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Marking nearly three decades of AIDS awareness on World AIDS Day

Marking nearly three decades of AIDS awareness on World AIDS Day

November 26, 2014

The AIDS Education Collection, housed in the River Campus Libraries’ Rare Books and Special Collections department, is comprised of more than 8,000 posters from 124 countries in 68 languages and dialects. An exhibit from the collection and the World AIDS Day Scientific Symposium hosted at the University’s Center for AIDS Research mark World AIDS Day in Rochester.

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From the archives: Director Mike Nichols speaks to Class of 1972

From the archives: Director Mike Nichols speaks to Class of 1972

November 24, 2014

“I don’t know much about graduations except what I’ve seen in the movies,” joked director Mike Nichols after received an honorary doctor of letters degree from the University in 1972. The award-winning director of The Graduate and many other films and plays died on Wednesday, November 19, at the age of 83. Listen to his 1972 Rochester commencement address.

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Playing action video games can boost learning

Playing action video games can boost learning

November 10, 2014

A new study shows for the first time that playing action video games improves not just the skills taught in the game, but learning capabilities more generally.

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Shattering the stigma of schizophrenia, related disorders

Shattering the stigma of schizophrenia, related disorders

October 17, 2014

The University of Rochester is partnering with the Schizophrenia and Related Disorders Alliance of America (SARDAA) in sponsoring a conference, with the goal raising understanding of schizophrenia in our community.

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New books paints portrait of Spanish scientist as artist

New books paints portrait of Spanish scientist as artist

October 17, 2014

Many in the scientific world today recognize Spanish Nobel Prize-winner Santiago Ramón y Cajal as a pioneer in cell biology and neuroscience. Now in a new book by professor Claudia Schaefer, he is being more fully recognized as an empirical observer and dedicated photographer.

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Pulitzer Prize-winning author Stephen Greenblatt speaks at humanities symposia

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Stephen Greenblatt speaks at humanities symposia

October 15, 2014

One of the world’s most celebrated scholars in the humanities, Stephen Greenblatt will visit the University to lecture and participate in workshops with the campus community. Greenblatt will give a public talk for the University’s Ferrari Humanities Symposia on Thursday, Oct. 30 based on ideas introduced in his Pulitzer Prize-winning book, The Swerve: How the World Became Modern.

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