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Room-temperature superconductor? Rochester lab sets new record toward long-sought goal

University physical scientists synthesize new superconducting material, developing a process that may help ‘break down barriers and open the door to many potential applications.’

October 14, 2020

Science & Technology

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Quantum engines? Entanglement as fuel?

It’s still more science fiction than science fact, but perfect energy efficiency may be one step closer due to new research by Rochester physicists.

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October 15, 2020
220 nobel prize recipient Harvey Alter

Harvey Alter’s Nobel Prize honors a half-century quest

Nobel laureate Harvey Alter’s work as an NIH hematologist led to profound improvements in blood transfusion safety and starkly reduced transmission of a potentially deadly virus.

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October 9, 2020
immune cells escaping inflammation

Imaging the secret lives of immune cells in the eye

Rochester researchers combine videography and artificial intelligence to track the interactions of microscopic immune cells in a living eye without dyes or damage, a first for imaging science.

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October 7, 2020

Society & Culture

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Accolades for work tracing Native women’s reproductive histories and their activism

University of Rochester history professor Brianna Theobald earns two awards for her book “Reproduction on the Reservation: Pregnancy, Childbirth, and Colonialism in the Long Twentieth Century”

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October 19, 2020
barbed wire fence.

New research project explores social and political nuances of migration in the Americas

Rochester scholars in the humanities and social sciences will study migration in the Americas in a ‘temporary research center’ supported by a Mellon Sawyer Seminars grant.

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October 16, 2020
Srihari Govindan

Rochester economist applauds Nobel Prize for collaborator Robert Wilson

Professor of economics Srihari Govindan’s collaborations with this year’s Nobel laureate go back 25 years and typically focus on other areas of game theory.

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October 16, 2020

The Arts

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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
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Rochester artists look to avant-garde past in new site-specific installation

Where traces of a once vibrant artistic residency program still stand, University art professor Allen Topolski and his artist daughter, Aster, seek to understand the present through what came before.

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September 16, 2020

In Photos

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An adapted classroom: Students and faculty find new ways to engage in teaching and learning

September 18, 2020

Students and faculty members adapt to new—and safety-conscious—ways of interacting as teachers, scholars, and researchers.

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Student Life

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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
Layers of contemporary financial skyscrapers in Central Business District, Hong Kong.

University links with WeWork to support undergraduates in China

The University of Rochester has recently joined with WeWork to provide work and study areas to  undergraduates throughout China who are remote this semester.

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October 1, 2020

Voices & Opinion

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
Dozens of Central American women and children crowded in the frame.

Detained migrants susceptible to a range of reproductive abuses and medical neglect

The history of eugenics in the United States leaves today’s migrant women vulnerable, argues University of Rochester history professor Brianna Theobald in a Washington Post “Made by History” op-ed.

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September 22, 2020
members of the Detroit Lions kneel before a game

NFL owners are now willing to support players’ protests

“[T]he National Football League’s newfound appreciation for its players’ civil rights gestures is likely to be tested by the election season and by fans’ spending power,” says political scientist Bethany Lacina.

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September 14, 2020

University News

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University files federal lawsuit over H-1B visa rules

New federal regulations would make it more difficult for universities and other employers to hire and retain skilled foreign employees to work in the US under H-1B and some legal permanent resident status categories.

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October 20, 2020
University of Rochester Nobel laureate Harvey Alter

Rochester’s Nobel laureates

With the announcement of his receipt of the 2020 Nobel Prize in Medicine, Harvey Alter ’56, ’60M (MD) is now the 13th Nobel laureate with ties to the University.

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October 5, 2020
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Eight appointed to named professorships

Eight University faculty members were appointed to named professorships this fall.

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September 22, 2020