Tag: Arts and Sciences
The University of Rochester has received a $1 million grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to increase undergraduates’ engagement with the humanities.
A computer model to help clinicians predict Parkinson’s disease progression has landed two Rochester undergraduates and their faculty mentor a top honor from the Michael J. Fox Foundation.
In 2013, a group of Rochester and NASA scientists proposed the NEOCam, or “Near-Earth Object Camera,” based on an infrared detector developed here in Rochester. This year, NASA announced extended funding for the program.
Rock ‘n roll Legend Chuck Berry died on March 18 at the age of 90. John Covach, rock historian and director of the Institute for Popular Music, writes an op-ed remembrance article for Macleans, on what made Chuck Berry iconic in a era of song stylists, covers, and lyric sanitization.
The University of Chicago professor will be in residence from March 22 to 24. A scholar of Hinduism and mythology, her work highlights the “often messy collision of religion, science, and politics.”
Steven Piantadosi, an assistant professor of brain and cognitive sciences, was recognized as one of this year’s outstanding psychological scientists in the early stages of their post-PhD research career.
There are many examples of DNA damage being associated with aging, but never has a reduction in DNA damage been shown to extend lifespan. Rochester research has made this connection, and identified an enzyme that can be targeted to reduce that damage.