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Rochester cosmology group has all eyes on dark energy

Rochester cosmology group has all eyes on dark energy

November 25, 2019

Next year the Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument, known as DESI, will begin to capture data from 35 million galaxies and 2.4 million quasars. And it’s the job of Rochester’s newly formed cosmology group to keep the telescope’s 5,000 fiber optic cables correctly aimed at their targets, ultimately creating the most detailed 3-D map of the universe ever made.

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Rochester historian takes a role in preserving world cultural heritage

Rochester historian takes a role in preserving world cultural heritage

November 20, 2019

Peter Christensen, an associate professor of art and art history at the University of Rochester, has a new role as a juror advising the United Nations in its work designating UNESCO World Heritage sites.

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Spiders and ants inspire metal that won’t sink

Spiders and ants inspire metal that won’t sink

November 6, 2019

University of Rochester researchers, inspired by diving bell spiders and rafts of fire ants, have created a metallic structure that is so water repellent, it refuses to sink—no matter how often it is forced into water or how much it is damaged or punctured.

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The art and science of sound

The art and science of sound

October 29, 2019

The University’s $3 million investment in a new state-of-the-art recording studio, control room, mixing rooms, and sound design lab is a major milestone for Rochester’s now six-year-old audio and music engineering program.

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Rochester economist: Low inflation rates hurt the Fed’s credibility

Rochester economist: Low inflation rates hurt the Fed’s credibility

October 25, 2019

“There’s a lot of evidence that in the last eight years or so the Fed has lost control,” says Narayana Kocherlakota, the Lionel W. McKenzie Professor of Economics at the University of Rochester.

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Native Americans, government authorities, and reproductive politics

Native Americans, government authorities, and reproductive politics

October 23, 2019

In her new book, assistant professor of history Brianna Theobald traces the long history of efforts by federal and local authorities to manage the reproductive lives of Native families, and the widespread activism that arose as a result.

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Spotlight on the performing arts: Meredith Monk—visiting resident artist

Spotlight on the performing arts: Meredith Monk—visiting resident artist

October 21, 2019

Meredith Monk, the unique and influential American artist, will be at the University of Rochester for a multi-day artist residency titled “Dancing Voice/Singing Body.”

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Meet the 2019 recipients of the Goergen Award for teaching excellence

Meet the 2019 recipients of the Goergen Award for teaching excellence

October 18, 2019

Three University educators are being recognized as the recipients of the 2019 Goergen Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching: Matthew BaileyShea, Ryan Prendergast, and Katherine Schaefer.

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How journalist Masha Gessen and Rochester scholars examine the marginalization of communities

How journalist Masha Gessen and Rochester scholars examine the marginalization of communities

October 14, 2019

Journalist and activist Masha Gessen will discuss marginalization during this year’s Humanities Center Public Lecture Series. But the subject is also central to the work of several Rochester scholars.

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