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How understanding GPS can help you hit a curveball

How understanding GPS can help you hit a curveball

June 22, 2015

Our brains track moving objects by applying one of the algorithms your phone’s GPS uses, according to researchers at the University of Rochester. This same algorithm also explains why we are fooled by several motion-related optical illusions, including the sudden “break” of baseball’s well known “curveball illusion.”

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Summer carillon series brings internationally acclaimed performers  to Rochester

Summer carillon series brings internationally acclaimed performers to Rochester

June 10, 2015

The University will begin its annual summer carillon series on Monday, July 6, with a performance from award-winning carillonneur Joey Brink. The concert is the first of four free outdoor shows that will take place during the month of July on Monday evenings at 7 p.m. on the Eastman Quad on River Campus.

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Eastman BroadBand bids ‘arrivederci’ and ‘adiós’ to Rochester to head for two new music festivals

Eastman BroadBand bids ‘arrivederci’ and ‘adiós’ to Rochester to head for two new music festivals

June 8, 2015

Eastman BroadBand continues to raise its international profile with residencies at music festivals in Italy and Spain this summer.

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Golisano Children’s Hospital dedication celebrates kids, future

Golisano Children’s Hospital dedication celebrates kids, future

May 27, 2015

Miracle Kids, grateful families, University leadership, and significant building donors including hospital namesake B. Thomas Golisano celebrated the dedication of Golisano Children’s Hospital on Wednesday. The new eight-story, $145 million hospital is the largest capital project in the University’s history. For the first time, the children’s hospital will feature all-private rooms and specialized technology, including the first integrated PET/MRI in a children’s hospital in the nation.

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Danny Wegman elected University board chair-elect, four new trustees named at May meeting

Danny Wegman elected University board chair-elect, four new trustees named at May meeting

May 14, 2015

The University Board of Trustees elected Rochester business and civic leader Danny Wegman as board chairman-elect at its May meeting, to begin a five-year term following the May 2016 Board meeting. Wegman, CEO of Rochester-based Wegmans Food Markets, Inc., has served as a University trustee for more than 15 years.

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Generating broadband terahertz radiation from a microplasma in air

Generating broadband terahertz radiation from a microplasma in air

April 24, 2015

Researchers in the Institute of Optics have shown that a microplasma created by focusing intense laser pulses in air emits not only visible light, but also electromagnetic pulses at terahertz frequencies that can be used to detect complex molecules, such as explosives and drugs.

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In our midst

In our midst

April 20, 2015

Meredith Dank ’99 has uncovered some surprising truths about the illegal sex trade—and policymakers are starting to take note. (Photo: Shannon Taggart for Rochester Review)

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Bringing University history to life

Bringing University history to life

April 13, 2015

The River Campus Libraries’ Living History Project gives voice to Rochester’s past. Visitors to the new website can hear recordings from interviews with everyday Rochester students, faculty, and alumni, and early Rochester leaders such as (clockwise from top left) John Romano, founder of the Department of Psychiatry; Dexter Perkins, chair of the Department of History; Ruth Merril, director of the Prince Street Campus’s Cutler Union and dean of women; Eleanor Garbutt Gilbert, member of the Class of 1919; and William Warfield, member of the Eastman School of Music’s Class of 1942 and world-renowned concert baritone.

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New project asks, ‘What is the value of a Rochester education?’

New project asks, ‘What is the value of a Rochester education?’

April 8, 2015

How can universities like Rochester articulate their “value proposition,” as the entrepreneurs would say? Is a liberal education a financial investment that “pays off” over time? While such questions play out on a national level, Provost Peter Lennie is leading a project to survey alumni about their experience at Rochester.

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A picture is worth 1000 words, but how many emotions?‬

A picture is worth 1000 words, but how many emotions?‬

February 5, 2015

During a political campaign voters will often share their views through pictures posted on social media. A human could recognize one as being a positive portrait of the candidate and the other one negative. Professor ‪Jiebo Luo and his collaborators are training computers to make the same assessments.

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