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New Eastman dean optimistic about students future

New Eastman dean optimistic about students future

May 15, 2014

Hear an interview with the newly-named dean of the Eastman School of Music, Jamal Rossi.

He talks about why he’s still optimistic for Eastman grads despite the rapidly changing music industry, and what music brings to our lives.

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UR, East High partnership approved by state

UR, East High partnership approved by state

May 15, 2014

The district and university have less than two months to create a new vision for the troubled school, but [the agreement] gives them until 2015 to fully implement that plan, a year later than the state originally required.

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Jamal Rossi named new Eastman School dean

Jamal Rossi named new Eastman School dean

May 14, 2014

Rossi was greeted by a standing ovation by those attending the event at Kilbourn Hall. He already has a proven record at the Eastman School, which is part of UR.

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The doctor’s in – through webcam, smartphone

The doctor’s in – through webcam, smartphone

May 13, 2014

“Why can’t we provide care to people wherever they are?” asks Dr. Ray Dorsey, a neurologist at the University of Rochester Medical Center who is leading a national study of video visits for Parkinson’s patients and sees broader appeal.

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Wilmot Cancer research effort gets $4 million donation

Wilmot Cancer research effort gets $4 million donation

May 12, 2014

The Wilmot family and the James P. Wilmot foundation are giving $4 million to support cancer research. The announcement was made at the Discovery Ball Saturday night at the Rochester Riverside Convention Center. The money will be part of a $30 million dollar research-focused campaign at UR Medicine.

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East High plan & school budget pass

East High plan & school budget pass

May 9, 2014

The Rochester City School Board made a decision about the future of East High School Thursday night. School board members want the University of Rochester to take over the school and act as an educational partnership organization beginning in the 2015-16 school year. “The U of R is a strong university,” said Rochester City School Superintendent Bolgen Vargas. “It has an incredible reputation, also a lot of talented people and they could help the district.”

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Rapid growth spurts formed vast and beautiful Altiplano plateau

Rapid growth spurts formed vast and beautiful Altiplano plateau

May 8, 2014

Now scientists have gained some insight into how vast Altiplano plateau in the Andes Mountains formed. They believe it arose not gradually, but through rapid growth spurts.

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UR Design Day – real-world engineering solutions

UR Design Day – real-world engineering solutions

May 6, 2014

Student teams at the University of Rochester’s Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Sciences will partner with local companies and institutions to solve real-world engineering problems. The annual Senior Design Day showcases more than 50 of these projects from all six Hajim School departments.

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University of Rochester exploring possibility of taking over East High School

University of Rochester exploring possibility of taking over East High School

May 6, 2014

The University of Rochester is interested in potentially managing East High School. A letter from the university asks the state education commissioner to extend the deadline to February 2015 to submit proposals for East High.

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How not to pick judges

How not to pick judges

May 2, 2014

“A surprising part of the problem, as I show in a new study in the Journal of Law and Courts, is linked to the American Bar Association’s system for rating judicial candidates, which plays a surprisingly large role in judge selection.” Maya Sen, assistant professor of political science

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