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Tracing the slave stories of colonial Mexico

Tracing the slave stories of colonial Mexico

April 26, 2018

Painstakingly searching through three colonial archives in Puebla, Mexico, assistant professor of history Pablo Miguel Sierra Silva reaches beyond traditional master-slave narratives in his latest study of afro-indigenous interactions in Mexico’s urban centers.

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Theatre Program presents works by Harold Pinter

Theatre Program presents works by Harold Pinter

April 23, 2018

The International Theatre Program will close its season with “The Pinter Plays,” a double-bill of two of the most shocking one-act plays from the Nobel Prize-winning British playwright Harold Pinter.

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Tiny microenvironments hold clues to ocean nitrogen cycle

Tiny microenvironments hold clues to ocean nitrogen cycle

April 20, 2018

A new Rochester study shows that nitrogen-feeding organisms exist all over the deep ocean, and not just in large oxygen-depleted “dead zones,” changing the way we think about the delicate nitrogen cycle.

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Celebrating student employees of the year

Celebrating student employees of the year

April 20, 2018

Luke Meyerson ’18 and Blake Harriman ’16, ’18W (MS) — student workers in the Department of Political Science and the Medical Center’s Edward G. Miner Library, respectively — are 2018 student employees of the year.

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Scientists discover gene controlling genetic recombination rates

Scientists discover gene controlling genetic recombination rates

April 19, 2018

Genetics is a crapshoot, with genes from both parents combining and recombining to produce combinations unique to each offspring. Some species have evolved to display far more crossover than others, and scientists in Rochester have discovered a gene in fruit flies that is responsible for the evolution of these recombination rates.

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David McCamant wins first College Award for Undergraduate Teaching and Research Mentorship

David McCamant wins first College Award for Undergraduate Teaching and Research Mentorship

April 18, 2018

With 12 years on the faculty, the associate professor of chemistry is being widely praised by his former students for his role in their current success as scientists.

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Thesis competition winner describes protein translation in 3 minutes or less

Thesis competition winner describes protein translation in 3 minutes or less

April 17, 2018

Jillian Ramos showed exactly how to capture an audience’s attention – and hold it – at the third annual Three Minute Thesis Competition finals, winning both first place and the people’s choice prize.

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Researchers win Furth Fund awards to support early career scientists

Researchers win Furth Fund awards to support early career scientists

April 16, 2018

Kathryn Knowles, assistant professor of chemistry, and Martina Poletti, assistant professor of neuroscience, are this year’s recipients of University Furth Fund awards.

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