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Jesse Jackson Remembers King


"Dr. King was a minority with a majority vision," the Rev. Jesse Jackson told the crowd gathered in Strong Auditorium on February 13 for the sixth annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Address. "He saw beyond the limits of his ethnic circumstance." Jackson reflected on King's legacy and what it means for young people today. Read more.

Super-thin filter opens possibility for better dialysis, fuel cells, and more

At only 50-atoms thick and 4,000 times thinner than a human hair, a newly designed porous membrane could revolutionize the way doctors and scientists manipulate objects as small as a molecule.

Helen Thomas: Women's History Month Featured Speaker

Longtime White House correspondent Helen Thomas will give a talk in honor of Women’s History Month on Tuesday, March 6, in Hubbell Auditorium at 7:30 p.m.

Study suggests action-packed video games can improve vision

The findings come from the latest research by Daphne Bavelier, professor of brain and cognitive sciences, and doctoral student Shawn Green, and are published this month in the journal Psychological Science. The results are not only good news for devoted gamers, but may point to new therapies for those with certain visual defects.

Vice Provost Moore sees ‘exciting opportunity’ for entrepreneurship

It’s an impressive resume by all standards. Duncan Moore has started two high-tech businesses, served as associate director for technology in the White House during the Clinton Administration, led the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences in the College as dean, and directed the University’s Institute of Optics.

Awareness week focuses on healthy body image

Focusing on inner beauty and a healthy body image are just a few messages that student groups will share across campus for National Eating Disorders Awareness Week that starts February 22.

Survey offers insight into how students cope with stress, pressures

More than 900 University undergraduates have participated in a survey that may prompt changes to the way professionals approach student mental health on six college campuses.

Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Address

Human rights advocate Rev. Jesse Jackson called the audience to action in his speech titled “Linked Fate: ‘Injustice Anywhere is a Threat to Justice Everywhere’.

New program connects recent graduates to local youth

A new graduate fellowship program that aims to connect recent college graduates with youth in Rochester is now accepting applicants.

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