University of Rochester

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2014

    Watch Beatboxer Spencer Polanco Kill 14 Genres at Once!

    Beatboxer wunderkind Spencer Polanco is proving that beatboxing is not only an element of the hip-hop culture, but that the vocal-percussive music can also serve as a diverse endurance test. The 21-year-old's latest video - "One beatboxer, 14 Genres" sees Polanco tackling 14 different styles of musi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2013

    Want to Know at Which Restaurants People Get Food Poisoning? This App Might Help.

    A group of graduate students at the University of Rochester have devised a program that tells users which restaurants to avoid if they don't want to get food poisoning. But this ain't your run-of-the-mill Yelp for food-borne illnesses. The program, called nEmesis (heh), tracks tweets from dining est ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2012

    Chuck Norris Hates Eggnog

    Chuck Norris jokes may be a thing of the past, but the man, the myth, the legend himself spoke up against something so un-Chuck-worthy: holiday season weight gain. One of the main causes of caloric intake, according to Chuck? Eggnog.

  • News

    February 15, 2012

    Rise of the Facebook-Killers

    At the pinnacle of the social network's success, its critics are busy building its replacements

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2011

    To Be Happy, Stop Trying So Hard to Be Happy

    ​According to the latest in happiness research, you're better off "focusing on living with a sense of purpose" than you are trying to achieve "happiness," whatever that is. And, apparently, focusing on trying to be happy all the time may make you less happy. This is because things that may mak ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 2, 2010

    Want to Get Laid? Wear Red (Study)

    ​News we can use: Women are more attracted to men in red, apparently, says an intriguing study from the University of Rochester that's out in the Journal of Experimental Psychology: General today. Even more diabolical than a dude actually wearing red is the fact that women don't even seem to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2009

    Academic Press Releases of the Day: Michael Jackson, Friends, Male Vibrator Use

    From the University of Wisconsin-Madison: "Experts: Big Tobacco Dead by 2047, Possibly Sooner." But if you're a smoker, they'll certainly outlive you. The University of Rochester: "Rock, Pop Historian Assesses Michael Jackson's Greatness." Sample: "The single glove, his patented moonwalk step, that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2007
  • News

    December 14, 2004

    Superwoman 2.0

    Your biological clock. Your student loans. Your girly paycheck. Hey, you're having it all.

  • Dance

    April 22, 2003

    The Moving Camera Writes

    A New Book Covers Dance on Film From Every Angle

  • News

    June 26, 2001

    A Dull Knife Poised

    Docs Find Ill in Chinese Organ Trade, and in Bill to Stop It

  • News

    February 27, 2001

    The Wright Stuff

    Hofstra's Slick Young Coach Takes a Small School to the Big Time