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UR’s BCS department receives $12.2 mil NIH grant

The research project focuses on how the brain understands the difference between object motion and self-motion, and how different parts of our eyes and brain interact to “give rise to our percepts of what we see,” according to Assistant Professor of BCS Ralf Haefner.

Research at Rochester: Flint leads the frontier of spectropolarimetry

At the forefront of modern physics, sernior Serena Flint pioneers new coding techniques, taking machine learning in spectropolarimetry to new heights.
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Research at Rochester: Through texts and city ruins, Remus digs up history

You might find her 10,000 feet in the air, towering over Chavín de Huántar, exploring through Ghana, or mingling with shopkeepers in our Public Market.

UR tentatively starts reopening research labs

The labs have several social distancing measures in place, like limiting the number of people in labs, strategically scheduling shifts, and reorganizing spaces.

URMC studies COVID-19 vaccines, social distancing

Though testing will take place with multiple visits over a period of two years, it’s possible that the resulting vaccine will be ready for emergency use before then, with plans in place for millions of doses to be available by the end of the year, and production being upped to hundreds of millions in 2021.

Tenure divides UR faculty

Professors without tenure find their jobs are more precarious. “Any day they wanted they could stop my contract,” a non-tenured professor from the social sciences told the Campus Times.

Cornell researcher presents on prehispanic Andean tombs

The students and faculty who filled the room were there to learn about chullpas, above-ground Andean tombs that housed mummies.

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.”