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UR scientist works on adding technical terms to sign language (access required)

  Lorne Farovitch, a graduate student at the University of Rochester, grew up deaf in a deaf family in Vancouver, British Columbia. His family situation meant that until the age of 24, Farovitch didn’t communicate with people in any other ...

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Lasers in Rochester may fuel the world, reach for the universe (access required)

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It’s hard to imagine that when lasers were first invented there was a bit of a “so what?” reaction. In 1960, light was the main application people could envision from lasers and the question was why did we need a new source of light?...

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UR names Wisconsin provost to be university’s first female president (access required)

Incoming University of Rochester president Sarah C. Mangelsdorf.  photo by J. Adam Fenster / University of Rochester

The University of Rochester has named a Wisconsin provost and the first woman in its history as president. Sarah C. Mangelsdorf, provost of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and a psychology professor, will begin work in Rochester in the summer of ...

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Energy saving projects at RIT and UR include doctoral student’s bright idea (access required)

Lourdes Gutierrez Aliaga, a doctoral student at RIT, conceived the energy saving project that won a $1 million grant from the state. (Photo by Sue Weisler/RIT)

Two green projects at local universities that won $1 million state grants this week didn’t come out of the blue. Rochester Institute of Technology’s plan to automate ventilation in its Golisano Institute for Sustainability depending on classroom occupancy, for example, ...

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