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Diversity conference speaker Shatki Butler grew up in a black world, and a white one

Diversity conference speaker Shatki Butler grew up in a black world, and a white one

March 29, 2017

The filmmaker and educator looks forward to a day when she can avoid thinking about race. “A look, a comment. You don’t know what someone means, and racial anxiety sets in. Every day, I think about race.”

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Career Center using data to connect students, employers

Career Center using data to connect students, employers

March 23, 2017

By tracking data on job placement, salaries, and location of recent graduates, a student or alumnus “can go online and see that, just because you have an English degree or a psychology degree, it doesn’t mean you have to work for a certain company.”

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Meet student leaders behind ‘We’re Better Than That’

Meet student leaders behind ‘We’re Better Than That’

March 17, 2017

As the University’s anti-racism campaign prepares to host a series of discussions marking the United Nations’ annual International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, meet the students who help shape the committee’s platform and mission.

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Take Five Scholars pursue variety of course programs

Take Five Scholars pursue variety of course programs

March 13, 2017

The Take Five Scholars Program, unique to the University, will provide an additional year of academic study, tuition-free, to the 35 student selected in the most recent round of admissions.

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University students finish strong in Hult Prize competition

University students finish strong in Hult Prize competition

March 7, 2017

A team of University engineering students was among six finalists at the Hult Prize regionals. The team’s startup company, Meliora Homes, will build homes for refugees from recycled plastics.

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We’re Better Than That anti-racism committee to host events March 21

We’re Better Than That anti-racism committee to host events March 21

March 7, 2017

The University’s anti-racism committee will host a series of discussions to coincide with the United Nations’ annual International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. Members of the University community are encouraged to wear gray “We’re Better Than That” T-shirts on March 21.

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19 University students among Fulbright semifinalists

19 University students among Fulbright semifinalists

March 3, 2017

The grant allows college graduates the chance to pursue advanced studies, conduct research, and teach English language and U.S. culture abroad.

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Joint Collegiate Black Student Summit unites campus leaders

Joint Collegiate Black Student Summit unites campus leaders

March 2, 2017

Rochester mayor Lovely Warren will join speakers and activists at the second annual Joint Collegiate Black Student Summit on Friday. The event brings together black student leaders from colleges in the Rochester, Buffalo, and Syracuse areas.

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Student athletes find big wins in big data

Student athletes find big wins in big data

February 27, 2017

From field hockey to football, teams rely on statistics to evaluate players, opponents, and strategy. “What we have now is so much better than just a few years ago,” says men’s basketball coach Luke Flockerzi. “I can’t imagine what’s in store in the years ahead.”

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GPS sensors give women’s soccer team analytic edge

GPS sensors give women’s soccer team analytic edge

February 27, 2017

Kim Stagg ’17 covers a lot of ground during each soccer team practice and game. Thanks to an innovative data science program, she and her coaches now know just how much. In fact, she left cleat marks on more than 90% of Fauver Stadium during last season’s closer against Emory. Stagg and her teammates wear GPS devices that track movement, heart rate, and exertion levels, helping her coaches know how much recovery time she might need to avoid injury.

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