Archives - Audrey Goldfarb
Research Rochester: Professor Topolski asks whether art can be research
As an art professor at a research institution, Allen Topolski is encouraged to embrace a research-like approach to art. “What we do is equated to research, so we’re expected to have shows and museums and galleries,” Topolski said. “Our studios equate to labs.”
Research Rochester: Cohavi investigates peer validation via social media
Half the participants — the “inclusion” group — got many likes. The other half — the “ostracism” group — received very few. In this way, Cohavi and Gearinger simulated peer validation as their experimental variable.
Research Rochester: Henderson models marine iron flux, a key climate change influencer
“[We want to] have a way to predict, under different conditions, how much iron would come out,” Henderson said. Understanding how this works could be pivotal to climate control research.
Research Rochester: Capita explores extravagant Victorian dinner parties
Wealth became attainable through business rather than family. Grand gestures of wealth became integral to middle class families vying to improve their social status. “The dinner party served as an immense tool to ascend to those higher circles,” Capita said. “You see social mobility on steroids.”
Research Rochester: Polashenski uses digital media technology to preserve history
Polashenski’s immersion in the project offers her insights into the intimate details and personalities of the Seward family. “William Henry Seward’s dad is the funniest character in the family,” she said. “He constantly writes that he’s dying about 20 years before he actually dies to guilt his son into visiting him.”
Research Rochester: Computational physicist Tetef studies mysterious subatomic particles
“Something broke the early symmetry between matter and antimatter in the universe,” Manly said. “This gives origin to the predominance of matter. Without it, we wouldn’t be here.”
Research Rochester: Senior Lim engages in diverse research experiences
Lim’s senior design project will involve 3D printing, which is unrelated to the research she has done independently. She is currently doing research using electroencephalogram (EEG) technology to decode the relationship between hearing and vision.
Research Rochester: Hoang’s psychology research connects to her Vietnamese roots
Hoang wanted to connect her interest in psychology with her Vietnamese roots. She began working with Thuy-Vy Nguyen in the psychology department at UR to investigate parent-child relationships in Asian cultures.
Research Rochester: Mislati uses ultrasound to research cancer
Mislati didn’t expect to become involved in biomedical research as an ECE major. “As an engineer, you start off here thinking you’re just going to work with hardware. ECE allows you to work with systems,” Mislati said.