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Did human-like intelligence evolve to care for helpless babies?

Did human-like intelligence evolve to care for helpless babies?

May 23, 2016

Because humans have relatively big brains, their infants must be born early in development while their heads are small enough to ensure a safe delivery. Early birth, though, means human infants are helpless for much longer than other primates, and such vulnerable infants require intelligent parents.

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6 stops on Bob Dylan’s rise to the top

6 stops on Bob Dylan’s rise to the top

May 20, 2016

His first album was a flop. He was loved in the United Kingdom before the United States. As people around the world start to celebrate Bob Dylan’s 75th birthday, rock historian John Covach, director of Rochester’s Institute for Popular Music, identifies six stops along the artist’s turbulent rise to the top in the 1960s.

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Commencement weekend is here

Commencement weekend is here

May 13, 2016

In ceremonies starting today, the University will recognize the achievements of more than 3,000 graduates who have earned bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees across all schools. Share your commencement memories and congratulatory messages for the Class of 2016 at #ur2016.

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Commencement history: Winston Churchill addresses Class of 1941 by radio

Commencement history: Winston Churchill addresses Class of 1941 by radio

May 11, 2016

The University has a proud past of commencement speakers and honorees but the 91st commencement ceremony on June 16, 1941, was particularly noteworthy.

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Recognizing outstanding students, from Fulbrights to NSF fellowships

Recognizing outstanding students, from Fulbrights to NSF fellowships

May 9, 2016

As commencement ceremonies approach later this week, meet some of the students who have earned awards and scholarships in recognition of their academic achievements.

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119 years of Shakespeare at Rochester

119 years of Shakespeare at Rochester

April 22, 2016

As the world marks the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death, we look back at how the works of the Bard have been very much alive in the University’s theater productions, dating back to the first-known Shakespeare production in 1897.

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University earns Silver rating for sustainability efforts

University earns Silver rating for sustainability efforts

April 19, 2016

The University’s initiatives and research in sustainability have earned a STARS Silver Rating from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE). The program is the most widely recognized framework in the world for reporting information related to a college or university’s sustainability performance.

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Witnessing history: Memories of the Lincoln assassination

Witnessing history: Memories of the Lincoln assassination

April 12, 2016

On April 14, 1865, Albert Barrett, a member of the University’s Class of 1869, was in Ford’s Theater, celebrating his birthday two days before. His seat in the balcony box immediately opposite the president afforded him a clear view of events

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Debate goes varsity

Debate goes varsity

April 11, 2016

They have coaches, travel extensively during the year, and compete in national and local tournaments. So it made sense that Debate Union — an academic team with needs like those of varsity athletics — found a new home under the aegis of the Department of Athletics and Recreation.

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Pop-Rock <strong><em>Mother Courage</em></strong> updates Brecht for contemporary world

Pop-Rock Mother Courage updates Brecht for contemporary world

April 4, 2016

Bertolt Brecht’s antiwar drama Mother Courage and Her Children begins its run on Thursday, April 7, featuring the International Theatre Program’s first ever commissioned score.

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