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Breaking boundaries with video games

Breaking boundaries with video games

April 25, 2017

Video games—played on computers, mobile devices, and consoles—generate more global revenue than the film or recorded music industries. But gaming has evolved, and the definition of gaming and gamers has changed. 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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New ‘needle pulse’ beam pattern packs a punch

New ‘needle pulse’ beam pattern packs a punch

January 24, 2017

An “analytically beautiful mathematical solution” could bring unprecedented sharpness to ultrasound and radar images, burn precise holes in manufactured materials at a nano scale—even etch new properties onto their surfaces.

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