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February 17, 2015

Making Headlines

The Chronicle of Higher Education“Graning pop a more central position in music curricula won’t pose a threat to classical. In fact, it may help preserve it.”

—Institute for Popular Music Director John Covach, the Mercer Brugler Distinguished Teaching Professor, chair of the College Department of Music, and professor of music theory at the Eastman School, writes in a piece for the Chronicle of Higher Education about changes in music education.


The Washington Post“This planet is much larger than Jupiter or Saturn, and its ring system is roughly 200 times larger than Saturn’s rings are today. You could think of it as kind of a super Saturn.”

—Eric Mamajek, professor of physics and astronomy, quoted in a Washington Post article about his recent analysis examining the large ring system around exoplanet J1407b.


Gizmodo UK“The material is so strongly water-repellent, the water actually gets bounced off. Then it lands on the surface again, gets bounced off again, and then it will just roll off from the surface.”

—Chunlei Guo, professor of optics, in a Gizmodo UK article about superhydrophobic metals Rochester researcher created with lasers.


Times of India“Several leading medical groups, organizations, and scientists are concerned about the lack of restrictions and regulations for e-cigarettes.”

—Irfan Rahman, lead author and professor of environmental medicine at the School of Medicine and Dentistry, tells the Times of India in an article about the damage e-cigarette vapors cause to lung cells.

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