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Freshman Featured on ‘From the Top’

Freshman Featured on ‘From the Top’

October 23, 2012 | 0 Comments

The segment was recorded live on July 20 this year in front of a sold-out audience at the Chautauqua Institute Amphitheatre and will be featured on a program with other gifted young classical music performers.

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Health Care History Through Humor

Health Care History Through Humor

October 22, 2012 | 0 Comments

Theodore Brown, a historian of medicine, public health, and health policy at the University of Rochester, provides the historical context for each cartoon and authored introductory chapters on early health care reform efforts.

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Brain’s Desire for Clarity Shapes Language

Brain’s Desire for Clarity Shapes Language

October 16, 2012 | 0 Comments

Many changes to language are simply the brain’s way of ensuring that communication is as precise and concise as possible.

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The Marshmallow Study Revisited

The Marshmallow Study Revisited

October 11, 2012 | 0 Comments

Children who experienced reliable interactions immediately before the marshmallow task waited on average four times longer—12 versus three minutes—than youngsters in similar but unreliable situations.

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Archive Captures 40 Years of the Gay Rights

Archive Captures 40 Years of the Gay Rights

October 10, 2012 | 0 Comments

When the University of Rochester’s Gay Liberation Front launched the Empty Closet in 1971, they knew that distributing a newspaper advocating “the freedom to love” same-sex partners was a radical act.

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Concert to Celebrate Composer Karol Szymanowski

Concert to Celebrate Composer Karol Szymanowski

September 20, 2012 | 0 Comments

Music and writings of Karol Szymanowski will be featured in a concert commemorating the 130th anniversary of the composer’s birthday and 75th anniversary of his death on Wednesday, Oct. 3.

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Excitement Builds as Fringe Festival Opens

Excitement Builds as Fringe Festival Opens

September 17, 2012 | 0 Comments

The Vanessa Mangione Quartet (above) — all graduates of the Eastman School of Music — are among the performers at Rochester’s first-ever Fringe Festival, which opened on Wednesday. University students, faculty, and alumni are among the more than 200 performances scheduled for the five-day fest.

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Williams awarded for ‘major breakthrough’ in vision science

Williams awarded for ‘major breakthrough’ in vision science

September 14, 2012 | 0 Comments

The $630,000 Champalimaud Award goes to Professor David Williams for his work on adaptive optics technologies.

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Online archive provides window on progressive 19th century movements

Online archive provides window on progressive 19th century movements

September 12, 2012 | 0 Comments

A new online archive of the Post Family Papers reveals a Rochester family at the center of the abolition, woman’s suffrage, and temperance movements of the 1800s.

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‘A Great Gift  to the City’: 100 Years of MAG

‘A Great Gift to the City’: 100 Years of MAG

September 6, 2012 | 0 Comments

Dedicated in memory of a beloved son, the Memorial Art Gallery looks forward to its centennial celebration in October 2013 as a community landmark and resource for the arts.

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