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A salute to University veterans

A salute to University veterans

November 10, 2016

Bryan Yates ’13 was working on his undergraduate degree at the College when he received news that a high school friend was killed while serving in Afghanistan. Yates is just one of the many University students and staff who have served in the armed forces, and on Veterans Day we honor and thank them for their service.

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’There really is a story for everyone‘

’There really is a story for everyone‘

November 4, 2016

As a PhD candidate in biophysics, Karl Smith studies glass filters 10,000 times thinner than a human hair. But his “hidden passion” is crafting stories on demand on his 1926 Underwood typewriter for 10 cents each.

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QuadCast: What are the origins of Halloween?

QuadCast: What are the origins of Halloween?

October 28, 2016

Halloween is a staple in American culture, but what are the origins of the holiday? Emil Homerin, professor of religion, discusses Halloween’s roots in mysticism with student host Nick Bruno in this episode of QuadCast, the University’s official podcast.

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Eastman Philharmonia to perform world premiere of <em>Letters from Georgia</em>

Eastman Philharmonia to perform world premiere of Letters from Georgia

October 25, 2016

At performances at Eastman Theatre on Saturday, November 12, and at Lincoln Center in New York City on Monday, November 14, the Eastman Philharmonia and world-renowned soprano Renée Fleming ’83E (MM) will present a new song cycle by Pulitzer Prize winner Kevin Puts ’94E, ’99 (DMA).

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‘Looking like the enemy’ examines WWII internment, current debates

‘Looking like the enemy’ examines WWII internment, current debates

October 19, 2016

An upcoming Humanities Project event reviews the experiences of the more than 120,000 people of Japanese ancestry who were forcibly removed from their homes and placed in remote relocation camps after the bombing of Pearl Harbor.

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Curt Smith: Vin Scully ‘the best there ever was’

Curt Smith: Vin Scully ‘the best there ever was’

September 29, 2016

Smith’s 2009 book, Pull Up a Chair: The Vin Scully Story is the only biography written on the iconic broadcaster. “He’s a very humble man, and I think he feels his work speaks for itself,” Smith says. “Nobody says a bad word about him. Nobody.”

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Take a bite out of Rochester

Take a bite out of Rochester

September 26, 2016

Student foodie Rebecca Block ’18 presents a guide to eating well — and on the cheap — in Rochester this fall. The paninis and cider flights at Muller’s Cider House (above) are a favorite, along with new College Town eateries and well-remembered classics like Nick Tahou’s and Jay’s Diner.

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Hey, hey: Covach says Monkees stand the test of time

Hey, hey: Covach says Monkees stand the test of time

September 9, 2016

In 1967, the Monkees outsold the Beatles and the Rolling Stones combined, and remain the only band with four No. 1 albums in a 12-month period. “Their music stands up,” says John Covach, director of the University’s Institute for Popular Music.

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Star Trek’s half-century voyage

Star Trek’s half-century voyage

September 8, 2016

From the beginning, Star Trek has attracted a cerebral sort, so it’s not surprising to find an abundance of Rochester connections to the series. Faculty and alumni have composed its theme, written episodes, and been influenced in their work by the series.

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