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‘I remember the courage with which they faced the unknown’

‘I remember the courage with which they faced the unknown’

December 1, 2016

On World AIDS Day, University of Rochester researchers, activists, and archivists look back—and ahead—in the fight against AIDS.

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Eastman School of Music receives $2.5 million in leadership support

Eastman School of Music receives $2.5 million in leadership support

November 29, 2016

A gift from George Hamlin IV, chair of Eastman’s Board of Managers, and his wife, Mary, will provide faculty and student support by creating the Hamlin Family Director of the Institute for Music Leadership and the Hamlin Family Scholarship.

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Physicians create ‘model human’ to practice surgery

Physicians create ‘model human’ to practice surgery

November 17, 2016

Physicians at the Medical Center have developed a new way to fabricate artificial organs and human anatomy that mimics the real thing, even up to the point of bleeding when cut.

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Study shows e-cigarettes cause damage to gum tissue

Study shows e-cigarettes cause damage to gum tissue

November 17, 2016

In the the first scientific study to address e-cigarettes and their effect on oral health at the cellular level, Medical Center research suggests that electronic cigarettes are as equally damaging to gums and teeth as conventional cigarettes.

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Eastman presents world premiere of <em>Don’t Blame Anyone</em>

Eastman presents world premiere of Don’t Blame Anyone

November 16, 2016

Eastman School of Music’s BroadBand Ensemble has joined forces with Mexico’s El Arte de los Titeres and Universidad de Guadalajara, and Rochester’s PUSH Physical Theatre to produce an international opera of original sound, puppetry, theater, and visual arts.

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Repurposed drug may offer treatment for nerve damage

Repurposed drug may offer treatment for nerve damage

November 16, 2016

Medical Center researchers believe they have identified a new means of enhancing the body’s ability to repair its own cells, which they hope will lead to better diagnosis and treatment of traumatic nerve injuries, like those sustained in car accidents, sports injuries, or in combat.

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Field Hockey moves on to Sweet 16

Field Hockey moves on to Sweet 16

November 10, 2016

With a 2-0 victory over visiting Shenandoah University, the Yellowjackets move to the next round of the NCAA Division III playoffs, taking on defending national champion Middlebury College on Saturday.

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Voices of an election

Voices of an election

November 7, 2016

For faculty and students, the 2016 election season has been an experience in teaching and learning. Hear from voices on campus about the issues, campaigns, and lessons from this remarkable year.

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Heart transplant team celebrates 200 second chances

Heart transplant team celebrates 200 second chances

November 4, 2016

UR Medicine Heart and Vascular held a reunion of heart transplant recipients, families of organ donors, and staff from Strong Memorial Hospital and the Finger Lakes Donor Recovery Network.

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Highland Hospital celebrates new addition

Highland Hospital celebrates new addition

October 26, 2016

University and hospital officials cut the ribbon on Highland Hospital’s new two-story building addition. The $28 million expansion includes six new operating rooms and a 26-bed observation unit, and will see its first patients starting on November 1.

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