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‘Time is vision’ after a stroke

A person who has a stroke that causes vision loss is often told there is nothing they can do to improve or regain the vision they have lost. A new study offers hope for stroke patients who have suffered vision loss—provided their treatment begins early.

May 27, 2020

Science & Technology

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Organ transplant programs continue despite pandemic

Strong Memorial Hospital reaches a milestone as organ transplant surgeries continue to take place during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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May 20, 2020
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Mathematical model will monitor spread of COVID-19

Computational scientists win a National Science Foundation grant to develop a tool to provide accurate, timely information to local-level policymakers monitoring the spread of COVID-19.

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May 20, 2020
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Remdesivir results ‘promising’ in Medical Center clinical trial

The Medical Center’s Ann Falsey and Angela Branche, both with the Vaccine and Treatment and Evaluation Unit, are leading an NIH-sponsored clinical trial of remdesivir in the treatment of COVID-19.

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April 30, 2020

Society & Culture

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A ‘different kind of wonder’

The European Renaissance’s engagement with the Arctic is a little-known chapter of history but a relevant one today, when the region once again has become a site of anxious attention.

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May 27, 2020
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‘For some of us, every day is Memorial Day’

Members of the University of Rochester community have served in the United States military—and lost their lives in that service—almost since the University was founded in 1850.

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May 21, 2020
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Reading your partner’s emotions correctly when it matters

A new study shows that couples who accurately perceive appeasement emotions, such as embarrassment, have better relationships than those who feel anger or contempt.

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May 19, 2020

The Arts

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This year’s Art of Science competition a welcome respite from COVID-19

A student’s dazzling image of recrystallized urea, viewed under a microscope and shot with an iPhone, takes the top prize in the annual Art of Science competition.

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May 7, 2020
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A lottery picks the cast each night in production of Everybody

This spring, the University of Rochester’s International Theatre Program dives into the work of Everybody, and it is certainly not your typical theatrical production, with student actors playing a different role each night.

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February 24, 2020
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Love of the dance floor: 10 years of inspireDANCE

The inspireDANCE Festival—a signature event from the University’s Program of Dance and Movement—features nine days of more than 30 master classes, workshops, and performances on the River Campus.

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February 13, 2020

In Photos

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Special goodbye for a special UHS nurse

May 4, 2020

University Health Service staff members organized a “Drive-by Good-bye” for Liz Feuerstein, a UHS staff nurse who retired from the University after almost 32 years of service on Friday, May 1. Several former University staff and retirees came back to campus for the socially-distanced retirement event, including nurse coworkers from over years. The Department of Public Safety led the parade. 

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Student Life

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Four high school teachers receive Singer Family Prize

Four high school teachers who greatly influenced members of the Class of 2020 are this year’s recipients of the University’s Singer Family Prize for Excellence in Secondary School Teaching.

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May 15, 2020
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Nine students, two alumni offered Fulbright grants

Chosen from 21 University of Rochester semifinalists, nine students and two recent alumni have been offered 2020–21 grants in the Fulbright US Student Grant program.

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May 13, 2020
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Class of 2020, we see you

As we prepare to confer their degrees this week, we’re celebrating this year’s graduates by highlighting members of the class and their accomplishments.

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May 12, 2020

Voices & Opinion

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COVID-19 demands a reckoning with hospitals’ fee-for-service business model

A health care system that prioritizes volume over routine care is “structurally incapable” of responding to the challenges presented by COVID-19, writes Mical Raz in a Washington Post op-ed.

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May 11, 2020
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Cleaner air a ‘short-term’ silver lining of COVID-19

Environmental scientist Lee Murray tells City Newspaper that the area’s nitrogen dioxide concentrations in March were 30 percent lower than in March 2019. But the benefit won’t last, he says.

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April 29, 2020
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Will COVID-19 finally spur a revamp of US health care?

The coronavirus pandemic “has exposed the limits of such an individualistic approach” to health care, writes University health policy historian Mical Raz in the Washington Post.

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April 1, 2020

University News

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Awards celebrate dedication of University’s outstanding staff

Each spring, the University of Rochester celebrates staff members for their significant and longstanding contributions through its staff awards program.

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June 1, 2020
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Dr. Chat Bot COVID-19 screenings expanding to non-Medical Center employees, students

An online tool to screen for COVID-19 symptoms before employees report to work is being phased in University-wide in an effort to prevent new exposures to the illness from occurring on campus.

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May 29, 2020
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Board elects two members, honors three life trustees

The University’s Board of Trustees welcomed two new members to the board this spring and recognized three members as life trustees.

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May 26, 2020