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Peering into what goes awry in schizophrenia

Peering into what goes awry in schizophrenia

October 18, 2018

What cognitive processes contribute to how we function in a social world, and where do those processes break down? David Dodell-Feder—a new assistant professor of psychology—brings brain imaging, neuroscience, and even music and literature to bear in his research on the science of social connection.

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Physicist wins award to support ‘re-entry’ of women scientists

Physicist wins award to support ‘re-entry’ of women scientists

October 16, 2018

It is an issue for women in all academic fields, but especially in STEM fields. After two difficult pregnancies interrupted her career studying quantum optics, a fellowship is helping Asma Al-Qasimi get back to the lab.

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Meet this year’s winners of the Goergen Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching

Meet this year’s winners of the Goergen Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching

October 16, 2018

Hayley Clatterbuck, an assistant professor in the Department of Philosophy; John Lambropoulos, chair of the Department of Mechanical Engineering; and Michael Jarvis, an associate professor in the Department of History are being recognized for their distinctive teaching accomplishments.

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Film festival commemorates 100 years of Polish independence

Film festival commemorates 100 years of Polish independence

October 11, 2018

The movies were selected by the Polish Filmmakers Association, which has been presenting the series on four continents throughout the year.

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Seward Family Digital Archive project tops $1 million in grant money

Seward Family Digital Archive project tops $1 million in grant money

October 11, 2018

The project brings together students in the humanities and computer science and retired volunteers to help transcribe the thousands of Seward family letters written in Victorian-era cursive handwriting.

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Former economics professor Paul Romer receives Nobel Prize

Former economics professor Paul Romer receives Nobel Prize

October 8, 2018

The former assistant professor of economics at the University of Rochester is currently a professor at New York University, and was recognized by the Nobel Committee for his work on the economics of technological change.

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Economists celebrate Mark Bils and his innovative approach to macroeconomics

Economists celebrate Mark Bils and his innovative approach to macroeconomics

October 1, 2018

Economists from four continents gathered at the University of Rochester in to honor Bils, the Hazel Fyfe Professor in Economics, for his 30-year career at Rochester and to discuss recent changes in the US economy.

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How might we detect possible intelligent life beyond Earth?

How might we detect possible intelligent life beyond Earth?

September 28, 2018

“There’s so much to look at, and we’ve done so little of it so far,” Rochester professor of astrophysics Adam Frank told NPR’s All Things Considered.

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Authoritarian rhetoric about left-wing violence ‘distorted,’ ‘dangerous’

Authoritarian rhetoric about left-wing violence ‘distorted,’ ‘dangerous’

September 28, 2018

In a Washington Post essay, associate professor of history Matthew Lenoe draws parallels between recent unfounded warnings from the Trump administration about left-wing violence and the fascist movements of the 1920s, 1930s, and 1940s.

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