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‘It’s time to let them fly’

Move-in day for the Class of 2021 is just around the corner. In this episode of the University’s Quadcast podcast, Nick Foti ’19 hears advice from parents, students and staff on facing that day when families drop their students off on campus for the first time.

July 17, 2017

Science & Technology

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NFL Hall of Famer Jim Kelly to keynote dSports Summit

Former Buffalo Bills Quarterback Jim Kelly will speak at UR Medicine’s day-long exploration of the latest developments in sports medicine, technology innovation, data analytics, and research.

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July 17, 2017
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Researchers, engineers team up on app for caregivers facing FASD

The National Institutes of Health has awarded a $1.5 million grant to support the development of a mobile app providing peer-to-peer interventions for parents of children with fetal alcohol syndrome disorders (FASD).

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July 11, 2017
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Hidden herpes virus may play key role in MS, other brain disorders

A new study may help explain the differences in severity in symptoms that many people with multiple sclerosis experience.

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July 10, 2017

Society & Culture

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Philosopher Randall Curren considers why sustainability matters

In his new book Living Well Now and in the Future: Why Sustainability Matters Curren argues that the core of sustainability is the “long-term preservation of opportunities to live well.”

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July 10, 2017
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Unmasking female-centered bullying in schools

An anthropology professor chronicles her multi-year foray into a suburban high school to study female-specific bullying, competition, and aggression, concluding that actions assumed to be benign should be reclassified as violence.

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June 16, 2017
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What really motivates us

Is it money, power, and fame? Or rather fear and punishment? For nearly 40 years Richard Ryan and Edward Deci, the founders of self-determination theory, have sought to answer the question of human motivation.

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June 14, 2017

The Arts

5 questions: Meet new conductor Rachel Waddell

Waddel joins the faculty of the Department of Music as the director of orchestral activities. She will teach and also conduct both the Symphony and Chamber Orchestras.

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July 21, 2017
Stack of Mr. Borst’s index cards, left, used in the creation of his landmark work “Henry David Thoreau : a descriptive bibliography” Pittsburgh, PA : University of Pittsburgh Press, 1982 (at right).

Walking in Thoreau’s footsteps

Raymond Borst ’33 assembled one of the most extensive collections of Henry David Thoreau publications in the world, then gave it to the University.

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July 11, 2017
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Eastman musicians hit Jazz Fest stages

Current students, faculty, staff, and alumni of the Eastman School of Music will be appearing throughout this week’s Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival.

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June 23, 2017

In Photos

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Happy Pride, Rochester!

July 17, 2017

Sunshine, cheery faces, and colorful attire were on full display at this weekend’s Pride Parade, with the University represented by the Susan B. Anthony Center and a contingent of students, staff, and friends. The parade was the culmination of the week-long ROC Pridefest, sponsored by Rochester’s Gay Alliance—an organization with roots going back to the creation of the Rochester Gay Liberation Front, founded by two Rochester students in 1970.

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Student Life

Students’ Association leaders share excitement for new year

The president and vice president of the Students’ Association on the River Campus and at the Eastman School of Music welcome students for the 2017–18 academic year.

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July 21, 2017
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What’s new at the Career Center?

Starting in the fall semester, the Gwen M. Greene Career and Internship Center is rolling out a new career community model—a network of partners from a group of related industries to help students connect with industries and professions.

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July 19, 2017
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Students share research experiences in Ghana

Hear from eight Rochester students spending this summer at a field school in Ghana. Led by Professors Renato Perucchio, Michael Jarvis, and Chris Muir, the students are studying the engineering, historical, and cultural aspects of the country’s historic coastal forts.

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July 18, 2017

Voices & Opinion

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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
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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

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‘He set the course of my life’: Remembering biologist William Muchmore

Colleagues and former students remember the long-time biology professor and one of the world’s leading authorities on pseudoscorpions. Muchmore discovered and named more than 290 new species of the small arachnids in his 40-year career.

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July 20, 2017
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UR Medicine partners receive $21.8M in state health care transformation grants

Four regional hospitals—Strong Memorial, Jones Memorial, Noyes Memorial, and St. James Mercy Hospital—will receive a total of $21.8 million in state grants to improve services and facilities for patients, Gov. Andrew Cuomo has announced.

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July 19, 2017

Artist Elizabeth Cohen remembered for gifts of observation

Colleagues pay tribute to Elizabeth Cohen, an associate professor in the Department of Art and Art History and director of the University’s Art New York program, who died in May.

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July 14, 2017