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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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UR starts school year with community service

About 1,450 UR students — almost all first-year students — began this year’s Wilson Day activities by gathering in the early afternoon at the Goergen Athletic Center on UR’s River Campus. UR President Joel Seligman told of Wilson’s legacy and how this day gave students an opportunity to learn about the community.

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August 28, 2014
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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.

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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

Science & Technology

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“Face Time” for the heart diagnoses cardiac disease

Now, with the assistance of a web camera and software algorithms, the face can also reveal whether or not an individual is experiencing atrial fibrillation. The technology was developed in a partnership between the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and Xerox.

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August 29, 2014

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

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

Photo of the Week

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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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PHOTO GALLERY: Wilson Day 2014

The incoming Class of 2018 fanned out into the surrounding neighborhoods of Rochester during the 26th annual Wilson Day of community service.

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August 29, 2014
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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

The Arts

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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
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Debut novel explores betrayal, brotherhood in the South

Tough economic times can bring out the worst in people, especially when you mix in family, desperation, and the drive to get ahead in business. This is one of the messages in Bluff City Pawn, a new novel by professor Stephen Schottenfeld, which hits bookstores this week.

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August 5, 2014

University News

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Public Safety debuts new Adopt-a-Hall program

As part of the program, assigned officers will introduce themselves to the residents and provide them with their work e-mail address. They will attend hall meetings at least two times per semester, and hall staff will be able to request safety and prevention presentations through them.

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August 29, 2014
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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