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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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Scientist as storyteller

Scientist as storyteller

January 25, 2016

As a biophysics graduate student at Rochester, Karl Smith has been finding lots of ways to share his love of storytelling in venues old and new, from the “10 Cent Stories” he pounds out on a typewriter at the Rochester Public Market to his Rocket Radio Theater troupe.

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What’s in a game?

What’s in a game?

January 19, 2016

Senior digital media studies majors (from left) John Lockard, Yukun Liu, Gina Fabio, and Lean Mateos, are creating a video game set in a war zone. But to win the game, the object is not how many you can kill, but how many can you save.

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Rock history remembers David Bowie

Rock history remembers David Bowie

January 11, 2016

David Bowie, who died Sunday at the age of 69, wasn’t the first performer to create an alter ego. But as music professor and director of the Institute for Popular Music John Covach explains, the difference with Bowie was how his personas would change over the years, sometimes shifting drastically.

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More efficient way of converting ethanol leads to better alternative fuel

More efficient way of converting ethanol leads to better alternative fuel

December 3, 2015

A research team led by chemistry professor William Jones has developed a series of reactions that results in the selective conversion of ethanol to butanol, without producing unwanted byproducts.

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Defining the future of the School of Arts & Sciences

Defining the future of the School of Arts & Sciences

December 1, 2015

Gloria Culver was formally installed as dean of the School of Arts & Sciences during an investiture ceremony December 1 in the Interfaith Chapel. A professor of biology, Culver joined the Rochester faculty in 2007. During the ceremony, Culver talked about defining the School of Arts & Sciences—and charting its future.

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