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Wilmot Cancer research effort gets $4 million donation

Wilmot Cancer research effort gets $4 million donation

May 12, 2014

The Wilmot family and the James P. Wilmot foundation are giving $4 million to support cancer research. The announcement was made at the Discovery Ball Saturday night at the Rochester Riverside Convention Center. The money will be part of a $30 million dollar research-focused campaign at UR Medicine.

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East High plan & school budget pass

East High plan & school budget pass

May 9, 2014

The Rochester City School Board made a decision about the future of East High School Thursday night. School board members want the University of Rochester to take over the school and act as an educational partnership organization beginning in the 2015-16 school year. “The U of R is a strong university,” said Rochester City School Superintendent Bolgen Vargas. “It has an incredible reputation, also a lot of talented people and they could help the district.”

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Rapid growth spurts formed vast and beautiful Altiplano plateau

Rapid growth spurts formed vast and beautiful Altiplano plateau

May 8, 2014

Now scientists have gained some insight into how vast Altiplano plateau in the Andes Mountains formed. They believe it arose not gradually, but through rapid growth spurts.

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RocMusic to hold benefit recital and instrument drive

RocMusic to hold benefit recital and instrument drive

May 7, 2014

RocMusic is a community-based program that provides after-school tuition-free music and string instruction to children in the City of Rochester. Its first annual benefit event will raise funds to purchase instruments for current and future students.

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UR Design Day – real-world engineering solutions

UR Design Day – real-world engineering solutions

May 6, 2014

Student teams at the University of Rochester’s Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Sciences will partner with local companies and institutions to solve real-world engineering problems. The annual Senior Design Day showcases more than 50 of these projects from all six Hajim School departments.

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Eastman musicians win DownBeat Student Awards

Eastman musicians win DownBeat Student Awards

May 2, 2014

DownBeat, often described as “the bible of jazz,” has recognized the Eastman Chamber Jazz Ensemble for outstanding undergraduate college performance, and a work by Michael Conrad as best original composition for a large ensemble.

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Engineering students design cooler to transport blood

Engineering students design cooler to transport blood

May 2, 2014

Click audio link to hear how one team of students designed a “Hemo-Box” to transport blood to patients needing transfusions at the University of Rochester Medical Center.

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Pancreatic cancer cell ‘recycling’ system points to potential new therapy

Pancreatic cancer cell ‘recycling’ system points to potential new therapy

May 1, 2014

Investigation in mice shows that blocking the gene’s most important function can slow the disease and extend survival.

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UR Medicine Cardiologists pen manual on heart disease in women

UR Medicine Cardiologists pen manual on heart disease in women

May 1, 2014

Cardiologists have published a comprehensive manual for physicians to improve the diagnosis and treatment of women with heart disease, because they need different care than men.

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Hungarian, Italian works win translation prize

Hungarian, Italian works win translation prize

April 30, 2014

A Hungarian novel about art and creativity across space and time and a collection of surreal Italian poems have won prizes for best translated books.

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