Cloud. No other star is known to have ever approached our solar system this closely.

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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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Rare Books Directorship Endowed

Rare Books Directorship Endowed

January 8, 2013

This $1 million endowment will expand the University’s efforts to preserve, digitize, and share historic collections once only available to a select few.

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