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Wilson Quad goes dark for Earth Hour

Wilson Quad goes dark for Earth Hour

March 23, 2017

  When the clock strikes 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 25, iconic international venues such as Times Square, the Sydney Opera House, and the Taj Mahal all will become dark. So, too, will the River Campus’s Wilson Quad. As part of the World Wildlife Fund’s (WWF) annual Earth Hour, individuals and national monuments alike will […]

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In PICTURES: ‘This is a golden era’ for TV news

In PICTURES: ‘This is a golden era’ for TV news

March 22, 2017

Tommy Evans ’99 has combined his eye for photography and his interest in politics into a journalism career that has led him to the post of London bureau chief at CNN International.

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What it means to {codelikeagirl}

What it means to {codelikeagirl}

March 20, 2017

In 2010 the computer science department’s graduating class of 20 students included only one woman. This year, the expected graduating class of 119 students will be 34 percent female—double the national average.

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Meet student leaders behind ‘We’re Better Than That’

Meet student leaders behind ‘We’re Better Than That’

March 17, 2017

As the University’s anti-racism campaign prepares to host a series of discussions marking the United Nations’ annual International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, meet the students who help shape the committee’s platform and mission.

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Imaging at the speed of light

Imaging at the speed of light

March 13, 2017

Chunlei Guo and his team have used lasers to make materials extremely water repellent. Now the researchers can visualize, for the first time, the complete evolution of micro- and nanoscale structural formation on the material’s surface.

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Machine learning advances human-computer interaction

Machine learning advances human-computer interaction

March 10, 2017

Machine learning provides computers with the ability to learn from labeled examples and observations of data. Researchers at Rochester are developing computer programs incorporating machine learning to teach robots and software to understand natural language and body language, make predictions from social media, and model human cognition.

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The mysteries of music—and the key of data

The mysteries of music—and the key of data

March 6, 2017

Researchers at the University are at the cutting edge of the intersection of data science and music: developing databases to study music history, and creating algorithms to automatically identify a genre or singer.

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Study identifies key factor in DNA damage associated with aging

Study identifies key factor in DNA damage associated with aging

March 3, 2017

There are many examples of DNA damage being associated with aging, but never has a reduction in DNA damage been shown to extend lifespan. Rochester research has made this connection, and identified an enzyme that can be targeted to reduce that damage.

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Exercise beats medication in fighting cancer fatigue

Exercise beats medication in fighting cancer fatigue

March 2, 2017

Exercise or psychological therapy work better than medications to reduce cancer-related fatigue and should be recommended first to patients, according to a Wilmot Cancer Institute–led study published in JAMA Oncology.

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<em>That Poor Girl and How He Killed Her</em> opens at Todd Theater

That Poor Girl and How He Killed Her opens at Todd Theater

February 23, 2017

Pretty and rich, Alyssa Long attracts the attention a newcomer, Felix Maia. Alyssa disappears, and rumors proliferate on social media. Described as Gossip Girl meets Lord of the Flies, That Poor Girl and How He Killed Her opens the International Theatre Program’s spring season with a dark comedy that looks at social media and social justice.

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