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Russia’s October Revolution not what Marx had in mind

Russia’s October Revolution not what Marx had in mind

November 6, 2017

100 years later, historian Matt Lenoe argues that the Russian Revolution was not a workers’ revolt, but a movement against predatory imperialism.

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Thinking about time

Thinking about time

November 3, 2017

Spring forward. Fall back. On two Sundays each year, as we move in and out of Daylight Saving Time, time itself suddenly starts to seem a little arbitrary. Every discipline in the University has its own way of constructing and thinking about time.

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Rochester chemists find new means to ‘block’ cancer cell growth

Rochester chemists find new means to ‘block’ cancer cell growth

October 31, 2017

A pathway that enables embryonic cells to develop into different organs can be reactivated by cancer cells. A cyclic peptide has been found that can block the activation of this pathway, and is also less likely to trigger resistance in cancer cells.

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Meliora Weekend 2017

Meliora Weekend 2017

October 14, 2017

Thousands of alumni, community members, and friends of the University returned to Rochester the weekend of October 12-14 to celebrate the annual Meliora Weekend traditions of reunions, thought-provoking conversations, and family fun. Keynote speakers included Robin Roberts, Peggy Noonan, and Jeffrey Toobin, and headline entertainers included comedian Mike Birbiglia and jazz great Chick Corea.

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Message from the Special Committee of the University of Rochester Board of Trustees

Message from the Special Committee of the University of Rochester Board of Trustees

September 28, 2017

Today, the Special Committee overseeing the independent investigation into allegations of sexual harassment and retaliation at the University of Rochester announced a series of measures intended to confirm the rigor, fairness and transparency of the investigative process.

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Message from the University of Rochester Board of Trustees

Message from the University of Rochester Board of Trustees

September 19, 2017

The Board of Trustees has appointed a Special Committee to oversee an independent, comprehensive investigation into all matters involving the EEOC Complaint. 

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Conference, expo puts spotlight on light and sound technologies

Conference, expo puts spotlight on light and sound technologies

September 7, 2017

Rochester has the ingredients to create its own Silicon Valley in emerging imaging and audio technologies. That’s the vision of the organizers of Light and Sound Interactive, a conference and expo that will showcase how Rochester can play a leading role in such growing fields as augmented and virtual reality (AR/VR), and interactive games and media. Oscar-winning filmmaker Ang Lee is among this year’s keynotes.

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Pursuing their passions: Meet the Class of 2021

Pursuing their passions: Meet the Class of 2021

August 30, 2017

More than 1,400 first-year University students began their college journey when classes started Wednesday on River Campus. They come from 105 nations and 42 states, and they all have a story. Here are six of them.

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When and how to see the partial solar eclipse in Rochester

When and how to see the partial solar eclipse in Rochester

August 17, 2017

Physics and astronomy professor Dan Watson will be experiencing Monday’s total solar eclipse from Tennessee, and he shares more eclipse answers and tips, as well as places at the University of Rochester where you can safely view the eclipse.

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Summer of research

Summer of research

August 14, 2017

Our latest Newscenter series showcases a cross-section of summer research conducted by undergraduates at Rochester and beyond.

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