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Summer of research

Summer of research

August 14, 2017

The University of Rochester—with its compact campus, flexible curriculum, and interdisciplinary focus—fosters unique opportunities for undergraduate research, especially during the summer. Our latest Newscenter series showcases a cross-section of summer research conducted by undergraduates at Rochester and beyond.

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‘It’s time to let them fly’

‘It’s time to let them fly’

July 17, 2017

Move-in day for the Class of 2021 is just around the corner. In this episode of the University’s Quadcast podcast, Nick Foti ’19 hears advice from parents, students and staff on facing that day when families drop their students off on campus for the first time.

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Rochester model keeps mentally ill out of jail, in treatment

Rochester model keeps mentally ill out of jail, in treatment

June 2, 2017

An intervention developed and tested by Medical Center psychiatrist J. Steven Lamberti and his team is the first of its kind in the country to prove its overall effectiveness and potential to reduce the high number of mentally ill individuals in U.S. prisons.

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Breaking boundaries with video games

Breaking boundaries with video games

April 25, 2017

At the “Breaking Boundaries: Video Games in Teaching, Learning, Research, and Design” event, students and scholars discussed the impact of games on learning and culture, while getting a chance to play.

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The future of the past

The future of the past

April 12, 2017

Trained as a scholar of medieval literature, Gregory Heyworth has become a “textual scientist.” He recovers the words and images of cultural heritage objects that have been lost, through damage and erasure, to time. To rescue them, he and collaborators on the aptly named Lazarus Project use a transportable multispectral imaging lab—the only one in the world—to make the undecipherable, and even the invisible, legible again.

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Mellon Foundation awards Rochester $1 million grant for humanities

Mellon Foundation awards Rochester $1 million grant for humanities

March 24, 2017

The University of Rochester has received a $1 million grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to increase undergraduates’ engagement with the humanities. Titled “Humanities for Life,” the five-year initiative is designed to engage students early in their academic careers.

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Skin sensors provide wealth of patient data

Skin sensors provide wealth of patient data

March 16, 2017

In one current clinical trial, biosensors worn by patients with Parkinson’s and Huntington’s disease generate 25 million measurements over a two-day period.

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Three presidents

Three presidents

February 16, 2017

Caryl English ’18, Delvin Moody ’18, and Charlisa Goodlet ’17 have followed different paths that have led them to leadership roles, each serving as the president of student organizations focused on issues of race, black culture, activism, and advocacy.

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Psychologist’s research probes matters of the heart

Psychologist’s research probes matters of the heart

February 10, 2017

Since the 1980s, psychology professor Harry Reis has been putting human relationships under a microscope. Over the years his research has led to insights into matters of the heart—both figuratively and literally.

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Rochester’s black community had a deep—and underrecognized—influence on Frederick Douglass

Rochester’s black community had a deep—and underrecognized—influence on Frederick Douglass

February 1, 2017

Douglass was profoundly influenced by the Rochester region. But the region’s role in shaping the abolitionist leader has not been fully appreciated, according to history professor Larry Hudson.

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