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Rochester’s Nobel Laureates

Rochester’s Nobel Laureates

October 9, 2017

With the announcement of his receipt of the 2017 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences, Richard Thaler ’74 (PhD) joins eight other Rochester graduates who have won a Nobel Prize.

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Hidden passions, creative lives

Hidden passions, creative lives

October 5, 2017

URMC’s Kishan Pandya kicks off this season’s “Hidden Passions: Inspiring Conversations about Hyphenated Lives,” a series sponsored by Memorial Art Gallery to showcase Rochesterians whose lives feature intriguing and unusual creative outlets.

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Field guide to fruit flies documents these surprisingly close human relatives

Field guide to fruit flies documents these surprisingly close human relatives

October 4, 2017

The common fruit fly is often deemed an annoying household pest. But these tiny insects are a boon to researchers. Rochester biologist John Jaenike has co-authored the first comprehensive guide to fruit flies published in nearly a century.

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Engaging the Rochester community in research

Engaging the Rochester community in research

October 2, 2017

When we think of research, many of us picture test tubes in a laboratory or manuscripts in a library. But some research projects—especially in the fields of health, education, and the social sciences—involve people as they go about their daily lives. How, then, can the University conduct community-engaged projects that are effective, evidence-based, and sustainable? Rochester students, researchers, and community members explored this question as part of the fifth annual Community Engagement Symposium.

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From Homer in the classroom to Meat Loaf on stage

From Homer in the classroom to Meat Loaf on stage

September 29, 2017

The former Midnight Rambler is finding success on the London stage. Bat Out of Hell: The Musical makes its North American premiere in Toronto in October.

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Generating terahertz radiation from water makes ‘the impossible, possible’

Generating terahertz radiation from water makes ‘the impossible, possible’

September 27, 2017

Optics professor Xi-Cheng Zhang has worked for nearly a decade to solve a scientific puzzle.

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Student leaders take the reins

Student leaders take the reins

September 27, 2017

The University’s first all-female Students’ Association leadership team sits down with Quadcast host Peter Iglinski to talk about their plans for the 2017-17 academic year.

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Medical Center joins landmark brain development study

Medical Center joins landmark brain development study

September 25, 2017

Rochester is participating in the largest long-term study of brain development and child health, following the biological and behavioral development of more than 10,000 children from ages 9-10 through early adulthood.

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University builds bridges to community through Fringe Fest

University builds bridges to community through Fringe Fest

September 22, 2017

Students, faculty, and alumni take their unique perspectives on difficult and controversial conversations into the community as part of the annual arts fest.

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Firefly researchers mapping ‘world’s second-most interesting genome’

Firefly researchers mapping ‘world’s second-most interesting genome’

September 19, 2017

“Fireflies only tend to be out during the summer months in Rochester,” says assistant professor of biology Amanda Larracuente. “The end of summer is when we’re frantic about getting all our work done.” Her team is now the first to successfully sequence the firefly genome.

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