RSSIn the Headlines

Targeting protein-making machinery to stop harmful bacteria

Targeting protein-making machinery to stop harmful bacteria

September 7, 2014

One challenge in killing off harmful bacteria is that many of them develop a resistance to antibiotics. Researchers at the University of Rochester are targeting the formation of the protein-making machinery in those cells as a possible alternate way to stop the bacteria.

Continue Reading

New quantum particle calculations make waves in field

New quantum particle calculations make waves in field

September 5, 2014

The huge multidimensional systems have complicated wave functions that the old method is not efficient enough to measure, Mohammad Mirhosseini, a graduate student at the University of Rochester and lead author on the paper describing the new technique, told Live Science. The new method makes it possible to calculate wave functions much faster and could help scientists further develop quantum technology.

Continue Reading

Time to get rid of all those 401(k) plans

Time to get rid of all those 401(k) plans

September 3, 2014

Russell “Rusty” Olson and Douglas Phillips proposed in their just-published paper, Let’s Save Retirement: Repairing America’s Broken System of Funding Workers’ Retirement, the creation of a single private defined-contribution (DC) plan. Their paper, the authors say, offers a basis for near-term action by Congress and the Administration to help resolve the growing problem of funding workers’ retirement.

Continue Reading

East High ready for change

East High ready for change

September 2, 2014

Cathy Smith taught special education at East High School for 13 years and is more than familiar with the challenges it faces. “I told myself that if East came up because of the whole University of Rochester thing, I’d want back in,” she said. “I’m committed to the city and the students, but what we’re doing is not working. So why not be part of something innovative?”

Continue Reading

How the colour red warps the mind

How the colour red warps the mind

September 1, 2014

This first “study in scarlet” triggered a host of other experiments …. Soon, colour psychology was a credible scientific field in its own right. “That paper was really responsible for this resurgence in interest in colour and its possible effects,” says Andrew Elliot at the University of Rochester.

Continue Reading

Thumbs up, thumbs down

Thumbs up, thumbs down

August 30, 2014

THUMBS UP For the approximately 1,450 University of Rochester students who took part in this year’s Wilson Day community service projects.

Continue Reading

UR starts school year with community service

UR starts school year with community service

August 28, 2014

About 1,450 UR students — almost all first-year students — began this year’s Wilson Day activities by gathering in the early afternoon at the Goergen Athletic Center on UR’s River Campus. UR President Joel Seligman told of Wilson’s legacy and how this day gave students an opportunity to learn about the community.

Continue Reading

Entangled photons make a picture from a paradox

Entangled photons make a picture from a paradox

August 27, 2014

Physicists have devised a way to take pictures using light that has not interacted with the object being photographed. This form of imaging uses pairs of photons, twins that are ‘entangled’ in such a way that the quantum state of one is inextricably linked to the other.

Continue Reading

Duality principle is ‘safe and sound’

Duality principle is ‘safe and sound’

August 26, 2014

Decades of experiments have verified the quirky laws of quantum theory again and again. So when scientists in Germany announced in 2012 an apparent violation of a fundamental law of quantum mechanics, a physicist at the University of Rochester was determined to find an explanation.

Continue Reading

Susan B. Anthony letters a major find for UR

Susan B. Anthony letters a major find for UR

August 26, 2014

The materials in the collection, which date from 1881 through the turn of the century, include more than 60 autographed and typed letters, signed cabinet cards and photographs, and other related material, and will supplement an existing collection of letters between the two women held in the school library’s Department of Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation.

Continue Reading

Optimization WordPress Plugins & Solutions by W3 EDGE