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Our mission to make the world ever better begins with our faculty. Thanks to the generosity of our alumni, donors, and friends, our faculty can do more of the kind of work—from inspired teaching to scholarly research to compassionate healing—that changes the world.

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Solving wicked problems

Autism. Parkinson’s disease. Addiction. Fifteen percent of the world’s population suffers from a major neurological disorder. University of Rochester neuroscientist John Foxe is leading efforts to “unravel the deep mysteries of the brain” and ease the suffering of millions.

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Telling stories with music

Mark Watters is the inaugural director of the Beal Institute for Film Music and Contemporary Media at Eastman School of Music. He is also a six-time Emmy Award-winning composer and conductor with a vast resume that includes music composed for motion pictures, television, DVDs, video games, and even the Olympics. For him, music composition is about telling stories.

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Five with scientist Lynne Maquat

Recognized for her outstanding contributions to the scientific community, University of Rochester biochemist Lynne Maquat is best known for unraveling RNA’s role in sickness and in health and for advocating for young women in the sciences. Here, she talks about her career and what motivates her.

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Learning in action

Experiential learning brings a traditional classroom education to life. Across the University, faculty members are developing unique hands-on learning opportunities that build skills, provide real-life experience, and inspire professional growth.

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