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Two Breaking Boundaries participants play a video game in the Humanities Center.

Breaking boundaries with video games

Video games—played on computers, mobile devices, and consoles—generate more global revenue than the film or recorded music industries. But gaming has evolved, and the definition of gaming and gamers has changed. 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.

April 25, 2017

Science & Technology

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Goergen Institute for Data Science provides new opportunities for collaboration

Launched in 2016, the institute serves as a hub, bringing together researchers in fields such as public health and political science, with experts in machine learning and data mining.

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April 24, 2017
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Using data science to understand global climate systems

Climate scientists and computer scientists are working together to understand what drives the global climate system—from deep in the ocean to high in the sky.

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April 21, 2017
Kilean Lucas

Next stop for Falling Walls winner: Berlin

Biomedical engineering doctoral student Kilean Lucas had three minutes and three slides to describe how nanomembranes could help diagnose cancer.

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April 21, 2017

Society & Culture

Thomas Jefferson and a birthday cake

Birthday bash fit for a president. The third, actually.

To mark Jefferson’s birthday, Thomas Slaughter’s class is in for a rare treat: a historically accurate lunch, culled from the actual Monticello cuisine and prepared according to recipes taken directly from Thomas Jefferson’s Cookbook and Dining at Monticello.

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April 13, 2017
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Treated mothers pass along benefits of therapy

Study shows children also benefit when mothers receive therapy for depression. Part of the improvement is a result of shifting the mother’s vantage point with time-limited therapy that focuses on resolving symptoms and interpersonal issues.

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April 13, 2017
Blak book cover montage

An immortal hand: Romantic-era poet William Blake has left fingerprints all over pop culture

The works of Romantic era poet and artist William Blake pervade modern writing, music, film and TV. The William Blake Archive, newly redesigned, has digitized nearly 7,000 images from Blake’s creations, making them more accessible than ever to scholars and fans.

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April 13, 2017

The Arts

‘Paying of respect to our inner life’

Pulitzer Prize–winning poet Galway Kinnell ’49 (MA) was often compared to Walt Whitman for his lyricism. When he died in 2014, Rochester Review remembered him with a selection of his thoughts on the practice of poetry.

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April 25, 2017
musicians on stage at Kodak Hall

2017-18 Eastman Presents concert lineup announced

The fourth annual Eastman Presents Concert Series will feature Chick Corea and Steve Gadd, the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Marian McPartland, Patti LuPone and more.

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April 21, 2017
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Senior exhibitions reflect visual art in a changing world

Seniors final art projects are a culmination of study in contemporary visual art-making through practice, presentation, and analysis.

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April 20, 2017

Photo of the Week

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International Theatre Program presents Buried Child

April 21, 2017

The International Theatre Program ends its spring semester with a production of Sam Shepard’s Pulitzer Prize-winning drama Buried Child. The production opens on April 27 and runs through May 6 at the Todd Theater on the University of Rochester’s River Campus. The play, called a “darkly comic portrait of a family brought to its knees by betrayal, adultery, and murder,” is directed by Rochester senior Aishwarya Krishnamoorthy ’17.

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Student Life

Rocky award and Rocky on screens in the May Room

Top University students to be honored at annual Student Life Awards

The awards, also known as “the Rockys,” are divided into Individual Leadership Awards and Student Organization and Programming Awards. Students are nominated by faculty, staff, and peers.

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April 20, 2017
large group of students celebrating with trophies

Mock Trial sends two teams to national championships

For the first time in University history, the Mock Trial team is sending two teams to the national championships at the University of California, Los Angeles, where they will join the top 40 teams in the nation to compete.

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April 20, 2017
metal framed open air baja car surrounded by students

Baja team eyes competitions in California, Kansas

Team members unveiled the vehicle in March in the atrium at Goergen Hall, along with posters illustrating the latest changes in drivetrain, electronics, frame, exterior design, suspension, and usability.

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April 19, 2017

Voices & Opinion

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
A mother reads to her child.

Nurturing a love for reading

In an op-ed for Fox News, Carol Anne St. George, assistant professor of teaching and curriculum at the Warner School of Education, shares the “compelling reasons for reading aloud to children” as well as tips to make the read-aloud experience enjoyable.

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February 21, 2017

University News

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Events support scientific research

Many members of the University community are expected to take part in the March for Science on Saturday, April 22, in Washington, D.C., or in the Rochester-based march planned for the same day.

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April 18, 2017
Andrea Clarke

Staff recognized for outstanding service

Andrea Clarke of the Center for Community Health is among the several outstanding staff members honored this year for their significant and longstanding contributions to the University and to the Rochester community.

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April 17, 2017
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‘Federal support for research is critical to the University’s scientific enterprise’

The proposed cuts would severely impact our research programs and University operations and significantly diminish the University’s contribution to regional economic growth.

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April 11, 2017