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Students arrive for mandated COVID-19 quarantine

Wearing masks and following physical distancing guidelines, students from New York’s restricted travel states arrived August 1 to begin a 14-day quarantine.

August 2, 2020

Science & Technology

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Project creates more powerful, versatile ultrafast laser pulse

体育投注正规网址Institute of Optics research sets record for shortest pulse for newly developed technology, work that has important applications in engineering and biomedicine.

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July 24, 2020
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Study: Twitter mirrors our attitudes and feelings about COVID-19

体育投注正规网址Themes of anxiety, depression, and fear of shortages emerge as Rochester researchers continue to mine social media as a reflection of the United States “in the moment.”

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July 23, 2020
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New data about asteroid surfaces will help explorers touchdown safely

体育投注正规网址Using sand, marbles, and mathematical modeling, Rochester researchers from across departments worked to improve the accuracy of data collected from the surfaces of asteroids.

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July 17, 2020

Society & Culture

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In time of masking mandates, how to evaluate exemptions?

体育投注正规网址Balancing the safety of the general public while accommodating people with legitimate medical challenges is a “new frontier,” says a University health policy expert.

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July 24, 2020
Protest sign featuring a cutout of the White House with a "For Sale" sign alongside an American flag, in front of a US government building.

Corporate money in politics threatens US democracy—or does it?

In a new book, Rochester political scientist David Primo and his coauthor argue that the influence of campaign financing is misunderstood by voters, policymakers, the media, and political analysts.

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July 6, 2020
Bar graph against world map.

What will it take to restore the economy after COVID-19?

Narayana Kocherlakota, the Lionel W. McKenzie Professor of Economics, says the prospects for economic recovery depend on how effectively we can combat COVID-19.

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June 19, 2020

The Arts

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Memorial Art Gallery reopens as Finger Lakes region enters Phase Four

体育投注正规网址With masks, social distancing, and other safety measures in place, the University’s museum has reopened and is once again welcoming visitors.

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June 29, 2020
feather-like display of crystals under a microscope.

This year’s Art of Science competition a welcome respite from COVID-19

A student’s dazzling image of recrystallized urea, viewed under a microscope and shot with an iPhone, takes the top prize in the annual Art of Science competition.

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May 7, 2020
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A lottery picks the cast each night in production of Everybody

体育投注正规网址This spring, the University of Rochester’s International Theatre Program dives into the work of Everybody, and it is certainly not your typical theatrical production, with student actors playing a different role each night.

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February 24, 2020

In Photos

Instrument to detect dark energy is poised for debut

June 2, 2020

体育投注正规网址Members of a University of Rochester cosmology group who are a key part of a multi-institutional effort to create the most detailed 3-D map ever made of the universe are looking forward to the launch of the instrument later this year in Arizona.

体育投注正规网址The team—Regina Demina, professor of physics; Satya Gontcho A Gontcho, postdoctoral research associate; Segev BenZvi, assistant professor of physics; and Kelly Douglass, visiting assistant professor of physics and astronomy—are working on the Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument (DESI) project, an initiative to provide a more comprehensive look at dark energy and how it’s influencing the expansion of the universe. The instrument—including the 5,000 robotic positioners of the telescope’s focal plane (above)—will capture data from 35 million galaxies, potentially providing insight about the life cycle of galaxies and about the cosmic web that connects matter in the universe.

The Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, the lead institution on the project, announced on June 1 that DESI was complete and was moving toward its startup.

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Student Life

2020 orientation leaders

Orientation leaders hope to make new students Rochester ready—virtually

A Zoom-based talk show and a roster of online activities are some of the hallmarks of orientation programming in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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July 10, 2020

Greene Center helps students retain summer internships

Despite the pandemic, the Greene Center helps connects students with opportunities to pursue life and career interests.

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June 9, 2020
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Finding a job during a recession? We’ve been there

University of Rochester alumni who graduated during the Great Recession of 2008–09 offer tips for finding a job during a recession.

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June 9, 2020

Voices & Opinion

Close-up of a health professional's gloved hand holding a syringe while an unrecognizable person has their palm out to reject the vaccination.

Time to combat coronavirus disinformation in ethnic communities

In a New York Times op-ed, Adnan Hirad ’20M (MD/PhD) writes that the deliberate spreading of misleading information about COVID-19 “has metastasized among Somalis in the United States and abroad.”

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June 5, 2020
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Historian: US once saw World Health Organization as part of foreign policy

When the World Health Organization was founded, the United States saw it as an extension of US foreign policy, says a University of Rochester historian.

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June 5, 2020
Doctor wears a mask in a hospital room with three empty hospital beds.

COVID-19 demands a reckoning with hospitals’ fee-for-service business model

A health care system that prioritizes volume over routine care is “structurally incapable” of responding to the challenges presented by COVID-19, writes Mical Raz in a Washington Post op-ed.

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May 11, 2020

University News

Tina Sturgis

Tina Sturgis named University registrar

The appointment includes institution-wide responsibilities to better coordinate the functions of a central Registrar’s Office for the institution.

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August 5, 2020
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New medical residents experience a different kind of welcome into URMC

New residents at the Medical Center were introduced to the University through an orientation program that followed safety and health guidelines while maintaining personal connections.

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August 3, 2020

Tree Campus USA honor highlights a decade of conservation achievement

体育投注正规网址The University has been recognized by the Arbor Day Foundation as a Tree Campus USA Institution for the 10th straight year.

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August 3, 2020