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Freeform optical device packs more punch in a smaller package

Freeform optical device packs more punch in a smaller package

August 7, 2017

Spectrometers are used in a variety of applications, from environmental monitoring to astronomy to healthcare diagnostics. A new design using freeform optics upends more than a century of optical design.

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What we learn when a machine ‘listens’ to Miles Davis

What we learn when a machine ‘listens’ to Miles Davis

August 5, 2017

Two undergraduates are spending their summer analyzing a recording that was first released nearly four decades before they were born.

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One question sparks student’s research around race in America

One question sparks student’s research around race in America

August 3, 2017

Why does racism play a part in motivating some students to go on to college, while it seems to deter others? Winston Scott ’19 is spending his summer preparing a study into how children react when they begin to perceive racism.

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With automatic transcription, musicians can save themselves the treble

With automatic transcription, musicians can save themselves the treble

August 3, 2017

Two undergraduates have joined a summer research project focused on building a machine-learning interface that generates musical scores from audio files.

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Physics students keep their cool in summer labs

Physics students keep their cool in summer labs

July 31, 2017

From near-Earth objects to quantum computing, physics students come to Rochester to get an early start on their research careers this summer, working on federally funded and University sponsored projects.

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Rochester awarded $19M to lead national clinical and translational science program

Rochester awarded $19M to lead national clinical and translational science program

July 26, 2017

The grant will support a network of more than 50 institutions across the country aimed at turning scientific discoveries into health benefits faster.

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Eye test could help diagnose autism

Eye test could help diagnose autism

July 24, 2017

A test that measures the inability of the brain to adjust the size of eye movements could allow for earlier detection of autism spectrum disorders.

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Rochester Youth Year fellows complete service year

Rochester Youth Year fellows complete service year

July 24, 2017

Looking back over the program’s 10 years, about half of its participants have remained in or returned to Rochester, and five of the seven current University fellows will stay in the city.

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5 questions:  Meet new conductor Rachel Waddell

5 questions: Meet new conductor Rachel Waddell

July 21, 2017

Waddell joins the faculty of the Department of Music as the director of orchestral activities. She will teach and also conduct both the Symphony and Chamber Orchestras.

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