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Students from Puerto Rican colleges enjoying guest semester in Rochester

Students from Puerto Rican colleges enjoying guest semester in Rochester

February 19, 2018

Hurricane Maria crippled Puerto Rico last September, leaving hundreds dead and more than a million homes without power. Providing a guest semester to first- and second-year undergraduates unable to attend their damaged home colleges is a way for the University to help them keep their academic programs on track.

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Training brains—young and old, sick and healthy—with virtual reality

Training brains—young and old, sick and healthy—with virtual reality

February 13, 2018

Rochester researchers are using virtual reality-based brain training to better understand the brain’s plasticity in athletes who have experienced concussions and older adults with mild cognitive impairments. The goal? Improved therapeutic treatments patients can do at home.

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Remembering Frederick Douglass on his 200th birthday

Remembering Frederick Douglass on his 200th birthday

February 13, 2018

Like most African Americans born into slavery, Frederick Douglass was never told the date and year of his birth. He chose February 14 as the day on which to celebrate it, and in 2018 we celebrate the 200th anniversary of his birth. At the University of Rochester, one of the most extensive collections of Douglass artifacts in the country can be found in Rush Rhees Library.

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Take Five offers students free path to pursuing passions

Take Five offers students free path to pursuing passions

February 12, 2018

Since 1986, nearly 1,200 University students have pursued their academic passions through the Take Five Scholars Program, which offers a tuition-free year to complete a self-designed curriculum.

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Elusive ‘turbulent dynamo’ phenomenon observed at OMEGA laser

Elusive ‘turbulent dynamo’ phenomenon observed at OMEGA laser

February 9, 2018

The universe is filled with magnetic fields; and how it got that way has long been a mystery. To explain the magnetization of the universe, scientists proposed the existence of a phenomenon called “turbulent dynamo.”The phenomenon had before actually measured or observed directly—until recently.

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Economist says market is experiencing ‘volatility burst’

Economist says market is experiencing ‘volatility burst’

February 8, 2018

The Dow Jones Industrial Average is undergoing some wild swings. But Narayana Kocherlakota, economics professor and former president of the Minneapolis Fed, sees no reason for immediate concern.

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Building the right mobile app for caregivers of children with FASD

Building the right mobile app for caregivers of children with FASD

February 6, 2018

A researcher and a computer engineer team up to build a mobile app that is already starting to help parents and caregivers facing fetal alcohol spectrum disorders.

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Another piece to the puzzle in naked mole rats’ long, cancer-free life

Another piece to the puzzle in naked mole rats’ long, cancer-free life

February 6, 2018

Rochester biologists were surprised to see that despite its remarkable longevity, the naked mole rat still has cells that undergo senescence, like the cells in much shorter-lived mice.

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Low levels of alcohol good for the brain

Low levels of alcohol good for the brain

February 2, 2018

A Medical Center shows for the first time that low levels of alcohol consumption tamp down inflammation and helps the brain clear away toxins, including those associated with Alzheimer’s disease.

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Black History Month 2018

Black History Month 2018

February 1, 2018

Sponsors and host organizations across the University are planning events to celebrate black history. This year also marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of Frederick Douglass, and the University is joining with other Rochester institutions to honor Douglass’s life and work in his adopted city.

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