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When temperatures get cold, newly-discovered process helps fruit flies cope

When temperatures get cold, newly-discovered process helps fruit flies cope

July 21, 2014

Michael Welte and his team made their discovery while studying the internal mechanisms of the egg cell of the fruit fly, known as Drosophila. When temperatures drop, the rate at which certain proteins are built within egg cells slows down significantly more than the rate at which the raw materials are delivered. What keeps the assembly line functioning—based on the new research—is a protein called Klar.

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Bend in Appalachian mountain chain finally explained

Bend in Appalachian mountain chain finally explained

July 18, 2014

The 1500 mile Appalachian mountain chain runs along a nearly straight line from Alabama to Newfoundland—except for a curious bend in Pennsylvania and New York State. Researchers now know what caused that bend—a dense, underground block of rigid, volcanic rock forced the chain to shift eastward as it was forming millions of years ago. This new understanding of the region’s underlying structures could inform debates over the practice of hyrdrofracking, says professor of earth and environmental sciences Cindy Ebinger.

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Four Rochester grads honor high school teachers

Four Rochester grads honor high school teachers

June 9, 2014

All seniors in the College are invited to nominate a high school teacher for consideration for the Singer Family Prize. The four award winners received a plaque and $3,000, as well as $2,500 for their school.

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Joanna Olmsted steps down as Dean of Arts and Sciences

Joanna Olmsted steps down as Dean of Arts and Sciences

May 7, 2014

Joanna Olmsted will step down as dean of the School of Arts and Sciences on July 1 after two decades of University leadership.
“Joanna has contributed immeasurably to the progress that has been made in strengthening arts, sciences, and engineering, and we are hugely in her debt,” says Peter Lennie, provost and the Robert L. and Mary L. Sproull Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Sciences, and Engineering.

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Andrew Ainslie named Dean of Simon Business School

Andrew Ainslie named Dean of Simon Business School

May 2, 2014

Ainslie has been senior associate dean, full-time MBA program, at UCLA Anderson School of Management since 2010. The appointment, subject to Board approval, is effective after Dean Mark Zupan’s term ends on June 30.

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Rochester students to build community center in South Africa

Rochester students to build community center in South Africa

April 21, 2014

This summer Rochester students John Dawson ’13/T5’14 and Katherine Wegman ’15, will spend two months in Cape Town, South Africa, building a new community center for residents of Egoli, a squatter community on the outskirts of Cape Town.

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Wegman Foundation gives $17 million to University

Wegman Foundation gives $17 million to University

April 1, 2014

The Institute for Data Science and the Golisano Children’s Hospital campaign are flagships of the $1.2 billion goal for The Meliora Challenge: The Campaign for the University of Rochester.

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Eastman Opera Theatre presents ‘Dialogues of the Carmelites’

Eastman Opera Theatre presents ‘Dialogues of the Carmelites’

March 4, 2014

Francis Poulenc’s lushly melodic work addresses themes of fear, faith, sacrifice, and redemption in a community of nuns facing the uncertainties of the French Revolution.

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High rankings continue for Simon

High rankings continue for Simon

January 27, 2014

The Financial Times has again ranked Simon Business School among top 30 in the U.S.

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“It was 50 years ago today…”

“It was 50 years ago today…”

January 17, 2014

The Institute for Popular Music will continue its “In Performance” Series with a concert and lecture series celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Beatles’ first U.S. performance.

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