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Bartlett claims NCAA heptathlon championship

Bartlett claims NCAA heptathlon championship

May 27, 2017

Sophomore Kylee Bartlett finished off a remarkable 2017 season by capturing the national title in the heptathlon at the NCAA Division III Outdoor Track and Field Championships.

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Study points to new way to slow cancer cell growth

Study points to new way to slow cancer cell growth

May 25, 2017

Researchers from the Center for RNA Biology have identified a new way to potentially slow the fast-growing cells that characterize all types of cancer.

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‘This is your day of triumph. This is your day of joy.’

‘This is your day of triumph. This is your day of joy.’

May 21, 2017

At seven commencement ceremonies across three days, members of the University of Rochester’s Class of 2017 were celebrated by their family and friends, their professors and by special guests. “The great secret in life is that we can always begin again,” said Arts, Sciences & Engineering commencement speaker Judge Jimmie Reyna ’75. “We can always start over, again, again and again. And if we stop, start again and again and again.”

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Say it in ALL CAPS: Hats off to the Class of 2017

Say it in ALL CAPS: Hats off to the Class of 2017

May 18, 2017

One of the newer Senior Week traditions is cap decorating in Hirst Lounge. Stickers, glue, glitter and other crafty supplies are provided by Wilson Commons Student Activities; students add creativity, sentimentality, and humor to taste.

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Scientists light the way for immune system to attack cancer

Scientists light the way for immune system to attack cancer

May 15, 2017

The science behind harnessing the immune system to fight cancer is complicated, but a Medical Center laboratory discovered a simple, practical way to use light and optics to steer killer immune cells toward tumors.

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Congratulations to 2016-17 student national award winners

Congratulations to 2016-17 student national award winners

May 11, 2017

Each year, University of Rochester students earn awards and scholarships in recognition of their academic achievements. We are proud to highlight several of this year’s recipients as they prepare to make the world ever better.

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A sprinter’s marathon

A sprinter’s marathon

May 11, 2017

Yellowjacket athlete Laura Lockard ’17 returned this spring for her final season as a key member of the track and field team. A fateful discovery during a voluntary study nearly knocked her off her stride, but Lockard, a microbiology major from Sayre, Pennsylvania, was determined to “make the best of everything” in her life.

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Eastman musicians win <em>DownBeat</em> student awards

Eastman musicians win DownBeat student awards

May 2, 2017

The Eastman New Jazz Ensemble and Eastman School of Music students Theresa Chen, George Darrah, and Jon Rarick have received DownBeat honors in the magazine’s 40th annual Student Awards competition.

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Owen Broder selected as inaugural Eastman/ArtistShare New Artist

Owen Broder selected as inaugural Eastman/ArtistShare New Artist

May 1, 2017

The saxophonist/composer is the first new artist to be announced under the partnership, designed to recognize and support the career and artistic development of exceptional Eastman students and alumni.

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