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First in the family

First in the family

February 5, 2019

“I grew up feeling I would go to college no matter what,” says Hajim Scholar and computer science major Maisha Idris ’19. Idris’s story is striking, but not unusual at Rochester, where about 20 percent of undergraduates are first-generation, or “first-gen” students. Meet Idris and a few of the other first-generation students who are finding success at Rochester.

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2018: The year in pictures

2018: The year in pictures

December 14, 2018

As the University photographer, J. Adam Fenster sees—and subsequently documents—more than the average person at Rochester. Here he picks some of his favorite photos and gives us a behind-the-scenes look at what makes each special.

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In the lab where it happened: Nobel science in pictures

In the lab where it happened: Nobel science in pictures

December 8, 2018

Today’s Rochester researchers are taking science developed at the Laboratory for Laser Energetics to develop the next generation high-power lasers and to better understand the fundamentals of high-energy-density physics. 

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Empty high school becomes a playground for artists exploring memory, nostalgia

Empty high school becomes a playground for artists exploring memory, nostalgia

November 15, 2018

It has not been used as a high school for years, but the empty, Victorian-era building in Medina, New York, recently hosted a collaborative art project inspired by the fleetingness and permanence of memory.

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University community remembers Paul Burgett

University community remembers Paul Burgett

November 13, 2018

Lee Koonce ’96E (MM), president and artistic director of the Gateways Music Festival, delivers remarks at a memorial service for University Vice President Emeritus and University Dean Emeritus Paul Burgett ’68E, ’76E (PhD) yesterday afternoon. Burgett championed the festival, a multiday series of concerts, performances, and other events designed to provide classical musicians of African descent a performance showcase of their own. (University photo by J. Adam Fenster)

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar discusses racism, social injustice

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar discusses racism, social injustice

November 5, 2018

In the first of an ongoing initiative to bring challenging conversations to campus, Donald Hall (right), the Robert L. and Mary L. Sproull Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Sciences & Engineering, welcomed basketball icon and activist Kareem Abdul Jabbar to meet with students and host a talk on the issues dividing America, including racism, economic inequality, and social injustice. “Basically we have to overcome fear … That type of bigotry has no basis in logic,” Abdul Jabbar told the audience in the Palestra last night. “We have to learn to appreciate that people of intelligence come in all shapes and sizes and colors, and if we don’t learn to appreciate that then I think we’re just doomed as a species.” (University photo by J. Adam Fenster)

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The most popular game you’ve never heard of

The most popular game you’ve never heard of

October 15, 2018

From left, Amanda Cabal ’18 (T5), Suzie Ziegler ’19, Brian Schonfeld ’19 and Sam Rusoff ’19 take a break on a warm fall day to enjoy a game of spikeball on Eastman quadrangle. (University of Rochester photo / J. Adam Fenster)
WATCH: What is Spikeball?

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Never forget

Never forget

September 11, 2018

NROTC midshipmen Vanessa Carollo ’21, and Rochester Institute of Technology students Julie Nguyen and Daniel Sause take the first shift in a vigil on Eastman Quadrangle to honor members of local university communities who were killed in the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. (University of Rochester photo / J. Adam Fenster)

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Meet the Class of 2022

Meet the Class of 2022

August 28, 2018

Members of incoming Class of 2022 pose for their class photo on Monday before heading out into the Rochester community for the annual Wilson Day of service. The class totals  more than 1,300 students from 47 states (plus Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico) and 76 nations and is the most select yet, with 29 percent admitted from more than 20,000 College applicants. (University of Rochester photo / J. Adam Fenster)

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