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School looks to expand repertoire

School looks to expand repertoire

November 7, 2014

Jamal Rossi sees a bright future for the Eastman School of Music.

The schools dean was honored late last month at an investiture ceremony, taking the opportunity to honor the schools past while also looking forward to its future.

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An artist’s view: Humpherys on Rachmaninoff

An artist’s view: Humpherys on Rachmaninoff

November 6, 2014

Tonight and Saturday, Eastman School of Music Professor Douglas Humpherys will appear as a guest pianist with the RPO, performing Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 1 at Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre. We asked RPO Marketing Intern Matthew Langford to interview Humpherys about the Russian composer and his famous first concerto.

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URMC developing map of microscopic lung structures

URMC developing map of microscopic lung structures

November 5, 2014

URMC has launched a 5-year effort to develop the Human Lung Molecular Atlas Program, or LungMAP. Doctor Gloria Pryhuber, professor of Pediatrics and Environmental Medicine, explains the project will give researchers a better understanding of the development and functioning of the lungs on a microscopic level.

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Taylor Swift to Spotify: We are never, ever getting back together

Taylor Swift to Spotify: We are never, ever getting back together

November 4, 2014

The decision by the singer and Big Machine Label Group to pull all of her songs point up the compensation problems that continue to roil the music industry. In fact, they’re evident in Spotify’s plea, says popular music historian, John Covach, director of the Institute for Popular Music at the University of Rochester in New York.

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Young scientists present work at East High

Young scientists present work at East High

October 31, 2014

Members of East High School’s Science STARS (Students Tackling Authentic and Relevant Science) club presented the results of their investigations Thursday during an event at the school. The students worked with prospective science teachers from the University of Rochester Warner School of Education.

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New chief details URMC plans

New chief details URMC plans

October 31, 2014

Slated to take over as University of Rochester Medical Center CEO in January, Mark Taubman M.D. will head the largest division of UR—the region’s largest employer. In an exclusive interview with the Rochester Business Journal last week, Taubman extensively discussed his plans and the challenges he expects in the coming year and beyond.

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Brawl in the concert hall

Brawl in the concert hall

October 31, 2014

For Eastman School of Music professor James VanDemark, the similarities between boxing and music don’t just end there. An internationally renowned double bass soloist, VanDemark took up boxing five years ago and saw immediate benefits to his performance.

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MAG presents exhibit of Golden Books illustrations

MAG presents exhibit of Golden Books illustrations

October 30, 2014

Ask someone about their childhood memories, and many will mention reading books and the stories that unfolded on their pages. Memorial Art Gallery through Jan. 4 is hosting “Golden Legacy,” featuring 64 years of the Golden Book series by some of America’s leading illustrators in the 20th century.

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URMC team gets $6.1 million from NIH for lung research

URMC team gets $6.1 million from NIH for lung research

October 29, 2014

A University of Rochester Medical Center research team is in line for a $6.1 million grant to fund its part of five-year project to produce a birth-to-death model of human lung functioning. Known as LungMAP, the National Institutes of Healths Human Lung Molecular Atlas Project aims to provide physicians and scientists with a detailed picture of how human lungs develop and fight infections.

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Laser experiments mimic cosmic explosions and planetary cores

Laser experiments mimic cosmic explosions and planetary cores

October 28, 2014

Researchers are finding ways to understand some of the mysteries of space without leaving earth. Using high-intensity lasers at the University of Rochester’s OMEGA EP Facility focused on targets smaller than a pencil’s eraser, they conducted experiments to create colliding jets of plasma knotted by plasma filaments and self-generated magnetic fields, reaching pressures a billion times higher than seen on earth.

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