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A professor and his robot study how we see

A professor and his robot study how we see

February 21, 2018

Meet Michele Rucci, a new professor in the University’s brain and cognitive sciences department, and his robot “Mr. T.” Rucci and his robot are using eye-tracking tools and virtual reality to replicate the small eye movements experienced by humans.

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Rochester’s cross-disciplinary approach to teaching, learning, and research

Rochester’s cross-disciplinary approach to teaching, learning, and research

February 19, 2018

The independent nature of the Rochester Curriculum allows students to create their own interdisciplinary majors and focus on the subjects they love, while University faculty cross the boundaries of traditional disciplines to create new perspectives and approaches to the problems they work to understand.

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The Rochester Curriculum: Freedom, with intentionality

The Rochester Curriculum: Freedom, with intentionality

February 15, 2018

By the time they graduate from the University of Rochester, students will have take 128 credits and only one required course. “More than 90 percent of incoming students surveyed last year indicated that Rochester’s unique curriculum had a positive to strongly positive effect on their decision to enroll,” says Executive Director of College Enrollment Scott Clyde.

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The Rochester Curriculum: Creating their own majors

The Rochester Curriculum: Creating their own majors

February 15, 2018

Urban studies, neuroeconomics and international relations, and digital communications: these are just some of the interdisciplinary majors students have crafted by availing themselves to the independent nature of the Rochester Curriculum.

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The Rochester Curriculum: ‘How come nobody else is doing this?’

The Rochester Curriculum: ‘How come nobody else is doing this?’

February 15, 2018

Twenty-five years ago, the chairs of the religion and physics departments united in a common goal: To rid the undergraduate curriculum of mandatory courses students didn’t want to take, and give students the freedom to delve more deeply into the subjects they loved.

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Q&A: Jane Marie Souza on shepherding programs that span the University

Q&A: Jane Marie Souza on shepherding programs that span the University

February 15, 2018

As associate provost for academic administration, Souza provides academic guidance and support to all schools across the University, ensuring programs meet educational standards. One new project is a pilot program to offer students an “outcomes transcript” which would help centralize transcripts from multiple schools or departments.

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Training brains—young and old, sick and healthy—with virtual reality

Training brains—young and old, sick and healthy—with virtual reality

February 13, 2018

Rochester researchers are using virtual reality-based brain training to better understand the brain’s plasticity in athletes who have experienced concussions and older adults with mild cognitive impairments. The goal? Improved therapeutic treatments patients can do at home.

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On stage, in the lab

On stage, in the lab

February 2, 2018

Thanks to the Dual Degree Program with the University’s Eastman School of Music, Ivan Suminski ’18, ’18E finds himself in an enviable dilemma. Should he apply to graduate school to continue his violin studies? Or to research the biophysics of the inner ear?

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Setback helped sharpen student’s focus on what matters most

Setback helped sharpen student’s focus on what matters most

January 25, 2018

Juliana Conley ’21 is using her experiences from a series of life detours to guide her academic goal: modeling wildfires and other environmental phenomena associated with climate change, via an interdisciplinary degree in geomechanics.

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