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Broken hearts on the mend

Broken hearts on the mend

October 17, 2014

As part of CBS News’ “On The Road” series, Steve Hartman meets a Rochester, N.Y. couple who demonstrate the healing power of love.

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New book chronicles transformation of UR

New book chronicles transformation of UR

October 17, 2014

The University of Rochester has grown from a small undergraduate institution in the 19th century to one of the region’s largest eceonomic drivers. That growth is being chronicled in a book published by the university.

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College Town marks new era for neighborhood

College Town marks new era for neighborhood

October 17, 2014

More than a decade ago, Wegmans closed its smallest and oldest store in the city, leaving a void and an expansive parking lot on Mt. Hope Avenue. There were other signs of decline. More people began traveling through rather than to the neighborhood. Now everything has changed.

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Male brains wired to ignore food in favour of sex, study shows

Male brains wired to ignore food in favour of sex, study shows

October 16, 2014

Male brains are wired to make them ignore food and look for a mate instead, according to new research. The study by the University of Rochester Medical Centre points to how subtle changes in the brain’s circuitry dictate differences in behaviour between males and females.

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One step closer to the elusive invisibility cloak (video)

One step closer to the elusive invisibility cloak (video)

October 13, 2014

We’re still a long way from donning real invisibility cloaks, but by working out a better way to bend light, scientists from the University of Rochester can make movable objects invisible to the viewer — multi-directionally, and in three dimensions.

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Rochester fares well in college ranking

Rochester fares well in college ranking

October 13, 2014

Take lots of college students “about 90,000″ and give them plenty of places to go for arts and recreation. The Rochester region did well enough in these categories that it was ranked sixth-best among the 30 mid-size metro areas for college students by the American Institute for Economic Research, a nonprofit based in Great Barrington, Massachusetts. That’s five notches higher than the year before.

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Rita Shane, a Met soprano known for range and intensity, dies at 78

Rita Shane, a Met soprano known for range and intensity, dies at 78

October 13, 2014

Ms. Shane, who was a professor at the Eastman School of Music at the University of Rochester, sang regularly with the Met until 1982. Her roles included Musetta in Puccini’s “La Bohème,” Pamira in Rossini’s “Siege of Corinth,” the title role in Donizetti’s “Lucia di Lammermoor” and roles in three Verdi operas.

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Book review: When the American Revolution really began

Book review: When the American Revolution really began

October 12, 2014

In “Independence,” University of Rochester history professor Thomas Slaughter details a 150-year story covering the cultural and political transformation that led to American independence from the British Empire. Slaughter is the author of numerous works, including the classic “Whiskey Rebellion: Frontier Epilogue to the American Revolution.”

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Former UR president Robert Sproull dead at 96

Former UR president Robert Sproull dead at 96

October 11, 2014

Robert L. Sproull, who was president of the University of Rochester for 14 years, died Thursday, according to the UR. He was 96. A physicist, he was instrumental in the establishment of UR’s Laboratory for Laser Energetics. In 2005, it was renamed the Robert L. Sproull Center for Ultra High Intensity Laser Research.

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Celebrating Andre Previn at 85

Celebrating Andre Previn at 85

October 10, 2014

A new work by Andre Previn will receive its world premiere by the Eastman Wind Ensemble this evening at the Eastman School of Music. The all-Previn program will feature several of the composer’s chamber music pieces, and an Honorary Doctor of Music degree from the University of Rochester will be awarded to Mr. Previn during the concert.

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