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Newman Community to attend World Youth Day event in Krakow

Newman Community to attend World Youth Day event in Krakow

July 22, 2016

Student members and alumni of the Newman Community will join a crowd of two million people from 200 nations, where Pope Francis will deliver a welcome address at a prayer service.

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University offers rewarding path to financial aid

University offers rewarding path to financial aid

July 1, 2016

Rochester was one of ten “Innovation Partners” in a new micro-scholarship platform called Raise.me, which allows high school students to bank money toward tuition costs when then record good grades, start a club, or volunteer in their community.

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Four Upward Bound students honored

Four Upward Bound students honored

June 28, 2016

Four area high school students from the University’s Upward Bound program have been named “Outstanding Seniors” by the Monroe County Council of Superintendents.

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WeBWorK an award-winning way of learning from homework

WeBWorK an award-winning way of learning from homework

June 10, 2016

Twenty years ago, the idea of students doing homework online and receiving immediate feedback was a game-changer. Today, more than 700 colleges and high schools and using the WeBWorK system developed by Rochester math professors Arnold Pizer and Michael Gage.

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India Baja team gets ride of their lives in Rettner Hall ‘fab lab’

India Baja team gets ride of their lives in Rettner Hall ‘fab lab’

June 9, 2016

Rochester’s Baja team is serving as host ambassadors to Team Helios Racing. The students flew 19 hours, stopping at JFK International Airport in New York City, and arrived Monday.

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Simon grad’s team wins Tibetan Innovation Challenge

Simon grad’s team wins Tibetan Innovation Challenge

June 6, 2016

Four judges awarded Tashi Organics first place—and a $5,000 cash prize—after watching 15-minute presentations from each of the five finalists, praising the “realistic” plan and stating they believe it can make a positive impact on Tibetan refugees.

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Simon School well-represented at annual Tibetan Innovation Challenge

Simon School well-represented at annual Tibetan Innovation Challenge

June 2, 2016

From an on-the-go barley water health drink, to training programs that reduce food waste for organic farmers, Rochester’s social entrepreneurs are ready to compete in the intercollegiate business plan competition aimed at improving the lives of 125,000 Tibetan refugees.

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Baja races take students’ design, organizational skills off road

Baja races take students’ design, organizational skills off road

June 1, 2016

They’ve competed all across the country, but this month University Baja SAE team members will bring their design and racing skills to their own back yard when Rochester Institute of Technology hosts more than 100 teams from 28 countries.

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Toxicology student sweeps awards at Three Minute Thesis competition

Toxicology student sweeps awards at Three Minute Thesis competition

May 17, 2016

“When you can’t breathe, nothing else matters,” Jennifer Judge said at the end her presentation, which won over both the panel and audience at the University’s first “Three Minute Thesis” competition.

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Singer Family Prizes recognize inspirational high school teachers

Singer Family Prizes recognize inspirational high school teachers

May 16, 2016

Each year, seniors in the College are invited to nominate a high school teacher or staff member for consideration for the Singer Family Prize. The four award winners receive a plaque and $3,000, as well as $2,500 for their school.

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