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Message from the University of Rochester Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees has appointed a Special Committee to oversee an independent, comprehensive investigation into all matters involving the EEOC Complaint. 

September 19, 2017

Science & Technology

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Grant will examine link between ‘dirty’ brains and Alzheimer’s

A $3.2 million grant from the National Institute on Aging brings together scientists from the Medical Center and engineers from the River Campus to develop a detailed understanding of the brain’s waste removal system.

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September 20, 2017
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Quadcast: Rebooting the brain for better vision after a stroke

Krystel Huxlin has developed rigorous visual training that can restore some of the basic vision lost to traumatic brain injury, stroke, or a tumor. Here Huxlin discusses how this therapy teaches undamaged parts of the brain to take over.

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September 14, 2017
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Designing a world of immersive sound

Using a new approach to flat-panel design, Mark Bocko and his team are creating inexpensive prototypes of speakers that double as wall hangings and overhead lights.

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September 8, 2017

Society & Culture

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Romanian professors hone entrepreneurial skills at Ain Center

Over the next three years, 18 professors from the eastern European nation will have had the chance to take classes, meet business leaders, and return home to incorporate what they’ve learned into their own programs.

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September 22, 2017
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What’s vinyl got to do with it?

As new technologies take form, they often change habits and practices in ways few could have predicted at the time. At this week’s Light and Sound Interactive conference, Darren Mueller will examine vinyl’s impact on creating and consuming music.

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September 11, 2017
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75 years ago, courts upheld detention of Japanese Americans


“Greater awareness of the Japanese-American internment can help the nation avoid repeating the conditions that led to violating the rights of so many innocent people,” says Joanne Bernardi, a University expert on Japanese culture.

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August 31, 2017

The Arts

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Douglas Crimp to discuss memory and writing

The theme of this year’s Humanities Center lecture series is “Memory and Forgetting,” and in this first lecture, art and cultural critic Douglass Crimp will discuss “Relying on Memory: From AIDS to Merce Cunningham.”

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September 19, 2017
A view of the World Trade Center's Twin Towers in the New York skyline, as seen from the harbor.

Mysteries shape Joanna Scott’s newest novel

Careers for Women, a new novel by English professor Joanna Scott, had its beginnings in her attic where she rediscovered a paper bag full of newspaper clippings that she’d collected in the wake of September 11, 2001.

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September 19, 2017
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Remembering John Ashbery

John Ashbery was memorialized as one of America’s premiere poets upon his passing earlier this month. English professor James Longenbach reflects on a long friendship with Ashbery and his impact on poetry and literature.

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September 13, 2017

In Photos

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Fanfare for the Common Student

August 30, 2017

Rachel Waddell, director of orchestral activities, conducts a brass and percussion ensemble composed of Department of Music students as they perform Aaron Copland’s Fanfare for the Common Man to mark the beginning of classes. (University photo / J. Adam Fenster)

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Student Life

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Team Meliora looks to future after Hult Prize experience

While they may not have been selected for the Hult Prize finals, Team Meliora is continuing their efforts to build homes for refugees, using Lego-style bricks made from recycled plastic.

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September 14, 2017
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National Suicide Prevention Week raises awareness of campus mental health resources

One-third of college students have seriously considered suicide. The University offers support for students or friends of students facing depression or suicidal thoughts.

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September 11, 2017
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Pursuing their passions: Meet the Class of 2021

More than 1,400 first-year University students began their college journey when classes started Wednesday on River Campus. They come from 105 nations and 42 states, and they all have a story. Here are six of them.

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August 30, 2017

Voices & Opinion

Three female Simon Business School graduates

How business schools can help women attain leadership roles

Women’s Equality Day annually marks the adoption of the 19th Amendment. But nearly one hundred years later, “women are far from equally represented in corporate leadership ranks,” writes Rebekah Lewin, assistant dean of admissions and financial aid at the Simon Business School.

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August 26, 2017
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Making Rochester an epicenter of light and sound innovation

Rochester has the unique potential to become an international hub for light and sound innovation, according to Joel Seligman and David Munson, presidents of the University of Rochester and Rochester Institute of Technology, respectively.

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August 22, 2017
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In the summer of 1967: Sgt. Pepper altered pop music industry

In an op-ed for Newsweek, Professor John Covach marks the 50th anniversary of the iconic album, noting that only the Beatles could have released such a musically adventurous and experimental work.

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May 26, 2017

University News

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Gift from Alan ’66 and Jane Batkin establishes professorship in Jewish studies

In recognition of her scholarship and teaching acumen, Nora Rubel has been named the inaugural holder of the Jane and Alan Batkin Endowed Professorship in Jewish Studies.

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September 22, 2017
Sign reads BIG R ATRIUM, with the blue R for Rochester and with athletic fields visible out the window

Alumni gift strengthens athletics and data science

In recognition of a gift from University trustee Stephen Biggar ’92 and his wife, Elisabeth Asaro-Biggar ’92—both former varsity soccer players— the entryway to Genesee Hall and the Boehning Varsity House will be named the Big “R” Atrium.

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September 19, 2017
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Never forget: Remembering September 11

Among the nearly 3,000 people who died during the attacks on 9/11 were six Rochester alumni—three who had just settled in to their offices in the World Trade Center; two who were flying aboard United Flight 93 when it crashed in rural Pennsylvania; and one who rushed to help survivors escaping the crumbling towers.

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September 8, 2017