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Out of the groove

Out of the groove

March 5, 2015

A simple treatment using a laser can produce surfaces with the ability to clean themselves. Chunlei Guo and Anatoliy Vorobyev, physicists at the University of Rochester, in New York, have become experts in using femtosecond lasers to make surfaces with hierarchical structuring.

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Connections: What’s going on in Russia?

Connections: What’s going on in Russia?

March 4, 2015

Is Putin losing it? What’s going on in Russia? Is he finally losing his grip and his claim to legitimacy? Our panel includes two very smart observers from the University of Rochester.

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Gillibrand, students discuss sexual assault bill

Gillibrand, students discuss sexual assault bill

March 3, 2015

Students and community advocates sat down Monday at the University of Rochester with U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., to discuss the latest version of her bipartisan bill regarding campus sexual assault.

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Upstate business leaders press for $2.5B fund

Upstate business leaders press for $2.5B fund

March 3, 2015

Upstate business leaders are calling on Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the state Legislature to increase his $1.5 billion proposal for an upstate economic development competition to $2.5 billion, saying the area needs the greater infusion of cash. … Others who signed the letter included Joel Seligman, president of the University of Rochester.

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Can cities change Earth’s evolution?

Can cities change Earth’s evolution?

March 3, 2015

But what if evolutionary change could operate much faster? What if evolution could dance to the same beat as something like ecology — the interaction of life with changing environments? (by professor of astrophysics Adam Frank)

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Why millennials are increasingly cutting the cord

Why millennials are increasingly cutting the cord

March 2, 2015

Mitch Lovett, professor of marketing at Simon Business School, says that most people are still watching many hours on a traditional TV format. “However, as options become better for the live events, the bundled ‘must-view-live’ and ‘happy-to-delay’ programming will be broken. This is on the horizon…”

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The white and gold (no, blue and black!) dress that melted the Internet

The white and gold (no, blue and black!) dress that melted the Internet

February 27, 2015

Duje Tadin, associate professor for brain and cognitive sciences at the University of Rochester, says it may be due to variations in the number of photoreceptors called cones in the retina that perceive the color blue. “It’s puzzling,” conceded Dr. Tadin. “When it comes to color, blue is always the weird one.”

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A wrong note sets the right mood In ‘House Of Cards’

A wrong note sets the right mood In ‘House Of Cards’

February 26, 2015

House of Cards returns to Netflix queues around the country on Friday, when every episode of the third season will become available to viewers. Once again, the Emmy-winning series about the Machiavellian machinations of Washington politics will be propelled by a distinctive score. That music is the work of composer Jeff Beal.

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Rochester Music Hall of Fame announces 2015 inductees

Rochester Music Hall of Fame announces 2015 inductees

February 25, 2015

Ron Carter is an American jazz double bassist, and one of the most recorded bassists in jazz history. The Michigan native studied at Eastman School of Music, where he played with the Eastman Philharmonia. William Warfield (d. 2002) was an internationally acclaimed bass baritone. Warfield was raised in Rochester and studied at the Eastman School of Music.

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Me, myself, and authenticity

Me, myself, and authenticity

February 25, 2015

The mainstream shift toward “I” and “me” in American pop music dates back at least half a century. The Beatles actually cut back on their use of first-person pronouns after earlier songs like “Ask Me Why,” “Love Me Do,” and “Please Please Me” in the early 1960s.

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