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Scholars call for more research into gun violence

Scholars call for more research into gun violence

April 6, 2018

More than a dozen researchers—from Harvard, Johns Hopkins, and other major institutions around the country—presented at the two-day symposium, aimed at addressing dearth of research data on gun violence.

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Students compete to explain years of research in 3 minutes

Students compete to explain years of research in 3 minutes

April 5, 2018

The University’s annual Three Minute Thesis competition challenges graduate students and postdocs to summarize their research with just three minutes and one slide.

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Can you erase fear from a scary memory?

Can you erase fear from a scary memory?

April 4, 2018

The Humanities Center’s year-long look at memory and forgetting continues with a public lecture from neuroscientist Daniela Schiller, whose work on the malleability of memory has promise for people with post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, addiction, and phobias.

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Series looks at ‘integral’ role of migrants in America

Series looks at ‘integral’ role of migrants in America

March 23, 2018

The Humanities Center is hosting a series of events titled “Planting a Seed: Migrant Workers in the American Landscape,” examining the long, complex, and storied history of migration from the Mexican border to the United States.

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Michelangelo lived large—and ‘loved to laugh’

Michelangelo lived large—and ‘loved to laugh’

March 20, 2018

Renowned Michelangelo expert and this year’s Ferrari Humanities Symposia keynote speaker William Wallace has spent his career helping readers to find the familiar in the extraordinary artist’s day-to-day life.

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Mattel CEO Margo Georgiadis to deliver 2018 College Commencement Address

Mattel CEO Margo Georgiadis to deliver 2018 College Commencement Address

March 7, 2018

Margaret (Margo) Georgiadis, now with Mattel Inc. and formerly with Google, is a recognized thought leader on technology, innovation, and leadership.

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Symphony Orchestra, dancers to explore theme of immigration

Symphony Orchestra, dancers to explore theme of immigration

March 1, 2018

In her new role in the Department of Music, Rachel Waddell encourages people to “listen to classical music in a different way,” connecting an upcoming performance of Antonin Dvořák’s New World Symphony to issues of immigration, and the meaning of “home.”

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Meet the 2018 Susan B. Anthony Legacy Awards

Meet the 2018 Susan B. Anthony Legacy Awards

February 8, 2018

Seven women undergraduate students will be honored this week at the Susan B. Anthony Legacy Awards—a 61-year tradition celebrating exceptional women enrolled at the University.

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Black History Month 2018

Black History Month 2018

February 1, 2018

Sponsors and host organizations across the University are planning events to celebrate black history. This year also marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of Frederick Douglass, and the University is joining with other Rochester institutions to honor Douglass’s life and work in his adopted city.

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Celebrating five years

Celebrating five years

January 19, 2018

The Paul J. Burgett Intercultural Center celebrated its fifth anniversary on Friday, January 19. Named after the longtime University dean, vice president and senior advisor to the president, the center is a joint venture of the Office of the Dean of Students and the David T. Kearns Center and is located in Douglass Commons. It promotes cultural awareness and engagement, educates on issues of identity, culture, and diversity, and provides opportunities for collaboration. Nearly 2,000 people visited the center during the 2016-17 academic year. “We are all members of the human race,” Burgett said. “This center celebrates that, and enables us to develop fluency and appreciation for one another.”

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