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Why is science fiction so obsessed with Mars?

Why is science fiction so obsessed with Mars?

November 13, 2015

Even as science bring Mars into ever sharper focus, the planet remains a compelling source for creative artists to explore ideas about what it means to be human, says Jeffrey Tucker, associate professor of English. (Photo: James Vaughan/Flickr)

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A vaccine was born

A vaccine was born

September 14, 2015

In a makeshift lab in the School of Medicine and Dentistry in the 1980s, a team including biochemist Porter Anderson was refining an approach to vaccine technology that helped launch a new era in pediatric medicine. These vaccines out of Rochester are credited with nearly eradicating Haemophilus influenzae type b, or Hib, a once widely feared and deadly childhood infection.

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Gift from Eastman alumni will create  Beal Institute for Film Music and Contemporary Media

Gift from Eastman alumni will create Beal Institute for Film Music and Contemporary Media

September 1, 2015

A $2 million commitment from Emmy-winning House of Cards composer Jeff Beal ’85E and vocalist Joan Beal ’84E will launch the Beal Institute for Film Music and Contemporary Media at the Eastman School.

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Eastman professor’s studio a ‘saxophone heaven’

Eastman professor’s studio a ‘saxophone heaven’

August 10, 2015

Student saxophonists at the Eastman School are earning exceptional accolades under the guidance of Chien-Kwan Lin ’07E (DMA), associate professor of saxophone.

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College social life can predict well-being at midlife

College social life can predict well-being at midlife

July 23, 2015

A new 30-year longitudinal study shows that the quantity of social interactions a person has in their 20s—and the quality of the social relationships they have in their 30s—can benefit his or her well-being later in life. The study participants, now in their 50s, took part in the Rochester-Interaction Record (RIR) study as college students in the 1970s and again as 30-year-olds in the 1980s.

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Stress in low-income families can affect children’s learning

Stress in low-income families can affect children’s learning

June 18, 2015

Children living in low-income households who endure family instability and emotionally distant caregivers are at risk of having impaired cognitive abilities according to new research from Rochester’s Mt. Hope Family Center.

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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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