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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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Parting words: Leave-taking during the Renaissance

Parting words: Leave-taking during the Renaissance

March 29, 2016

As this year’s keynote speaker for the Ferrari Humanities Symposia, literary critic Jane Tylus will outline some of her new ways of thinking about how artists and others in early modern Europe depicted rituals of separation in a public talk, “Saying Good-bye in the Renaissance: Leave-Taking as a Work of Art,” on April 5.

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Students organize national summit to unite black college leaders

Students organize national summit to unite black college leaders

February 29, 2016

Student organizers of the first Joint Collegiate Black Student Summit hope to create a national forum and network for developing solutions to problems facing the black community on college campuses.

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Study details source of mental problems associated with MS

Study details source of mental problems associated with MS

January 28, 2016

Neurology researchers have shown that the brain’s immune system is responsible for disrupting communication between nerve cells, even in parts of the brain that are not normally considered to be primary targets of the disease.

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