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University statement on OCR notification

May 26, 2015

We received a letter from the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights (OCR) that it will investigate a University of Rochester student’s complaint about the way that the university handled her charge of sexual assault. When OCR receives such a complaint, it undertakes a broader, comprehensive review of a university’s handling of sexual misconduct complaints for a period of years.

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Our school-reform quest

Our school-reform quest

May 26, 2015

In a unique partnership with the Rochester school district, the UR is about to take charge of East High School, which prevents the school from being closed due to its poor academic record. And I’m encouraged by comments that Steve Uebbing, the University of Rochester professor leading the East reform efforts, made in a recent interview with City’s Tim Macaluso.

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Small business is key in presidential campaign playbook

Small business is key in presidential campaign playbook

May 23, 2015

(Dallas Morning News © 05/23/2015)
Small businesses aren’t in the dire straits they were four years ago, but presidential candidates aren’t letting go of an issue they think will get them votes. When candidates say “small business,” they’re talking about creating jobs, telling voters something they want to hear, says David Primo, professor of political science and business at the University of Rochester.

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Ron Paprocki to retire after more than 45 years working at the University

Ron Paprocki to retire after more than 45 years working at the University

May 19, 2015

His career at the University spans more than 45 years and five Rochester presidents. Just after graduation, Paprocki began work in the College, first serving in academic support and counseling positions, and later advancing to budgeting and planning work.

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Foundations To SEC: Force corporations to disclose political giving

Foundations To SEC: Force corporations to disclose political giving

May 19, 2015

David Primo, a professor of political science and business administration at the University of Rochester, said the foundations are addressing the wrong agency. “If this is about democracy and not about shareholders, it’s not clear this is a job for the Securities and Exchange Commission,” Primo said in an interview.

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One concept that gives physicists a Casper-like haunting

One concept that gives physicists a Casper-like haunting

May 19, 2015

One of the most profound forms of “quantum weirdness” lies at the heart of our butt/chair/empty space question. It’s called the wave-particle duality. It tells us that something, like an electron, can behave like a particle — if you do experiments that look for particle-like behavior.

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UR trustee donates $3M to Children’s Hospital

UR trustee donates $3M to Children’s Hospital

May 18, 2015

Richard “Rick” T. Aab, a University of Rochester trustee, has made a $3 million commitment to the Golisano Children’s Hospital Building Fund. The new Golisano Children’s Hospital will be dedicated on May 27 and will open on July 14. Funding came from more than 8,500 individuals and community groups.

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Could a robot write the perfect pop song?

Could a robot write the perfect pop song?

May 15, 2015

If pop songs can so easily be written and then distributed into an unbreakable cycle of hits, can’t they also be reverse engineered and reproduced? Not if you want the song to find an audience, says John Covach, the director of the Institute for Popular Music at the University of Rochester.

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The technology that saved ‘(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction’

The technology that saved ‘(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction’

May 15, 2015

It’s been 50 years since The Rolling Stones released “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction.” The song’s iconic guitar riff—those three irresistibly fuzzy notes—came to Keith Richards in a dream. “On the road, he would use the little cassette machines with the batteries to put his song ideas on the cassette,” the music historian John Covach told me.

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Danny Wegman elected University board chair-elect, four new trustees named at May meeting

Danny Wegman elected University board chair-elect, four new trustees named at May meeting

May 14, 2015

The University Board of Trustees elected Rochester business and civic leader Danny Wegman as board chairman-elect at its May meeting, to begin a five-year term following the May 2016 Board meeting. Wegman, CEO of Rochester-based Wegmans Food Markets, Inc., has served as a University trustee for more than 15 years.

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