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Walt Whitman is ‘More Important Now than Ever’

Walt Whitman is ‘More Important Now than Ever’

April 27, 2017

The 125th anniversary of poet Walt Whitman’s death came at the end of March. His is one of the most influential voices in American—and world—literature.

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Fruit flies offer gut check on bacteria

Fruit flies offer gut check on bacteria

April 26, 2017

Drosophila melanogaster—the common fruit fly—is widely used in laboratory experiments. But what Rochester researchers found when examining the guts of fruit flies in the wild bears little resemblance to what is seen in the lab.

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Wegmans Hall opens doors to data science

Wegmans Hall opens doors to data science

April 24, 2017

Dedicated during Meliora Weekend last fall, Wegmans Hall will open for researchers this year and will become the home to the Goergen Institute for Data Science.

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Creating the model human

Creating the model human

April 20, 2017

Physicians at the University of Rochester Medical Center have developed a new way to use 3D printing to fabricate artificial organs and human anatomy that mimics the real thing, even up to the point of bleeding when cut. These models are able to create highly realistic simulations for training and could soon be widely used to rehearse complex cases prior to surgery.

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QuadCast: Take Five and a tuition-free fifth year

QuadCast: Take Five and a tuition-free fifth year

April 19, 2017

Astrophysics majors studying Islam in Russia. Neuroscience majors studying public health and feminism. In the latest episode of the QuadCast, meet students in the University’s Take Five program, a unique opportunity for students to take a tuition-free fifth year to study something outside their major, purely for the pleasure of learning.

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An immortal hand: Romantic-era poet William Blake has left fingerprints all over pop culture

An immortal hand: Romantic-era poet William Blake has left fingerprints all over pop culture

April 13, 2017

The works of Romantic era poet and artist William Blake pervade modern writing, music, film and TV. The William Blake Archive, newly redesigned, has digitized nearly 7,000 images from Blake’s creations, making them more accessible than ever to scholars and fans.

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Douglass Community Kitchen heating up for clubs, classes

Douglass Community Kitchen heating up for clubs, classes

April 13, 2017

Since opening in late January, the kitchen has been a hit with student organizations and faculty, who have held some of their classes there. “Based on the usage we’re seeing, we’ve really created something that students, faculty, and instructors are looking for,” says Laura Ballou ’97.

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A new way to teach history in the 21st century

A new way to teach history in the 21st century

April 10, 2017

A “virtual” re-creation of early settlements on Smith’s Island, Bermuda, offers professor Michael Jarvis and his students immersive experience of the site they are working to excavate.

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Poetry in the age of the tweet

Poetry in the age of the tweet

April 4, 2017

Can poetry thrive in an age of instant communication? As April’s National Poetry Month begins, University’s poetry faculty and students have found that the answer is an emphatic “yes.” The pace of digital life has only quickened over the last ten years since Twitter was founded, but the slower process of reading and crafting poetry continues, robustly, at Rochester.

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Library acquires unknown Susan B. Anthony letters found in old barn

Library acquires unknown Susan B. Anthony letters found in old barn

March 29, 2017

Forgotten for over a century, a recently discovered trove of more than a hundred letters fills in the political details of how the suffrage movement was run and the women activists who ran it.

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