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$2.5 million gift supports urban education success

$2.5 million gift supports urban education success

June 20, 2018

The gift from the William and Sheila Konar Foundation will provide lead support for research and practice at the Center for Urban Education Success (CUES) within the University’s Warner School of Education.

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Laser bursts generate electricity faster than any other method

Laser bursts generate electricity faster than any other method

June 20, 2018

A University researcher who predicted that laser pulses could generate ultrafast electrical currents in theory now believes he can explain exactly how and why actual experiments to create these currents have succeeded.

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A small giant in world literature

A small giant in world literature

June 19, 2018

10 years, 100 titles, and 100,000 books later, Open Letter continues to reinvent the world of literary translation. Based at the University, Open Letter is one of only a handful of publishers to offer literature in translation exclusively. And as the publishing industry changes, Open Letter works to meet those challenges head on.

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Book shines a light on co-evolution of planets and civilizations

Book shines a light on co-evolution of planets and civilizations

June 12, 2018

In Light of the Stars, astrophysicist Adam Frank poses big questions about alien civilizations, climate change, and what life on other worlds tells us about our own fate.

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Celebrating award-winning faculty

Celebrating award-winning faculty

June 7, 2018

This past academic year, University of Rochester faculty have been honored with the top national and international awards in their fields. Here is a selection of our award-winning faculty.

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Fake organs allow doctors to practice ‘impossible’ cancer surgery

Fake organs allow doctors to practice ‘impossible’ cancer surgery

June 6, 2018

Ahmed Ghazi, an assistant professor of urology, built an exact replica of a patient’s kidney—complete with tumors—allowing him to practice the complex surgery the man required long before he went under the knife.

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Eastman School announces new organ scholarship fund

Eastman School announces new organ scholarship fund

May 30, 2018

The Nathan J. Laube Organ Scholarship, named after Eastman assistant professor Nathan J. Laube, will support undergraduate and graduate organ majors.

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Kylee Bartlett ’19 wins second straight NCAA heptathlon title

Kylee Bartlett ’19 wins second straight NCAA heptathlon title

May 25, 2018

With her back-to-back heptatholon wins and her pentathlon championship during the indoor season, Bartlett becomes just the second Rochester athlete in school history to win three NCAA titles.

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$47 million partnership will advance drug discovery in upstate New York

$47 million partnership will advance drug discovery in upstate New York

May 24, 2018

The Empire Discovery Institute (EDI), is an independent, nonprofit entity that will identify promising drug candidates and move them toward clinical trials.

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Commencement 2018

Commencement 2018

May 18, 2018

“This University has provided some of the finest scholarship, finest teaching, greatest health care centers, and the most outstanding science the world has ever known,” said President Richard Feldman. “And you are now prepared to be part of the next chapter.”

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