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One of the world’s oldest globes is ready for its close-up

One of the world’s oldest globes is ready for its close-up

February 26, 2020

Rochester professor Gregory Heyworth and his Lazarus Project colleagues have created a 3-D model of one of the treasures of the New York Public Library, the Hunt-Lenox Globe, one of the first globes to show the New World — and to warn “Here be dragons.”

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Methane emitted via human fossil fuel use ‘vastly underestimated’

Methane emitted via human fossil fuel use ‘vastly underestimated’

February 19, 2020

Reducing emissions from human activities like fossil fuel extraction and use will have a greater impact on curbing future global warming than scientists previously thought, a new Rochester study suggests.

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Rochester astronomers reflect on their contributions to Spitzer Space Telescope

Rochester astronomers reflect on their contributions to Spitzer Space Telescope

January 30, 2020

As NASA retires its Spitzer Space Telescope, the Rochester scientists who were involved in its development, look back on the project.

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Celebrating two decades of the MLK Commemorative Address

Celebrating two decades of the MLK Commemorative Address

January 17, 2020

Since 2000, when the late Julian Bond spoke on the River Campus, the Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Address has been a winter tradition at the University of Rochester, bringing civil rights leaders, activists, poets, and icons to campus.

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Parents aren’t powerless when it comes to sleep-deprived teenagers

Parents aren’t powerless when it comes to sleep-deprived teenagers

January 8, 2020

Teenagers in the US don’t get enough shut eye, and the consequences of this epidemic of sleep deprivation are extensive. But researchers at the University of Rochester have found that a simple solution yields solid results: setting a bedtime and sticking to it.

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2019: The year in pictures

2019: The year in pictures

December 19, 2019

As 2019 winds down, we asked University photographer J. Adam Fenster to share some of his top selections from among the many thousands of pictures he captured this year, and his thoughts about what makes each one special.

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An inaugural celebration: ‘A University of this community’

An inaugural celebration: ‘A University of this community’

October 4, 2019

In a ceremony filled with tradition, music, laughter, and optimism, Sarah C. Mangelsdorf was formally invested Friday afternoon as the University of Rochester’s 11th president. “The University of Rochester was built by the people of Rochester,” she said in her inaugural address. “We are not just a University in this community. We are a University of this community.”

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President Sarah Mangelsdorf’s inauguration is set

President Sarah Mangelsdorf’s inauguration is set

October 3, 2019

The University of Rochester community will celebrate the inauguration of Sarah C. Mangelsdorf, president and G. Robert Witmer, Jr. University Professor, as part of Meliora Weekend.

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A ceremonial start

A ceremonial start

September 23, 2019

For generations, three ritual objects—the charter, the seal, and the mace—have been the centerpiece of the presidential inaugural ceremony. These same insignia have invested authority in presidents with wide-ranging leadership styles, each of whom has also shaped his own ceremony—as the 11th University president, Sarah C. Mangelsdorf, will do with her ceremony on October 4.

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New training in AR/VR tech gives Rochester doctoral students an edge

New training in AR/VR tech gives Rochester doctoral students an edge

September 18, 2019

A $1.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation will establish a structured, well-rounded training program for University scholars applying augmented and virtual reality in health, education, design, and other fields.

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