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Two aphids (the left one wingless, the right one winged) face each other atop a leaf.

Virus genes help determine if pea aphids get their wings

The findings shed light on the important role that microbial genes, like those from viruses, can play in insect and animal evolution.

June 14, 2019

Science & Technology

artist illustration of turbulent flows within magnetic fields

Finding order in the chaos of turbulence

A new set of conservation laws developed by Rochester researchers are unique to the turbulent flows within magnetic fields, and could help explain the evolution of stars and galaxies.

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June 26, 2019
Ching Tang holds a smartphone that uses Organic Light Emitting Diodes (OLED) technology.

Kyoto Prize honors Ching Tang, pioneer of OLED technology

Japan’s highest private award for global achievement recognizes Tang’s work in developing thin-film, light-emitting technology now widely used in computers, smartphones, and televisions.

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June 14, 2019
Six smokestacks release exhaust into the air, which contributes to rising ozone levels.

Ice core data confirms increased tropospheric ozone levels since industrialization

The findings suggest good news about the reliability of the computer models used to estimate and predict the changes in ground-level ozone.

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June 13, 2019

Society & Culture

Young woman in dark building walkway.

Trying to stem the tide of rising teen suicide rates

Researchers and clinicians, among them experts at the University of Rochester and the Medical Center, have been working hand in hand to address the increase of children and adolescents experiencing a suicide crisis.

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June 12, 2019
Boston skyline with "d.health aging Americans 2019" and d.health Summit logo above it.

2019 d.health Summit addresses social determinants of health

Now in its fifth year, the d.health Summit will address the non-medical factors the affect health, such as economic security, education, physical environment, employment, social support networks, and access to care.

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June 10, 2019
archival photo of soldier smiling, holding a canteen

‘It broke our hearts’: Honoring alumni on Memorial Day

Members of the University of Rochester community have been part of  the US armed forces almost since the school was founded in 1850. And many have paid the ultimate price.

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May 23, 2019

The Arts

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Carry on, carillon

The free summer carillon recitals on the University of Rochester’s Eastman Quadrangle continue on Monday evenings in July.

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June 26, 2019

‘The great democratic voice’

May 31 is the 200th anniversary of poet Walt Whitman’s birth, and Rochester has a few ties of its own to the poet who contained multitudes.

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May 30, 2019
detail from the book cover of Dubravka Ugresic's Fox.

Open Letter novel is a Best Translated Book Award finalist

Fox, a novel by Croatian author Dubravka Ugrešić and translated into English by the University’s nonprofit literary translation press, is a finalist for the annual award honoring literature in translation.

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May 21, 2019

In Photos

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‘Tools made of light’

May 18, 2019

From left, University President Richard Feldman, Donna Strickland ’89 (PhD), and U.S. Representative Joe Morelle, celebrate at the University’s annual Commencement dinner. Morelle, made a statement on the House of Representatives floor recognizing Donna Strickland ’89 (PhD), Gérard Mourou and the University’s Laboratory for Laser Energetics for their 2018 Nobel Prize in Physics. The statement was inserted in the Congressional Record and a framed version was personally presented to Strickland at the event during Commencement weekend.

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Student Life

University of Rochester students walk on the River Campus during the first day of classes.

University drops first-year admission standardized test requirement

As part of the new test-optional policy, applicants for first-year admission to the College at the University are no longer required to submit any standardized test results to the Office of Admissions.

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June 12, 2019
Business majors Zetian Xiao, Jixuan Liu, and Teddi Shapiro.

How Rochester business majors help area businesses grow

Area businesses regularly tap into the research skills of Rochester business majors in Vincent Hope’s Marketing Projects course in order to help address the real-world marketing issues facing their companies.

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June 11, 2019
Yellow number five against a blue background.

University admits 12 students into Take Five Scholars Program

Unique to the University, Take Five offers selected undergraduates a fifth, tuition-free year to complete self-designed projects unrelated to their majors and for the sole purpose of intellectual enrichment.

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June 4, 2019

Voices & Opinion

The crowds gather outside the coliseum for the World's Peace Jubilee in 1872, which likely reused parts of the original structure created for the National Peace Jubilee in 1869.

The power of music to bring Americans together

In a Washington Post op-ed, the Eastman School of Music’s Michael Alan Anderson reflects on the power of cultural and musical events like the Great National Peace Jubilee to help bridge divides.

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June 19, 2019
Building facade with eagle and words Federal Reserve.

Narayana Kocherlakota: Fed should cut rates in lieu of aggressive plan

Don’t expect the Federal Reserve to do so—at least not at this week’s meeting—says Rochester economics professor Kocherlakota, who led the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis for six years.

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June 17, 2019
Billboard ad by Nike featuring Colin Kaepernick displayed prominently on the roof of the Nike Store in San Francisco.

When corporations take a stance on divisive issues

Rochester political scientist David Primo discussed corporate political activity during his apperance on WCNY’s Capitol Pressroom.

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June 10, 2019

University News

Group shot of the EVERFI award being presented in Nashville.

University earns 2019 EVERFI Impact Award for Sexual Assault Prevention

Rochester was one of only five institutions to receive the award, which recognizes a commitment to creating safe and healthy college campuses by implementing evidence-based practices.

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June 17, 2019
Melissa Sturge-Apple

Melissa Sturge-Apple named vice provost and University dean of graduate education

Melissa Sturge-Apple ’92, dean of graduate education and postdoctoral affairs in Arts, Sciences & Engineering and professor of psychology, has been named vice provost and University dean of graduate education.

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June 6, 2019
Jonathan Binstock portrait.

Jonathan Binstock reappointed Memorial Art Gallery director

Since his initial appointment in 2014, Binstock has led an expansion of the museum’s permanent collection, special exhibition programm and public engagement and outreach efforts.

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June 3, 2019