Tag: Arts and Sciences

Cultural critic Gerald Early to discuss race, community at Humanities Center inaugural lecture

Cultural critic Gerald Early to discuss race, community at Humanities Center inaugural lecture

September 2, 2015

The University will celebrate the opening of its Humanities Center this fall with an inaugural talk by Gerald Early, a leading authority on race and American culture.

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First day is in the books

First day is in the books

August 31, 2015

The River Campus was filled with lots of chatter as friendships were renewed – or forged. It was the first day of college for some, and the first day of the final year for others.

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Babies make predictions, too

Babies make predictions, too

August 12, 2015

In a new paper in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Richard Aslin of the University of Rochester and colleagues report on a new study of 6-month-old babies’ brain activity. (subscription)

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Vision expert David Williams receives Beckman-Argyros Award

Vision expert David Williams receives Beckman-Argyros Award

August 11, 2015

David Williams, widely regarded as one of the world’s leading experts on human vision, received the $500,000 prize for his transformative breakthroughs in vision research and adaptive optics.

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Social life in youth may impact health decades later

Social life in youth may impact health decades later

August 6, 2015

Having good social connections at age 20 can lead to improved well-being later in life, a new study suggests.

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Ancient crystals show Earth’s magnetic field switched on early

Ancient crystals show Earth’s magnetic field switched on early

August 5, 2015

To probe the origin of Earth’s magnetism, a team led by John Tarduno retrieved rock samples from the Jack Hills in Western Australia – home to some of the oldest rocks on the planet.

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Professor Jennifer Grotz receives fellowship for literary translation studies

Professor Jennifer Grotz receives fellowship for literary translation studies

August 4, 2015

Grotz, director of the University’s translation studies program, has been awarded a Literary Translation Fellowship by the National Endowment for the Arts to support the English translation of several poems by the Polish writer Jerzy Ficowski.

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Want to live a longer life? Spend more time with friends

Want to live a longer life? Spend more time with friends

August 3, 2015

Turns out, your lifespan and overall happiness might depend on the number of friends and connections you make in your 20’s.

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Community-engaged learning moves the classroom beyond the classroom

Community-engaged learning moves the classroom beyond the classroom

August 1, 2015

There are nearly 40 courses offered at the College that involve working within the greater Rochester community at some level.

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Researchers find that Earth’s magnetic shield is 500 million years older than previously thought

Researchers find that Earth’s magnetic shield is 500 million years older than previously thought

July 30, 2015

Since 2010, the best estimate of the age of Earth’s magnetic field has been 3.45 billion years. But now the Rochester researcher responsible for that finding has new data showing the magnetic field is far older.

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