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Microscopic eye movements affect how we see contrast

Microscopic eye movements affect how we see contrast

January 22, 2019

When we fix our eyes on a single point, the world may appear stable, but at the microscopic level, our eyes are constantly jittering. Rochester research is showing how these small eye movements, once thought to be inconsequential, are actually critical to the visual system.

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You were a finalist city, but didn’t land Amazon HQ2? You still may benefit

You were a finalist city, but didn’t land Amazon HQ2? You still may benefit

January 10, 2019

Research from the Simon Business School suggests that start-up and entrepreneurial activity increased in the 20 cities considered as locations for Amazon’s second headquarters.

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Simon School MBA named ‘Program of the Year’ for 2018

Simon School MBA named ‘Program of the Year’ for 2018

January 4, 2019

The MBA program at the Simon Business School, the only program in the US to offer a STEM designation in every area of specialization, has been named the “Program of the Year” for 2018 by Poets & Quants, a leading online news source covering the graduate business education market.

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Michelangelo lived large—and ‘loved to laugh’

Michelangelo lived large—and ‘loved to laugh’

March 20, 2018

Renowned Michelangelo expert and this year’s Ferrari Humanities Symposia keynote speaker William Wallace has spent his career helping readers to find the familiar in the extraordinary artist’s day-to-day life.

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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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