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Nobel Prize laureate remembered for groundbreaking research on neutrinos

Nobel Prize laureate remembered for groundbreaking research on neutrinos

November 13, 2020

Rochester graduate Masatoshi Koshiba ’55 (PhD), who died November 12, received the 2002 Nobel Prize in Physics for detecting and measuring subatomic particles known as neutrinos.

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Ask the archivist: Was that a US president on the Quad?

Ask the archivist: Was that a US president on the Quad?

November 12, 2020

Thirty-two US presidents have held office since the University’s founding in 1850. While many have passed through Rochester, only seven future or former presidents actually visited the campuses. Presumptive President-Elect Joe Biden would make eight.

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Military veterans find a home at University

Military veterans find a home at University

November 10, 2020

Rochester is annually recognized as a Best College for Veterans for its efforts to ensure service members can access the benefits of higher education. As we celebrate Veterans Day, meet just a few of the current University students who have served in our nation’s armed forces.

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Early signs indicate coronavirus vaccine is effective

Early signs indicate coronavirus vaccine is effective

November 9, 2020

An interim analysis of study data from a coronavirus vaccine being developed by Pfizer and BioNTech indicates that the vaccine is highly effective in preventing COVID-19. Researchers and volunteers in Rochester have been involved in the testing of the vaccine since May, when the first human studies were launched, and technologies used in the development of the vaccine can trace their origins to decades of infectious disease research conducted at the University of Rochester Medical Center.

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‘Organ on a chip’ is the wave of the future

‘Organ on a chip’ is the wave of the future

November 9, 2020

Rochester researchers are building technology to predict the course of tendon injuries—a form of personalized medicine that will lead to more effective treatments.

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College finds a connection with students in Puerto Rico

College finds a connection with students in Puerto Rico

October 14, 2020

Puerto Rican students who arrived as guests after Hurricane Maria have made their mark on campus—and helped the College attract more students from the island.

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Rochester graduate awarded 2020 Nobel Prize for ‘landmark achievement’ against hepatitis

Rochester graduate awarded 2020 Nobel Prize for ‘landmark achievement’ against hepatitis

October 5, 2020

NIH scientist Harvey Alter, who holds BA and MD degrees from Rochester, is the 13th Nobel laureate with ties to the University.

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Underrepresented populations suffer most from COVID-19 in nursing homes, assisted living communities

Underrepresented populations suffer most from COVID-19 in nursing homes, assisted living communities

September 22, 2020

Disparities in the number of cases and the number of deaths suggest that long-standing, fundamental inequalities in nursing homes are being “exacerbated by the pandemic,” Medical Center studies indicate.

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Rochester project democratizes access to medieval English literature

Rochester project democratizes access to medieval English literature

September 16, 2020

The pioneering Middle English Texts Series “puts the literature out there for everybody,” making medieval English texts available to scholars and students around the world.

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Five tips for students navigating a rocky job market

Five tips for students navigating a rocky job market

September 9, 2020

While many of life’s normal interactions may be taking place from a distance, building relationships and being persistent are a few key takeaways, says director of Rochester’s Greene Center for Career Education and Connections.

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