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Beauclaire Mbanya

Beauclaire Mbanya ’20 awarded Rhodes Scholarship in global competition

Beauclaire Mbanya is the third Rochester student or alumnus to receive a Rhodes Scholarship. He will head to Oxford, UK, to pursue a master’s degree relating to sustainable energy.

November 19, 2020

Science & Technology

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Student team develops noninvasive endometriosis test

The test, developed by Rochester undergraduate students in the biological sciences, would eliminate the need for surgery to diagnose the painful condition.

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November 17, 2020
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‘Organ on a chip’ is the wave of the future

Rochester researchers are building technology to predict the course of tendon injuries—a form of personalized medicine that will lead to more effective treatments.

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November 9, 2020

Building a quantum network one node at a time

New research demonstrates a way to use quantum properties of light to transmit information, a key step on the path to the next generation of computing and communications systems.

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November 3, 2020

Society & Culture

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What’s the secret ingredient that makes a happy couple or family?

Analysis by University of Rochester researchers shows that psychological flexibility can shape how individuals interact with the people closest to them.

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November 24, 2020
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What does East Germany’s rise and fall have to do with pigs? A lot, actually

The communist state’s approach to industrial pig farming foreshadowed its demise, a Rochester historian argues in his new book.

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November 19, 2020
For election 2020, woman wearing mask deposits her vote at a drop box.

Watchdog report: Experts see substantial danger to democratic stability around 2020 election

The latest Bright Line Watch surveys find experts concerned about multiple risks to the legitimacy of the election, while many Americans believe in the prevalence of voter fraud.

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October 28, 2020

The Arts

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Teaching the complexities of the Nobel Prize in Literature

English professor Bette London introduces students to Nobel-winning authors and the controversies surrounding the prize.

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October 26, 2020
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The show must go on(line)

University campuses look and feel different this fall, but as we continue to social distance and limit the capacity of large spaces, Rochester musicians have found ways to stay connected with their audiences.

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October 16, 2020
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Cultural visionary Arthur Satz leaves the largest endowed gift ever to support the humanities at Rochester

The gift establishes the Arthur Satz Department of Music and will fund a minimum of five professorships in the humanities within the School of Arts & Sciences.

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October 8, 2020

In Photos

Two dancers perform "Flight of Sites" choreography outdoors.

With ‘Flight of Sites,’ students and faculty set choreography to campus architecture

October 30, 2020

Flight of Sites: Dances in Innovative Spaces, a two-day concert featuring student and faculty choreography, embraced both an outdoor and online audience experience.

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Student Life

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Capturing an audience with K-pop and classical music

Classically trained Rochester graduate Emma Chang ’20 has become a YouTube sensation by sharing her musical expertise and interest with fans of the worldwide pop music genre.

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November 11, 2020
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Living a dream on American Ninja Warrior

Will Schlageter ’20 (T5), a former triple major at Rochester, is in the semifinals of the NBC sports competition.

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October 16, 2020
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Five tips for applying to college during the pandemic

Robert Alexander, the dean of admissions, financial aid, and enrollment, offers advice for prospective students and parents as they lay out a path to college over the next several months.

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October 7, 2020

Voices & Opinion

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Teaching national mythologies doesn’t help society address problems

In a RealClearEducation op-ed, Rochester philosopher Randall Curren and his coauthor argue there is “little merit in the notion that love of country is something that can be taught through celebratory history.”

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October 29, 2020
Health care worker stands in front of a capitol building.

The politicization of the CDC was under way before Trump

The CDC’s vulnerability to political interference is rooted in its role working in health risk assessment, write University of Rochester health policy historian Mical Raz and her coauthor in a Washington Post op-ed.

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October 23, 2020

Rochester pop music expert on guitarist Van Halen’s ‘deep roots in rock’

In an opinion article for CNN, rock historian John Covach writes that behind Eddie Van Halen’s “blistering guitar solos” was an “exceptional musical gift and keen pop intelligence.”

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October 7, 2020

University News


Computer scientist James Allen named AAAS fellow

James Allen, professor in the Department of Computer Science, is being recognized for his “broad contributions to artificial intelligence and natural language understanding.”

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November 24, 2020
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Planning ahead for winter weather, notifications

The University’s emergency preparedness teams are ready with the plans and tools to keep the University community informed during severe weather.

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November 20, 2020
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RCCL changing name to Center for Community Engagement

The Rochester Center for Community Leadership’s new name reflects the center’s focus on connections with community partners.

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November 13, 2020