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Lotte Lenya Competition showcases international singing talent

Lotte Lenya Competition showcases international singing talent

March 27, 2017

Fourteen versatile singer-actors from Israel, France, Mexico, Canada, and across the United States are coming to the Eastman School of Music to compete in the finals of the 2017 Lotte Lenya Competition, recognizing talented young performers.

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Mellon Foundation awards Rochester $1 million grant for humanities

Mellon Foundation awards Rochester $1 million grant for humanities

March 24, 2017

The University of Rochester has received a $1 million grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to increase undergraduates’ engagement with the humanities. Titled “Humanities for Life,” the five-year initiative is designed to engage students early in their academic careers.

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What it means to {codelikeagirl}

What it means to {codelikeagirl}

March 20, 2017

In 2010 the computer science department’s graduating class of 20 students included only one woman. This year, the expected graduating class of 119 students will be 34 percent female—double the national average.

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Wegmans Hall opens doors to data science

Wegmans Hall opens doors to data science

March 16, 2017

Dedicated during Meliora Weekend last fall, Wegmans Hall will open for researchers this year. The building is home to the Goergen Institute for Data Science, a University-wide center that helps to advance the University’s research strengths in machine learning, artificial intelligence, biostatistics, and biomedical research.

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Valentines, Schmalentines! Stories of love, for 10 cents or a postcard

Valentines, Schmalentines! Stories of love, for 10 cents or a postcard

February 13, 2017

Stories of love written by biochemistry graduate student Karl Smith—whose hobby is writing stories for strangers on his 90-year-old Underwood typewriter and charging 10 cents per story—are paired with vintage Valentines from the libraries collections.

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Meliora Weekend 2016 ‘Better Than Ever’

Meliora Weekend 2016 ‘Better Than Ever’

October 5, 2016

Thousands of alumni, parents, community members, and friends were on campus from October 6-9 for the annual Meliora Weekend celebrations. The weekend blends reunions, homecoming, family activities, performances, lectures, and community celebrations, offering something exciting for everyone.  This year the experience celebrated the success of The Meliora Challenge: The Campaign for the University of Rochester.

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Updates: University operating status for today, Feb. 16

Updates: University operating status for today, Feb. 16

February 16, 2016

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Allen Ginsberg’s beat poetry, Philip Glass’s hypnotic music create a portrait of social revolution

Allen Ginsberg’s beat poetry, Philip Glass’s hypnotic music create a portrait of social revolution

October 8, 2015

The seismic shifts in America’s cultural and political landscapes are reflected in words and music in Hydrogen Jukebox, a music theatre piece that will be presented by Eastman Opera Theatre November 5 through 8 in the Eastman School of Music’s Kilbourn Hall.

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25 years later: Fixing the Hubble Space Telescope

25 years later: Fixing the Hubble Space Telescope

April 24, 2015

Twenty-five years ago today, the Hubble Space Telescope was launched. The images it has been sending back to Earth for all these years have become iconic, and yet it came very close to being a billion dollar failure. One of the heroes who rescued Hubble from ruin and made it a great science success story is Rochester optics professor Duncan Moore.

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