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‘You are some of the most powerful people in the world’

‘You are some of the most powerful people in the world’

January 23, 2019

During this year’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day Commemorative Address, political commentator Symone Sanders focused on Dr. King’s work after the civil rights movement of 1965, and emphasized his lifelong mission of challenging the status quo. “For young people particularly on college campuses,” she said, “I like to remind them that you are some of the most powerful people in the world.”

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‘I am more prepared to work as an engineer’

‘I am more prepared to work as an engineer’

December 20, 2018

Mechanical Design, also known as ME 204, has a reputation for being one of the toughest courses mechanical engineering students experience. And thanks to professor Chris Muir’s approach to the class, it is also one of the most rewarding. In one of the final competitions, seniors Haley Wohlever, Leo Liu, and Crystal Kim must “walk the plank” to see how much weight their balsa wood structure can bear before it snaps into pieces.

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2018: The year in pictures

2018: The year in pictures

December 14, 2018

As the University photographer, J. Adam Fenster sees—and subsequently documents—more than the average person at Rochester. Here he picks some of his favorite photos and gives us a behind-the-scenes look at what makes each special.

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In the lab where it happened: Nobel science in pictures

In the lab where it happened: Nobel science in pictures

December 8, 2018

Today’s Rochester researchers are taking science developed at the Laboratory for Laser Energetics to develop the next generation high-power lasers and to better understand the fundamentals of high-energy-density physics. 

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Tribute to Frederick Douglass in word and song

Tribute to Frederick Douglass in word and song

December 4, 2018

On December 3, 1847, the first issue of the North Star newspaper was published in the city of Rochester. One hundred and seventy one years later, the city again celebrated abolitionist, activist, author, and orator Frederick Douglass in an evening of words and song at Rochester’s Hochstein Hall. The Prophet of Freedom event include a performance by Eastman School of Music student Jonathan Rhodes ’20 of a song written for Douglass in 1847 that had not been performed in 100 years.

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University community remembers Paul Burgett

University community remembers Paul Burgett

November 13, 2018

Lee Koonce ’96E (MM), president and artistic director of the Gateways Music Festival, delivers remarks at a memorial service for University Vice President Emeritus and University Dean Emeritus Paul Burgett ’68E, ’76E (PhD) yesterday afternoon. Burgett championed the festival, a multiday series of concerts, performances, and other events designed to provide classical musicians of African descent a performance showcase of their own. (University photo by J. Adam Fenster)

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar discusses racism, social injustice

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar discusses racism, social injustice

November 5, 2018

In the first of an ongoing initiative to bring challenging conversations to campus, Donald Hall (right), the Robert L. and Mary L. Sproull Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Sciences & Engineering, welcomed basketball icon and activist Kareem Abdul Jabbar to meet with students and host a talk on the issues dividing America, including racism, economic inequality, and social injustice. “Basically we have to overcome fear … That type of bigotry has no basis in logic,” Abdul Jabbar told the audience in the Palestra last night. “We have to learn to appreciate that people of intelligence come in all shapes and sizes and colors, and if we don’t learn to appreciate that then I think we’re just doomed as a species.” (University photo by J. Adam Fenster)

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The most popular game you’ve never heard of

The most popular game you’ve never heard of

October 15, 2018

From left, Amanda Cabal ’18 (T5), Suzie Ziegler ’19, Brian Schonfeld ’19 and Sam Rusoff ’19 take a break on a warm fall day to enjoy a game of spikeball on Eastman quadrangle. (University of Rochester photo / J. Adam Fenster)
WATCH: What is Spikeball?

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A celebration of Meliora

A celebration of Meliora

October 6, 2018

University alumni, community members, and friends celebrated the annual Meliora Weekend traditions of reunions, thought-provoking conversations, performances, and family fun.

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‘A good reputation is measured by how much you can improve the lives of others’

‘A good reputation is measured by how much you can improve the lives of others’

September 25, 2018

Alumni and their families assemble food packages at the Baltimore Hunger Project, which was founded by Rochester alumna Lynne Kahn ’91. University of Rochester alumni are joining with alumni groups from the nation’s leading colleges and universities this month in a Global Day of Service. Alumni groups in San Francisco, New York City, Baltimore, Rochester, and other cities around the country are gathering to support the work of local nonprofits and community organizations. (AP Images for Rochester Review / Steve Ruark)

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