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Rochester astronomers reflect on their contributions to Spitzer Space Telescope

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

January 30, 2020

Science & Technology

Simon Narang

Local teen honored for Laser Lab research

Simon Narang, a senior from Pittsford Sutherland High School, was recently named a Scholar in the prestigious Regeneron Science Talent Search, for a research project he carried out at the Laboratory for Laser Energetics.

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January 27, 2020

New research unlocks clues about Earth’s magnetic field

Professor John Tarduno has analyzed zircon crystals collected from sites in Australia—the oldest known terrestrial materials—to construct a timeline of Earth’s magnetic field, finding that the field was stronger than previously believed.

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January 22, 2020

Detecting microplastics first step in assessing environmental harm

Amid growing alarm over the plastic that pollutes our environment, biomedical and optics researchers are devising ways to quickly detect microplastics in drinking water to better understand their potential impacts on human health.

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January 9, 2020

Society & Culture

Chinese girl wearing a face mask poses for a photo with a year of the rat cartoon mascot in a busy train station.

Millions migrate to mark the Year of the Rat

With an outbreak of coronavirus making for an unusual travel season, Rochester faculty describe the traditions—and logistical challenges—as more than 1.3 billion Chinese go on vacation at the same time to mark the new year.

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January 23, 2020
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安徽赌注网首页Parents aren’t powerless when it comes to sleep-deprived teenagers

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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January 8, 2020
detail of a mosaic showing the faces of two people.

A commitment to inclusion at East

After a unique partnership with the University of Rochester, East Upper and Lower School’s special education programs have become more responsive to students, with the graduation rate for students with disabilities increasing from 26% in 2015 to 57% in 2019.

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December 10, 2019

The Arts

Michael Burrit playing percussion instruments.

Michael Burritt is Eastman’s first Paul Burgett Distinguished Professor

Burritt has served as the Professor of Percussion at Eastman for eleven years. The Paul J. Burgett Distinguished Professorship was named to honor his deep appreciation for music and its power to transform lives,

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November 27, 2019
Richard Fischoff

Reel time: Richard Fischoff ’68 had big role in popular movies

Richard Fischoff ’68 didn’t star in Kramer vs. Kramer, Sleepless in Seattle, The Big Chill, or Fatal Attraction. But the veteran Hollywood producer and executive played a major role in those movies becoming box office hits.

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October 25, 2019
Meredith Monk and four other performers clad in white are seated with their backs to each other while holding hands.

Spotlight on the performing arts: Meredith Monk—visiting resident artist

Meredith Monk, the unique and influential American artist, will be at the University of Rochester for a multi-day artist residency titled “Dancing Voice/Singing Body.”

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October 21, 2019

In Photos

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Multispectral imaging unlocks a Smithsonian treasure’s secrets

January 23, 2020

This tiny book was acquired by the Smithsonian in 1925. It’s made up of 147 folios of parchment, or treated animal hide, stitched together. The “over text”—the visible text—is of an Armenian prayer book, suspected to date from the 15th century. But there is also an “under text”—a work that was erased to recycle the parchment for the over text. The Smithsonian has turned to University of Rochester professor Gregory Heyworth and his Lazarus Project to help solve the mystery of what that long-ago effaced text might be.

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Student Life

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Rochester senior, recent alumnus named Schwarzman Scholars

One Rochester graduate and one senior are among the 145 Schwarzman Scholars selected this year from a global applicant pool of more than 4,700 applicants to complete a multidisciplinary one-year master’s program at China’s Tsinghua University.

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December 4, 2019
three people pose for a photo with a surveyor tool.

How do you bring a castle home with you?

How do you convey a 91,000-square-foot castle with more than 160 rooms on the Ghana coast, back to Rochester, so at any time you could take a virtual tour as if you were really there? Or study the castle’s structure brick by brick?

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December 3, 2019
Jin Seokjin Kim

上海体彩网首页University student awarded foreign service graduate fellowship

Jin Kim ’19 (T5 ’20) is the first Rochester student to be awarded a Thomas R. Pickering Graduate Fellowship, a program designed to attract outstanding candidates from diverse backgrounds to represent the United States in the Foreign Service.

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November 19, 2019

Voices & Opinion

Rochester economist expects the Fed to stay the course

At the committee’s first meeting of 2020, Rochester professor Narayana Kocherlakota expects the Federal Open Market Committee to hold the course on interest rates, as issues from trade wars to impeachment loom.

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January 27, 2020
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Online trolls keep largely mum for latest Star Wars movie

With a fast-paced plot and more conservative themes, The Rise of Skywalker avoided the online trolling that greeted its predecessor, argues associate professor of political science Bethany Lacina in the Washington Post.

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January 21, 2020
Screen capture of New York Times' "Democracy Doesn't Come in a Box" video.

The US is fighting an unwinnable war in Afghanistan

In a New York Times video op-ed, Lyle Jeremy Rubin, a history PhD candidate at the University of Rochester, and four other American veterans argue that the nation’s longest war is not winnable.

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November 12, 2019

University News

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University earns first Community Engagement Classification from Carnegie Foundation

Rochester is among 119 colleges and universities to receive the elective designation that indicates institutional commitment to community engagement.

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January 31, 2020
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University joins Climate Action 100+ in support of sustainable investing

Rochester is the sixth higher education institution in the nation to join this coalition of investment firms, pension funds, and institutional investors pushing corporations to take action on climate change.

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January 27, 2020

Two honored with Presidential Diversity Awards

Kit Miller, director of the MK Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence, and Caroline Nestro ’18W (PhD), a senior associate in the Department of Psychiatry, are the recipients of the 2020 Presidential Diversity Award.?

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January 24, 2020
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