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Federal grants recognize University’s programs for underserved students

Federal grants recognize University’s programs for underserved students

September 21, 2016

Two National Science Foundation grants expand the reach of programs that engage underrepresented minority, low-income, and first-generation students in science and engineering. One will allow researchers to demonstrate how faculty involvement in Rochester’s Upward Bound program could serve as a national model. The other would allow underrepresented engineering students from other universities to do summer research at Rochester.

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Surgeons perform 200th heart transplant

Surgeons perform 200th heart transplant

September 20, 2016

Cardiac surgeons at Strong Memorial Hospital recently performed the team’s 200th heart transplant surgery, providing a 48-year-old father a second chance on life. This milestone was 15 years in the making, as the team performed its first transplant Feb. 7, 2001.

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Building a better battery, large and small

Building a better battery, large and small

September 15, 2016

Yifan Gao, a graduate student in the lab of chemical engineering assistant professor Wyatt Tenhaeff, works with a reactor used to synthesize solid electrolytes for 3-D microbatteries. Tenhaeff and his collaborators are working on projects that would develop batteries so slim they could fit inside clothing, and so large they could power a car.

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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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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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