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As Center for Freeform Optics grows, so do opportunities for students

As Center for Freeform Optics grows, so do opportunities for students

November 10, 2016

Since its 2013 launch under an award from the National Science Foundation, CeFO has been shaping the future of optical instrumentation on a global scale, and has more than doubled the number of partner companies in just this past year.

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Heart transplant team celebrates 200 second chances

Heart transplant team celebrates 200 second chances

November 4, 2016

UR Medicine Heart and Vascular held a reunion of heart transplant recipients, families of organ donors, and staff from Strong Memorial Hospital and the Finger Lakes Donor Recovery Network.

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Astrophysicist meets Marvel movie as <em>Doctor Strange</em> science consultant

Astrophysicist meets Marvel movie as Doctor Strange science consultant

November 2, 2016

The makers of the latest Marvel blockbuster, Doctor Strange, wanted the fantasy film to have scientific substance. For help, they turned to astrophysicist Adam Frank, who was a science consultant on the film.

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Among University students, political engagement takes different forms

Among University students, political engagement takes different forms

November 1, 2016

According to a national study, Rochester students voted in the 2012 presidential election at a similar rate to the national average — at around 42 percent. This year, students share their students of how they have become engaged in what for most will be their first political contest.

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What was ‘unprecedented’ about Paris climate agreement?

What was ‘unprecedented’ about Paris climate agreement?

October 31, 2016

Andrew Light, a climate change policy expert and a philosopher, explains why the Paris Agreement is a breakthrough in climate change diplomacy, as this month’s Humanities Center Lecture Series continues its focus on the environment.

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Breakthrough adds new color to ultrasound

Breakthrough adds new color to ultrasound

October 27, 2016

Rochester engineering professor Kevin Parker has devised a way to differentiate fine details in medical ultrasound images that currently appear as indistinguishable objects in shades of gray.

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Moniz, Schumer tour Laboratory for Laser Energetics

Moniz, Schumer tour Laboratory for Laser Energetics

October 26, 2016

Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz (right), joined by Senator Charles Schumer, made his first visit to the Laboratory for Laser Energetics yesterday. Moniz and Schumer met with researchers and toured the facility, which is seen as a driver for regional innovation and growth.

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‘Looking like the enemy’ examines WWII internment, current debates

‘Looking like the enemy’ examines WWII internment, current debates

October 19, 2016

An upcoming Humanities Project event reviews the experiences of the more than 120,000 people of Japanese ancestry who were forcibly removed from their homes and placed in remote relocation camps after the bombing of Pearl Harbor.

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A digital ‘Rochester Cloak’ to fit all sizes

A digital ‘Rochester Cloak’ to fit all sizes

May 19, 2016

Using the same mathematical framework as the Rochester Cloak, researchers have been able to use flat screen displays to extend the range of angles that can be hidden from view. Their method lays out how cloaks of arbitrary shapes, that work from multiple viewpoints, may be practically realized in the near future using commercially available digital devices.

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Wendi Heinzelman named dean of the Hajim School of Engineering & Applied Sciences

Wendi Heinzelman named dean of the Hajim School of Engineering & Applied Sciences

May 17, 2016

Wendi B. Heinzelman, currently dean of graduate studies for Arts, Sciences, and Engineering (AS&E), and professor of electrical and computer engineering, will be the next dean of the Hajim School of Engineering & Applied Sciences. Heinzelman will be the Hajim School’s first female dean

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