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Eastman performers take Jazz Festival stage

Eastman performers take Jazz Festival stage

June 17, 2016

The Eastman School of Music has been involved in the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival since it was founded in 2002, and this year’s schedule is packed with Eastman students, faculty, and alumni.

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Conversing with computer may fight fear of public speaking

Conversing with computer may fight fear of public speaking

June 16, 2016

Can a computer make you a better public speaker? Researchers from the Rochester Human Computer Interaction group created a project that aims to do just that. The RocSpeak project led by assistant professor of computer science Ehsan Hoque and his students was recently highlighted by Microsoft for its use of technology.

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Making the case for life on other planets

Making the case for life on other planets

June 15, 2016

How can we calculate the likelihood of technological civilizations having existed on other planets? That’s a question Adam Frank, professor of astronomy, considers in an essay, “Yes, There Have Been Aliens,” published in the New York Times.

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Brain tune-up from action video game play

Brain tune-up from action video game play

June 14, 2016

Numerous studies have found that playing action video games such as “Call of Duty” helps cognitive functioning. Brain and cognitive sciences professor Daphne Bavelier explains how shooting zombies can enhance brain skills. / Scientific American

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WeBWorK an award-winning way of learning from homework

WeBWorK an award-winning way of learning from homework

June 10, 2016

Twenty years ago, the idea of students doing homework online and receiving immediate feedback was a game-changer. Today, more than 700 colleges and high schools and using the WeBWorK system developed by Rochester math professors Arnold Pizer and Michael Gage.

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NSF CAREER winners blend research and education

NSF CAREER winners blend research and education

June 7, 2016

Four Rochester researchers are among the latest recipients of the National Science Foundation’s most prestigious award for junior faculty members.

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Baja races take students’ design, organizational skills off road

Baja races take students’ design, organizational skills off road

June 1, 2016

They’ve competed all across the country, but this month University Baja SAE team members will bring their design and racing skills to their own back yard when Rochester Institute of Technology hosts more than 100 teams from 28 countries.

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Did Caitlyn Jenner help or hinder the trans revolution?

Did Caitlyn Jenner help or hinder the trans revolution?

May 31, 2016

Reflecting on the year since her first appearance on the cover of Vanity Fair, John Cullen and Nick Kapser from the University’s Susan B. Anthony Center reflect on the very public transition of Caitlyn Jenner. / Newsweek

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