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Six new faculty books for summer reading lists

Six new faculty books for summer reading lists

June 26, 2017

The hostess of a popular Parisian salon, the role of presidential power, and bullying and aggression among teenage girls are among the topics examined in new books by Rochester faculty. Here’s a selection of recent work.

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Seniors in social sciences take on big policy questions

Seniors in social sciences take on big policy questions

May 18, 2017

In their senior capstone projects, students take on original research on topics as varied as housing policy in South Africa and campaign spending in the United States.

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Givens, Madhu, Rizzo earn SA Professor of Year honors

Givens, Madhu, Rizzo earn SA Professor of Year honors

May 16, 2017

Three faculty members have been named Students’ Association Government’s Professor of the Year in their respective fields of humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences and engineering.

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Rochester among elite finishers in ‘math marathon‘

Rochester among elite finishers in ‘math marathon‘

May 10, 2017

The University’s team placed 15th out of 415 registered teams in the 2016 William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition, the preeminent undergraduate mathematics competition in North America.

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Student work earns national praise in data science competition

Student work earns national praise in data science competition

March 24, 2017

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.

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Mathematician and longtime University faculty member Ralph Raimi dies at 92

Mathematician and longtime University faculty member Ralph Raimi dies at 92

January 13, 2017

After being named professor emeritus in 1995, Raimi became active in efforts to reform K–12 math education. Considered one of the top education experts in the country, he was a mathematics curriculum consultant to states across the country.

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WeBWorK an award-winning way of learning from homework

WeBWorK an award-winning way of learning from homework

June 10, 2016

Twenty years ago, the idea of students doing homework online and receiving immediate feedback was a game-changer. Today, more than 700 colleges and high schools and using the WeBWorK system developed by Rochester math professors Arnold Pizer and Michael Gage.

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Scientists in Spain create first ever ‘magnetic wormhole’ in lab

Scientists in Spain create first ever ‘magnetic wormhole’ in lab

January 23, 2016

The team was inspired by the theoretical work of Allan Greenleaf, a professor of mathematics at the University of Rochester in New York.

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Classic formula for ‘pi’ connects pure math and quantum mechanics like a ‘magic trick’

Classic formula for ‘pi’ connects pure math and quantum mechanics like a ‘magic trick’

November 24, 2015

Oddly enough, but not that surprising considering the prevalence of pi in nature, researchers from the University of Rochester reached the same formula while they were computing the quantum mechanical energy stats of hydrogen.

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Revealing the hidden connection between pi and Bohr’s hydrogen model

Revealing the hidden connection between pi and Bohr’s hydrogen model

November 17, 2015

[Carl] Hagen turned to his colleague, mathematics professor Tamar Friedmann, who found that they could derive Wallis’s infinite product from the ratio of the approximate energies to the exact energies.

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