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Engineering students travel to Dominican school to build clean water system

Providing clean drinking water for the more than 400 pre-K-8th grade students at the Escuela Taller Santa Maria Josefa Rossello school in the Dominican Republic has been difficult. Students in the University’s chapter of Engineers Without Borders have partnered with the school to design and build a water filtration system that the local community could grow and maintain.

April 26, 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

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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
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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

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
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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

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134 University undergraduates named Phi Beta Kappa

Founded in 1776, Phi Beta Kappa invites for induction the most outstanding students at America’s leading colleges and universities. Membership is by invitation only, and students are selected by faculty members who are members of the society.

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April 28, 2017
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Green Days: River Campus marks EarthFest 2017

Students, faculty, and staff marked the 20th anniversary of EarthFest—and the third at the University—with a series of events last week designed to celebrate the beauty of nature and to promote a sustainable future.

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April 27, 2017
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QuadCast: Graduating sisters overcome poverty, racism

Egyptian-born sisters Yasmin and Ayaa Elgoharry came to the U.S. aged seven and 11. Having nearly dropped out of high school, they are now each graduating with a master’s in educational leadership from the Warner School of Education.

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April 26, 2017

Voices & Opinion

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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
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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
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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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2017 Commencement honorary degree, award recipients announced

The University of Rochester will recognize the outstanding contributions of distinguished leaders, scholars, and humanitarians by bestowing 2017 honorary degrees, medals, and awards for scholarship and teaching.

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April 27, 2017
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Democratic mayoral candidates to square off in River Campus town hall April 29

The event is hosted by the community engagement committee of the Students’ Association Government. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. in Hoyt Auditorium, and the town hall will run from noon to 2:30.

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April 27, 2017
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University start-ups highlighted in national innovation report

Two University of Rochester start-up companies are among those singled out in a new report from the Science Coalition identifying 102 companies that trace their roots to federally-funded university research.

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April 26, 2017