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Regarder des films d’amour à deux réduit les risques de divorce !

Regarder des films d’amour à deux réduit les risques de divorce !

April 29, 2014

[translation] …a study of the University of Rochester has been conducted, which proves that the mere talk of love movies and other romantic comedies could lower the divorce rate from 24% to 11% during the first three years of marriage – or, a decrease of more than half the risk of divorce!

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Panel focuses on racial equality at YWCA event

Panel focuses on racial equality at YWCA event

April 28, 2014

More than 400 community members and leaders gathered in the ballroom of the Rochester Plaza Hotel to discuss the challenges of achieving racial equity.

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Cooking with gas

Cooking with gas

April 25, 2014

After three days of feeding about 1,000 kilograms of ice into the melter, scientist Vasilii Petrenko  and his team will have captured enough methane gas – about 25 micrograms – for one sample that they and their colleagues can analyze to detect the rare carbon-14 isotope.

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Naked mole rat study nets N.Y. researcher $9.5 million

Naked mole rat study nets N.Y. researcher $9.5 million

April 24, 2014

The naked mole rat might not be known for its good looks, but this tiny rodent has turned into a cash cow for researchers.

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New breakthrough in nanoscale circuitry

New breakthrough in nanoscale circuitry

April 22, 2014

A University of Rochester researcher has controlled the charge through a circuit that is the width of a single molecule, an advance that brings nanoscale electronic circuitry a step closer.

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Owners of nearby businesses welcome UR’s College Town

Owners of nearby businesses welcome UR’s College Town

April 18, 2014

Percolating since 2008, College Town aims to transform 14 acres owned by the University of Rochester into a 500,000-square-foot mixed-use development that will serve as a gateway to UR’s River Campus and medical center.

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Mountainous fib: Andes lie about their age

Mountainous fib: Andes lie about their age

April 18, 2014

The Andes are the world’s second greatest mountain region and new research suggests that at least one portion of that region has been lying about its age. “The Puna and other Altiplano look similar, but they have different mechanisms,” said Carmala Garzione, professor and chair of the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at the University of Rochester.

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Study: Offseason not long enough for football players’ brains to heal

Study: Offseason not long enough for football players’ brains to heal

April 16, 2014

The typical six-month off-season may not be enough time for the brain to recover from the hundreds of hits that players sustain during the course of a football season, a new NFL Charities-funded study has found, putting players at greater risk of suffering head injuries the following season.

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Best Translated Book Awards finalists announced

Best Translated Book Awards finalists announced

April 15, 2014

So the Best Translated Book Awards, organized by the University of Rochester, are especially sweet for the people who translate and publish such works. The 20 finalists include multiple works published by New Directions, the Brooklyn-based nonprofit publisher Archipelago Books, and Zephyr Press of Brookline, Mass.

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Noodle lover blogs way into UR

Noodle lover blogs way into UR

April 12, 2014

Ramen noodles have helped millions of students get through college. But only one may be able to claim they helped get him into college. Admissions counselors at the University of Rochester granted a Chinese high school student a spot in the Class of 2018 in part because of his passion for the dish.

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