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Mattel CEO Margo Georgiadis to deliver 2018 College Commencement Address

Wed, 07 Mar 2018

Margaret (Margo) H. Georgiadis, now with Mattel Inc. and formerly with Google, is a recognized thought leader on technology, innovation and leadership. Georgiadis will be bestowed the University’s George Eastman Medal at the ceremony, which recognizes outstanding achievement and dedicated service.

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25 years of change in computer science

Wed, 07 Mar 2018

With a graduating class of fewer than 10 when it was first founded, the Department of Computer Science now boasts more than 100 graduates a year and a percentage of women graduates that is more than double the national average. And Marty Guenther, the department's recently retired undergraduate coordinator has been there for all of it, spearheading programs to support women students and connect all students to the increasingly global tech community.

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National search launched for new director of data science

Mon, 26 Feb 2018

The University of Rochester has launched a national search for a new director of its Goergen Institute for Data Science. Henry Kautz is stepping down after leading the institute since its founding in 2014.

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A laser focus on super water-repellent metals

Fri, 23 Feb 2018

Rochester researchers have been using lasers to change the properties of metals in incredible ways. But to make the technology commercially viable, a partnership between scholars and business will focus on making the lasers much more powerful.

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Brain signal indicates when you understand what you’ve been told

Thu, 22 Feb 2018

Researchers in Edmund Lalor’s biomedical engineering lab have identified a brain signal that indicates whether a person is comprehending what others are saying – and have shown they can track the signal using relatively inexpensive EEG readings taken on a person’s scalp.

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Former Institute of Optics director Kenneth Teegarden dies

Wed, 14 Feb 2018

Teegarden joined the Institute of Optics in 1954 and served as its director from 1981 until 1987. He was also the first director of the University’s Materials Science program, and led the New York State Center for Advanced Optical Technology.

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Giving virtual reality a ‘visceral’ sound

Tue, 13 Feb 2018

Using recital halls as their “labs,” and recording some of the best music students in the world, University researchers are creating virtual reality videos of concerts that literally immerse viewers “within” the performance onstage.

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Augmented reality lets students operate a chemical plant

Tue, 13 Feb 2018

Coffee mugs and popsicle sticks are transformed into chemical reactors as part of an innovative teaching experiment that allows student engineers to simulate reactions in a real-life, sprawling chemical plant.

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App combines virtual reality with personalized psychotherapy

Tue, 13 Feb 2018

A multidisciplinary team of University doctors, engineers, and musicians is working together to create an immersive, customized experience that brings cognitive-behavioral therapy to a patient's smartphone.

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Building the right mobile app for caregivers of children with FASD

Tue, 06 Feb 2018

A researcher and a computer engineer team up to build a mobile app that is already starting to help parents and caregivers facing fetal alcohol spectrum disorders.

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Congratulations to more than 40 students who received Hajim School and departmental awards at our 2016 commencement.

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