University researchers show that primates — like humans — have the ability to distinguish between large and small quantities of objects, irrespective of the surface area those objects occupy. It’s another step in understanding how humans developed the concept of numbers, from simple counting to complex mathematical reasoning.
Researchers at the Rochester Medical Center are the first to be able to make out the individual cells at the back of the eye that are implicated in vision loss in diseases like glaucoma. They hope their revolutionary new technique could prevent vision loss via earlier diagnosis and treatment for these diseases.
As another calendar year comes to a close, we’re looking back at 2016 through the lens of University photographer J. Adam Fenster. He’s selected his top shots from the past year and offers his insights on what makes Rochester such a special place to photograph.
Caregivers of children with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders who attribute their child’s misbehavior to neurodevelopmental disabilities rather than willful disobedience tend to use more effective parenting strategies, according to a new Mt. Hope Family Center study.
Bryan Yates ’13 was working on his undergraduate degree at the College when he received news that a high school friend was killed while serving in Afghanistan. Yates is just one of the many University students and staff who have served in the armed forces, and on Veterans Day we honor and thank them for their service.
Although international students are not eligible to vote, they have plenty to say about this year’s American presidential election.
Halloween is a staple in American culture, but what are the origins of the holiday? Emil Homerin, professor of religion, discusses Halloween’s roots in mysticism with student host Nick Bruno in this episode of QuadCast, the University’s official podcast.
At performances at Eastman Theatre on Saturday, November 12, and at Lincoln Center in New York City on Monday, November 14, the Eastman Philharmonia and world-renowned soprano Renée Fleming ’83E (MM) will present a new song cycle by Pulitzer Prize winner Kevin Puts ’94E, ’99 (DMA).