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Remembering Louise

Remembering Louise

March 23, 2018

More than 2,000 guests including 40 members of Congress gathered Friday to celebrate the life of Louise Slaughter, the longtime US representative for the Rochester area and much of western New York. The memorial service was held at the University’s Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre and featured remarks by Slaughter’s children and grandchildren, friends and government officials. (University photo / J. Adam Fenster)

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Match made in medicine

Match made in medicine

March 16, 2018

“I almost couldn’t believe my eyes,” said Nichole Roxas, as she opened her envelope and learned she was heading to Yale-New Haven Hospital to train as a child and adolescent psychiatrist. Roxas joined 100 of her peers at the School of Medicine and Dentistry on Match Day, the day when medical students across the country get the results of the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP), which matches the preferences of students with the preferences of residency programs. “I started crying happy tears because it’s a dream come true for me,” said Roxas.  “The education I received in Rochester has irrevocably shaped my moral compass and the direction of my career.”

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Schumer announces plan to protect and expand LLE

Schumer announces plan to protect and expand LLE

March 5, 2018

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer announced a three-part plan to protect and expand the University of Rochester’s Laboratory for Laser Energetics (LLE) during his visit to the LLE on Monday, March 5. The Trump Administration’s Fiscal Year 2019 budget, announced last month, proposed significant cuts to the lab and a “three-year ramp-down” in federal support. During his visit, Schumer praised the LLE for creating jobs and advancing scientific research in physics, optics, and photonics. “The Laser Lab is vital not only to Rochester but to the United States and our national security,” Schumer said. “Turning out the lights on the Laser Lab is a horrible idea, and I promise you, it will not happen under my watch.” (University of Rochester photo / J. Adam Fenster)

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<em>We Don’t Live on Mars Yet</em>

We Don’t Live on Mars Yet

February 23, 2018

Cast members from the upcoming International Theatre Program production of We Don’t Live on Mars Yet, from left, Zhongyi Zuo ’20, Ashley Figueira ’21, Marc Laroussini ’18, Samantha Richardson ’19, Matalin Collins ’19, Roisin Flanagan ’19. The experimental show focusing on issues of immigration, refugees, and the meaning of “home” opens on Thursday, March 1. (University of Rochester photo / J. Adam Fenster)

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Digitizing Douglass

Digitizing Douglass

February 9, 2018

Victor Garza ’19, left, and associate professor of English Gregory Heyworth prepare to scan the marble bust of Frederick Douglass in the Frederick Douglass Building . The students in Heyworth’s Digital Imaging class are using a structured light scanner to create a digital rendering of the marble bust. Their goal is to create a file that can be accessed and the bust reproduced anywhere with a 3D printer. (University of Rochester photo / J. Adam Fenster)

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Rhee-versed

Rhee-versed

February 8, 2018

Kevin Huang ’20 submitted this inventive shot of the iconic Rush Rhees Library to the University’s weekly “Photo Friday” homepage feature and received more Facebook and Instagram “likes” than any other photo in the 10-year history of these community-submitted photos. 

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Celebrating five years

Celebrating five years

January 19, 2018

The Paul J. Burgett Intercultural Center celebrated its fifth anniversary on Friday, January 19. Named after the longtime University dean, vice president and senior advisor to the president, the center is a joint venture of the Office of the Dean of Students and the David T. Kearns Center and is located in Douglass Commons. It promotes cultural awareness and engagement, educates on issues of identity, culture, and diversity, and provides opportunities for collaboration. Nearly 2,000 people visited the center during the 2016-17 academic year. “We are all members of the human race,” Burgett said. “This center celebrates that, and enables us to develop fluency and appreciation for one another.”

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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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