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Chorus America honors Michael Alan Anderson

Chorus America honors Michael Alan Anderson

June 24, 2016

The associate professor of musicology at the Eastman School of Music has received this year’s Louis Botto Award for Innovative Action and Entrepreneurial Zeal. The national award is presented to emerging choral leaders and conductors.

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What’s at stake when languages are lost?

What’s at stake when languages are lost?

June 22, 2016

Linguists estimate that by the end of this century, half of the 7,000 languages currently in use around the world will have vanished. Rochester scholars join the race—and to train a new generation of scholars—to document the world’s linguistic diversity before it’s too late.

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Hammered dulcimer musicians featured at Old Songs Festival

Hammered dulcimer musicians featured at Old Songs Festival

June 17, 2016

The Striking Strings Hammered Dulcimer Ensemble, comprised of students from the Eastman Community Music School, will perform at the 36th annual festival, one of the largest and most prestigious gatherings of traditional folk musicians in the North East.

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Eastman performers take Jazz Festival stage

Eastman performers take Jazz Festival stage

June 17, 2016

The Eastman School of Music has been involved in the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival since it was founded in 2002, and this year’s schedule is packed with Eastman students, faculty, and alumni.

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Telemedicine program will extend Parkinson’s care across state

Telemedicine program will extend Parkinson’s care across state

June 14, 2016

The Parkinson’s Disease Care New York program, launched by neurologists at UR Medicine, will serve as a national model and provide free care to as many as 500 underserved patients across New York.

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‘Human decency, respect and kindness must prevail’

‘Human decency, respect and kindness must prevail’

June 13, 2016

The United States and the University flags were at half staff on Monday to honor those killed in the shootings at an LGBTQ nightclub in Orlando, Florida. In a written statement, President Joel Seligman said, “The horrific tragedy in Orlando yesterday touches all of us. On behalf of the University of Rochester I extend our heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of the victims of yesterday’s mass shooting in Orlando. ” (University photo / J. Adam Fenster)
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Eastman BroadBand returns to Italy’s SoundSCAPE festival

Eastman BroadBand returns to Italy’s SoundSCAPE festival

June 13, 2016

The contemporary classical ensemble of Eastman School of Music students and alumni will be artists-in-residence this July at the Italian festival, now in its 11th year and directed by Eastman graduate Nathanael May MM ’01,

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Is Wal-Mart really winning in the grocery business?

Is Wal-Mart really winning in the grocery business?

June 8, 2016

Research from the Simon Business School suggests that, while large supermarket chains may struggle when a Wal-Mart in their market enters the grocery business, small independent grocers actually thrive.

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Two large gifts support second phase of children’s hospital construction

Two large gifts support second phase of children’s hospital construction

June 8, 2016

Golisano Children’s Hospital has received its two largest gifts in support of Phase II construction, which will help bring the facility to the forefront of pediatric surgery and cardiology centers in the Northeast.

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