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Rochester's Vera Gorbunova (left), the Doris Johns Cherry professor of biology, and Andrei Seluanov, professor of biology.

Connecting the dots between aging, Alzheimer’s, and ‘junk DNA’

Biologists Vera Gorbunova and Andrei Seluanov join colleagues at Brown and NYU in the quest to find potential targets of treatments and therapeutics for neurodegenerative diseases.

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Petros Tzeferacos (left), associate professor of physics and astronomy at the University of Rochester, senior scientist at the University's Laboratory for Laser Energetics (LLE), and director of the Flash Center for Computational Science, explains FLASH simulations to LLE colleagues.

Tracing the evolution of galaxy clusters

Petros Tzeferacos, an associate professor of physics and astronomy and a senior scientist at LLE, and colleagues from Chicago and Oxford have replicated in a laboratory setting conditions that exist within galaxy clusters.

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English professor’s cotranslation of poetry wins PEN American Literary Award

Everything I Don’t Know, translated from the Polish by Jennifer Grotz and Piotr Sommer, takes top honors for poetry in translation.

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Who fared better during Covid: those living with or without family?

A study led by researchers at the University of Toronto and coauthored by Rochester’s Bonne Le, showed that people who lived with family during COVID-19 had better mental health outcomes than people living alone.

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66.2Million Dollars

AS&E research funding in FY2020.

11Members

in the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Dean Tarduno in his lab.

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John Tarduno named dean for research in Arts, Science & Engineering

John Tarduno, the William R. Kenan, Jr., Professor, professor of geophysics, and chair of the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, has been named dean of research in Arts, Sciences & Engineering.

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Ongoing Research Initiatives

A student using virtual reality technology to study cultures.

Data Science

At Rochester, interdisciplinary teams are advancing basic and applied research in data science to improve health, create new industries, and expand knowledge. Located in Wegmans Hall, the Goergen Institute for Data Science is home to interdisciplinary data science research and the interdepartmental data science academic programs.

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Students using technology to scan a bust of Frederick Douglass.

Humanities

As scholars in the humanities and humanistic social sciences at the University of Rochester, we examine human culture in its myriad forms: literature, language, media, philosophy, religion, history, anthropology, visual and performing arts, and much more. We are committed to critical thinking, reasoned discourse, inclusiveness, civility, empathy, and compassion—values that lie at the center of humanistic inquiry and that are essential for a thriving democratic citizenry.

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Women in STEM

Arts, Sciences and Engineering at the University of Rochester is committed to supporting women researchers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).

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University-Industry Collaborations

Research and innovation are hallmarks of the University of Rochester. By dovetailing these hallmarks with commercial enterprises, the University’s discoveries create new companies, new technologies, and new industries—all while improving the lives of millions around the world.

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Technicians working on the Omega laser.

Core Facilities

River Campus researchers have access to a wide array of state-of-the-art equipment, facilitating research ranging from analysis of geological samples to fabrication of specialized optics to brain imaging to advanced statistical analysis of international conflict and trade.

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