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Witness, activist, servicewoman, scholar

Witness, activist, servicewoman, scholar

February 6, 2019

By the time of her death at age 103, Olivia Hooker ’62 (PhD) was an early witness to devastating acts of racist violence, the first African-American woman to serve in the Coast Guard, and a prominent psychology professor.

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First in the family

First in the family

February 5, 2019

“I grew up feeling I would go to college no matter what,” says Hajim Scholar and computer science major Maisha Idris ’19. Idris’s story is striking, but not unusual at Rochester, where about 20 percent of undergraduates are first-generation, or “first-gen” students.

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Superman at 80

Superman at 80

February 1, 2019

The iconic superhero, who turned 80 in 2018, has come in and out of fashion. Historian and Rochester alumnus Ian Gordon ’93 (PhD) explores why.

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Master of suspense: Thomas Perry ’74 (PhD) on the thrill of writing thrillers

Master of suspense: Thomas Perry ’74 (PhD) on the thrill of writing thrillers

January 14, 2019

Thomas Perry ’74 (PhD) is the acclaimed author of 26 suspense novels. His latest, The Burglar, follows The Bomb Maker, cited by The New York Times as one of 2018’s best thrillers.

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An operatic ‘trapeze artist’

An operatic ‘trapeze artist’

December 19, 2018

A string of critically acclaimed appearances in the great opera houses of Vienna, Munich, and Paris have established Erin Morley ’02E as one of the most in-demand performers. Her latest role as Pamina in the Metropolitan Opera’s production of The Magic Flute, opens in December.

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Show us your town, San Francisco

Show us your town, San Francisco

November 28, 2018

The 3,500 alumni who live there will tell you: the Bay Area offers opportunities to explore everything from culture and technology to outdoor adventures. Six alumni tour guides share their insider tips for the city they call home.

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‘Learning to look’

‘Learning to look’

November 21, 2018

Celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, the Docent Program at the Memorial Art Gallery is “the voice of the collection” with docents giving tours to more than 11,000 students and adults every year.

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Who ping-punk’d Papa Haydn?

Who ping-punk’d Papa Haydn?

November 20, 2018

In 1968, the season-opening concert of the Rochester Philharmonic was interrupted when a rain of ping-pong balls fell from balcony to stage. University archivist Melissa Mead looks back at the history of campus pranks.

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What should schools teach about American Indians?

What should schools teach about American Indians?

November 19, 2018

Working with native communities, MaryBeth Yerdon ’13W (MS) of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian is helping to lead that conversation through a national initiative called Native Knowledge 360°.

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What does a persistent bloom of algae indicate about the health of the planet?

What does a persistent bloom of algae indicate about the health of the planet?

November 16, 2018

Algae blooms known as red tides that plague the Gulf of Mexico have existed for millennia, but the cycles are now more frequent and intense, say Rochester alumni leading the effort to study their impact.

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