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Society & Culture
April 25, 2024 | 07:12 am

That’s not Native American art. Or is it?

A Rochester art historian on the proliferation of indigenous fakes and replicas—and the blurry line between appropriation and admiration.

topics: Department of Art and Art History, Graduate Program in Visual and Cultural Studies, Janet Berlo, research finding, School of Arts and Sciences,
Science & Technology
April 19, 2024 | 10:31 am

Why do we blink so much?

Researchers find that blinking plays a pivotal role in processing visual information—adding to a growing body of evidence revising our conventional views of vision.

topics: Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, research finding, School of Arts and Sciences,
Science & Technology
April 15, 2024 | 01:16 pm

Are these newly found rare cells a missing link in color perception?

Rochester researchers harnessed adaptive optics to gain insight into the complex workings of the retina and its role in processing color.

topics: Center for Visual Science, Flaum Eye Institute, Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Institute of Optics, Medical Center, research finding, Sara Patterson, School of Arts and Sciences,
Science & Technology
March 1, 2024 | 01:47 pm

Plasma oscillations propel breakthroughs in fusion energy

Rochester researchers have discovered a new class of plasma oscillations, paving the way for improved particle accelerators and commercial fusion energy.

topics: Department of Mechanical Engineering, Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Institute of Optics, John Palastro, Laboratory for Laser Energetics, research finding, sustainability,
The Arts
February 20, 2024 | 12:04 pm

The work of horror films

A collection of essays coedited by Jason Middleton explores the “monster” of late capitalism lurking in modern American horror films.

topics: Department of English, Film and Media Studies Program, Jason Middleton, Joel Burges, research finding, School of Arts and Sciences,
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