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Laser Lab scientist honored for fusion and plasma research

Laser Lab scientist honored for fusion and plasma research

January 14, 2021

Dustin Froula received the Ernest Orlando Lawrence Award, one of the most respected awards given by the US Department of Energy, for his research.

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Biology professor emeritus remembered as researcher, mentor, and colleague

Biology professor emeritus remembered as researcher, mentor, and colleague

January 14, 2021

Stanley Hattman, who taught at the University for more than 25 years, was known for his molecular biology research, student mentorship, and jovial demeanor.

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Emil Homerin: An American religion scholar remembered

Emil Homerin: An American religion scholar remembered

January 11, 2021

A leading scholar of Sufi poetry and mysticism, Emil Homerin is remembered by his students and colleagues for his enthusiasm and generosity

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A new era in the search for extraterrestrial intelligence

A new era in the search for extraterrestrial intelligence

January 4, 2021

If trends continue, “the search for intelligence in the universe may finally escape the giggle-factor,” writes University of Rochester astrophysicist Adam Frank in a Washington Post op-ed.

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The Jupiter-Saturn conjunction, through medieval and Renaissance eyes

The Jupiter-Saturn conjunction, through medieval and Renaissance eyes

December 18, 2020

In medieval and Renaissance Europe and in the Arab world, it was widely believed that “when Saturn and Jupiter are found in the same area of the zodiac—in other words when they are in conjunction—there are profound effects on Earth,” says historian Laura Ackerman Smoller.  

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How to be happier in 2021

How to be happier in 2021

December 18, 2020

Toss out your usual list of New Year’s resolutions and do things that make the world a better place, says a Rochester expert on motivation and well-being.

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COVID-19 is forcing state and local governments to prioritize financial obligations

COVID-19 is forcing state and local governments to prioritize financial obligations

December 18, 2020

Those worst off will likely have to borrow money and then decide which obligations to pay right away and which to delay, says a Rochester economist.

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COVID-19 vaccine: What’s RNA research got to do with it?

COVID-19 vaccine: What’s RNA research got to do with it?

December 14, 2020

RNA research at the University of Rochester provides an important foundation for developing antiviral drugs, vaccines, and other therapeutics to disrupt the global spread of coronavirus.

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American child welfare system has lost its way, says Rochester historian

American child welfare system has lost its way, says Rochester historian

December 11, 2020

A shift starting in the late 1960s has targeted poor families with unnecessary investigations and child removals at the expense of services, argues Rochester health policy historian and physician Mical Raz.

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Humor writer Melissa Balmain honored by Erma Bombeck Writers’ Workshop

Humor writer Melissa Balmain honored by Erma Bombeck Writers’ Workshop

December 9, 2020

An adjunct instructor in the University of Rochester’s English department, Melissa Balmain is the Humor Writer of the Month this December.

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