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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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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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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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