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Professor assists NASA mission to measure disks that give birth to planets

Professor assists NASA mission to measure disks that give birth to planets

December 1, 2017

Dan Watson is part of a team of researchers developing new instrumentation for the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA). Unlike typical observatories that are positioned on the ground or in space, SOFIA is situated in between — on a Boeing 747SP jet airliner.

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Cutting-edge science leads to cut-free biopsies

Cutting-edge science leads to cut-free biopsies

November 30, 2017

What if biopsies could be performed noninvasively as part of the initial procedure, so surgeons would know immediately whether additional cancerous tissue needed to be removed?

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NPR host Maria Hinojosa to deliver MLK Commemorative Address

NPR host Maria Hinojosa to deliver MLK Commemorative Address

November 30, 2017

The four-time Emmy winner and host of National Public Radio’s Latino USA and PBS’s America By The Numbers will deliver the University’s 2018 Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Address on Friday, January 19.

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Four questions for director Ken Rus Schmoll

Four questions for director Ken Rus Schmoll

November 29, 2017

The two-time Obie Award-winner is in Rochester to direct Octavia, a play ripped from the headlines in the year AD 62.

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One hundred years of solitude? Try 15 minutes instead

One hundred years of solitude? Try 15 minutes instead

November 21, 2017

In a series of experiments, Rochester psychologists found that people who sat alone without devices for 15 minutes and chose what to think about experienced the positive effects of solitude: feeling calmer and less anxious, without feeling lonely or sad.

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In the mystery of positrons, dark matter is leading suspect

In the mystery of positrons, dark matter is leading suspect

November 16, 2017

Scientists at the HAWC Gamma Ray Observatory have ruled out two pulsars as the source of an unexpectedly large presence of positrons in our corner of the galaxy. Could they come from something more complex and exotic: dark matter?

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Simon Business School ranked among top for entrepreneurship

Simon Business School ranked among top for entrepreneurship

November 15, 2017

The Simon Business School is one of the nation’s top schools for entrepreneurship studies, according to the Princeton Review, which placed Simon at number 21 among graduate schools, up two places from last year.

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University welcoming students from Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands

University welcoming students from Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands

November 7, 2017

Rochester will be welcoming students affected by Hurricanes Irma and Maria so they may continue their studies while their home colleges are temporarily shut down.

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Mattel CEO, Hajim dean address ‘staggering’ underrepresentation in computer technologies

Mattel CEO, Hajim dean address ‘staggering’ underrepresentation in computer technologies

November 6, 2017

During a Meliora Weekend fireside chat, Mattel CEO Margo Georgiadis and Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Sciences Dean Wendi Heinzelman discussed women in computer science, and how emerging technologies can interest young people in science and engineering.

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Time’s ticking as ‘Doomsday Clock’ scientists meet

Time’s ticking as ‘Doomsday Clock’ scientists meet

November 3, 2017

As the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists meets to evaluate scenarios for man-made catastrophe, Rochester scientists worry current risk levels are “way too high.”

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