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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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Crisis at the border? Anthropologist looks at Central American migration

Crisis at the border? Anthropologist looks at Central American migration

April 4, 2019

Professor and author Daniel Reichman gives an overview of the last 40 years of Central American migration to the United States, and describes a system that is far more complicated than what’s often presented in the news.

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Colleagues remember history professor emeritus Dean A. Miller

Colleagues remember history professor emeritus Dean A. Miller

April 3, 2019

Friends and colleagues are remembering Dean A. Miller, a professor emeritus of history with a secondary appointment in religion and classics, for his 30-year career at Rochester, and for his scholarship, character, and generosity.

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6 things you didn’t know about Saint Hildegard of Bingen

6 things you didn’t know about Saint Hildegard of Bingen

March 28, 2019

University musicologist and Hildegard biographer Honey Meconi explores the life of the 12th-century Benedictine nun who created her own language, wrote one of the first musical plays, and wrote books on health and healing.

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