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University acquires newly discovered collection of Susan B. Anthony letters

94 years ago today — August 26, 1920 — with the formal adoption of the 19th Amendment, women won the right to vote. Now, a newly discovered collection of Susan B. Anthony letters will help show how. The letters were written by Anthony to her “most cherished young lieutenant” Rachel Foster Avery. Acquired last week by River Campus Libraries, the historic collection will help bring to life the suffrage movement through the eyes of two of its most important members.

August 26, 2014

In the Headlines

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Entangled photons make a picture from a paradox

Physicists have devised a way to take pictures using light that has not interacted with the object being photographed.

This form of imaging uses pairs of photons, twins that are ‘entangled’ in such a way that the quantum state of one is inextricably linked to the other. While one photon has the potential to travel through the subject of a photo and then be lost, the other goes to a detector but nonetheless ‘knows’ about its twin’s life and can be used to build up an image.

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August 27, 2014
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Duality principle is ‘safe and sound’

Decades of experiments have verified the quirky laws of quantum theory again and again. So when scientists in Germany announced in 2012 an apparent violation of a fundamental law of quantum mechanics, a physicist at the University of Rochester was determined to find an explanation.

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August 26, 2014
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Susan B. Anthony letters a major find for UR

The materials in the collection, which date from 1881 through the turn of the century, include more than 60 autographed and typed letters, signed cabinet cards and photographs, and other related material, and will supplement an existing collection of letters between the two women held in the school library’s Department of Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation.

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August 26, 2014

Science & Technology

Duality principle is “safe and sound”: Researchers clear up apparent violation of quantum mechanics’ wave-particle duality

When scientists in Germany announced in 2012 an apparent violation of a fundamental law of quantum mechanics, The results were both “strange” and “incredible.” It took Robert Boyd and his colleagues nearly a year and a half to figure out what was going on.

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August 25, 2014
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$2 Million gift to support Alzheimer’s care, research

The third professorship that has been endowed in the Fine family name, this is one of 83 new endowed professorships that have been created during The Meliora Challenge.

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August 18, 2014
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$4M NIH grant supports research to prevent sudden cardiac death

Cardiologist Arthur J. Moss will lead a five-year analysis of the genetic condition called Long QT Syndrome, type 3. The research focuses on identifying the basic cellular mechanisms involved in the disorder and any overlap with common heart rhythm disorders.

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August 12, 2014

Society & Culture

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Researchers work to understand, prevent hepatitis in Tibet

University of Rochester research often has a global reach. And there is no better example of that than the work Timothy Dye, professor of obstetrics and gynecology, is conducting in India with colleagues to assess hepatitis B among Tibetan refugees.

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August 8, 2014
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New book explores role of applied linguistics in STEM education

Warner School of Education professor Mary Jane Curry has co-edited a collection of studies and projects from researchers and professionals, offering new perspectives on how language and literacy can help facilitate and innovate various aspects of science, technology, and math education.

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July 30, 2014
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Beyond Rochester’s ’64 riots

July 24 marks the 50th anniversary of the race riots that rocked the city of Rochester in the summer of 1964. A new exhibit in Rush Rhees Library, “Beyond Rochester’s ’64 Riots: 50 Years Seeking to Make One City Out of Two,” showcases a balance of the past and the present-day, in search of a fresh perspective on ways to move our community forward.

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July 24, 2014

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Full many fair and famous streams…

August 26, 2014

Vice President and University Dean Paul Burgett leads the incoming freshman class in their first singing of the alma mater — with the help of the University’s a cappella ensembles — at the annual Convocation ceremony.

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Student Life

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Moving in, with a little help from your friends

Transitioning to college as a freshman is intense enough without having to lug your stuff to your dorm room. At Rochester, several groups on campus pitch in on Move-In Day: Resident Assistants, EcoReps, football players, and two groups featured here, the D’Lions and Freshman Fellows.

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August 28, 2014
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PHOTO GALLERY: Move-In Day 2014

The University of Rochester’s incoming freshmen class arrives, with about 1,300 students moving into five residential halls on the River Campus and the downtown Eastman School of Music. Welcome to Rochester, Class of 2018!

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August 26, 2014
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University of Rochester welcomes Class of 2018

More than 1,300 freshmen from more than 75 countries will move in to the River Campus and Eastman School of Music beginning Monday, Aug. 25. Move-in Day is an event featuring a cappella singing groups, the University Pep Band, and other student groups entertaining and welcoming the new class to their new home in Rochester.

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August 20, 2014

The Arts

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International celebration honors work of scholar, activist Douglas Crimp

Leading scholars, artists, and critics from around the world will gather at the Arsenal Institute for Film and Video Art in Berlin on August 28 to celebrate the work of Douglas Crimp, who turned 70 this month. Known for his work as an art critic, theorist, curator, and activist, his work was instrumental in the development of the field of queer studies.

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August 26, 2014
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Renowned jazz composer, teacher Fred Sturm dies

At Eastman, Sturm chaired the Jazz Studies and Contemporary Media Department, directed the Jazz Ensemble and Studio Orchestra, and coordinated the jazz composition/arranging and film scoring program.

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August 26, 2014
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Guitarist Gabriel Condon wins jazz performance honors

The competition award, which carries a $3,000 prize, is the latest honor for Condon, who has received two DownBeat magazine awards and has been selected to participate in several prestigious national music programs.

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August 26, 2014

University News

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Political science researchers earn top awards

Lynda Powell, Gerald Gamm, G. Bingham Powell, Jr., and Hein Goemans will be recognized for their award-winning research during the annual meeting of the American Political Science Association in August.

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August 22, 2014
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URMC mourns passing of pediatric cardiologist Chloe Alexson

Known for the extraordinary rapports she established with patients and an uncanny photographic memory, Alexson worked at the hospital and university for 45 years.

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August 22, 2014
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Rochester top college destination for African leadership students

The University ranks as the number one destination for graduates of the African Leadership Academy (ALA), a selective college preparatory program in South Africa. Last week the University hosted the academy’s 4th annual indaba, meaning “gathering” in Zulu – the largest conference in North America for students who have graduated from ALA.

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August 21, 2014