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Life on the moon?

Life on the moon?

March 4, 2016

Joan Saab, associate professor of art history and visual and cultural studies, points to illustrations popularized in the 19th century press purporting to prove there was life on the moon, during the inaugural Hagop and Artemis Nazerian Humanities Lecture. “I’m interested in this moment in the 19th century when people are willing to suspend disbelief and see things—and even though they know they’re not true, to believe for that moment that they are.” (University photo / J. Adam Fenster)

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‘We may be a little late, but happy birthday Dr. King’

‘We may be a little late, but happy birthday Dr. King’

February 29, 2016

Marc Morial, the president of the National Urban League and a former mayor of New Orleans, delivered the University’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Address, after the event had been postponed due to weather. “Every generation has a responsibility and a mission to improve things,” Morial told students at the Douglass Leadership House earlier in the day. “When you succeed, go back,” he said. “Do not forget the communities from whence you’ve come.” (University of Rochester photo / J. Adam Fenster)

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Do you want to build a snowman?

Do you want to build a snowman?

February 18, 2016

In the wake of a record-breaking snowfall in the Rochester area, snow sculptures have been popping up across campus, including this happy creature on the academic quad. (University of Rochester photo / Brandon Vick)

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Up, up, and away

Up, up, and away

February 4, 2016

The five-story, 50-foot sculpture made from more than 40,000 compostable balloons currently on display in the Sibley Building atrium in downtown Rochester is the work of University graduate and artist Larry Moss ’92. The exhibit closes this Sunday, February 7, with a giant “popping party.” (University of Rochester photo / J. Adam Fenster)

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‘I Heart Eastman’

‘I Heart Eastman’

January 22, 2016

Students, faculty, and staff participate in the first ever ‘I Heart Eastman’ Day, sharing what they love about the Eastman School of Music, and posting thank-you notes to Eastman alumni. (University of Rochester photo / J. Adam Fenster)

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Diversity Awards 2016

Diversity Awards 2016

January 22, 2016

Walter Cooper ’56 greets violist and ROCmusic director Alexander Peña, who performed at the 2016 University of Rochester Diversity Awards reception at Witmer House on January 20. The Diversity Awards recognize the accomplishments of faculty, staff, students, grads, units, or departments of the University that contribute to diversity and inclusion through exemplary leadership. (University of Rochester photo / J. Adam Fenster)

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Historic economic development award celebrated

Historic economic development award celebrated

December 14, 2015

Governor Andrew Cuomo; New York Senator Joseph E. Robach, Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren; Wegmans CEO Danny Wegman; University President and CEO Joel Seligman and State Assembly Majority Leader Joe Morelle celebrate the awarding of $500 million in funding from the governor’s Upstate Revitalization Initiative last week during an event at the Rochester Convention Center. (University of Rochester photo / J. Adam Fenster)

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A (super)hero’s welcome

A (super)hero’s welcome

December 3, 2015

Sometimes it takes a superhero to bring about change. For nursing, that superhero is Loretta (Lee) Ford, founding dean of the School of Nursing, whose vision 50 years ago propelled the profession in a new direction and ultimately transformed the health care delivery system.
Learn more about the history of the nurse practitioner model, co-developed by Ford.

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An autumnal reprieve

An autumnal reprieve

November 6, 2015

Students enjoyed an unseasonably warm week in November, taking full advantage of the sunshine.

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The Sundance Kid is Beautiful

The Sundance Kid is Beautiful

October 25, 2015

Multidisciplinary artist Christopher Knowles rehearses in Todd Theatre. The Sundance Kid is Beautiful presents Knowles’s work in a staged performance environment that incorporates many of his diverse approaches, including dance, sculpture, music, and poetry.

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