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Honoring fallen students, alumni this Memorial Day

Since shortly after the University was founded in 1850, its students and alumni have served in wartime. Some have paid the ultimate price, and their legacies are etched into the walls, the memorials, and the fabric of everyday life at the University.

May 25, 2017

Science & Technology

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Light emitting quantum dots could ease synthesis of novel compounds

Most chemists have studied quantum dots for their basic properties. But new research by Rochester scientists points to potential applications in the synthesis of pharmaceuticals, fine chemicals, and agro-chemicals.

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May 26, 2017
breast cancer cells

Study points to new way to slow cancer cell growth

Researchers from the Center for RNA Biology have identified a new way to potentially slow the fast-growing cells that characterize all types of cancer.

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May 25, 2017
students in a lab

High schoolers come face-to-face with fruit flies

Students from Rochester’s East High School got a sense of how startling science can be when they spent the day in the lab with professors and researchers from the Department of Biology.

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May 24, 2017

Society & Culture

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Website to help social scientists with field research

When conducting field research around the world, young social scientists can often feel as if they are starting from scratch. A new website envisioned by political scientist Gretchen Helmke will help scholars share resources with other social scientists on the ground.

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May 17, 2017
mother holding child

Intervention for children with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders has biggest impact on parents

A new pilot study finds that children with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) and their families benefit from a multi-component intervention, with the biggest change seen on the parents’ abilities to respond to their children’s needs.

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April 25, 2017
Two Breaking Boundaries participants play a video game in the Humanities Center.

Breaking boundaries with video games

At the “Breaking Boundaries: Video Games in Teaching, Learning, Research, and Design” event, students and scholars discussed the impact of games on learning and culture, while getting a chance to play.

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April 25, 2017

The Arts

close-up of student's face through the metal frame of the carillon

If you build it, they will learn

How do you learn to play an instrument comprised of 50 bells that lives at the top of a library tower? Practice, practice, practice. A student team has finished building a new digital carillon that will allow students to learn to play tough pieces while hearing real carillon sounds.

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May 5, 2017
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Meet the director: 5 questions for Aishwarya Krishnamoorthy ’17

This spring’s production of Sam Shepard’s Buried Child marks the first time that a student has directed a play for the International Theatre Program.

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May 3, 2017
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Eastman musicians win DownBeat student awards

The Eastman New Jazz Ensemble and Eastman School of Music students Theresa Chen, George Darrah, and Jon Rarick have received DownBeat honors in the magazine’s 40th annual Student Awards competition.

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May 2, 2017

Photo of the Week

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All in the family

May 24, 2017

Mitchell Gruber gets a peck on the cheek from uncle Alan Gruber ’80 after receiving his doctoral degree in history. (University photo / J. Adam Fenster)

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Student Life

Kylee Bartlett competing in javelin throw

Bartlett claims NCAA heptathlon championship

Sophomore Kylee Bartlett finished off a remarkable 2017 season by capturing the national title in the heptathlon at the NCAA Division III Outdoor Track and Field Championships.

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May 27, 2017
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Team Meliora back in running for $1M Hult Prize

After being eliminated in the regionals, four international students have been chosen as wild cards for the Hult Prize, the largest social entrepreneurship competition in the world, with a reward of $1 million seed money.

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May 25, 2017
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Seniors in digital media showcase projects

“All of these capstone projects were completed, had successful launches, and will live on after their creators graduate,” said Michael Jarvis, director of the Digital Media Studies Program.

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May 24, 2017

Voices & Opinion

Sgt Pepper album cover

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
Chuck Berry playing guitar

The core of Chuck Berry’s legacy

Rock ‘n roll legend Chuck Berry died on March 18 at the age of 90. In this essasy in Macleans, rock historian John Covach remembers what made Berry iconic in a era of song stylists, covers, and lyric sanitization.

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March 20, 2017
Ajay Kuriyan

If you’re asked to pay, walk away

Ajay Kuriyan, an assistant professor of ophthalmology at the Medical Center, cautions against what can go wrong when stem cell procedures are not appropriately regulated.

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March 15, 2017

University News

Kellie Anderson named senior associate vice president for Medical Center advancement

Anderson will formulate and implement a robust fundraising and relationship-building program for the Medical Center.

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May 23, 2017
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University Board elects seven trustees

“Each newly elected member has a deep affinity for the University and its mission,” said Board Chair Danny Wegman. “We are very fortunate to have them serve.”

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May 19, 2017

Seven University trustees move to life status

The seven trustees have served on the Board for a combined 96 years across three University presidencies, supporting the creation of numerous new facilities, scholarships, professorships, and other initiatives.

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May 19, 2017