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Scholars to discuss <i>‘Transparent’</i> at first academic conference

Scholars to discuss ‘Transparent’ at first academic conference

February 11, 2016

In December, the Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies will host the first-of-its-kind conference on the hit Amazon series Transparent, examining the nexus of sex and gender studies, Jewish studies, American studies, and media studies themes that run through the show.

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Body heat triggers shape change in new type of polymer

Body heat triggers shape change in new type of polymer

February 9, 2016

Polymers that visibly change shape when exposed to temperature changes are nothing new. But a research team led by Chemical Engineering Professor Mitch Anthamatten has created a material that undergoes a shape change that can be triggered by body heat alone, opening the door for new medical and other applications.

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How ‘cash on hand’ gives insight to campaign strategy

How ‘cash on hand’ gives insight to campaign strategy

February 1, 2016

“It’s a bit like saving for retirement, right? You don’t know exactly when you should be spending money, you don’t know exactly how much you need to save, there’s a lot of uncertainty involved,” said David Primo, a scholar at Mercatus Center and a professor at University of Rochester.

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Tarduno to receive Royal Astronomical Society Medal

Tarduno to receive Royal Astronomical Society Medal

January 8, 2016

The Royal Astronomical Society, based in London, has named geophysicist John Tarduno the winner of this year’s Price Medal for “investigations of outstanding merit in solid-earth geophysics, oceanography, or planetary sciences.” Tarduno is a professor of geophysics and a professor of physics and astronomy at the University of Rochester. In her written nomination, Carmala Garzione, […]

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YMCA, University partnership provides membership discounts for University staff

December 19, 2015

Looking to get in shape, stay in shape, or reach a wellness goal in 2016? Thanks to a unique partnership between the University of Rochester and the YMCA of Greater Rochester, all University employees, including union members, are eligible for special membership rates. The discount applies to memberships at all 10 Greater Rochester YMCA branches […]

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Historic economic development award: just the beginning

Historic economic development award: just the beginning

December 14, 2015

A $500 million award from the state represents a historic opportunity for Rochester and the Finger Lakes region, but the important work is just beginning, President and CEO Joel Seligman and other political and community leaders said Monday. “We have to roll up our sleeves. We have to go to work,” Seligman told a standing-room-only […]

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A musical time machine

A musical time machine

November 16, 2015

The only instrument of its kind in North America, the full-sized Italian baroque organ at the Memorial Art Gallery is a musical time capsule. Saved from destruction 10 years ago, the organ features in the month Third Thursday concert series that kicks off this month.

>> Play the organ online

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American students from the University of Rochester to discuss Thanksgiving’s history and make full-course Thanksgiving dinner for international students on Monday, Nov. 16

November 13, 2015

WHAT: An international Thanksgiving on the University of Rochester’s River Campus WHEN/WHERE: Monday, Nov. 16 from 6-8 p.m. THE EVENT: For the fourth consecutive year, the Sigma Delta Tau sorority and the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity will collaborate on a Thanksgiving meal for international students who take the CAS 170 course. The course focuses on […]

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Area ROTC units to take part in annual Veterans Day Joint Service Run to Highland Park Veterans Memorial on Wednesday

November 9, 2015

WHAT: Veterans Day Joint Service Run WHEN/WHERE: Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015 at the University of Rochester’s River Campus and on to the Greater Rochester Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Highland Park PARTICIPANTS: University of Rochester NROTC Battalion, RIT Army ROTC Battalion, RIT Air Force ROTC Battalion and veterans/members of the University of Rochester and local community […]

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New York State awards $9.2 million to renew CEIS as a Center for Advanced Technology

November 2, 2015

The Center for Emerging and Innovative Sciences (CEIS) at the University of Rochester has been renewed by New York State as one of its Centers for Advanced Technology (CAT) and will receive $9.2 million in funding over the next 10 years. In the past 10 years, CEIS has provided more than $4M in funding to […]

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