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Meet the star of TED 2020: a glass app that coaches you as you talk

Meet the star of TED 2020: a glass app that coaches you as you talk

March 31, 2015

Developed by a team at the University of Rochester’s Human-Computer Interaction Group, the system is called Rhema, and it works by recording a speaker, analyzing the volume and rate of the recorded words, and immediately displaying recommendations for changes.

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UR dean receives White House award

UR dean receives White House award

March 30, 2015

A dean at the University of Rochester is one of 15 recipients of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring. Beth Olivares will receive her award at the White House later this year.

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Could a diet help shield you from Alzheimer’s?

Could a diet help shield you from Alzheimer’s?

March 27, 2015

While the MIND diet stresses the importance of plant-based foods, green leafy vegetables and blueberries, it does not push much consumption of fruit, fish, dairy or potatoes. One expert said he was intrigued by the findings.

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URs campaign reaches $1.2 billion goal

URs campaign reaches $1.2 billion goal

March 26, 2015

Wednesday evening, Seligman announced that the goal had been met 15 months ahead of its deadline. Seligman called reaching the $1.2 billion mark “a major milestone” in UR’s 165-year history.

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Daily Planet: Future Tunes

Daily Planet: Future Tunes

March 25, 2015

“I decided to bring people together to create something new, something interactive, something that would catch the audience’s attention.” David Heid is a grad student at the University of Rochester. A place where art meets science with supersonic results.

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Do The Rolling Stones owe their success to their bad boy image?

Do The Rolling Stones owe their success to their bad boy image?

March 24, 2015

It may shock plenty of people to learn that one of the best examples of how marketing can make or break a career is the Rolling Stones, who wouldn’t be where they are today without the look and antics, despite how great the music is.

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Stigma around physician-assisted dying lingers

Stigma around physician-assisted dying lingers

March 22, 2015

Jack Kevorkian’s unorthodox methods drew attention to assisted suicide. Just months after Kevorkian’s first case, in an effort to broaden the debate, Dr. Timothy Quill published an article in the New England Journal of Medicine.

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Study suggests that hitters’ production dips after they return from concussions

Study suggests that hitters’ production dips after they return from concussions

March 21, 2015

Concussions are not as common in Major League Baseball as they are in professional football, but they happen often enough, with players getting hit by pitches, running into walls or catching a knee in the head sliding into a base.

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Emerging countries say Internet bad for morality, study finds

Emerging countries say Internet bad for morality, study finds

March 19, 2015

The majority of users, 64%, said the Internet has a positive influence on education. However, 42% also thought the Internet was bad for morality, with only 29% saying the Internet is a good influence. People’s definition of morality differs from country to country, according to Randall Curren, professor of philosophy at University of Rochester.

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Valentin Rasputin, Russian writer who led ‘village prose’ movement, dies at 77

Valentin Rasputin, Russian writer who led ‘village prose’ movement, dies at 77

March 18, 2015

In a flurry of commentary after his death, conservatives praised Mr. Rasputin as a keeper of the Russian soul, and liberals, even while praising his writing, expressed concern about his nationalist, Stalinist and anti-Semitic views.

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