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University Dining Services recognized for environmentally sustainable operations

University Dining Services recognized for environmentally sustainable operations

July 20, 2018

The student-led Team Green program has earned a Gold Award from the National Association of College and University Food Services for its local and sustainable procurement practices.

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Hot town, Summer Sustainability Fellows in the city

Hot town, Summer Sustainability Fellows in the city

July 18, 2018

How will climate change affect the health and well-being of City of Rochester residents? This summer, students in a new sustainability fellowship program worked with city officials to help answer the question.

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A local polyglot prepares to globe-trot

A local polyglot prepares to globe-trot

May 11, 2018

Rochester native Cherish Blackman has always had a knack for languages. “I wanted to study languages that weren’t very close to English,” she recalls. The double major in Russian and East Asian studies is heading to China next year, but is bringing her Spanish books with her.

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Going beyond medieval times to explore early worlds

Going beyond medieval times to explore early worlds

April 13, 2018

The Early Worlds Initiative—an interdisciplinary research project at the University of Rochester—connects faculty researching social and cultural developments worldwide from medieval times to the early modern period.

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The myth—and memorabilia—of Seward’s Folly

The myth—and memorabilia—of Seward’s Folly

March 29, 2018

Several generations after the purchase of Alaska on March 30, 1867, the William Henry Seward Papers at the University of Rochester show the supposed folly to be a shrewd bargain.

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Virtual reality app offers personalized psychotherapy

Virtual reality app offers personalized psychotherapy

February 13, 2018

A multidisciplinary team of University doctors, engineers, and musicians is working together to create an immersive, customized experience that brings cognitive-behavioral therapy to a patient’s smartphone.

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Training brains—young and old, sick and healthy—with virtual reality

Training brains—young and old, sick and healthy—with virtual reality

February 13, 2018

Rochester researchers are using virtual reality-based brain training to better understand the brain’s plasticity in athletes who have experienced concussions and older adults with mild cognitive impairments. The goal? Improved therapeutic treatments patients can do at home.

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Happy Marmota monax Day

Happy Marmota monax Day

February 1, 2018

Groundhogs, also known as woodchucks, have entrenched themselves in the environment and culture of the University. To mark Groundhog Day this year, here are three things you might not know about our furry cohabitants at Rochester.

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Can you read my handwriting?

Can you read my handwriting?

January 22, 2018

The teaching of formal cursive handwriting may have declined in our digital age, but to show our appreciation for scribes and their tools of the trade, we dug into our special collections to highlight a sampling of hand lettering, from ancient hieroglyphs to modern conscripts.

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2017: The year in pictures

2017: The year in pictures

December 18, 2017

Each year, J. Adam Fenster takes thousands of photos in his role as University photographer. We asked him to select his favorites and tell us what makes each one a compelling snapshot of learning and living at Rochester.

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