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Purple Box holiday program to benefit Willow Domestic Violence Center

Purple Box holiday program to benefit Willow Domestic Violence Center

November 17, 2017

The Department of Public Safety is leading its third Holiday Purple Box campaign to help families displaced because of domestic violence. New items from the wish list may be dropped off at Purple Boxes located at points across campus.

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University’s Home Ownership Incentive Program going strong after a decade

University’s Home Ownership Incentive Program going strong after a decade

November 16, 2017

As of fall 2017, approximately 430 employees have closed on homes as the program continues to help first-time home-buyers purchase homes in Rochester’s historic neighborhoods.

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All in at East

All in at East

November 16, 2017

In 2014, a Rochester high school was on the brink of closure. Since then, a partnership with the University has helped East High School to forge a new culture and commitment to revival.

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East High: Amid change, challenges persist

East High: Amid change, challenges persist

November 15, 2017

In this episode of the Quadcast, host Sandra Knispel speaks with members of the East High community to find out how far the school, the students, and the University partnership have come in the last two years.

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Understanding the University’s economic impact

Understanding the University’s economic impact

November 14, 2017

As a major research institution and the largest employer in Upstate New York, the University of Rochester helps shape its local economy as it carries out its core missions of creating and conveying new knowledge.

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Welcome to art school

Welcome to art school

November 3, 2017

An innovative partnership between the Rochester City School District and the Memorial Art Gallery lets children in our community experience the educational, inspirational, and social power of art.

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Greek or Treat

Greek or Treat

October 30, 2017

The University’s fraternity and sorority communities hosted elementary school students from the Rochester City School District for the seventh annual Greek or Treat event last Friday. About 140 kids visited the River Campus to take part in Halloween-themed events ranging from a doughnut-on-a-string contest to a haunted house and obstacle course.

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East High School’s vision care program teaches and heals  

East High School’s vision care program teaches and heals  

October 27, 2017

“It’s amazing, but a lot of the kids don’t realize they can’t see.” Logan Newman has seen many students get their first pair of glasses through an innovative program that trains East High students for careers in the optical field while providing vision care services for their fellow students.

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Eastman gives back to Rochester

Eastman gives back to Rochester

October 25, 2017

Through ROCmusic Collaborative and the Eastman Opera Collective, recent alumni are using their talents and entrepreneurial skills to enrich the Rochester community with music.

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‘Reflections on Place’ brings renowned media artists’ work to Rochester

‘Reflections on Place’ brings renowned media artists’ work to Rochester

October 24, 2017

The Memorial Art Gallery has commissioned international artists Javier Téllez, Isaac Julien, and Dara Birnbaum to create media art installations inspired by the city of Rochester.

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