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Emmy-winning composer Jeff Beal headlines evening of film music

Emmy-winning composer Jeff Beal headlines evening of film music

April 1, 2015

Jeff Beal, one of the most prolific and respected composers for film, television, and the concert hall, returns to his alma mater in April and will headline a concert of film screenings accompanied by live music performed by Eastman and University of Rochester students.

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International Theatre Program presents gender-bending adaptation of Shakespeare’s <i>The Taming of the Shrew</i>

International Theatre Program presents gender-bending adaptation of Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew

March 16, 2015

Shakespeare’s play The Taming of the Shrew is often criticized for its portrayal of women as weak and submissive. But on Thursday, April 9, the University’s International Theatre Program will present a new take on the classic comedy in a production performed by a largely male cast.

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Eastman presents opera version of classic American play ‘Our Town’

Eastman presents opera version of classic American play ‘Our Town’

March 12, 2015

Ned Rorem’s opera treatment of Our Town, the renowned Pulitzer Prize-winning play by Thornton Wilder, will be presented by Eastman Opera Theatre April 9 through 12 in Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre. The production is the first in upstate New York since the opera’s professional debut at the Lake George Opera in July 2006.

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Apple highlights Parkinson’s app with URMC ties

Apple highlights Parkinson’s app with URMC ties

March 9, 2015

A new iPhone mobile app which allows patients with Parkinson’s disease to track their symptoms in real time and share this information with researchers was featured by Apple executives during the company’s semi-annual product launch event.

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What drives humans to explore the unknown?

What drives humans to explore the unknown?

February 27, 2015

In his new book, professor of history Stewart Weaver chronicles journeys of discovery from the pre-historic trek of humans across the land bridge over the Bering Strait some 12,000 years ago to the mid-20th century deep sea voyages of Jacques-Yves Cousteau.

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Can omega-3 fatty acids combat COPD?

Can omega-3 fatty acids combat COPD?

January 27, 2015

The National Institutes of Health have awarded $1.6 million to Rochester researchers to study a group of compounds derived from omega-3 fatty acids and their ability to combat inflammation caused by cigarette smoking, which can lead to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or COPD.

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Author and director of Schomburg Center of Black Culture to deliver MLK Commemorative Address

Author and director of Schomburg Center of Black Culture to deliver MLK Commemorative Address

January 15, 2015

Khalil Gibran Muhammad will deliver the University’s 2015 Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Address. Muhammad is author of Condemnation of Blackness: Race, Crime and the Making of Modern Urban America, in which he explored the roots of the popular conception of black criminality in America.

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UR testing HIV vaccine pill

UR testing HIV vaccine pill

January 13, 2015

Researchers hope that this oral vaccine will create a more robust immune response against HIV. Volunteer study subjects must be between the ages of 18 and 40, in good health and not infected with HIV; they will be paid up to $2,050 based on their level of participation.

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Researchers show neutrinos can deliver not only full-on hits but also ‘glancing blows’

Researchers show neutrinos can deliver not only full-on hits but also ‘glancing blows’

December 30, 2014

In what they call a “weird little corner” of the already weird world of neutrinos, physicists have found evidence that these tiny particles might be involved in a surprising reaction. In an experiment conducted with the international MINERvA collaboration at Fermilab, physics professor Kevin McFarland and his students and colleagues provide evidence that neutrinos can sometimes interact with a nucleus but leave it basically untouched, resulting in a new particle being created out of a vacuum.

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Researchers explain how our minds make sense through order

Researchers explain how our minds make sense through order

December 15, 2014

Rochester scientists say they have an alternative to the standard explanation for why order matters when the human mind processes information. Ting Qian and Richard Aslin explain that our tendency to detect patterns is built into our cognitive processes, even when it’s at the risk of overestimating the importance of such patterns. (photo by Flickr user redwoodphotography made available under CC BY-ND 2.0)

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