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UR Design Day – real-world engineering solutions

UR Design Day – real-world engineering solutions

May 6, 2014

Student teams at the University of Rochester’s Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Sciences will partner with local companies and institutions to solve real-world engineering problems. The annual Senior Design Day showcases more than 50 of these projects from all six Hajim School departments.

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University of Rochester exploring possibility of taking over East High School

University of Rochester exploring possibility of taking over East High School

May 6, 2014

The University of Rochester is interested in potentially managing East High School. A letter from the university asks the state education commissioner to extend the deadline to February 2015 to submit proposals for East High.

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How not to pick judges

How not to pick judges

May 2, 2014

“A surprising part of the problem, as I show in a new study in the Journal of Law and Courts, is linked to the American Bar Association’s system for rating judicial candidates, which plays a surprisingly large role in judge selection.” Maya Sen, assistant professor of political science

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Engineering students design cooler to transport blood

Engineering students design cooler to transport blood

May 2, 2014

Click audio link to hear how one team of students designed a “Hemo-Box” to transport blood to patients needing transfusions at the University of Rochester Medical Center.

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UR Medicine Cardiologists pen manual on heart disease in women

UR Medicine Cardiologists pen manual on heart disease in women

May 1, 2014

Cardiologists have published a comprehensive manual for physicians to improve the diagnosis and treatment of women with heart disease, because they need different care than men.

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Hungarian, Italian works win translation prize

Hungarian, Italian works win translation prize

April 30, 2014

A Hungarian novel about art and creativity across space and time and a collection of surreal Italian poems have won prizes for best translated books.

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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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