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URs campaign reaches $1.2 billion goal

URs campaign reaches $1.2 billion goal

March 26, 2015

Wednesday evening, Seligman announced that the goal had been met 15 months ahead of its deadline. Seligman called reaching the $1.2 billion mark “a major milestone” in UR’s 165-year history.

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Robert and Pamela Goergen commit $11 million to Institute for Data Science

Robert and Pamela Goergen commit $11 million to Institute for Data Science

March 25, 2015

Trustee Robert B. Goergen and Pamela M. Goergen have committed $11 million to the University’s Institute for Data Science. In recognition of the Goergens’ commitment, the institute will be named the Goergen Institute for Data Science. The institute is amplifying the University’s research strengths in machine learning, artificial intelligence, biostatistics, and biomedical research, and fostering important research collaborations.

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<em>The Meliora Challenge</em> campaign surpasses $1.2 billion initial goal

The Meliora Challenge campaign surpasses $1.2 billion initial goal

March 25, 2015

On the way to $1.2 billion, the University has met—and is currently exceeding—its campaign goals for faculty ($350 million) and the Annual Fund ($130 million). Campaign support to date has established 93 new endowed professorships throughout the University, which has exceeded the original goal of 80.

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Daily Planet: Future Tunes

Daily Planet: Future Tunes

March 25, 2015

“I decided to bring people together to create something new, something interactive, something that would catch the audience’s attention.” David Heid is a grad student at the University of Rochester. A place where art meets science with supersonic results.

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Do The Rolling Stones owe their success to their bad boy image?

Do The Rolling Stones owe their success to their bad boy image?

March 24, 2015

It may shock plenty of people to learn that one of the best examples of how marketing can make or break a career is the Rolling Stones, who wouldn’t be where they are today without the look and antics, despite how great the music is.

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University of Rochester Libraries join HathiTrust

University of Rochester Libraries join HathiTrust

March 23, 2015

The University of Rochester Libraries have become one of the newest members of HathiTrust, a worldwide partnership of more than one hundred major research institutions and libraries working to preserve and provide access to the cultural record in digital form.

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University launches center for renewable energy

University launches center for renewable energy

March 23, 2015

The University of Rochester is combining scholars, researchers, and resources from more than 15 academic departments and multiple schools to create the Center for Energy & Environment (CEE). Its purpose is to improve energy systems and to understand the impacts of energy technologies on the environment and human health.

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Stigma around physician-assisted dying lingers

Stigma around physician-assisted dying lingers

March 22, 2015

Jack Kevorkian’s unorthodox methods drew attention to assisted suicide. Just months after Kevorkian’s first case, in an effort to broaden the debate, Dr. Timothy Quill published an article in the New England Journal of Medicine.

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Emerging countries say Internet bad for morality, study finds

Emerging countries say Internet bad for morality, study finds

March 19, 2015

The majority of users, 64%, said the Internet has a positive influence on education. However, 42% also thought the Internet was bad for morality, with only 29% saying the Internet is a good influence. People’s definition of morality differs from country to country, according to Randall Curren, professor of philosophy at University of Rochester.

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University of Rochester sets tuition rates for 2015-16

March 19, 2015

Tuition for University of Rochester undergraduates in The College will rise 2.8 percent to $47,450 in the 2015-16 academic year. Room and board will be $14,294, a 4.8 percent increase. The total cost of attendance increase is 3.3 percent.

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