University of Rochester


A college in Susan B. Anthony's western New York hometown has acquired a trove of 19th-century letters she wrote to a fellow leader in the women's rights movement.

In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Jeremy Jamieson of the University of Rochester explains why stress can be useful for performers. 

Jeremy Jamieson is an assistant professor of psychology at the University of Rochester where his research seeks to understand how stress impacts decisions, emotions, and performance. He is particularly interested in what the physiological indicators of bodily and mental states say about the mechanisms underlying the effects of stress. He earned his Ph.D. at Northeastern University.

In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. T. Florian Jaeger reveals how language is universally shaped by the inner workings of the human brain. 

T. Florian Jaeger is the Wilmot Assistant Professor of the Sciences at the University of Rochester. His research examines how production and comprehension complexity can influence a speaker’s choice in language variation. His findings have been widely published in a number of peer-reviewed journals and he earned his Ph.D. at Stanford University.

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In today’s Academic Minute, Cynthia Ebinger of the University of Rochester explains the connection between earthquakes, volcanism, and the changing thickness of the Earth’s tectonic plates.

Cynthia Ebinger is a Professor of Geophysics at the University of Rochester where her research is focused on active and ancient plate boundary processes, with a primary interest in the process of continental rifting leading to rupture and the formation of new oceanic lithosphere. She is currently studying rift systems in Ethiopia, Tanzania, the Gulf of Aden, and southern Australia.