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Tag: Arts and Sciences

Data science for a better planet

Data science for a better planet

February 24, 2017

Ulrik Soderstrom ’16, ’17 (MS), has found myriad ways to apply his knowledge of data science and machine learning: everything from bringing solar energy to low-income communities, predicting weather patterns for farmers, modeling ocean wave patterns, and solving Sudoku puzzles. One of the first Rochester students to graduate with a BA in data science, he’s combining his love of math and computers with a passion for environmental sustainability and renewables.

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<em>That Poor Girl and How He Killed Her</em> opens at Todd Theater

That Poor Girl and How He Killed Her opens at Todd Theater

February 23, 2017

That Poor Girl and How He Killed Her, a contemporary dark comedy by up-and-coming playwright Jen Silverman, opens at Todd Theater The International Theatre Program opens its spring semester with That Poor Girl and How He Killed Her, a contemporary play by Jen Silverman, an emerging talent, whom critics have called “a fresh voice who […]

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Tis better to give—to your spouse

Tis better to give—to your spouse

February 13, 2017

A new study has found that partners felt an emotional benefit when they put aside their own needs for the sake of their spouse, even if their acts of compassion were not explicitly noticed by their spouse.

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Composers, choreographer win Lillian Fairchild Award for community commitment

Composers, choreographer win Lillian Fairchild Award for community commitment

February 13, 2017

Composers Carlos Sanchez-Gutierrez and Ricardo Zohn-Muldoon—both professors of composition at the Eastman School of Music—and choreographer Darren Stevenson, the director of PUSH Physical Theater, were honored for their contributions to the original opera Don’t Blame Anyone.

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Online dating brings matches, but it isn’t scientific

Online dating brings matches, but it isn’t scientific

February 12, 2017

Online dating is second only to “meeting through friends” as the most popular form of matchmaking, and Rochester psychologist Harry Reis has been investigating the phenomenon as the stigma has lifted.

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Relationship problems? Don’t blame gender differences

Relationship problems? Don’t blame gender differences

February 11, 2017

“People think about the sexes as distinct categories,” says Rochester psychology professor Harry Reis, But when something goes wrong between partners, emphasizing inherent differences between the sexes can be harmful.

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Psychologist’s research probes matters of the heart

Psychologist’s research probes matters of the heart

February 10, 2017

Since the 1980s, psychology professor Harry Reis has been putting human relationships under a microscope. Over the years his research has led to insights into matters of the heart—both figuratively and literally.

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Gas hydrate breakdown unlikely to cause massive greenhouse gas release

Gas hydrate breakdown unlikely to cause massive greenhouse gas release

February 8, 2017

A recent interpretive review of scientific literature performed by researchers at the U.S. Geological Survey and here at Rochester pays particular attention to gas hydrates beneath the Arctic Ocean.

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Earth’s magnetic field—reversing or fluctuating?

Earth’s magnetic field—reversing or fluctuating?

February 8, 2017

For the last 160 years, the Earth’s magnetic field has been weakening. In an essay shared on Newsweek, professor John Tarduno explains archaeomagnetism research, in which geophysicists team up with archaeologists to study the effects of these changes.

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Art and the unseen

Art and the unseen

February 7, 2017

Like many Rochester students who thrive on the school’s open curriculum, Dan Hargrove ’17 pursues multiple interests with equal vigor. The international relations major is an accomplished artist who has a “hidden passion” for coral reefs, and has maintained one in an aquarium at home since he was 14 years old.

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