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We remember

We remember

September 11, 2014

Naval ROTC students from the University—including Katherine Baum ’17 (above, left) and Jacob Shawler ’17 (center)— along with ROTC members from local battalions—including RIT senior Josh Nysenbaum (right)—held a small vigil on the Eastman Quad to remember those who died in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, including six alumni. The vigil was one of several student-organized events that included a Hopeman Memorial Carillon concert and the playing of the National Anthem at the Eastman School.

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Ring in the new

Ring in the new

September 2, 2014

President Joel Seligman and students Antoinette Esce ’15 and Russell Rosenkranz ’15 ring a replica of the bell used by Martin Brewer Anderson, the university’s first president, to signal class changes.

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PHOTO GALLERY: Wilson Day 2014

PHOTO GALLERY: Wilson Day 2014

August 29, 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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PHOTO GALLERY: Move-In Day 2014

PHOTO GALLERY: Move-In Day 2014

August 26, 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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Thunderbirds are go!

Thunderbirds are go!

August 15, 2014

F-16 fighter jets of the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds are seen in the skies over the Interfaith Chapel during a practice session for the Rochester Air Show.

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Learning to lead

Learning to lead

July 16, 2014

Neil Varon, professor of conducting and ensembles at the Eastman School, directs Luca Antonucci of Watertown, MA on the Kodak Hall stage during the Summer Conducting Institute. During the intensive five-day program, each young conductor has the opportunity to rehearse with Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra musicians,

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Like summer camp … for subatomic particles

Like summer camp … for subatomic particles

July 8, 2014

Optical engineering major Sarah Bjornland ’19 (left) uses a telescope to study resolution versus pupil size with local high school students Justin Shetty, Tyler Acton, and Dan Duguay. During Photon Camp, a week-long effort by the Institute of Optics to introduce more students to the growing field of optics, high school upperclassmen work with University undergrads to learn about the relevance of optics to everyday life.

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Double rainbow

Double rainbow

June 24, 2014

A rainbow forms over Cutler Union at the University of Rochester’s Memorial Art Gallery.

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A tree grows in Rush Rhees

A tree grows in Rush Rhees

June 2, 2014

A dogwood tree blooms in the courtyard of Rush Rhees Library.

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Friendly neighborhood Spider-Dean

Friendly neighborhood Spider-Dean

May 18, 2014

Jamal Rossi, dean of the Eastman School of Music, reminded graduates that “with great power comes great responsibility … You not only have the power to transform lives, you have the responsibility. You have to make a difference in the community and in the people in those communities. Use your music to enrich your communities.” He concluded his address by saying, “There’s a little Spider-Man in all of us,” referencing the filming of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 in front of Kodak Hall last summer.

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