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At Ontario Beach, a carousel with suspect imagery

At Ontario Beach, a carousel with suspect imagery

July 16, 2015

But for all of that time, a panel atop the spinning carousel has featured a painting with crude racial caricatures of two black children. Though plainly visible to anyone who looked, the panel has been largely unnoticed and unremarked upon — until now.

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How market timing creates investment chaos

How market timing creates investment chaos

July 15, 2015

“Market timing is a scam,” says Robert Novy-Marx, a professor of finance in the Simon Business School at the University of Rochester. “Timing won’t lower expected returns relative to a steady exposure with the same average leverage.”

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Nursing home care improving for U.S. minorities, study finds

Nursing home care improving for U.S. minorities, study finds

July 14, 2015

“This study shows that recent regulatory, financial and market-driven changes have resulted in an improvement not only in homes with higher numbers of minorities, but across the board,” lead researcher Yue Li, an associate professor of public health sciences at the University of Rochester.

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Now you see it, some day you won’t: scientists get closer to invisibility

Now you see it, some day you won’t: scientists get closer to invisibility

July 13, 2015

Using lenses and meta-materials, science is finding new ways to bend or reroute light. Like Harry Potter’s cloak or H.G. Wells’ chemical concoction, it could make an object impossible to see.

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Do cellphones belong in the operating room?

Do cellphones belong in the operating room?

July 13, 2015

As people become increasingly glued to their phones, the lack of guidance could have big consequences. Diagnosing the problem is easy, said Peter Papadakos, a professor of anesthesiology, surgery, neurology and neurosurgery at the University of Rochester in New York, who has written extensively on the subject.

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FDA strengthens warning on pain medication

FDA strengthens warning on pain medication

July 10, 2015

“The people who are most at risk for heart attacks and strokes have more risk for heart attack and stroke when they take these NSAIDs. However, it also turns out that people who have less risk of heart attack and stroke also might be affected by these compounds as well”, said Dr. Charles Lowenstein, chief of cardiology at UR Medicine.

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Announcing the inaugural Tibetan Innovation Challenge

Announcing the inaugural Tibetan Innovation Challenge

July 9, 2015

The goal of the Challenge, which is organized by the University of Rochester, is to develop self-sustaining and replicable business ideas to alleviate the economic difficulties Tibetan refugees are facing.

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Cuomo’s ‘Capital’ tour listens, doles out funds

Cuomo’s ‘Capital’ tour listens, doles out funds

July 9, 2015

At one session, leaders of the Finger Lakes Economic Development Council — University of Rochester President Joel Seligman and Wegmans Food Markets Chief Executive Officer Danny Wegman — formally acknowledged the link between their effort to win millions of dollars for the region and the work of the Rochester-Monroe Anti-Poverty Initiative.

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URMC acts to ensure privacy of patient health data

URMC acts to ensure privacy of patient health data

July 9, 2015

The University of Rochester Medical Center will be reminding its doctors, nurses and other care providers that they must adhere to strict rules set up to protect patients’ private health care information.

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The work we do while we sleep

The work we do while we sleep

July 8, 2015

In addition to its memory and problem-solving functions, sleep may help our brains stay sharp, young, and healthy. Two years ago, the University of Rochester neuroscientist Maiken Nedergaard published the results of many years of research into the function of sleep.

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