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04.29.16: sleep-wake cycle; optical nonlinearity; Fulbright scholars; Arbor Day; Technology Development Fund; leadership symposium

News and Announcements

Subtle Chemical Changes in Brain Can Alter Sleep-Wake Cycle

Medical Center researchers shed new light on the biological mechanisms that control the sleep-wake cycle. Their study shows that a simple shift in the balance of chemicals found in the fluid that bathes and surrounds brain cells can alter the state of consciousness of animals. Read more...

Researchers Demonstrate Record Optical Nonlinearity

Work by Robert Boyd, professor of optics and physics at Rochester and the Canada Excellence Research Chair in Quantum Nonlinear Optics at the University of Ottawa, may offer an alternative to the way in which researchers have approached some photonics applications. Read more...

Fulbright Scholars Pursue Opportunities Abroad

University students will pursue advanced studies, conduct research, and teach English language and U.S. culture abroad after being named 2016–17 finalists for the highly competitive Fulbright U.S. Student Grant program. Meet this year's recipients.

A Day to Celebrate the University's Trees

In commemoration of Arbor Day, David Nelson, manager of University Horticulture and Grounds, highlights some of the notable trees in the University’s arboretum.

Pre-Proposals Due May 6 for Technology Development Fund 

A new round of the Technology Development Fund has started. The fund awards winning applications from faculty, staff, or students up to $100,000 to develop their technology to a commercial endpoint. An invention disclosure filed with UR Ventures is required. Pre-proposals are due Friday, May 6, and can be submitted to Omar Bakht. New this round: non-inventor developers can propose to develop technology that they did not invent

Rochester in the News

When a Player Takes a Hit, This Concussion Sensor Measures the Blow

PBS NewsHour, April 27
Recent research has shown that many brain injuries are from subconcussive hits, which don’t display the symptoms of a concussion. According to Jeff Bazarian, professor of emergency medicine, it’s important for wearable sensors to be able to pick up on those, too. "There are football players that get hit all the time, day in and day out, never have a concussion," he says. "We look at their brains, it looks like they have some mild brain injury."


Help Shine a Light on Eastman Dental

Join the Eastman Institute for Oral Health tonight as they "Shine a Light on Eastman Dental" to honor 100 years of research, education, and public service. Similar to the RIT Big Shot and with assistance from the RIT Big Shot committee, the event will rely on the participation of hundreds of volunteers to “paint” the exterior of Eastman Dental with light, as photographers take an extended-exposure photo, capturing a dramatic image of the iconic building at 625 Elmwood Ave. Dress in dark clothing and bring your highest-power flashlights to the free event, which starts at 8 p.m. Those who register for and attend the event will receive access to a digital file of the resulting photograph. The event will occur regardless of weather conditions. Read more... 

Roland Williams Keynotes Leadership Symposium

The fourth annual Minority Male Student Leadership Association symposium is Saturday, April 30, offering workshops and guidance for local high school students. Workshops will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Simon Business School. The keynote speech will be delivered by former National Football League tight end Roland Williams, a graduate of Rochester’s East High School and founder of the local non-profit organization Champion Academy, which uses sports to help youth within underprivileged areas across the city through empowerment and mentorship. Read more...

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