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Field guide to fruit flies documents these surprisingly close human relatives

Field guide to fruit flies documents these surprisingly close human relatives

October 4, 2017

The common fruit fly is often deemed an annoying household pest. But these tiny insects are a boon to researchers. Rochester biologist John Jaenike has co-authored the first comprehensive guide to fruit flies published in nearly a century.

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Public Safety Review Board recommends policy amendment

Public Safety Review Board recommends policy amendment

June 16, 2017

Public Safety leadership requested a review of current policy to consider an amendment allowing supervisors to use their judgement to respond to any campus area when a rapid response is required for life preservation.

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A night to write

A night to write

May 1, 2017

May 1 marks the third annual UR Night to Write. Writing consultants, tutors, and research librarians are on hand at Rush Rhees Library to help answer student questions or share strategies if a writer feels stuck.

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Big library, big data

Big library, big data

April 7, 2017

“Libraries have been managing data for centuries,” says Marcy Strong, head of metadata service at River Campus Libraries. And in the new field of data science, practitioners will rely on work University librarians have long done.

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NEH grant helps libraries preserve Rochester’s LGBTQ history

NEH grant helps libraries preserve Rochester’s LGBTQ history

April 7, 2017

River Campus Libraries and the Gay Alliance of the Genesee Valley have received support for a pilot program to provide wider access to its collections.

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Library acquires unknown Susan B. Anthony letters found in old barn

Library acquires unknown Susan B. Anthony letters found in old barn

March 29, 2017

Forgotten for over a century, a recently discovered trove of more than a hundred letters fills in the political details of how the suffrage movement was run and the women activists who ran it.

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History comes to light

History comes to light

February 17, 2017

Haytham Abdelhakim ’20 and Ashley Tenesaca ’20 stop to look at a panel signed by University of Rochester students, faculty, and staff in 1994 when it accompanied the NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt that had been displayed in Goergen Athletic Center. The panel had been saved by Linda Dudman, the associate director of health promotion at the University Health Service; Dudman has donated the panel to River Campus Libraries, where it is now on display.

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Valentines, Schmalentines! Stories of love, for 10 cents or a postcard

Valentines, Schmalentines! Stories of love, for 10 cents or a postcard

February 13, 2017

Stories of love written by biochemistry graduate student Karl Smith—whose hobby is writing stories for strangers on his 90-year-old Underwood typewriter and charging 10 cents per story—are paired with vintage Valentines from the libraries collections.

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Julia Maddox appointed director of Barbara J. Burger iZone

Julia Maddox appointed director of Barbara J. Burger iZone

January 18, 2017

Maddox will play a pivotal role in the design of the collaborative, technology-rich space within Rush Rhees Library.

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Year’s top books share roots in University archives

Year’s top books share roots in University archives

December 20, 2016

This year, The New York Times list of the 100 most notable books for 2016 included two that were written by authors who used the River Campus Libraries’ Department of Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation renowned collections for their work.

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