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Former Institute of Optics director Kenneth Teegarden dies

Former Institute of Optics director Kenneth Teegarden dies

February 14, 2018

Teegarden joined the Institute of Optics in 1954 and served as its director from 1981 until 1987. He was also the first director of the University’s Materials Science program, and led the New York State Center for Advanced Optical Technology.

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Rochester team casts light on a hidden problem in domestic violence cases

Rochester team casts light on a hidden problem in domestic violence cases

January 18, 2018

While existing technology for detecting bruises works well for light-skinned victims, it’s a less effective for people of color. An interdisciplinary team at the University of Rochester has set out to change that.

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Device creates negative mass — and a novel way to generate lasers

Device creates negative mass — and a novel way to generate lasers

January 3, 2018

Rochester researchers have created particles with negative mass in an atomically thin semiconductor, using a device that creates an optical microcavity.

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Knox elected fellow of National Academy of Inventors

Knox elected fellow of National Academy of Inventors

December 12, 2017

As a teenager, Wayne Knox ’79, ’84 (PhD) “sometimes filled the house with smoke” while building short wave radios and other electronic gadgets from scratch. Now the optics professor is among this year’s NAI fellows.

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Two University researchers each receive $1.5 million grants

Two University researchers each receive $1.5 million grants

December 8, 2017

Chunlei Guo, with the Institute of Optics, and Kirsi Jarvinen-Seppo, with the Department of Pediatrics, were recently awarded separate $1.5 million grants from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the largest Gates Foundation grants ever awarded in the University’s history.

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Cutting-edge science leads to cut-free biopsies

Cutting-edge science leads to cut-free biopsies

November 30, 2017

What if biopsies could be performed noninvasively as part of the initial procedure, so surgeons would know immediately whether additional cancerous tissue needed to be removed?

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Thinking about time

Thinking about time

November 3, 2017

Spring forward. Fall back. On two Sundays each year, as we move in and out of Daylight Saving Time, time itself suddenly starts to seem a little arbitrary. Every discipline in the University has its own way of constructing and thinking about time.

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Three honored with Goergen Awards for teaching excellence

Three honored with Goergen Awards for teaching excellence

October 16, 2017

Established in 1997, the award recognizes distinctive teaching accomplishments of faculty in Arts, Science, and Engineering. “The recipients embody all that we value in teaching at the University,” says Dean of the College Jeffrey Runner.

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‘It’s an amazing feeling when students have that sort of “ah-ha” moment, and you realize they get it.‘

‘It’s an amazing feeling when students have that sort of “ah-ha” moment, and you realize they get it.‘

October 16, 2017

My parents were missionaries. They would work in Pakistan for four years, return to Massachusetts for a year, and then go back for four years. So I lived in Pakistan from birth till age 16, with a couple of years back here in the U.S. It was great. I went to an international school, and […]

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