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Harnessing virtual reality, motion capture to study neurological disorders

Harnessing virtual reality, motion capture to study neurological disorders

September 5, 2018

Using Hollywood-inspired motion capture technology, Medical Center researchers are learning about the movement difficulties that often accompany autism, Alzheimer’s, and traumatic brain injury.

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Professor recognized for transforming understanding of human language

Professor recognized for transforming understanding of human language

September 4, 2018

The Cognitive Sciences Society has presented longtime professor of brain and cognitive sciences Michael K. Tanenhaus with the David E. Rumelhart Prize, recognizing a “significant contribution to the theoretical foundations of human cognition.”

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Paul Burgett, University dean, vice president, and ambassador, remembered

Paul Burgett, University dean, vice president, and ambassador, remembered

August 23, 2018

“No person in the worldwide University of Rochester community is more beloved than Paul Burgett. No brief statement—actually, not even a lengthy obituary—could capture the full extent of Paul’s profound contributions to this university,” says President Richard Feldman in his tribute to Paul Burgett ’68E, ’76E (PhD), who died on Wednesday, Aug. 22. A musician, scholar, teacher, and University leader for more than half a century, Burgett is being affectionately remembered for his longstanding commitment to the University community, the city of Rochester and beyond.

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‘This is literally the place that saved my life’

‘This is literally the place that saved my life’

August 23, 2018

Befikadu Mekonnen ’22 is 7,000 miles from home and hasn’t seen his family in two years. But the Ethiopia native and cancer survivor feels at peace at the University of Rochester, where he’ll begin classes next week as a biomedical engineering major.

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The Class of ’22 arrives on campus

The Class of ’22 arrives on campus

August 22, 2018

Nearly 800 first-year College students moved onto the River Campus on Wednesday, joining another 120 students who arrived at the Eastman School of Music.

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‘Full circle’: Triplets born at Strong join Class of 2022

‘Full circle’: Triplets born at Strong join Class of 2022

August 21, 2018

At 11 weeks premature, Matthew, Nicole, and Robert Gelb weighed a combined 6.3 pounds and spent three months at Strong’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. This month, 19 years later, they will enroll at the University of Rochester as part of the Class of 2022—literally across the street from where they were born.

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Researchers target protein that protects bacteria’s DNA ‘recipes’

Researchers target protein that protects bacteria’s DNA ‘recipes’

August 16, 2018

In a new study, Rochester biologists describe some of the unique characteristics of the protein that makes bacterial like E. coli so resilient. Their research may lead to more targeted antibiotics and other drug therapies.

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