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UR to seek subpoena of Yik Yak

UR to seek subpoena of Yik Yak

March 12, 2015

The University of Rochester will be asking the Monroe County District Attorney’s Office to subpoena information from a social media site to identify UR students believed to have been responsible for posting racially offensive and threatening language.

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Eastman names new director for its institute for music leadership

Eastman names new director for its institute for music leadership

March 12, 2015

The Eastman School of Music has named James Doser as Director of its Institute for Music Leadership. That program provides courses, internship, mentoring and other activities that focus on development musicians’ leadership potential and help bridge the gap between the academic and professional worlds.

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UR doctors help develop app to track Parkinson’s

UR doctors help develop app to track Parkinson’s

March 10, 2015

As a way to help doctors and patients track Parkinson’s, two University of Rochester researchers helped develop an iPhone app called mPower that collects information about the physical and emotional aspects of the disease over time and shares results with both. “I think it opens a new era in medical research,” said Dr. Ray Dorsey, a neurologist with UR Medicine and one of the developers of mPower.

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N.Y. college seeks identities of Yik Yak users

N.Y. college seeks identities of Yik Yak users

March 9, 2015

University senior counsel Richard S. Crummins sent a letter Thursday to Yik Yak, a popular social networking app, making the demand for information, along with screenshots of the posts the university wants to have identified.

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Small star passed through the edge of our solar system 70,000 years ago

Small star passed through the edge of our solar system 70,000 years ago

March 9, 2015

An international group of astronomers found that a dim star known as a red dwarf skimmed through the outskirts of our solar system, coming within 8 trillion kilometers of Earth some 70,000 years ago. Eric Mamajek talks about this amazing discovery on today’s “One on One” segment.

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Out of the groove

Out of the groove

March 5, 2015

A simple treatment using a laser can produce surfaces with the ability to clean themselves. Chunlei Guo and Anatoliy Vorobyev, physicists at the University of Rochester, in New York, have become experts in using femtosecond lasers to make surfaces with hierarchical structuring.

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Connections: What’s going on in Russia?

Connections: What’s going on in Russia?

March 4, 2015

Is Putin losing it? What’s going on in Russia? Is he finally losing his grip and his claim to legitimacy? Our panel includes two very smart observers from the University of Rochester.

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Gillibrand, students discuss sexual assault bill

Gillibrand, students discuss sexual assault bill

March 3, 2015

Students and community advocates sat down Monday at the University of Rochester with U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., to discuss the latest version of her bipartisan bill regarding campus sexual assault.

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Upstate business leaders press for $2.5B fund

Upstate business leaders press for $2.5B fund

March 3, 2015

Upstate business leaders are calling on Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the state Legislature to increase his $1.5 billion proposal for an upstate economic development competition to $2.5 billion, saying the area needs the greater infusion of cash. … Others who signed the letter included Joel Seligman, president of the University of Rochester.

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Can cities change Earth’s evolution?

Can cities change Earth’s evolution?

March 3, 2015

But what if evolutionary change could operate much faster? What if evolution could dance to the same beat as something like ecology — the interaction of life with changing environments? (by professor of astrophysics Adam Frank)

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