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The ethics of autonomous vehicles

The ethics of autonomous vehicles

May 16, 2018

As a computer science major minoring in philosophy, Josh Pachter was ideally suited for developing concepts for programming self-driving cars that behave ethically. His idea: create ethical machines through a process similar to how we raise children.

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An improbable route to Rochester, then Harvard

An improbable route to Rochester, then Harvard

May 15, 2018

Growing up in Los Angeles, Matthew Lyskawa ’18 saw no purpose in school. But a teacher saw a spark and lit the fire that set Lyskawa on his journey, first to community college, then Rochester, and now to begin a doctoral program in philosophy at Harvard.

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Seniors show beauty of urban art with augmented reality

Seniors show beauty of urban art with augmented reality

May 11, 2018

Four Rochester students saw the beauty of graffiti art in abandoned city subway tunnels. Banding together as the ExSpace Artist Collective, they designed an augmented reality project to share that beauty with others.

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Timely political drama plays out on stage

Timely political drama plays out on stage

October 10, 2017

The play, created directly from transcripts, chronicles the 1954 Atomic Energy Commission hearing in which the physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer is called before the commission.

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Nobelist Ishiguro: Novelist of ‘quiet riskiness’

Nobelist Ishiguro: Novelist of ‘quiet riskiness’

October 7, 2017

Adam Parkes ’93 (PhD) explores the writing of Kazuo Ishiguro, recipient of this year’s Nobel Prize in Literature, noting his fearless literary experimentation meshed with a simple austerity.

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Remembering John Ashbery

Remembering John Ashbery

September 13, 2017

John Ashbery was memorialized as one of America’s premiere poets upon his passing earlier this month. English professor James Longenbach reflects on a long friendship with Ashbery and his impact on poetry and literature.

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Philosopher Randall Curren considers why sustainability matters

Philosopher Randall Curren considers why sustainability matters

July 10, 2017

In his new book Living Well Now and in the Future: Why Sustainability Matters Curren argues that the core of sustainability is the “long-term preservation of opportunities to live well.”

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Rochester’s first dance major choreographs her story

Rochester’s first dance major choreographs her story

May 18, 2017

Through the Program of Dance and Movement, Caitlyn Gilmore ’17 says “I was able to explore this creative side that I had previously left untouched.”

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Students reflect as actors, and as millennials

Students reflect as actors, and as millennials

March 9, 2017

Cast members—who are the same age as the characters in the play That Poor Girl and How He Killed Her—reflect on the performance with the eyes of actors, but also as millennials.

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