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From behind the microphone and onto the stage: International Theatre Program presents Under Milk Wood by Dylan Thomas

The International Theatre Program kicks off its 26th season on Thursday, Oct. 8 with a rare stage production of Dylan Thomas’ play, Under Milk Wood. Originally written for radio in the 1950s as a “play for voices,” Under Milk Wood was the only play Thomas ever completed.

September 29, 2015

In the Headlines

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How I got to college: Elijah Mitchell

After applying to 20 colleges, Elijah Mitchell is attending the University of Rochester in New York, where he plans to study engineering and business.

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October 2, 2015
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Photonics: What? Why? How?

“We’re not going to tell people they must perform manufacturing here,” says University of Rochester President Joel Seligman. “We’re going to make it irresistible for those interested in pursuing manufacturing not to be here.”

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September 30, 2015
The Chronicle of Higher Education

Getting inside the mind of an applicant

When reading applications, admissions officers can see that entire history, which might include dozens of interactions spanning several months. All those data points help predict who’s a good bet to enroll, who’s probably a good fit.

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September 28, 2015

Science & Technology

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International research team to explore whether the loss of CO2 caused earth to cool 3 million years ago

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded $4.24 million to Carmala Garzione and John Tarduno, both professors of earth and environmental sciences, to launch this joint U.S.-China research project.

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September 28, 2015
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$3 million funds research to develop new HIV vaccine strategies

Infectious disease researchers at the School of Medicine and Dentistry will use $3.1 million from the National Institutes of Health to find new ways to develop a vaccine to prevent HIV.

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September 25, 2015
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Study: Extreme preemies have better chance of survival today

Extremely premature babies considered to be on the cusp of viability are much more likely to survive and evade illness today than they were 20 years ago, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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September 22, 2015

Society & Culture

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Cultural critic Gerald Early to discuss race, community at Humanities Center inaugural lecture

The University will celebrate the opening of its Humanities Center this fall with an inaugural talk by Gerald Early, a leading authority on race and American culture.

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September 2, 2015
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Confidence in parenting could help break cycle of abuse

Psychologists at the University’s Mt. Hope Family Center have found that mothers who experienced more types of maltreatment as children are more critical of their ability to parent successfully.

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August 28, 2015
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Center brings Susan B. Anthony into the 21st century with  #SueBSays

While much is known about the famed suffragist’s stance on social equality and slavery, Susan B. Anthony also had lots to say on a variety of issues that still resonate today.

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August 21, 2015

Photo of the Week

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‘Silence Hurts Us All’

September 22, 2015

As part of National Suicide Prevention Month, the University chapter of Active Minds planted 1,100 pinwheels– representing the number of college students lost to suicide each year– in Wilson Quad in an effort to raise awareness about the incidence and impact of suicide, connect students to needed mental health resources, and inspire action for suicide prevention.

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Student Life

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On your marks, get set … hack

With just 36 hours to invent a new app, Thomas Pinella ’18 and Dylan Wadler ’18 took first place with Message in a Bottle at RocHack’s second annual hackathon.

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September 17, 2015
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Summer at sea puts mechanical engineering student in pilot’s seat

Wendy Snyder’s typical day this past summer might seem mundane at first glance. Rise at 7 a.m. Work eight hours. Pilot remote operating vehicle 4,000 meters below the Pacific Ocean.

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September 14, 2015
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Garnish Scholars set the pace

On Saturday, the University will honor 10 elite student-athletes – from 10 different sports – as the 2015 Garnish Scholars are introduced at halftime of the football team’s home opener against Alfred State.

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September 14, 2015

The Arts

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Festival celebrates 10th anniversary of historic instrument

It was the project that almost wasn’t: a rare 18th-century Italian Baroque organ sitting in an antique store in Italy about to be sold off for parts. This October, a four-day celebration will commemorate the 10th anniversary of the organ’s installation in the Memorial Art Gallery’s Fountain Court.

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September 24, 2015
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Rochester on the Fringe: Your guide to University performers at this year’s Fringe Festival

From September 17-26, students, faculty, staff, and alumni from across the University — including the After Hours student a capella ensemble above — will participate in the 2015 First Niagara Rochester Fringe Festival in downtown Rochester.

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September 15, 2015
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Renée Fleming named Distinguished Visiting Artist at Eastman School

Soprano Renee Fleming ’83E (MM) has been appointed Distinguished Visiting Artist at the Eastman School. She will offer master classes, coaching sessions, lessons, and open talks and presentations for students on a recurring basis beginning this academic year.

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September 11, 2015

University News

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Melissa Mead receives 2015 Messinger Award for outstanding service as University archivist

The photographs, texts, recordings, and additional items that fill the University Archives paint a full picture of the University of Rochester’s 165-year history. Few know this history better—or are more familiar with these materials—than Melissa Mead.

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October 3, 2015
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Think Safe annual security and fire safety report now online

The DPS website and Think Safe contain information regarding campus security and personal safety, including crime prevention, fire safety, University police law enforcement authority, crime reporting policies, and disciplinary procedures.

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September 25, 2015
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Apple gets 200th career win as coach

The men’s soccer team posted a strong performance in a 3-0 victory over St. John Fisher College on Tuesday night. With the win, the Yellowjackets head coach Chris Apple earns his 200th career coaching victory.

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September 22, 2015
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