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Thank you for your service

Thank you for your service

November 10, 2017

Scott Clyde ’03, executive director of college enrollment and a veterans of the United States Marine Corps presents a “Veteran Rocky” pin to Air Force veteran John Lonneville, who works for University IT. The annual ceremony is held in recognition of all faculty and staff who have served in the United States armed forces. (University photo / J. Adam Fenster)

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Greek or Treat

Greek or Treat

October 30, 2017

The University’s fraternity and sorority communities hosted elementary school students from the Rochester City School District for the seventh annual Greek or Treat event last Friday. About 140 kids visited the River Campus to take part in Halloween-themed events ranging from a doughnut-on-a-string contest to a haunted house and obstacle course.

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Meliora Weekend 2017

Meliora Weekend 2017

October 14, 2017

Thousands of alumni, community members, and friends of the University returned to Rochester the weekend of October 12-14 to celebrate the annual Meliora Weekend traditions of reunions, thought-provoking conversations, and family fun. Keynote speakers included Robin Roberts, Peggy Noonan, and Jeffrey Toobin, and headline entertainers included comedian Mike Birbiglia and jazz great Chick Corea.

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Slam-dunking success

Slam-dunking success

September 22, 2017

Former Los Angeles Lakers NBA star Byron Scott meets with athletes from the women’s basketball team for a “shoot-around” in the Palestra. Scott was in town to meet with Charlie Morris ’68 to discuss a book the pair co-authored, Slam-Dunk Success: Leading from Every Position on Life’s Court.

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Fanfare for the Common Student

Fanfare for the Common Student

August 30, 2017

Rachel Waddell, director of orchestral activities, conducts a brass and percussion ensemble composed of Department of Music students as they perform Aaron Copland’s Fanfare for the Common Man to mark the beginning of classes. (University photo / J. Adam Fenster)

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Nothing I can say, a partial eclipse of the sun

Nothing I can say, a partial eclipse of the sun

August 21, 2017

From Eastman Quad to the Engineering Quad, River Campus was filled with people, eclipse glasses in hand, to view the moon passing across the face of the sun, offering views of a partial eclipse. Despite some passing clouds, the show didn’t disappoint.

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Donning the white coat

Donning the white coat

August 18, 2017

David Lambert, senior associate dean for medical student education at the School of Medicine and Dentistry, takes a selfie with first-year students as they assemble after the twelfth annual Dr. Robert L. & Lillian H. Brent White Coat Ceremony marking the start of their medical careers. (University photo / J. Adam Fenster)

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Bringing the music

Bringing the music

August 10, 2017

Eastman School of Music alumnus Thapelo Masita ’17 rehearses for the final orchestra performance of the Gateways Music Festival in Kodak Hall. Now in its 24th year, the festival brings together classical musicians of African descent for a week of workshops and free performances. (University photo / J. Adam Fenster)

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Creating communal spaces through public art

Creating communal spaces through public art

August 3, 2017

As part of the Take Five Scholars Program, Madison Carter ’18 is researching how public art—such as murals, sculptures, even performance art—influences social interactions in the city of Rochester.

This summer, the English literature and environmental studies major is interning with Richard Margolis, a well-known area photographer who documents art, architecture, and landmarks, and then compiles them into searchable databases. Carter is contributing to the descriptions of each piece of public art, researching the stories associated with their creation, and contacting the artists themselves for their input. She is also identifying additional works of public art to include in the database. (University photo / J. Adam Fenster)

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Happy Pride, Rochester!

Happy Pride, Rochester!

July 17, 2017

Sunshine, cheery faces, and colorful attire were on full display at this weekend’s Pride Parade, with the University represented by the Susan B. Anthony Center and a contingent of students, staff, and friends. The parade was the culmination of the week-long ROC Pridefest, sponsored by Rochester’s Gay Alliance—an organization with roots going back to the creation of the Rochester Gay Liberation Front, founded by two Rochester students in 1970.

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