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Rediscovered song honoring Frederick Douglass to be performed for the first time in a century

Rediscovered song honoring Frederick Douglass to be performed for the first time in a century

November 14, 2018

In 1847, as Frederick Douglass was preparing to leave England where he had lived to avoid being recaptured after his escape from slavery, his close companion and fellow abolitionist Julia Griffiths wrote a commemorative song. Only two copies of “Farewell Song of Frederick Douglass” are known to exist—and one of them was acquired earlier this year by River Campus Libraries.

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Wells Award winners excel in engineering and humanities

Wells Award winners excel in engineering and humanities

November 9, 2018

They major in optical engineering and minor in Italian. Or work toward dual degrees in music and computer science. Or pursue two minors while majoring in audio and music engineering. Meet the graduating seniors from the Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Sciences honored for pursuing dual degrees or minors in the humanities.

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Rochester joins new nationwide high-intensity laser network

Rochester joins new nationwide high-intensity laser network

October 30, 2018

The Laboratory for Laser Energetics (LLE), the largest university-based laser facility in the world, is partnering with eight other high-intensity laser facilities to form a new national research network called LaserNetUS.

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Internships prepare new generation of arts and humanities leaders

Internships prepare new generation of arts and humanities leaders

October 24, 2018

Traditionally, arts and cultural institutions don’t have funding for student internships, which leaves interested students having to choose between paying jobs and exploring career options.

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Meet this year’s winners of the Goergen Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching

Meet this year’s winners of the Goergen Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching

October 16, 2018

Hayley Clatterbuck, an assistant professor in the Department of Philosophy; John Lambropoulos, chair of the Department of Mechanical Engineering; and Michael Jarvis, an associate professor in the Department of History are being recognized for their distinctive teaching accomplishments.

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A celebration of Meliora

A celebration of Meliora

October 6, 2018

University alumni, community members, and friends celebrated the annual Meliora Weekend traditions of reunions, thought-provoking conversations, performances, and family fun.

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Top investment lawyer presents ‘a new mindset’ on women and leadership

Top investment lawyer presents ‘a new mindset’ on women and leadership

September 13, 2018

After a career of more than 40 years, Diane Ambler ’17 returns to campus as one of the world’s leading women in business law to talk about historical changes and work that remains to be done.

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Creating a ‘citizen economist’

Creating a ‘citizen economist’

September 12, 2018

In this episode of the Quadcast podcast, two University professors offer their thoughts on how a fundamental understanding of economics helps us make better decisions.

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U of R, U of R, ’68!

U of R, U of R, ’68!

September 4, 2018

While many of the historic events and cultural moments of 1968 continue to resonate in American social and political life, members of the Class of 1968 in their 50th reunion year also remember the era for their time on the River Campus.

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