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Institutions strive to reach millennials in digital age

Institutions strive to reach millennials in digital age

December 21, 2014

Kyle Psaty, a 30-year-old professional who moved to Pittsford from Boston less than two years ago, wants to develop roots here. As the product marketing director at Brand Networks, a software firm, Psaty is very attuned to digital technology and had a chance last month to give some friendly advice to the new director of the Memorial Art Gallery, Jonathan Binstock.

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Top 10 techs that exploded in 2014

Top 10 techs that exploded in 2014

December 19, 2014

Up until this year, most researchers had some success cloaking parts of the light spectrum not visible to the human eye. They found a way to hide a 3-D object from magnetic waves, cloak sound, hide metal objects from a magnetic field and make an entire city impervious to the seismic waves from an earthquake.

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Norwest’s iCardiac seeks to be game-changer with new cardiac safety test

Norwest’s iCardiac seeks to be game-changer with new cardiac safety test

December 18, 2014

The Rochester, N.Y.-based company recently completed a study in collaboration with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration which demonstrated that cardiac toxicity in drugs can be detected much earlier in the development process than previously thought by medical professionals.

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Film, discussion raise awareness of women’s reproductive cancers

Film, discussion raise awareness of women’s reproductive cancers

December 18, 2014

Music is an approachable way for patients to express the emotional challenges that accompany a cancer diagnosis and treatment, said panelist Rosemary Obi, a licensed music therapist at Golisano Children’s Hospital.

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Q. and A.: John Osburg on the angst found among China’s newly rich

Q. and A.: John Osburg on the angst found among China’s newly rich

December 16, 2014

John Osburg, 39, an assistant professor of anthropology at the University of Rochester, is the author of Anxious Wealth: Money and Morality Among Chinas New Rich, based on research he conducted in the southwestern Chinese city of Chengdu. The book describes a milieu beset by anxiety over whether their gains can last.

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ROCmusic students offer free holiday concert Wednesday

ROCmusic students offer free holiday concert Wednesday

December 15, 2014

The students of ROCmusic will perform a free holiday concert in conjunction with the local classical musical group Sound Exchange on Wednesday from 6-7 p.m. at the David F. Gantt R-Center, 700 North Street. The concert is open to the general public. Christmas, Hanukkah and pop favorites will be performed.

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Women in Politics: College Edition – University of Rochester

Women in Politics: College Edition – University of Rochester

December 12, 2014

Welcome to Women in Politics: College Edition, where promising women leaders in student government on college and university campuses across the country will be featured on msnbc.com over the course of the year. Alexandra Poindexter has been nominated by the University of Rochester as a leader making a difference not only through key issues on campus, but in bridging the gender gap in politics.

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Smith hits home run with new book on the first President Bush

Smith hits home run with new book on the first President Bush

December 12, 2014

As we learn in (Curt) Smith’s recently published book, George H.W. Bush: Character at the Core, baseball has been one of the former presidents lifelong passions and influences. Bush, who recently celebrated his 90th birthday, fell in love with the game at an early age, and as a self-described good field, poor hitting first baseman would captain Yale University to consecutive College World Series appearances.

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Study reveals how the human brain heals itself after surgical removal of brain tumor

Study reveals how the human brain heals itself after surgical removal of brain tumor

December 11, 2014

An interdisciplinary team of neuroscientists and neurosurgeons from the University of Rochester has used a new imaging technique to show how the human brain heals itself in just a few weeks following surgical removal of a brain tumor. The team found that recovery of vision in patients with pituitary tumors is predicted by the integrity of myelin–the insulation that wraps around connections between neurons–in the optic nerves.

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Can U of R proposal save East High?

Can U of R proposal save East High?

December 10, 2014

The U of R was asked to partner with the school after the state threatened to shut it down because of low graduation rates. East is the district’s largest school and that’s why School Board President Van White said it’s a good place to implement this plan. He said this won’t take away from other schools or exclude students based on academic performance.

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