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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Thu, 28 Jun 2018
“As a student in the digital media studies department, it amazed me to see how the different tools and methods of studying the structures added to our understanding of how the forts were built and how they might have changed over time.”