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‘Unarmed truth and unconditional love…’

‘Unarmed truth and unconditional love…’

January 19, 2018

Maria Hinojosa, host of National Public Radio’s Latino USA and PBS’s America By The Numbers, meets with students at Douglass Leadership House before delivering the University’s 2018 Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Address. Hinojosa was the first Latina to deliver the address.
(University photo / J. Adam Fenster)

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2017: The year in pictures

2017: The year in pictures

December 18, 2017

Each year, J. Adam Fenster takes thousands of photos in his role as University photographer. We asked him to select his favorites and tell us what makes each one a compelling snapshot of learning and living at Rochester.

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Sounds of the season

Sounds of the season

December 8, 2017

A student string quartet performs in Lowry Hall at the Eastman School of Music’s traditional Holiday Sings event. The performance takes place on the last day of classes every year. (University photo / Michelle Martorell)

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Boar’s Head Dinner goes back to 16th century for one night

Boar’s Head Dinner goes back to 16th century for one night

December 1, 2017

Feldman Ballroom in Douglass Commons was transformed into a 16th century English court for the annual Boar’s Head Dinner, a University tradition since 1934. The banquet was inspired by a 16th-century Oxford University legend in which a student walking through the woods was attacked by a wild boar and saved by a fellow scholar who thrust a copy of Aristotle’s work down the boar’s throat.

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Language Center celebrates one-year anniversary

Language Center celebrates one-year anniversary

November 29, 2017

Language Center director Teresa Valdez speaks at an event Tuesday celebrating the center’s one-year anniversary. Located in Douglass Commons, the center’s mission is to raise intercultural awareness and promote the 18 languages offered on the River Campus. Valdez says enrollment in foreign language classes has increased 22 percent since the center opened last fall.(University of Rochester photo / Jordan Mangefrida)

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One language, one recipe

One language, one recipe

November 15, 2017

Aylin Tunay-Ustunkok, right, associate director in Event and Classroom Management, and Turkish lecturer Abby Comstock-Gay prepare Nasıl Yapılır, a traditional Turkish lentil soup, during the Language Center’s “One Language, One Recipe” event in the Community Kitchen in the Frederick Douglass Building.  (University of Rochester photo / J. Adam Fenster)

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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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