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Did human-like intelligence evolve to care for helpless babies?

Did human-like intelligence evolve to care for helpless babies?

May 23, 2016

Because humans have relatively big brains, their infants must be born early in development while their heads are small enough to ensure a safe delivery. Early birth, though, means human infants are helpless for much longer than other primates, and such vulnerable infants require intelligent parents.

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A digital ‘Rochester Cloak’ to fit all sizes

A digital ‘Rochester Cloak’ to fit all sizes

May 19, 2016

Using the same mathematical framework as the Rochester Cloak, researchers have been able to use flat screen displays to extend the range of angles that can be hidden from view. Their method lays out how cloaks of arbitrary shapes, that work from multiple viewpoints, may be practically realized in the near future using commercially available digital devices.

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Wendi Heinzelman named dean of the Hajim School of Engineering & Applied Sciences

Wendi Heinzelman named dean of the Hajim School of Engineering & Applied Sciences

May 17, 2016

Wendi B. Heinzelman, currently dean of graduate studies for Arts, Sciences, and Engineering (AS&E), and professor of electrical and computer engineering, will be the next dean of the Hajim School of Engineering & Applied Sciences. Heinzelman will be the Hajim School’s first female dean

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Congratulations, Class of 2016!

Congratulations, Class of 2016!

May 15, 2016

More than 3,000 students received bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees and ceremonies across the University over the weekend. See photos, videos, and social media coverage of the weekend’s event celebrating the accomplishments of the Class of 2016.

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Danny Wegman becomes board chair, two new trustees named

Danny Wegman becomes board chair, two new trustees named

May 13, 2016

Wegman, who served as chairman-elect for the past year, will serve a five-year term as Board chairman and succeeds Edmund A. Hajim ’58, who has transitioned to chairman emeritus.

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Rochester’s first data science graduates delve into big data

Rochester’s first data science graduates delve into big data

May 10, 2016

This spring, the inaugural crop of students in Rochester’s new data science programs—at the undergraduate and master’s degree levels—are completing their first year of study at the Goergen Institute for Data Science, a program of the Schools of Arts & Sciences.

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2016 Commencement honorary degrees and award recipients announced

2016 Commencement honorary degrees and award recipients announced

May 2, 2016

The University will recognize outstanding contributions of distinguished leaders, scholars and humanitarians by bestowing honorary degrees, Eastman Medals, Hutchison Medals, and awards for scholarship and teaching at this year’s commencement ceremonies.

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Erica Fee to deliver 2016 College commencement address

Erica Fee to deliver 2016 College commencement address

March 23, 2016

Erica Fee ‘99, award-winning theatre and festival producer, is the founding producer and board president of the First Niagara Rochester Fringe Festival, the annual, multi-disciplinary arts festival in downtown Rochester.

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