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Students learn the art of community change through dance

Students learn the art of community change through dance

April 10, 2018

How can high school students inspire political and social change with the instuments of dance, theater, and visual art? University of Rochester students in the Program of Dance and Movement are working with local high schools to answer that question.

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Fairchild Award honors mural artist Sarah C. Rutherford

Fairchild Award honors mural artist Sarah C. Rutherford

March 21, 2018

A tribute to five Rochester women who work to lift others’ voices in the community, the “Her Voice Carries” art project has earned local artist Sarah C. Rutherford this year’s Lillian Fairchild Memorial Award.

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New high-tech hub for entrepreneurship debuts in Sibley Square

New high-tech hub for entrepreneurship debuts in Sibley Square

February 16, 2018

Now in its new space on the sixth floor of historic Sibley Square, NextCorps (formerly High Tech Rochester) will serve as one of the cornerstones of the revitalization of downtown Rochester. NextCorps is an affiliate of the University of Rochester and the region’s only state- and federally-designated business incubator.

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LLE research earns local teens spots in semifinals of prestigious science competition

LLE research earns local teens spots in semifinals of prestigious science competition

January 18, 2018

Two local high school seniors have been named scholars in the prestigious Regeneron Science Talent Search for summer research projects they worked on at the University’s Laboratory for Laser Energetics.

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Adapted toys a godsend for parents and their children with special needs

Adapted toys a godsend for parents and their children with special needs

January 9, 2018

Toys that beep. Toys that light up and sing. All adapted by engineering students for children with special needs. For parents visiting the University of Rochester Medical Center, taking home a toy their child can play with themselves is “really awesome.”

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For city kids with asthma, telemedicine and in-school care cut ER visits in half

For city kids with asthma, telemedicine and in-school care cut ER visits in half

January 8, 2018

A new Medical Center study shows that children with asthma in the Rochester City School District who received telemedicine appointments and in-school care cut their ER visits in half.

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Engineering students give special needs children the gift of play

Engineering students give special needs children the gift of play

December 21, 2017

The Toys for All Tots student organization hosts workshops to teach other students and community members how to adapt battery-powered toys so that children with limited mobility can activate them on their own.

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University departments join Public Safety in donating record Purple Box gifts

University departments join Public Safety in donating record Purple Box gifts

December 21, 2017

The Willow Center’s Purple Box campaign, which takes place every November in recognition of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, collects new toys and more for children and mothers.

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Eastman Community Music School to undergo major renovations

Eastman Community Music School to undergo major renovations

December 18, 2017

The $2.8 million renovation of the school’s home in Messinger Hall, will enhance the educational experience for over 1,500 area music students.

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Introductory Painting course turns Rochester waiting rooms into ‘welcome rooms’

Introductory Painting course turns Rochester waiting rooms into ‘welcome rooms’

December 18, 2017

Students in Heather Layton’s classes this year have worked with staff and community members at the Jordan Health Centers to fill these spaces with art.

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