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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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Twitter researchers offer clues for why Trump won

Twitter researchers offer clues for why Trump won

February 20, 2017

The more Donald Trump tweeted, the faster his following grew, even after he sparked controversies. This is among the many findings from an exhaustive 14-month study of each candidate’s tweets during the 2016 election by researchers Jiebo Luo and Yu Wang .

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AIDS Remembrance Quilt resurfaces after 23 years

AIDS Remembrance Quilt resurfaces after 23 years

February 17, 2017

“I knew I had it,” says Linda Dudman of the University Health Service. “I knew it was a very important item to keep, but I never quite knew what to do with it.” Now the 12-foot square panel will be on display through February and finds a new home in River Campus Libraries.

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Tis better to give—to your spouse

Tis better to give—to your spouse

February 13, 2017

A new study has found that partners felt an emotional benefit when they put aside their own needs for the sake of their spouse, even if their acts of compassion were not explicitly noticed by their spouse.

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Three Eastman School of Music graduates are Grammy winners

Three Eastman School of Music graduates are Grammy winners

February 12, 2017

Sean D. Connors (BM 04) is a member of the ensemble Third Coast Percussion, which won the Best Chamber Music / Small Ensemble Performance, and Goeff Saunders (BM 09), a double bassist, is a member of the O’Connor Band, which won the Grammy for Best Bluegrass Album.

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QuadCast: The sound behind the Grammys

QuadCast: The sound behind the Grammys

February 9, 2017

With awards presented in 84 different categories, what does it mean today to produce award-worthy audio? Student host Nick Bruno ’17 checks in with Grammy Award-winner sound engineer Stephen Roessner, a lecturer in the University’s audio and music engineering program.

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