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‘If someone told me my freshman year that I’d become a chemistry professor, I’d have thought they were crazy.’

‘If someone told me my freshman year that I’d become a chemistry professor, I’d have thought they were crazy.’

October 3, 2016

Bradley Nilsson, associate professor of chemistry, is among one of the 2016 recipients of the Goergen Awards for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching.

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‘My dad was an engineer, but no one could convince me that engineering was what I should do.’

‘My dad was an engineer, but no one could convince me that engineering was what I should do.’

October 3, 2016

Amy Lerner, associate professor of biomedical engineering is among one of the 2016 recipients of the Goergen Awards for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching.

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Burgett Intercultural Center dedicated at refurbished Douglass Building

Burgett Intercultural Center dedicated at refurbished Douglass Building

September 30, 2016

Established in 2013 and named for the vice president and senior advisor to the president, the Burgett Center promotes cultural awareness and engagement, and educates on issues of identity, culture, and diversity.

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Curt Smith: Vin Scully ‘the best there ever was’

Curt Smith: Vin Scully ‘the best there ever was’

September 29, 2016

Smith’s 2009 book, Pull Up a Chair: The Vin Scully Story is the only biography written on the iconic broadcaster. “He’s a very humble man, and I think he feels his work speaks for itself,” Smith says. “Nobody says a bad word about him. Nobody.”

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‘Reinvented Douglass’ new hub of student life

‘Reinvented Douglass’ new hub of student life

September 27, 2016

The Frederick Douglass Building officially re-opens this week after a complete renovation of the iconic 79,000-square-foot space. “I feel like I’m in a different building,” says Laura Ballou ’97, director of the Campus Center.

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Martino and Floto: Meet the new Students’ Association president, vice president

Martino and Floto: Meet the new Students’ Association president, vice president

September 19, 2016

The student leaders talk about the major issues on campus, their hobbies and pet peeves, and their goals for the coming year and life after Rochester.

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Hey, hey: Covach says Monkees stand the test of time

Hey, hey: Covach says Monkees stand the test of time

September 9, 2016

In 1967, the Monkees outsold the Beatles and the Rolling Stones combined, and remain the only band with four No. 1 albums in a 12-month period. “Their music stands up,” says John Covach, director of the University’s Institute for Popular Music.

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Freshmen fan into community for annual Wilson Day

Freshmen fan into community for annual Wilson Day

August 30, 2016

“I like to help people, and it’s nice to go into the community and give back,” said Matthew Le ’20, one of the more than 1,300 freshmen who began their college career in Rochester with the annual Wilson Day of community service.

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Teaching the teachers about students with disabilities

Teaching the teachers about students with disabilities

August 25, 2016

Three colleagues from the University’s Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning joined forces this summer to teach a nationally available online course on supporting and teaching students with disabilities in the college classroom.

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