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What’s the problem with civility?

What’s the problem with civility?

February 7, 2019

Three Rochester professors discuss the nature of America’s political and social divide and offer ideas on how higher education might help bridge the widening gap.

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Olivia Hooker ’62 (PhD): Witness, activist, servicewoman, scholar

Olivia Hooker ’62 (PhD): Witness, activist, servicewoman, scholar

February 6, 2019

The first African-American woman to serve in the Coast Guard, she began her life as a victim and a witness to devastating acts of racist violence. By the end of her life, last November, at age 103, she had become a leader and a pathbreaker in the field of psychology.

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Activist and author Angela Davis to speak at Rochester

Activist and author Angela Davis to speak at Rochester

February 5, 2019

Angela Davis will be on campus to discuss “The University’s Role in Educating Students to be Engaged Citizens,” is part of the lecture series Difficult Conversations as a Catalyst for Change.

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Celebrating black history

Celebrating black history

February 1, 2019

Throughout February, sponsors and campus organizations will host lectures, films, performances, family events, and more as students, faculty, and the Rochester community celebrate Black History Month.

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With data science, Rochester’s laser lab moves closer to controlled nuclear fusion

With data science, Rochester’s laser lab moves closer to controlled nuclear fusion

January 31, 2019

One of the biggest challenges to controlled nuclear fusion has been the lack of accurate models to predict increased fusion energy yields. Now a Rochester team of more than 50 scientists has used “big data” to triple fusion yields.

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Earth’s inner core is much younger than we thought

Earth’s inner core is much younger than we thought

January 29, 2019

Rochester researchers have gathered the first field data that show the Earth’s inner core is only about 565 million years old—relatively young compared to the age of our 4.5-billion-year-old planet.

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Common test of mental state understanding is biased

Common test of mental state understanding is biased

January 24, 2019

A new Rochester study has shown that a widely accepted test for assessing a patient’s ability to understand the mental state of another is biased against the less educated and against racial and ethnic minorities.

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Microscopic eye movements affect how we see contrast

Microscopic eye movements affect how we see contrast

January 22, 2019

While the world may appear stable, our eyes are always jittering. Rochester research is showing how these eye movements, once thought to be inconsequential, are critical to our visual system.

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Simon School MBA named ‘Program of the Year’ for 2018

Simon School MBA named ‘Program of the Year’ for 2018

January 4, 2019

The MBA program at the Simon Business School, the only program in the US to offer a STEM designation in every area of specialization, has been named the “Program of the Year” for 2018 by Poets & Quants, a leading online news source covering the graduate business education market.

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New president Sarah Mangelsdorf receives high praise from students, staff, faculty

New president Sarah Mangelsdorf receives high praise from students, staff, faculty

December 18, 2018

From the beginning, the search for the University’s 11th president was designed to include the voices of as many constituencies as possible—from college students and staff members as well as from top faculty, administrators, and trustees.

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