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Laboratory for Laser Energetics joins team to develop commercial fusion energy

Laboratory for Laser Energetics joins team to develop commercial fusion energy

June 2, 2023

A Department of Energy program partners private companies with national laboratories and universities to design the first commercial fusion power plant.

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Scientists take another step in the quest to combat antibiotic resistance

Scientists take another step in the quest to combat antibiotic resistance

May 31, 2023

A team uncovers a surprising twist in the ways bacteria spread antibiotic-resistant genes.

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English major from The Gambia helps preserve ancient African fables

English major from The Gambia helps preserve ancient African fables

March 24, 2023

Fatoumatta Jobe is transcribing in Wolof—and then translating into English—centuries-old stories passed down orally.

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Scientists hit key milestone in fusion energy quest

Scientists hit key milestone in fusion energy quest

December 13, 2022

The major breakthrough of achieving ignition is cause for celebration at Rochester’s Laboratory for Laser Energetics as well.

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Cities on asteroids? It could work—in theory

Cities on asteroids? It could work—in theory

December 8, 2022

A popular science fiction idea in TV shows like Amazon’s The Expanse, Rochester scientists are using physics and engineering principles to show how asteroids could be future viable space habitats.

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Developers of bladeless LASIK earn AAAS Golden Goose Award

Developers of bladeless LASIK earn AAAS Golden Goose Award

September 15, 2022

The world’s largest multidisciplinary scientific society has honored the the contributions of a five-member team, including Nobel Prize–winning researchers Donna Strickland and Gérard Mourou, to the field of corrective eye surgery. Strickland and Mourou’s discovery of chirped pulse amplification at the University’s Laboratory for Laser Energetics helped make bladeless LASIK possible.

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Ukraine’s ally in Rochester’s libraries

Ukraine’s ally in Rochester’s libraries

June 29, 2022

A war that has targeted Ukrainian heritage has made the Department of Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation a cultural refuge.

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University community comes together to celebrate Class of 2022 as one

University community comes together to celebrate Class of 2022 as one

May 14, 2022

On May 13, the University of Rochester conferred academic degrees to more than 4,000 undergraduate and graduate students as thousands of supporters cheered them on in Fauver Stadium and online. The first institution-wide commencement ceremony in nearly three decades honored the accomplishments of the entire graduating class, as well as of several award and honorary degree recipients.

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Rochester students’ award-winning device instantly detects sepsis via sweat

Rochester students’ award-winning device instantly detects sepsis via sweat

December 1, 2021

Rochester undergraduates have developed a fast, noninvasive, affordable, and eco-friendly way to diagnose the life-threatening medical complication.

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