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Making his move

Making his move

December 9, 2014

Computer science major Francis Hinson ’16 says that chess is a game in which players improve through study, not just repeated play. His start-up, Chesscademy, which he founded with two other students, aims to make such instruction readily available and fun. (Photo: Josh Edelson/AP Images for Rochester Review)

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Student activities assistant director honored for leadership

Student activities assistant director honored for leadership

December 1, 2014

Stacey Fisher, assistant director for Wilson Commons student activities, was recently awarded the Joseph H. Benedict Award by the Association of College Unions International (ACUI), an international organization for university union and student activities professionals.

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Student group aims to change conversation around mental health

Student group aims to change conversation around mental health

November 12, 2014

Stigma and taboo can keep individuals suffering from mental illness from getting help. The University’s chapter of Active Minds hosts a variety of events to encourage a dialogue about mental health and to combat misconceptions about common mental health issues such as depression and anxiety.

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Salute to University’s veterans

Salute to University’s veterans

November 10, 2014

Financial economics major Mark Constable ’16 is one of more than 80 military veterans currently enrolled as students at the University. This Veterans Day, we recognize and honor the commitment of our students, faculty, and staff who serve or have served in our nation’s armed services, and share just a few of their stories.

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‘WWOOF’-ing away summer in Puerto Rico

‘WWOOF’-ing away summer in Puerto Rico

November 10, 2014

How did English major Nina Listro ’17 spend her summer vacation? Learning about organic farming with the World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms organization in Puerto Rico.

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Trustee commits additional $1 million to scholarship

Trustee commits additional $1 million to scholarship

November 7, 2014

Trustee Cathy Minehan and her husband, Jerry Corrigan, have committed an additional $1 million to support the scholarship they established in 2004. The scholarship provides assistance for students in the School of Arts & Sciences with significant financial need, and preference is given to underrepresented minorities, athletes in good academic standing, and those pursuing research in the social sciences.

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Veteran and Military Family Services Office opens

Veteran and Military Family Services Office opens

November 6, 2014

There has been a 50% increase in the number of veteran students enrolled at the University since 2010. To better serve those students, and the family members of veterans, the University will celebrate the opening of the new Veteran and Military Family Services Office this Veterans Day.

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Native Hawaiian navigates oceans, scholastic success

Native Hawaiian navigates oceans, scholastic success

October 29, 2014

Traveling almost 5,000 miles away from his home in Waianae, Hawaii, freshman and Film and Media Studies major Isaiah Pule brings with him a passion for movies and a penchant for overseas navigation.

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2014 Goergen Awards honor excellence in teaching

2014 Goergen Awards honor excellence in teaching

October 21, 2014

In acknowledgement of their contributions to undergraduate education, professors Julie Bentley, Jeffrey Tucker, and Jonathan Pakianathan were honored with the University’s 2014 Goergen Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching.

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