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A small giant in world literature

10 years, 100 titles, and 100,000 books later, Open Letter continues to reinvent the world of literary translation. Based at the University, Open Letter is one of only a handful of publishers to offer literature in translation exclusively. And as the publishing industry changes, Open Letter works to meet those challenges head on.

June 19, 2018

Science & Technology

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Tackling the 12 ‘Herculean tasks’ of quantum optics

Optical physics and quantum optics will have a profound effect on our daily lives in the decades to come, and two Rochester faculty are among the authors of a new survey of the biggest scientific challenges and questions in the field.

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June 14, 2018
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Book shines a light on co-evolution of planets and civilizations

In Light of the Stars, astrophysicist Adam Frank poses big questions about alien civilizations, climate change, and what life on other worlds tells us about our own fate.

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June 12, 2018
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University again ranks among top 100 worldwide for US utility patents

Rochester jumped three spots to number 61 on this year’s top 100 rankings from the National Academy of Inventors and the Intellectual Property Owners Association.

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June 8, 2018

Society & Culture

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Parsing the Pledge of Allegiance

In an excerpt from his new book, philosophy professor Randall Curren looks at the Pledge’s Rochester roots and traces its evolving use in public schools.

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June 13, 2018
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Food for thought—and research

In fields like anthropology and linguistics, scholars must earn the trust of the communities in which they work. A basic key to that trust involves the sharing of food.

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June 11, 2018
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Uncertainty in a date dampens interest in a mate

A new study by psychologists in Rochester and Israel shows those who feel greater certainty that a prospective romantic partner shares their interest will put more effort into seeing that person again.

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June 5, 2018

The Arts

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Summer carillon concerts return to Rochester

Free carillon concerts are back this summer, with music from top performers from around the world every Monday in July.

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June 15, 2018
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Media arts initiative reflects on city of Rochester

NOSFERATU (The Undead), a film installation by New York city-based artist Javier Téllez, is the first of three moving image pieces commissioned by the Memorial Art Gallery for its Reflections on Place series.

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June 1, 2018
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MAG director showcases American artist on global stage

Jonathan Binstock is respected as an international expert on Sam Gilliam, one of America’s most prominent abstract painters. Now the Memorial Art Gallery director is cocurating the artist’s first solo museum exhibition in Europe.

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May 31, 2018

In Photos

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Office of Minority Student Affairs celebrates seniors

June 4, 2018

Graduating students celebrate following the recent 45th annual senior dinner honoring the Class of 2018 and highlighting OMSA’s role as an anchor for many undergraduate students of color during their time at Rochester. (University of Rochester photo / Crystal Cusimano-Figueroa)

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Student Life

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Students share research experiences in Ghana

Hear from eight Rochester students spending this summer at a field school in Ghana. Led by Professors Renato Perucchio, Michael Jarvis, and Chris Muir, the students are studying the engineering, historical, and cultural aspects of the country’s historic coastal forts.

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June 18, 2018
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Class of 2022 is most selective ever, with record applications

The University of Rochester’s incoming Class of 2022 is shaping up to be the institution’s most selective ever, with a 29.6 percent acceptance rate, drawn from a record 20,243 applicants.

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May 29, 2018
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Kylee Bartlett ’19 wins second straight NCAA heptathlon title

With her back-to-back heptatholon wins and her pentathlon championship during the indoor season, Bartlett becomes just the second Rochester athlete in school history to win three NCAA titles.

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May 25, 2018

Voices & Opinion

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Equal Pay Day points to 100-year wage gap for women’s work

The Susan B. Anthony Center’s Equal Pay Day panelists will discuss issues of gender pay inequity on the date that marks how long women have to work into the new year to earn the same as men did in the previous year.

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April 10, 2018
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Federal budget process is broken

“We need to take a look at the bigger picture here, which is that this bill does nothing to deal with our long-term budget challenges,” says Rochester political scientist David Primo. “Whether you are on the left or the right, that should be a big concern.”

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March 27, 2018
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Thinking about ‘visual privilege’ and the 2018 Oscars

Sharon Willis, a member of Rochester’s Film and Media Studies program faculty, says this year’s nominations show that change may be afoot in Hollywood—but that how much movies will be transformed remains to be seen.

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March 1, 2018

University News

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Celebrating award-winning faculty

This past academic year, University of Rochester faculty have been honored with the top national and international awards in their fields. Here is a selection of our award-winning faculty.

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June 7, 2018
LLE director Michael Campbell and U.S. Senator Charles Schumer at the Laboratory for Laser Energetics

Schumer and Gillibrand announce $80 million for LLE in Senate bill

This Senate bill must now be reconciled with the House of Representatives’ bill, which included $68 million for LLE. Both bills reject the Administration’s budget request to cut the Lab’s FY19 funding dramatically and to phase out of all federal support for LLE in three years.

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June 5, 2018
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Andrew Ainslie and Jamal Rossi reappointed to five-year deanships

Andrew Ainslie has led strategic curriculum and recruitment changes at Simon School, and expanded the undergraduate business program. Jamal Rossi is recognized for increased faculty recruitment, building partnerships and spurring innovation in Eastman’s music programs.

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June 5, 2018