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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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Engineering skills meet ‘real world’ challenges

Engineering skills meet ‘real world’ challenges

May 3, 2017

From drones that see color to devices that help veterinarians extract the objects our pets swallow, this year’s Design Day showcases 87 seniors projects from students in five engineering departments and computer science.

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Meet the director: 5 questions for Aishwarya Krishnamoorthy ’17

Meet the director: 5 questions for Aishwarya Krishnamoorthy ’17

May 3, 2017

This spring’s production of Sam Shepard’s Buried Child marks the first time that a student has directed a play for the International Theatre Program.

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Fruit flies offer gut check on bacteria

Fruit flies offer gut check on bacteria

April 26, 2017

Drosophila melanogaster—the common fruit fly—is widely used in laboratory experiments. But what Rochester researchers found when examining the guts of fruit flies in the wild bears little resemblance to what is seen in the lab.

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Wegmans Hall opens doors to data science

Wegmans Hall opens doors to data science

April 24, 2017

Dedicated during Meliora Weekend last fall, Wegmans Hall will open for researchers this year and will become the home to the Goergen Institute for Data Science.

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Creating the model human

Creating the model human

April 20, 2017

Physicians at the University of Rochester Medical Center have developed a new way to use 3D printing to fabricate artificial organs and human anatomy that mimics the real thing, even up to the point of bleeding when cut. These models are able to create highly realistic simulations for training and could soon be widely used to rehearse complex cases prior to surgery.

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QuadCast: Take Five and a tuition-free fifth year

QuadCast: Take Five and a tuition-free fifth year

April 19, 2017

Astrophysics majors studying Islam in Russia. Neuroscience majors studying public health and feminism. In the latest episode of the QuadCast, meet students in the University’s Take Five program, a unique opportunity for students to take a tuition-free fifth year to study something outside their major, purely for the pleasure of learning.

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