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Beyond Rochester’s ’64 riots

Beyond Rochester’s ’64 riots

July 24, 2014

July 24 marks the 50th anniversary of the race riots that rocked the city of Rochester in the summer of 1964. Rochester’s riots were classified as “most severe” and preceded many others throughout the United States during the Sixties summers. A new exhibit in Rush Rhees Library, “Beyond Rochester’s ’64 Riots: 50 Years Seeking to Make One City Out of Two,” showcases a balance of the past and the present-day, in search of a fresh perspective on ways to move our community forward.

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Experts to discuss crisis in Ukraine

Experts to discuss crisis in Ukraine

March 27, 2014

Four faculty experts will discuss on Thursday, April 3, the Russian annexation of the Crimean peninsula and the ongoing crisis in Ukraine. The panel will touch on a variety of issues including Russian President Vladimir Putin’s objectives and speculation about his next moves. The panel also will explore political constraints, such as Europe’s dependency on Russian oil and reliance on exports to Russia.
photo by Flickr user nessa_flame

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NAACP president to deliver MLK Address

NAACP president to deliver MLK Address

January 23, 2014

The youngest president in the NAACP’s history, Benjamin Jealous’ address will draw on the tradition of leadership.

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‘Thanks a Billion!’

‘Thanks a Billion!’

November 20, 2013

As the Meliora Challenge Campaign pushes past this historic mark, the University joins a group of 29 private U.S. colleges and universities to exceed $1 billion.

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10 Questions with John Covach

10 Questions with John Covach

May 13, 2013

With the launch of Professor John Covach’s History of Rock course, the University of Rochester makes it first foray into Massive Open Online Courses.

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Groundbreaking Digs In for College Town

Groundbreaking Digs In for College Town

May 2, 2013

The $100 million project at the intersection of Mt. Hope and Elmwood avenues has been a vision for local community partners since 2008.

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Steven Chu to Address College

Steven Chu to Address College

February 28, 2013

Steven Chu ’70 will deliver the 163rd College commencement address at the University of Rochester on Sunday, May 19.

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