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What should schools teach about American Indians?

What should schools teach about American Indians?

November 19, 2018

Working with native communities, MaryBeth Yerdon ’13W (MS) of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian is helping to lead that conversation through a national initiative called Native Knowledge 360°.

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‘I’ve got to do something for Uncle Sam’

‘I’ve got to do something for Uncle Sam’

November 8, 2018

More than 800 alumni, students, and faculty served during World War I. To mark the 100th anniversary of the 1918 Armistice, here are a few of their stories.

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A celebration of Meliora

A celebration of Meliora

October 6, 2018

University alumni, community members, and friends celebrated the annual Meliora Weekend traditions of reunions, thought-provoking conversations, performances, and family fun.

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‘A good reputation is measured by how much you can improve the lives of others’

‘A good reputation is measured by how much you can improve the lives of others’

September 25, 2018

Alumni and their families assemble food packages at the Baltimore Hunger Project, which was founded by Rochester alumna Lynne Kahn ’91. University of Rochester alumni are joining with alumni groups from the nation’s leading colleges and universities this month in a Global Day of Service. Alumni groups in San Francisco, New York City, Baltimore, Rochester, and other cities around the country are gathering to support the work of local nonprofits and community organizations. (AP Images for Rochester Review / Steve Ruark)

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

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

September 13, 2018

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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Remembering September 11

Remembering September 11

September 10, 2018

Among the nearly 3,000 people who died during the attacks were six alumni—three who had just settled in to their offices in the World Trade Center; two who were flying aboard United Flight 93 when it crashed in rural Pennsylvania; and one who rushed to help survivors escaping the crumbling towers.

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An alumnus in space

An alumnus in space

August 6, 2018

University of Rochester alumnus Josh Cassada ’00 (PhD) has been named one of nine NASA astronauts making up the first U.S. crew in history to journey to space in American-made, commercial spacecraft. Cassada would be the third Rochester alumnus to go to space, joining Jim Pawelczyk ’82 and Ed Gibson ’59.

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Show us your town: Washington, D.C.

Show us your town: Washington, D.C.

July 23, 2018

More than just the seat of government, the nation’s capital is a city rich in art and culture, foodie havens, and outdoor getaways. Just ask some of the 4,600 alumni who make it their home.

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Calculating the cost of being black in America

Calculating the cost of being black in America

July 9, 2018

In his new book, The Black Tax: The Cost of Being Black in America, engineer and businessman Shawn Rochester ’97 uses the tools of personal finance management to calculate the costs of racial discrimination.

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US patent office issues its 10 millionth patent to Rochester alumnus

US patent office issues its 10 millionth patent to Rochester alumnus

June 20, 2018

Joseph Marron ’86, an alumnus of the Institute of Optics, has more than 20 patents to his credit. But his latest, for a new way to obtain real-time readings from large laser radars, has special significance.

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