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Acclaimed author’s new novel steeped in family mystery

Acclaimed author’s new novel steeped in family mystery

September 16, 2014

As a child, professor and noted author Joanna Scott played with figurines collected by her great-grandfather, Armand de Potter. He was believed to have disappeared off the coast of Greece, leaving behind a family on the brink of financial ruin. But after unearthing a trunk filled with diaries and documents from de Potter and his wife, Scott realized her great-grandfather wasn’t the man he seemed. This disquieting discovery became the basis for her new novel, De Potter’s Grand Tour.

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Opera music, comic book art tell story of Salomé’s Dance

Opera music, comic book art tell story of Salomé’s Dance

September 15, 2014

The presentations are part of “The Veils of Salomé” funded by the University’s Humanities Project, which brings together scholars and performers from the Eastman School of Music and the University to explore the different depictions of Salomé in religion, the arts, and gender over the centuries.

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Communities considering fracking face long list of questions

Communities considering fracking face long list of questions

September 15, 2014

A new report has examined the host of potential health-related issues that communities in areas of the country suitable for natural gas extraction may face. Katrina Korfmacher, director of the Environmental Health Sciences Center’s Community Outreach and Engagement Core and lead author of the study, describes the report as a first step that will help determine how future research can best address communities’ health questions and inform their decision-making.

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<em>New York Times</em> lists University of Rochester as among most economically diverse

New York Times lists University of Rochester as among most economically diverse

September 9, 2014

The University of Rochester is listed 28th on the New York Times’ “The Most Economically Diverse Top Colleges” list. Editors then created the College Access Index, a methodology “based on the share of freshmen in recent years who came from low-income families (measured by the share receiving a Pell grant) and on the net price of attendance for low- and middle-income families.”

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University Tops in Trees for Third Year Running

University Tops in Trees for Third Year Running

January 31, 2013

Tree Campus USA is a national program honoring colleges and universities for effective campus forest management and for engaging staff and students in conservation goals.

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Hip-Hop, Modern Dance and More

Hip-Hop, Modern Dance and More

January 29, 2013

The third annual inspireDance festival continues to showcase the rich diversity of dance and movement styles found throughout the Rochester community.

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An Urban App to Slow You Down

An Urban App to Slow You Down

January 23, 2013

“Indeterminate Hikes” encourages users to focus on their environment in unexpected ways, via an app developed by a faculty art professor and a sustainability writer.

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A Presidential Voice

A Presidential Voice

January 14, 2013

Just in time for President Barack Obama’s inaugural address on Monday, Jan. 21, the University of Rochester will open an exhibit on the history of presidential speechwriting.

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Eastman Students Make ‘Command Performance’ at Inauguration

Eastman Students Make ‘Command Performance’ at Inauguration

January 14, 2013

Four Eastman School student musicians will become part of a historic event when they perform at the Presidential Inaugural Luncheon on Monday, Jan. 21.

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Shuttle Fleet Goes High-Tech

Shuttle Fleet Goes High-Tech

January 10, 2013

Swipe card readers, real-time tracking and drive cams come on board the new fleet of shuttle buses in early January.

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