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Does guilt make good parenting?

Does guilt make good parenting?

August 22, 2017

There isn’t much Judith Smetana doesn’t know about parenting teenagers. Her latest study in a nearly 40-year career as a professor of psychology, looks at the effect of using guilt as a parenting tool.

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A quick look at the Class of 2021

A quick look at the Class of 2021

August 19, 2017

The more than 1,500 members of the College’s Class of 2021 come from 42 states and 105 countries, and were selected from among more than 18,000 applicants—a record number.

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Quadcast: A student’s guide for back to school

Quadcast: A student’s guide for back to school

August 15, 2017

First-year students have plenty of questions about college life. In this episode of the Quadcast, host Caitlin Davie ’19 asks University staff, recent graduates, and current students for their tips on making a smooth and successful transition to college life.

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East High School student experiment headed for space station

East High School student experiment headed for space station

August 11, 2017

Students at East High School had their science experiment chosen by a national competition, and they’ll see their experiment take off for the International Space Station.

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Summer research that’s totally (nano)tubular

Summer research that’s totally (nano)tubular

August 11, 2017

Chemistry major Austin Bailey ’18 (T5) has spent his summer developing a special polymer to attach other molecules to nanotubes, and his work could have significant applications for creating renewable energy sources.

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New research initiative turns laser focus on high-energy-density physics

New research initiative turns laser focus on high-energy-density physics

August 9, 2017

Gilbert “Rip” Collins, formerly of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, will lead a multidisciplinary initiative in Rochester to study how atoms behave at extreme pressures.

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Freeform optical device packs more punch in a smaller package

Freeform optical device packs more punch in a smaller package

August 7, 2017

Spectrometers are used in a variety of applications, from environmental monitoring to astronomy to healthcare diagnostics. A new design using freeform optics upends more than a century of optical design.

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What we learn when a machine ‘listens’ to Miles Davis

What we learn when a machine ‘listens’ to Miles Davis

August 5, 2017

Two undergraduates are spending their summer analyzing a recording that was first released nearly four decades before they were born.

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One question sparks student’s research around race in America

One question sparks student’s research around race in America

August 3, 2017

Why does racism play a part in motivating some students to go on to college, while it seems to deter others? Winston Scott ’19 is spending his summer preparing a study into how children react when they begin to perceive racism.

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With automatic transcription, musicians can save themselves the treble

With automatic transcription, musicians can save themselves the treble

August 3, 2017

Two undergraduates have joined a summer research project focused on building a machine-learning interface that generates musical scores from audio files.

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