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Expect another year of supply chain problems

Rochester economist George Alessandria explains what is causing the shortages—and why government intervention would be counterproductive.

June 27, 2022

Science & Technology

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Walking gives the brain a ‘step-up’ in function for some

Certain young and healthy people show improved performance on cognitive tasks while walking, a finding that could guide scientists to identify markers for cognitive flexibility.

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June 22, 2022
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How the brain interprets motion while in motion

New findings about how the brain interprets sensory information may have applications for treating brain disorders and designing artificial intelligence.

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June 13, 2022
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Play a Bach duet with an AI counterpoint

BachDuet, developed by University of Rochester researchers, allows users to improvise duets with an artificial intelligence partner.

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June 8, 2022

Society & Culture

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Frederick Douglass Institute director hopes for celebration and education on Juneteenth

“Juneteenth is especially relevant today, as the current conditions of Black people in America would suggest that we are still not free,” says Jeffrey McCune Jr. And yet, he adds, “We must celebrate.”

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June 16, 2022
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Digital justice through data dictionaries

A seed grant from the American Council of Learned Societies launches a project that has the River Campus Libraries helping to diversify the digital domain.

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June 8, 2022
Person in a crowd wears a mask, hat, and sunglasses while holding a sign with Putin's face covered in red handprints.

Russia and Ukraine: Putin ‘has his back up against the wall’

Randall Stone, an expert on Eastern and Central Europe, discusses the direction of the war in Ukraine, including the likelihood of Russia’s using biological, chemical, or nuclear weapons.

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April 19, 2022

The Arts

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Is this the summer you’re going to read Ulysses by James Joyce?

Here are a few things to know about the literary masterpiece that has exhilarated and confounded its readers for 100 years.

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June 6, 2022
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Finding art in the tools of science

This year’s Art of Science competition, which explores “the aesthetic beauty that results when science, art, and technology intersect,” drew more than 50 entries and more than 700 votes cast for People’s Choice.

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April 28, 2022
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Taking a page from poetry to understand the music

Music theorist Matt BaileyShea explores the interrelationship between poetry, lyrics, and music in a new book.

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April 18, 2022

In Photos

Two dancers, one an adult and one a child, dressed in traditional Native American dress perform in Wilson Commons.

Faculty, students, and local Indigenous community come together for performances and conversation

May 25, 2022

Over four days in April, the University hosted “UR Remnants,” an interdisciplinary collaboration between faculty and members of the local indigenous and arts communities.

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Student Life

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Class of 2026 shows increases among underrepresented groups

Incoming students at the College and at Eastman will arrive in August from more than 40 countries and 44 states.

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June 6, 2022
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Rochester students win national awards and fellowships

From Fulbright awards to Projects for Peace funding, the array of honors recognize the scholars’ academic achievement, research potential, and commitment to service.

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May 9, 2022
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Science under the microscope of visual art

An art and geology double major, University of Rochester senior Gabrielle Meli brings scientific processes to her art.

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May 5, 2022

Voices & Opinion

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5 things to know about cryptocurrency

Gone are the days when digital currency was the realm of hobbyists and academics. Simon Business School professor Yukun Liu offers insights into cryptocurrency based on his research.

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April 8, 2022
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Anti-trans laws use child protective services to harm transgender youth

Professor Mical Raz argues in the Washington Post that for trans children, their “very existence is at stake” when definitions of neglect and abuse become overly broad.

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March 11, 2022
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Pro-White hiring bias for NFL head coaches, analysis finds

Writing in the Washington Post, Rochester political scientist Bethany Lacina shows the degree to which Black coaches are underrepresented in the NFL.

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February 7, 2022

University News

Remembering J. W. Johnson: ‘dynamic’ and devoted English teacher

In a University career of more than 45 year, the professor emeritus’s research interests included Restoration biography, the Earl of Rochester, and 18th-century literature.

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June 24, 2022
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Anthony Green named vice provost for academic finance and planning

In his new role, which begins August 1, Green will report to incoming Provost David Figlio and work closely with the Office of Administration and Finance.

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May 31, 2022
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Honoring alumni who gave their lives in service to America

Members of the University community have served their country in wartime since the Civil War, with many having made the ultimate sacrifice. This Memorial Day, we remember three of them.

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May 25, 2022