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Infants born preterm may lack key lung cells later in life

Infants born preterm may lack key lung cells later in life

June 9, 2017

When newborn mice are exposed to extra oxygen at birth — which causes their lungs to respond and develop similarly to those of preterm infants — they end up with far fewer of these cells once they reach adulthood and respond worse to the flu once fully grown.

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Jeffrey Runner named dean of the College

Jeffrey Runner named dean of the College

June 4, 2017

The professor and chair of the Department of Linguistics succeeds Richard Feldman, who served as dean of the College for the past decade, and will begin his five-year term on July 1, pending approval by the Board of Trustees.

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Light emitting quantum dots could ease synthesis of novel compounds

Light emitting quantum dots could ease synthesis of novel compounds

May 26, 2017

Most chemists have studied quantum dots for their basic properties. But new research by Rochester scientists points to potential applications in the synthesis of pharmaceuticals, fine chemicals, and agro-chemicals.

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<em>Sgt. Pepper’s</em> lasting impact, 50 years later

Sgt. Pepper’s lasting impact, 50 years later

May 22, 2017

“Ironically, an album that might not strictly speaking have been a concept album ended up being the most influential concept album in the history of rock music,” says John Covach, professor of music and director of the University’s Institute for Popular Music.

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‘This is your day of triumph. This is your day of joy.’

‘This is your day of triumph. This is your day of joy.’

May 21, 2017

At seven commencement ceremonies across three days, members of the University of Rochester’s Class of 2017 were celebrated by their family and friends, their professors and by special guests.

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Seniors in social sciences take on big policy questions

Seniors in social sciences take on big policy questions

May 18, 2017

In their senior capstone projects, students take on original research on topics as varied as housing policy in South Africa and campaign spending in the United States.

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Making their mark: Meet the Class of 2017

Making their mark: Meet the Class of 2017

May 6, 2017

Meet five members of the graduating class who are ready to make their communities—and our world—ever better.

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If you build it, they will learn

If you build it, they will learn

May 5, 2017

How do you learn to play an instrument comprised of 50 bells that lives at the top of a library tower? Practice, practice, practice. A student team has finished building a new digital carillon that will allow students to learn to play tough pieces while hearing real carillon sounds.

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Competition showcases beauty in engineering, science

Competition showcases beauty in engineering, science

May 5, 2017

“You can see the most incredible images in things you never would have thought of,” says Hajim School of Engineering dean Wendi Heinzelman describing the student artwork on display in the the annual Art of Science Competition.

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