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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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Mice injected with human brain cells get smarter, scientists say

Mice injected with human brain cells get smarter, scientists say

December 9, 2014

“It’s still a mouse brain, not a human brain,” says Steve Goldman of the University of Rochester Medical Center in New York. “But all the non-neuronal cells are human.”

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UR unveils East High plan

UR unveils East High plan

December 9, 2014

When it agreed this summer to take over leadership of East High School, the University of Rochester promised substantive changes to the floundering school. The application it submitted Tuesday to the Rochester School District delivers on that promise, proposing a host of new approaches in every aspect of the school’s structure, management and operation.

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UR unveils East High plan

UR unveils East High plan

December 9, 2014

When it agreed this summer to take over leadership of East High School, the University of Rochester promised substantive changes to the floundering school. The application it submitted Tuesday to the Rochester School District delivers on that promise, proposing a host of new approaches in every aspect of the school’s structure, management and operation.

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University of Rochester creates 3-D cloaking device

University of Rochester creates 3-D cloaking device

December 8, 2014

After months of media attention, researchers from the University of Rochester’s Institute of Optics (USA) have published their design for a low-tech broadband cloaking device from common lenses.

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