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Alaris, UR partner to digitize Susan B. Anthony letters

Alaris, UR partner to digitize Susan B. Anthony letters

February 24, 2015

Kodak Alaris Inc. has partnered with the University of Rochester to digitize a large collection of correspondence between suffragist Susan B. Anthony and her friend and colleague, Rachel Foster Avery. The collection’s workflow enabled scanning of 1,470 images, including some 50 photographs, in roughly 20 hours.

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Wives of the famous portrayed at MAG

Wives of the famous portrayed at MAG

February 22, 2015

The lessons of history are invaluable, but the stories can grow stale over time, the deeper meanings lost with each re-telling. A series of events at the Memorial Art Gallery on Sunday afternoon took aim at that problem by helping breathe new life into those stories.

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Testani named assistant dean, executive director of Gwen M. Greene Career and Internship Center

Testani named assistant dean, executive director of Gwen M. Greene Career and Internship Center

February 19, 2015

Joe Testani succeeds Burt Nadler, current director of the Greene Center, who announced his intent to retire last year after 16 years in the position. Testani will join the University in June 2015.

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Late Poet Laureate helped celebrate Plutzik Centennial

Late Poet Laureate helped celebrate Plutzik Centennial

February 17, 2015

From the archives: Philip Levine, former poet laureate of the United States, was a keynote guest when the Department of English’s Plutzik Reading Series celebrated its centennial in 2012. The Pulitzer Prize-winning poet died Sunday at the age of 87.

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World-Renowned Taiko Drumming pioneers perform In Kodak Hall

World-Renowned Taiko Drumming pioneers perform In Kodak Hall

February 16, 2015

Exploring the limitless possibilities of the traditional Japanese drum, the taiko, the performing arts ensemble Kodo will perform its “One Earth Tour: Mystery” program which evokes the mood of splendor and awe found in sacred places.

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UR joins national sexual assault prevention campaign

UR joins national sexual assault prevention campaign

February 10, 2015

The students’ concerns were evident in the words on the T-shirts worn by some of them involved in the It’s On Us campaign launched Tuesday at the University of Rochester. Emily Sumner’s T-shirt said, “Stop. Ask. Clarify,” in reference to the need of students to have a clear understanding of consent before entering into a sexual relationship.

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Eastman professor Paul O’Dette, alumnus Bob Ludwig win Grammys

Eastman professor Paul O’Dette, alumnus Bob Ludwig win Grammys

February 8, 2015

O’Dette, professor of lute, won for Best Opera Recording, and Ludwig, alumnus and mastering engineer, took home three Grammys: Best Surround Sound Album, for his work on Beyoncé; Best Engineered Album Non-Classical, for Beck’s Morning Phase; and Album of the Year.

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Posse Foundation founder and president to deliver the 2015 College Commencement Address

Posse Foundation founder and president to deliver the 2015 College Commencement Address

February 5, 2015

Deborah Bial, founder and president of The Posse Foundation, one of the most comprehensive and renowned college access and readiness programs for urban high school students in the United States, will deliver the 165th College commencement address.

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EPA recognizes University for waste-reducing efforts

EPA recognizes University for waste-reducing efforts

February 5, 2015

The WasteWise program helps organizations and businesses apply sustainable materials management practices to reduce municipal and industrial wastes. WasteWise participants reported preventing and diverting a total of nearly 7.6 million tons of waste from being disposed in landfills or incinerators in 2013.

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FDA approves breast imaging system

FDA approves breast imaging system

February 4, 2015

After more than a decade of development and data-gathering — including breast scans on nearly 700 women and 79 patents issued — the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the Koning Breast CT breast-cancer imaging system invented by a Medical Center professor.

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