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Three Rochester teams compete for $1M Hult Prize

Fri, 22 Feb 2019

Three teams of Rochester graduates and current students have reached the regional finals of the world's largest social entrepreneurship competition.

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With data science, Rochester’s laser lab moves closer to controlled nuclear fusion

Thu, 31 Jan 2019

One of the biggest challenges to controlled nuclear fusion has been the lack of accurate models to predict increased fusion energy yields. Now a Rochester team of more than 50 scientists has used “big data” to triple fusion yields.

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Study suggests how high blood pressure might contribute to Alzheimer’s

Fri, 25 Jan 2019

New Rochester research may help explain the connection between high blood pressure and Alzheimer's disease, and it's all to do with how the brain pumps away waste.

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‘I am more prepared to work as an engineer’

Thu, 20 Dec 2018

Mechanical Design, also known as ME 204, has a reputation for being one of the toughest courses mechanical engineering students experience. And thanks to professor Chris Muir's approach to the class, it is also one of the most rewarding. In one of the final competitions, seniors Haley Wohlever, Leo Liu, and Crystal Kim must "walk the plank" to see how much weight their balsa wood structure can bear before it snaps into pieces.

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Meet this year’s winners of the Goergen Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching

Tue, 16 Oct 2018

Hayley Clatterbuck, an assistant professor in the Department of Philosophy; John Lambropoulos, chair of the Department of Mechanical Engineering; and Michael Jarvis, an associate professor in the Department of History are being recognized for their distinctive teaching accomplishments.

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Three University professors to receive Goergen Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching

Fri, 14 Sep 2018

Hayley Clatterbuck in the Department of Philosophy, John Lambropoulos in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, and Michael Jarvis in the Department of History will be honored at a ceremony on October 18.

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Testing my ethnographic mettle in Elmina

Wed, 11 Jul 2018

I learned about the process, etiquette, and household names of ethnography in the classroom, and so I was ecstatic about the opportunity to test my know-how out in the field and conduct a study for myself.

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Fate of historic forts rests in connecting them to the communities around them

Fri, 06 Jul 2018

The most help I can do for the preservation and heritage of Elmina castle, Fort Amsterdam, and the other slave castles along of the coast of Ghana is to teach others how they can study and care for the castle tomorrow.

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Trip to Kumasi offers insights into Ashanti culture

Thu, 05 Jul 2018

In a break from their work on the forts of the Ghanaian coast, mechanical engineering major Seungju Yeo ’20 learns more about the culture and language of the Ashanti region of modern-day Ghana.

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Like a fish out of water (with a side of banku)

Mon, 02 Jul 2018

The goal of this entry isn’t to try and definitively answer these questions, but rather to discuss how I got my feet planted. The first step was to acknowledge that I am not here to be comfortable.

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