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News for University of Rochester Alumni and Friends, November 2013
Data science; seeing in the dark; Jewish studies; Meliora madam; sleep and the brain; influence of the 'Common Core': Travel & Learn

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Rochester Invests in Data Science

The University’s investment in the burgeoning field of data science grows to $100 million. Read more . . .

Can You See in the Dark?

A new cognitive science study finds that at least 50 percent of people can see the movement of their own hand even in the absence of all light. Read more . . .

Jewish Studies: Evolving History

“[Jewish studies] has changed dramatically in the last 40 years,” noted Aaron Hughes in a talk marking his appointment as the Philip S. Bernstein Professor in Judaic Studies in the Department of Religion and Classics. Hughes said that Bernstein, a longtime Rochester spiritual leader who advised U.S. Army commanders in Europe, would have been proud of the advances that Rochester has made in the field. Read more . . .

‘Meliora Madam’ Returns

A sculpture that once stood on the University’s original campus will soon make its return to the University. Read more . . .

Sleep Lets the Brain Clean Up

A Medical Center study indicates that the brain “takes out the trash” while people sleep. Read more . . .

Teachers: ‘Core’ Alters Classes

A study led by the Warner School indicates that middle school teachers expect to shift their classroom practices to match the content of new mathematics standards. Read more . . .

Set Your Travel Itinerary for 2014

The 2014 schedule for the University’s Travel and Learn Program includes opportunities to travel with alumni, parents, and friends to Italy’s lake district (May 20–28), to Istanbul and Turkey’s Turquoise Coast (May 29–June 12), and to cruise the Baltic Sea (June 20–29). Read more . . .

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