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Green Days: River Campus marks EarthFest 2017

Green Days: River Campus marks EarthFest 2017

April 27, 2017

Students, faculty, and staff marked the 20th anniversary of EarthFest—and the third at the University—with a series of events last week designed to celebrate the beauty of nature and to promote a sustainable future.

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QuadCast: Graduating sisters overcome poverty, racism

QuadCast: Graduating sisters overcome poverty, racism

April 26, 2017

Egyptian-born sisters Yasmin and Ayaa Elgoharry came to the U.S. aged seven and 11. Having nearly dropped out of high school, they are now each graduating with a master’s in educational leadership from the Warner School of Education.

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Top University students to be honored at annual Student Life Awards

Top University students to be honored at annual Student Life Awards

April 20, 2017

The awards, also known as “the Rockys,” are divided into Individual Leadership Awards and Student Organization and Programming Awards. Students are nominated by faculty, staff, and peers.

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Mock Trial sends two teams to national championships

Mock Trial sends two teams to national championships

April 20, 2017

For the first time in University history, the Mock Trial team is sending two teams to the national championships at the University of California, Los Angeles, where they will join the top 40 teams in the nation to compete.

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Baja team eyes competitions in California, Kansas

Baja team eyes competitions in California, Kansas

April 19, 2017

Team members unveiled the vehicle in March in the atrium at Goergen Hall, along with posters illustrating the latest changes in drivetrain, electronics, frame, exterior design, suspension, and usability.

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QuadCast: Take Five and a tuition-free fifth year

QuadCast: Take Five and a tuition-free fifth year

April 19, 2017

Astrophysics majors studying Islam in Russia. Neuroscience majors studying public health and feminism. In the latest episode of the QuadCast, meet students in the University’s Take Five program, a unique opportunity for students to take a tuition-free fifth year to study something outside their major, purely for the pleasure of learning.

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12 students and recent alumni win Fulbright grants

12 students and recent alumni win Fulbright grants

April 17, 2017

University of Rochester students will head to 10 different countries for research and language study under the Fulbright program this year.

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Chem-E-Car team shows its spirit at regional competition

Chem-E-Car team shows its spirit at regional competition

April 14, 2017

Members of the fledgling Chem-E-Car team went head to head against powerhouse teams from Cornell and McGill at their first-ever regional competition last month. The event features vehicles students build from scratch, powered by chemical reactions.

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Projects for Peace grant winners to help expand voter turnout in Liberia

Projects for Peace grant winners to help expand voter turnout in Liberia

April 13, 2017

For one week in July, Emmanuel Gweamee ’20 and Aime Laurent Twizerimana ’20 will visit the Liberian capital of Monrovia to teach voting-age young people with disabilities about their civic responsibilities, with the help of a Davis Projects for Peace grant worth $10,000.

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Douglass Community Kitchen heating up for clubs, classes

Douglass Community Kitchen heating up for clubs, classes

April 13, 2017

Since opening in late January, the kitchen has been a hit with student organizations and faculty, who have held some of their classes there. “Based on the usage we’re seeing, we’ve really created something that students, faculty, and instructors are looking for,” says Laura Ballou ’97.

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