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UR Professor Ranga Dias has brought the world one step closer to hoverboards and magnetic levitation trains

Superconductors have been around since the beginning of the 20th century and scientists have been working for years to bring them up to room temperature. In the last five years, Dias and his team have advanced that research significantly.

Research at Rochester: Irving upgrades voltage and current measurement instrument technology

Recently publishing a paper with Dr. Yates on an upgraded potentiostat, Senior Paul Irving tests the limits of modern engineering and chemical capability. Last summer, Irving interned for Mosaic Microsystems, and from this experience, Irving wanted to design a low cost, open-source potentiostat instrument that takes accurate measurements over a specified electrical current voltage range.

Intimidating yellowjackets and copyright legality: The surprising history of UR’s latest mascot

Rocky has a doppelganger: Meet Buzz, Georgia Institute of Technology’s mascot, who debuted in 1980. Buzz is also a yellowjacket. Buzz is also a very intimidating yellowjacket. To some, Buzz may look very similar to UR’s own intimidating yellowjacket, Rocky. 

CT Eats: Good luck affording the entire menu at Good Luck

Even with the meal-sharing, Good Luck is a little out of the college kid’s budget. But if you’re looking to splurge, consider taking a drive.

COVID-19 forces UR’s study spaces to innovate

In the face of COVID-19, the River Campus Library staff has been able to see COVID-19 not as a roadblock, but as a call for innovation.

UR Confessions: An anonymous outlet

Have you ever wanted to voice your thoughts and secrets without the burden of judgment? The @UR Confessions page is just for you. UR Confessions acts as a sanctuary for all the secrets UR students have kept to themselves. The page is meant to provide a platform for those who are afraid of fear of being judged or misunderstood.

CT Cooks: Cloud Cakes

To give myself a little serotonin boost, I attempted to make some cheery little Cloud Cakes because they seemed simple. I was so wrong.

CT Eats: Rise and grind with five local coffee shops

Escaping the lull of campus can be a challenge and is considerably more difficult during the pandemic. A coffee shop could be the key to salvation, and Rochester has some great ones.

Conversations with vaccinated students

Vaccinated students can expect more protection against the virus, but UR’s policies and guidelines remain the same for vaccinated students.

UR Loved is creating warmth through UR’s dark winters

Predominantly anonymous, UR LOVED offers a more targeted and specific platform than other confessions pages at UR. Since it's inception, the follower count has skyrocketed, reflecting students' appreciation of the page's positivity.