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Stewart Weaver named Carnegie Fellow to support climate history study in Himalayas

Stewart Weaver named Carnegie Fellow to support climate history study in Himalayas

April 23, 2019

Professor of history Stewart Weaver has been named a 2019 Andrew Carnegie Fellow to continue work to preserve the rich culture and history of the Ladakh mountain region and its people.

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Theater production visits work of avant garde Cuban-American playwright

Theater production visits work of avant garde Cuban-American playwright

April 22, 2019

The International Theatre Program will present The Conduct of Life, a challenging work by Obie Award-winning playwright and Pulitzer Prize finalist Maria Irene Fornés.

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Nobel laureate Paul Romer to deliver Gilbert Lecture

Nobel laureate Paul Romer to deliver Gilbert Lecture

April 22, 2019

Nobel laureate Paul Romer, a former assistant professor of economics, returns to campus to discuss how “economics can offer better answers to the most important questions facing humanity.”

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Kathryn Mariner wins Woodrow Wilson Fellowship for her work on social inequality

Kathryn Mariner wins Woodrow Wilson Fellowship for her work on social inequality

April 19, 2019

Kathryn Mariner, an assistant professor of anthropology and visual and cultural studies, is one of 32 faculty members in the United States named as new Career Enhancement Fellows.

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‘Longevity gene’ responsible for more efficient DNA repair

‘Longevity gene’ responsible for more efficient DNA repair

April 19, 2019

Rochester researchers have uncovered more evidence that the key to the “Fountain of Youth” may reside in a gene that is found to produce more potent proteins in species with longer lifespans.

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Researchers create artificial mother-of-pearl using bacteria

Researchers create artificial mother-of-pearl using bacteria

April 18, 2019

Nacre, also known as mother-of-pearl, is an exceptionally tough natural material found in shells and pearls. Rochester biologists have developed an innovative method for creating nacre in the lab—and maybe on the moon.

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What historical artifacts like the ‘Lincoln bullet’ mean

What historical artifacts like the ‘Lincoln bullet’ mean

April 12, 2019

Associate Professor of History Larry Hudson, a specialist in 19th-century African-American history whose scholarly interests include the Civil War, answers questions about the significance and meaning of the bullet that killed President Abraham Lincoln.

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How do you make a poem?

How do you make a poem?

April 9, 2019

Speakers of a language rely on its words to carry out even the most mundane acts of communication. But the same words are poets’ medium of creation. In his newest book, How Poems Get Made, James Longenbach asks how poets turn bare utterance into art.

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Unraveling the origin story of beer yeast

Unraveling the origin story of beer yeast

April 5, 2019

Saccharomyces cerevisiae, or brewer’s yeast, has been used to make beer for thousands of years. To reconstruct the history of modern ale strains, Rochester biologist Justin Fay and his colleagues sequenced the genome of modern brewer’s yeast.

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CAREER awards spur junior researchers along varied paths

CAREER awards spur junior researchers along varied paths

April 5, 2019

Four Rochester researchers from four different fields are 2019 recipients of the National Science Foundation’s most prestigious recognition for junior faculty members.

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