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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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‘This is a golden era’ for TV news

‘This is a golden era’ for TV news

March 22, 2017

Tommy Evans ’99 has combined his eye for photography and his interest in politics into a journalism career that has led him to the post of London bureau chief at CNN International.

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Eastman alumni of ‘The President’s Own’ to perform at inauguration

Eastman alumni of ‘The President’s Own’ to perform at inauguration

January 19, 2017

Eleven alumni of the Eastman School of Music will perform in the 58th Inauguration of the President of the United States on Jan. 20, 2017, as members of “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band. This marks the Marine Band’s 55th inaugural appearance.

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Never forget: Remembering September 11

Never forget: Remembering September 11

September 9, 2016

Among the nearly 3,000 people who died during September 11 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. This year and every year, we remember those we lost.

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University, Brighton Volunteer Ambulance to honor heroic alumnus

University, Brighton Volunteer Ambulance to honor heroic alumnus

May 25, 2016

At an outdoor dedication ceremony on the Eastman Quad, Brighton Volunteer Ambulance will dedicate its new ambulance “Brighton 3059” to the memory of Zhe ‘Zack’ Zeng and other 9/11 rescuers.

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