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New grant will unlock workings of the brain’s waste removal system

New grant will unlock workings of the brain’s waste removal system

August 16, 2022

Rochester scientists discovered the glymphatic system. Now, the National Institutes of Health is bringing together several teams of researchers to better understand its mechanics.

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James Longenbach ‘made a central and rich place for poetry’ at Rochester

James Longenbach ‘made a central and rich place for poetry’ at Rochester

August 16, 2022

The English professor and acclaimed poet devoted his life’s work to studying, teaching, and writing poetry.

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The clothes make the medical students

The clothes make the medical students

August 14, 2022

Donning their new white coats, the members of the School of Medicine and Dentistry’s Class of 2026 officially embarked on their journey to becoming medical professionals during the Robert L. & Lillian H. Brent White Coat Ceremony.

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Elizabeth A. Milavec to be University EVP

Elizabeth A. Milavec to be University EVP

August 1, 2022

Milavec will be the University’s inaugural executive vice president for administration and finance and chief financial officer.

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Lisa Kitko selected as dean of School of Nursing

Lisa Kitko selected as dean of School of Nursing

July 20, 2022

Kitko, an accomplished scholar, researcher, educator, and clinician, has been named the sixth dean of the School of Nursing effective September 1.

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The brains of children with autism may not always ‘see’ body language

The brains of children with autism may not always ‘see’ body language

July 19, 2022

Neuroscientists have found that children with autism spectrum disorder may not always process body movements effectively, especially if they’re distracted.

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Star struck: Dispatches from the James Webb Space Telescope

Star struck: Dispatches from the James Webb Space Telescope

July 12, 2022

Humanity’s best looks at the universe so far were made possible by the contributions of scientists, engineers, and supporters—including University of Rochester community members.

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Solving the inflation problem

Solving the inflation problem

July 11, 2022

Rochester economist Narayana Kocherlakota weighs in on prevailing theories about the root causes and optimal solutions for rising inflation.

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Mercedes Ramírez Fernández to step down in August

Mercedes Ramírez Fernández to step down in August

June 28, 2022

Ramírez Fernández has served as the University’s first vice president for equity and inclusion and chief diversity officer since 2019.

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

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

June 22, 2022

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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