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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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Friendly neighborhood Spider-Dean

Friendly neighborhood Spider-Dean

May 18, 2014

Jamal Rossi, dean of the Eastman School of Music, reminded graduates that “with great power comes great responsibility … You not only have the power to transform lives, you have the responsibility. You have to make a difference in the community and in the people in those communities. Use your music to enrich your communities.” He concluded his address by saying, “There’s a little Spider-Man in all of us,” referencing the filming of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 in front of Kodak Hall last summer.

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Rushed quiet during finals week

Rushed quiet during finals week

May 7, 2014

Sun shines through the skylights of the Robert B. Goergen Hall for Biomedical Engineering and Optics.

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Dandelion Day

Dandelion Day

April 25, 2014

Students mark the end of the semester with Dandelion Day celebrations on the quad.

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Celebrating street art

Celebrating street art

April 11, 2014

Rochester artist Thievin’ Stephen works on a mural in Rettner Hall as part of Day of the Arts 2014: Street Art, a two-day series showcasing movement, dance, and art executed outside of traditional art venues.

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Edible art

Edible art

March 31, 2014

The New Media Fermentation Workshop, a collaboration between University professors Leila Nadir (sustainability) and Cary Peppermint (art and art history) meets in Burton Hall. The workshop consist of students making their own personal vegetable ferments, such as kimchi, and new media art students who will be documenting and remixing the experience. The workshops are part of EcoArtTech’s new work-in-progress, Edible Ecologies, which involves collaborating with local communities to resuscitate historic food practices and foodways.

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“We have not built a just society.”

“We have not built a just society.”

March 28, 2014

Columbia University president Lee C. Bollinger delivers the keynote address at the 5th Annual Diversity Conference in the Interfaith Chapel. ollinger is a prominent advocate of affirmative action who played a leading role in the twin Supreme Court cases—Grutter v Bollinger and Gratz v Bollinger—that upheld and clarified the importance of diversity as a compelling justification for affirmative action in higher education.

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