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Nobelist Ishiguro: Novelist of ‘quiet riskiness’

Nobelist Ishiguro: Novelist of ‘quiet riskiness’

October 7, 2017

Adam Parkes ’93 (PhD) explores the writing of Kazuo Ishiguro, recipient of this year’s Nobel Prize in Literature, noting his fearless literary experimentation meshed with a simple austerity.

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Doug Phillips on the role of universities in their cities

Doug Phillips on the role of universities in their cities

October 4, 2017

During a recent Bloomberg Markets podcast, Doug Phillips, the University’s chief investment officer, discussed his thoughts on the role urban universities play in their communities.

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Remembering Tom Petty: ‘A new traditionalist’

Remembering Tom Petty: ‘A new traditionalist’

October 3, 2017

John Covach, director of the University’s Institute for Popular Music, remembers the pop and rock values of Tom Petty. “Petty was not a new waver after all, but rather someone moving forward by looking back.”

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How business schools can help women attain leadership roles

How business schools can help women attain leadership roles

August 26, 2017

Women’s Equality Day annually marks the adoption of the 19th Amendment. But nearly one hundred years later, “women are far from equally represented in corporate leadership ranks,” writes Rebekah Lewin, assistant dean of admissions and financial aid at the Simon Business School.

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Making Rochester an epicenter of light and sound innovation

Making Rochester an epicenter of light and sound innovation

August 22, 2017

Rochester has the unique potential to become an international hub for light and sound innovation, according to Joel Seligman and David Munson, presidents of the University of Rochester and Rochester Institute of Technology, respectively.

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In the summer of 1967: <em>Sgt. Pepper</em> altered pop music industry

In the summer of 1967: Sgt. Pepper altered pop music industry

May 26, 2017

In an op-ed for Newsweek, Professor John Covach marks the 50th anniversary of the iconic album, noting that only the Beatles could have released such a musically adventurous and experimental work.

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The core of Chuck Berry’s legacy

The core of Chuck Berry’s legacy

March 20, 2017

Rock ‘n roll legend Chuck Berry died on March 18 at the age of 90. In this essasy in Macleans, rock historian John Covach remembers what made Berry iconic in a era of song stylists, covers, and lyric sanitization.

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If you’re asked to pay, walk away

If you’re asked to pay, walk away

March 15, 2017

Ajay Kuriyan, an assistant professor of ophthalmology at the Medical Center, cautions against what can go wrong when stem cell procedures are not appropriately regulated.

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Nurturing a love for reading

Nurturing a love for reading

February 21, 2017

In an op-ed for Fox News, Carol Anne St. George, assistant professor of teaching and curriculum at the Warner School of Education, shares the “compelling reasons for reading aloud to children” as well as tips to make the read-aloud experience enjoyable.

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Earth’s magnetic field—reversing or fluctuating?

Earth’s magnetic field—reversing or fluctuating?

February 8, 2017

For the last 160 years, the Earth’s magnetic field has been weakening. In an essay shared on Newsweek, professor John Tarduno explains archaeomagnetism research, in which geophysicists team up with archaeologists to study the effects of these changes.

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