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The main amplifiers at the Omega EP laser at the University of Rochester's Laboratory for Laser Energetics

Laboratory for Laser Energetics to receive highest level of federal funding to date

After a great deal of uncertainty, the final FY 2019 Energy and Water bill that was just passed by the U.S. Congress includes $80 million for the LLE, a $5 million increase over FY 2018.

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September 14, 2018
xray image of brains

Drug shows promise in slowing multiple sclerosis

The results of a clinical trial led by Rochester neurologists show that a new drug therapy for multiple sclerosis slowed the brain shrinkage associated with progressive forms of MS.

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September 5, 2018
woman wearing a motion capture suit and cap covered in sensors walking on a treadmill

Harnessing virtual reality, motion capture to study neurological disorders

Using Hollywood-inspired motion capture technology, Medical Center researchers are learning about the movement difficulties that often accompany autism, Alzheimer’s, and traumatic brain injury.

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September 5, 2018

Society & Culture

portrait of Diane Ambler

Top investment lawyer presents ‘a new mindset’ on women and leadership

After a career of more than 40 years, Diane Ambler ’17 returns to campus as one of the world’s leading women in business law to talk about historical changes and work that remains to be done.

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September 13, 2018
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Creating a ‘citizen economist’

In this episode of the Quadcast podcast, two University professors offer their thoughts on how a fundamental understanding of economics helps us make better decisions.

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September 12, 2018
book cover art with the title THE ATTACHMENT EFFECT

In his new book, author takes readers back to psychology class at Rochester

Peter Lovenheim, whose articles have appeared in the New York Times, Politico, and elsewhere, uses the first chapter of his new book to remember his time in professor Harry Reis’s classroom.

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September 6, 2018

The Arts

portrait of Kaveh Rastegar

A sought-after bassist provides glimpse into his musical world

Kaveh Rastegar ’01E, a songwriter and master of the upright and electric bass, released his first solo album this summer. He shares his most memorable experiences on tour and at the Eastman School of Music.

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September 5, 2018
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‘Fringe allows me to push myself to do things I don’t normally get to do’

Rochester Fringe Festival is one of the fastest growing in the United States, with performances from many University students, faculty, and staff. Six of those performers share what makes Fringe special.

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August 29, 2018
student holding a viola standing in front of Eastman Theatre

Four years after picking up viola, dreaming big at Eastman

“I want to win competitions, perform in famous halls under major conductors, and show the world my heart through my craft,” says first-year viola performance major Adrain Jackson. “I want to be great.”

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August 28, 2018

In Photos

three Navy midshimpen in uniform stand in front of Rush Rhees Library, the one in the center is holding an American flag

Never forget

September 11, 2018

NROTC midshipmen Vanessa Carollo ’21, and Rochester Institute of Technology students Julie Nguyen and Daniel Sause take the first shift in a vigil on Eastman Quadrangle to honor members of local university communities who were killed in the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. (University of Rochester photo / J. Adam Fenster)

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Student Life

group of women talking and laughing in the lobby of Susan B. Anthony residence hall

Four years on campus, a lifetime of friendship

The “City Girls”— a close-knit group of friends who met as city of Rochester residents attending the University—celebrate the bonds that brought them together six decades ago.

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September 7, 2018
group of students in a school gym posing under a sign that reads Soñar Despierto, Annual El Dia del Nino, Children's Day

Competition supports student community outreach

Now in its third year, the Community Engagement Challenge encourages student organizations to propose a charitable outreach program that benefits the greater Rochester community.

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September 7, 2018
Olivia Alger

Gap year leads budding writer to Rochester

After graduating from high school, Olivia Alger ’22 decided college could wait. She worked in a hotel, taught refugee children in France, and wrote for a literary magazine. Now she joins the Class of 2022.

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August 30, 2018

Voices & Opinion

portrait of Emil Kang

The art of crafting your job

“Five questions” with Emil Kang ’90, a national arts leader who took his first job as a gallery receptionist and made it his own.

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August 28, 2018
illustration of Madeline Sofia

Talking science so the public will listen

Madeline Sofia ’16M (PhD), an assistant producer for National Public Radio, helps scientists—whom the public trusts more than the media or elected officials—to broaden their reach.

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July 12, 2018
two people, a man and a woman, working on laptops

Equal Pay Day points to 100-year wage gap for women’s work

The Susan B. Anthony Center’s Equal Pay Day panelists will discuss issues of gender pay inequity on the date that marks how long women have to work into the new year to earn the same as men did in the previous year.

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April 10, 2018

University News

historical photo of professor John Waters arranging books in a library case

Remembering scholar John Waters, a ‘proto-digital historian’

John Waters, a professor emeritus of history, died September 14, at the age of 83. He is remember for his inspired teaching, energetic enthusiasm, and trailblazing approach to the history of ordinary folks.

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September 20, 2018
Kristin Doughty

Kristin Doughty appointed director of the Susan B. Anthony Institute

Kristin Doughty, associate professor of anthropology, has been named director of the Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies.

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September 17, 2018
portraits of Hayley Clatterbuck, John Lambropoulos, and Mike Jarvis

Three University professors to receive Goergen Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching

Hayley Clatterbuck in the Department of Philosophy, John Lambropoulos in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, and Michael Jarvis in the Department of History will be honored at a ceremony on October 18.

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September 14, 2018