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‘Reinvented Douglass’ new hub of student life

‘Reinvented Douglass’ new hub of student life

September 27, 2016

The Frederick Douglass Building officially re-opens this week after a complete renovation of the iconic 79,000-square-foot space. “I feel like I’m in a different building,” says Laura Ballou ’97, director of the Campus Center. Updated dining options include international and kosher stations and a community kitchen. The Paul J. Burgett Intercultural Center and the Language Center share space on the third floor, and will host events around issues of cultural awareness and diversity. And a fireplace lounge with six flat-screen televisions broadcasts feeds from different nations.

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Take a bite out of Rochester

Take a bite out of Rochester

September 26, 2016

Student foodie Rebecca Block ’18 presents a guide to eating well — and on the cheap — in Rochester this fall. The paninis and cider flights at Muller’s Cider House (above) are a favorite, along with new College Town eateries and well-remembered classics like Nick Tahou’s and Jay’s Diner.

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Hey, hey: Covach says Monkees stand the test of time

Hey, hey: Covach says Monkees stand the test of time

September 9, 2016

In 1967, the Monkees outsold the Beatles and the Rolling Stones combined, and remain the only band with four No. 1 albums in a 12-month period. “Their music stands up,” says John Covach, director of the University’s Institute for Popular Music.

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Star Trek’s half-century voyage

Star Trek’s half-century voyage

September 8, 2016

From the beginning, Star Trek has attracted a cerebral sort, so it’s not surprising to find an abundance of Rochester connections to the series. Faculty and alumni have composed its theme, written episodes, and been influenced in their work by the series.

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As leukemia evolves, stem cells hold keys to newer therapies

As leukemia evolves, stem cells hold keys to newer therapies

August 29, 2016

A study from the Wilmot Cancer Institute is believed to be the first to examine how leukemia stem cells change over time, and the first to look for several known gene biomarkers simultaneously.

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New look, new vibe as Move-In Day approaches

New look, new vibe as Move-In Day approaches

August 19, 2016

When more than 1,300 students from the Class of 2020 move in this week, they’ll see a River Campus that’s undergoing a transformation in more ways than one, with major renovations underway to student spaces.

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This is your brain on sentences

This is your brain on sentences

August 12, 2016

What does the meaning of a word look like? Researchers have, for the first time, decoded and predicted the brain activity patterns of word meanings within sentences, and successfully predicted what the brain patterns would be for new sentences.

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Study reveals brain’s finely tuned system of energy supply

Study reveals brain’s finely tuned system of energy supply

August 8, 2016

The brain uses a “just in time” system for delivering the oxygen that fuels nerve cells. These findings from the University’s Center for Translational Neuromedicine could shed light on the cognitive decline that accompanies diseases like Alzheimer’s.

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19th-century cyclist captures views of Rochester

19th-century cyclist captures views of Rochester

August 1, 2016

Bike culture in Victorian Rochester has been beautifully captured in the May Bragdon Diaries Project, an online resource curated and hosted by River Campus Libraries.

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May we recommend. . .

May we recommend. . .

July 29, 2016

Looking for a little summer reading . . . or viewing, or listening? A few members of the faculty share their recommendations for books, music, and videos not to be missed.

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