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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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A personal and professional transition

A personal and professional transition

June 13, 2018

When Chloe Corcoran ’04 decided to live openly as a trans woman, she vowed that she would return the kindness and support she received. In a recent interview, Corcoran talks about her personal journey and her efforts to inspire and inform through her PhD work at the Warner School and in her new role as associate director for identity-based programming for the Office of Alumni Relations.

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‘We each have great capacity to learn, grow, and work together’

‘We each have great capacity to learn, grow, and work together’

November 7, 2017

Tiffany Taylor Smith ’91, the new executive director for inclusive excellence education and professional development at the University of Dayton, discusses the importance of diversity and the impact of her time in Rochester.

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Never forget: Remembering September 11

Never forget: Remembering September 11

September 8, 2017

Among the nearly 3,000 people who died during the attacks on 9/11 were six Rochester 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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Walt Whitman ‘more important now than ever’

Walt Whitman ‘more important now than ever’

March 23, 2017

On the 125th anniversary of the poet’s death, Ed Folsom ’76 (PhD) looks back on the legacy of Whitman’s work, many examples of which have a home in the Rochester’s Rare Books and Special Collections.

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