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Rochester commits $100M to data science

Rochester commits $100M to data science

October 18, 2013

The commitment includes creation of an Institute for Data Science, construction of a state-of-the-art building to house it, and as many as 20 new faculty members.

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To Sleep, Perchance to Clean

To Sleep, Perchance to Clean

October 17, 2013

A recently discovered system that flushes waste from the brain is primarily active during sleep.

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Ching Tang Honored as Pioneer of Organic Electronics

Ching Tang Honored as Pioneer of Organic Electronics

October 17, 2013

The a professor of chemical engineering is being honored on two continents within the next week for his pioneering work on organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs).

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Paleoclimatologist Wins Packard Fellowship

Paleoclimatologist Wins Packard Fellowship

October 17, 2013

Vasilii Petrenko is one of 16 researchers being awarded a prestigious David and Lucile Packard Foundation Fellowship totaling $875,000 over five years to spend on a research project of his or her choice.

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Rochester Big Data Forum 2013

October 15, 2013

The second Big Data Forum will bring together leading experts in big data analytics and its applications all day, starting at 8:30 a.m., Friday, Oct. 18.

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Master’s students receive Iberdrola Scholarships

Master’s students receive Iberdrola Scholarships

October 15, 2013

The Iberdrola scholarship program supports graduate studies in renewable energy, environmental protection, climate change and energy efficiency.

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Kieburtz to Oversee URMC Clinical Research

Kieburtz to Oversee URMC Clinical Research

August 8, 2013

Karl Kieburtz, the Robert J. Joynt Professor in Neurology, is the director of the Center for Human Experimental Therapeutics (CHET), a position he will retain.

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Tracking Tweets to Enhance Food Safety

Tracking Tweets to Enhance Food Safety

August 8, 2013

The system combines machine-learning and crowdsourcing techniques to analyze millions of tweets to find people reporting food poisoning symptoms following a restaurant visit.

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Cardiac Therapy to be Tested in Asia

Cardiac Therapy to be Tested in Asia

August 6, 2013

A device that improves the mechanical pumping action of the heart is to be tested for the first time in Asian patients with non-coronary heart disease.

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Restored Research Funding Requested

Restored Research Funding Requested

July 31, 2013

President Joel Seligman joined 165 other university presidents and chancellors in calling on leaders in Washington to close what they call the “innovation deficit.”

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