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Rochester’s latest Nobel laureate to be honored

Rochester’s latest Nobel laureate to be honored

December 8, 2017

The 2017 Nobel laureates will receive their awards on Sunday, December 10, in Stockholm. Among them is Richard Thaler ’74 (PhD), a leading scholar on the intersection between human behavior and economic decision making, who will be awarded a Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences.

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Posters present a visual history of AIDS epidemic

Posters present a visual history of AIDS epidemic

November 30, 2017

For decades, Edward Atwater ’50, a professor emeritus of medicine at the Medical Center, has collected medical history artifacts. In 2007, he began turning his collection of more than 8,000 AIDS education posters over to the University and it is now the world’s largest single collection of visual resources related to AIDS and HIV.

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Octavia opens at Todd Theater

Octavia opens at Todd Theater

November 22, 2017

The International Theatre Program closes its fall semester with the production of the rarely staged play Octavia, directed by Obie Award-winning guest director Ken Rus Schmoll.

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All in at East

All in at East

November 16, 2017

In 2014, a Rochester high school was on the brink of closure. Since then, a partnership with the University has helped East High School to forge a new culture and commitment to revival.

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Veterans Alliance offers fellowship, structure

Veterans Alliance offers fellowship, structure

November 9, 2017

Created in 2013, the group is open to all students, faculty, staff, and alumni who are active duty military or veterans, and provides events and resources throughout the year. This Veterans Day weekend, the group will host the annual Military Appreciation Football Game.

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Quantum magic makes quick work of measuring frequency

Quantum magic makes quick work of measuring frequency

November 8, 2017

Using the strange rules of quantum mechanics, researchers were able to put a quantum bit in a superposition of two different energy states at the same time in order to speed up the accurate measurement of frequencies.

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Russia’s October Revolution not what Marx had in mind

Russia’s October Revolution not what Marx had in mind

November 6, 2017

100 years later, historian Matt Lenoe argues that the Russian Revolution was not a workers’ revolt, but a movement against predatory imperialism.

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Thinking about time

Thinking about time

November 3, 2017

Spring forward. Fall back. On two Sundays each year, as we move in and out of Daylight Saving Time, time itself suddenly starts to seem a little arbitrary. Every discipline in the University has its own way of constructing and thinking about time.

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Rochester chemists find new means to ‘block’ cancer cell growth

Rochester chemists find new means to ‘block’ cancer cell growth

October 31, 2017

A pathway that enables embryonic cells to develop into different organs can be reactivated by cancer cells. A cyclic peptide has been found that can block the activation of this pathway, and is also less likely to trigger resistance in cancer cells.

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