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Artists with class

Artists with class

September 17, 2014

Since 2005, University of Rochester professors and new media artists Leila Nadir and Cary Peppermint have created numerous collaborative projects under the title EcoArtTech. The duo deals in the kind of interdisciplinary art-making which is less about tangible aesthetics than about creating what they call “interventions.”

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Never forget: Remembering September 11

Never forget: Remembering September 11

September 10, 2014

Profiles by Robin L. Flanigan They were young professionals, preparing for a routine work day, both in the office and on a business trip. They were retirees, looking forward to seeing family on a routine flight. But that day—September 11, 2001—would not be routine. Among the nearly 3,000 people who died during the attacks were […]

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August 25, 2014

Monday was move-in day for students at the Eastman School of Music. The back-to-school season brings thousands of musicians and their instruments to the downtown Rochester campus.

Freshmen moving into the dorms today say they can’t wait to be a part of the Eastman community. “I’m looking forward to finally being in a place where everyone loves classical music and is excited about a thing you are, so I’m just looking forward to being a part of this community,” said student Maxwell Adler.

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Journeys into the unknown

August 25, 2014

Stewart Weaver Surveys Exploration Through the Ages What is exploration, and what distinguishes it from travel, discovery, or adventure? Stewart Weaver’s survey of the history of exploration, slated for publication by Oxford University Press in December, offers a compelling set of answers. In 160 succinct pages, Exploration: A Very Short Introduction chronicles journeys of discovery […]

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Photo essay: Looking forward to Move-in Day by looking back

Photo essay: Looking forward to Move-in Day by looking back

August 20, 2014

Each August, the University of Rochester prepares for Move-in Day, when the incoming freshman class arrives to begin their time as undergraduates. With the help of family, friends, and University volunteers, more than 1,000 new students move into five residence halls on the River Campus and the downtown Eastman Campus. Beginning on Aug. 25, more than 1,300 members of the Class of 2018 will arrive. Here’s a look back to Move-in Days of yesteryear.

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Eastman, African school connect through music

Eastman, African school connect through music

August 6, 2014

Matthew Langford has enjoyed a lifetime of top-notch musical instruction, most recently at the Eastman School of Music. What he heard during a mission trip to Burundi four years ago put that experience in some perspective.

This summer, Langford coordinated with the Eastman school for Habonimana to come free of charge for a two-week course in music education, taught by professor Christopher Azzara.

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Robert Clark stresses need for federal research support at National Press Club

Robert Clark stresses need for federal research support at National Press Club

July 10, 2014

Universities can help drive regional economic development and strengthen American competitiveness — but only if the federal government continues to partner with institutions and commits to provide the sustained research funding that is required to, first, discover a good idea, then “translate” it into products and services that benefit society.

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Retiring director of Memorial Art Gallery leaves lasting impression

Retiring director of Memorial Art Gallery leaves lasting impression

July 6, 2014

Grant Holcomb knew it the moment poet and former National Endowment for the Arts Chairman Dana Gioia stood up to receive an ovation at the Memorial Art Gallery last fall.

The MAG’s centennial had consumed Holcomb, the gallery’s director since 1985, for more than a year and Gioia’s talk was the last in a series of commemorative events. Memorial Art Gallery officials plan to make an announcement Monday at 3 p.m. about the future director of the gallery.

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Photon camp gives high school students exposure to optics

Photon camp gives high school students exposure to optics

July 3, 2014

During their week at Photon Camp, 18 students from several local high schools and the Bergen Academy in New Jersey will attend lectures in the mornings, and get some hands on experience in the laboratory during the afternoons.

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Meeting did not take up University of Rochester’s proposal for East High

Meeting did not take up University of Rochester’s proposal for East High

June 24, 2014

A presentation on the University of Rochester’s proposal for East High School, set for Tuesday night, was postponed. The university previously said it was exploring the idea of serving as the Educational Partnership Organization for East.

Board President Van White said Tuesday night’s presentation was delayed because those involved need more time to flesh out the details.

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