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Nik Angyal ’19 named Division III men’s soccer Elite 90 winner

Nik Angyal ’19 named Division III men’s soccer Elite 90 winner

November 30, 2018

A chemical engineering major with a 4.0 GPA, Angyal is the first University of Rochester Elite 90 winner in any sport.

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Show us your town, San Francisco

Show us your town, San Francisco

November 28, 2018

The 3,500 alumni who live there will tell you: the Bay Area offers opportunities to explore everything from culture and technology to outdoor adventures. Six alumni tour guides share their insider tips for the city they call home.

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‘Learning to look’

‘Learning to look’

November 21, 2018

Celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, the Docent Program at the Memorial Art Gallery is “the voice of the collection” with docents giving tours to more than 11,000 students and adults every year.

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Who ping-punk’d Papa Haydn?

Who ping-punk’d Papa Haydn?

November 20, 2018

In 1968, the season-opening concert of the Rochester Philharmonic was interrupted when a rain of ping-pong balls fell from balcony to stage. University archivist Melissa Mead looks back at the history of campus pranks.

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What should schools teach about American Indians?

What should schools teach about American Indians?

November 19, 2018

Working with native communities, MaryBeth Yerdon ’13W (MS) of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian is helping to lead that conversation through a national initiative called Native Knowledge 360°.

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What does a persistent bloom of algae indicate about the health of the planet?

What does a persistent bloom of algae indicate about the health of the planet?

November 16, 2018

Algae blooms known as red tides that plague the Gulf of Mexico have existed for millennia, but the cycles are now more frequent and intense, say Rochester alumni leading the effort to study their impact.

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Simon School launches first fully STEM-designated MBA

Simon School launches first fully STEM-designated MBA

November 12, 2018

This summer, Rochester graduate school of business became the first in the country to offer students a science, technology, engineering, and math designation to their MBA degree.

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How can a single gene be at fault in one of the deadliest cancers?

How can a single gene be at fault in one of the deadliest cancers?

October 15, 2018

A breakthrough study from Rochester’s Wilmot Cancer Institute gives researchers hope that new gene-targeted therapies could improve survival rates for acute myeloid leukemia, which have not budged in years.

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‘WRUR is on the air…’: 70 years of college radio at Rochester

‘WRUR is on the air…’: 70 years of college radio at Rochester

October 4, 2018

The radio station that began in the basement of Burton Hall is now 70 years old. What might be said about radio in general could also be said about WRUR: it has shown remarkable persistence.

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