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Laptop Orchestra combines music, science at Fringe

Laptop Orchestra combines music, science at Fringe

September 23, 2014

The Rochester Laptop Orchestra performs “Viral Composition” at the annual Rochester Fringe Festival. The group is composed of students at the University of Rochester and Eastman School of Music who compose and perform unique, interactive compositions controlled by Wiimotes, Kinect sensors, genetic sequences, and other custom sensors.

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We remember

We remember

September 11, 2014

Naval ROTC students from the University—including Katherine Baum ’17 (above, left) and Jacob Shawler ’17 (center)— along with ROTC members from local battalions—including RIT senior Josh Nysenbaum (right)—held a small vigil on the Eastman Quad to remember those who died in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, including six alumni. The vigil was one of several student-organized events that included a Hopeman Memorial Carillon concert and the playing of the National Anthem at the Eastman School.

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Ring in the new

Ring in the new

September 2, 2014

President Joel Seligman and students Antoinette Esce ’15 and Russell Rosenkranz ’15 ring a replica of the bell used by Martin Brewer Anderson, the university’s first president, to signal class changes.

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Full many fair and famous streams…

Full many fair and famous streams…

August 26, 2014

Vice President and University Dean Paul Burgett leads the incoming freshman class in their first singing of the alma mater — with the help of the University’s a cappella ensembles — at the annual Convocation ceremony.

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Ice, ice baby

Ice, ice baby

August 19, 2014

Assistant track coach Jay Petsch is doused by football players Jordan Golinowski ’15, left and Farid Adenuga ’16. Fifteen members of the Athletic Department took part in the Ice Bucket Challenge on Aug. 19, and supported research into ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s disease.

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Thunderbirds are go!

Thunderbirds are go!

August 15, 2014

F-16 fighter jets of the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds are seen in the skies over the Interfaith Chapel during a practice session for the Rochester Air Show.

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Learning to lead

Learning to lead

July 16, 2014

Neil Varon, professor of conducting and ensembles at the Eastman School, directs Luca Antonucci of Watertown, MA on the Kodak Hall stage during the Summer Conducting Institute. During the intensive five-day program, each young conductor has the opportunity to rehearse with Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra musicians,

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Like summer camp … for subatomic particles

Like summer camp … for subatomic particles

July 8, 2014

Optical engineering major Sarah Bjornland ’19 (left) uses a telescope to study resolution versus pupil size with local high school students Justin Shetty, Tyler Acton, and Dan Duguay. During Photon Camp, a week-long effort by the Institute of Optics to introduce more students to the growing field of optics, high school upperclassmen work with University undergrads to learn about the relevance of optics to everyday life.

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Double rainbow

Double rainbow

June 24, 2014

A rainbow forms over Cutler Union at the University of Rochester’s Memorial Art Gallery.

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A tree grows in Rush Rhees

A tree grows in Rush Rhees

June 2, 2014

A dogwood tree blooms in the courtyard of Rush Rhees Library.

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