If the University of Rochester were …

a season, which one would it be? Or a flavor? Or an element? See if you agree with these descriptions in our most popular video of 2023.

Undergraduates recognized for standout work in engineering and the humanities

Each year, the Hajim School awards well-rounded students with the Robert L. Wells Prize. Meet the Class of 2024 recipients.

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Show us your town, Philadelphia

Explore the city’s rich history and its vibrant arts and cultural scene, and find out why nearly 3,000 alumni love calling the region home.

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The Women’s Network

Cochairs Kathy Waller ’80, ’83S (MBA) and Abby Zabrodsky ’14, ’19S (MBA) lead the group to connect, support, and engage women.

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Now she’s thriving

Josie was just 11 days old when she had her first open-heart surgery. In an instant, her condition shifted from stable to critical. Fortunately, Golisano Children’s Hospital’s care team, routinely trained with pediatric simulations, responded quickly and skillfully. Today, this energetic three-year-old is thriving.

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Q&A with new faculty members in the Department of Black Studies

Scholars are bringing their expertise in Black creativity and geographies to Rochester.

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Breaking barriers

Evelyn Santos ’23N (MS), lead nurse at UR Medicine’s Lazos Fuertes Clinic, is at the forefront of addressing the local Hispanic and Latino community’s mental health needs.

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Harmonizing careers

Chris Foley ’94E (DMA) and Tyler Ramos ’22E (DMA) share their experience as Eastman alumni, mentorship partners, and music collaborators.

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Meet the Dunning Family

Learn about the incredible impact UR Medicine and its Department of Orthopaedics are making for Chase and Carter, brothers who were both diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.

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Changing lives—including their own

Alexander A. Levitan ’63M (MD) and his wife, Lucy, have given nearly $10 million to support the medical experience of Rochester students from around the world.

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Eastman alumna turns 100

Happy birthday to Gloria Mikialian ’45E, a pianist and accompanist who has dedicated her life to music.

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Healthcare spotlight

UR Medicine’s new orthopaedic facility is already helping patients. Can it also help revitalize a suburban shopping mall?

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Coming home

Abby Zabrodsky ’14, ’19S (MBA), a chemical engineering major and MBA, gives her all to her family, workplace, and alma mater.

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2023 Miracle Kids

Twelve-year-old Jeyliana “Nana” Gonzalez shows fearlessness and faith after a rare cancer diagnosis.

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‘Together we can achieve our full potential’

Iveth Reynolds ’12S (MBA) and Raquel Ruiz ’99, ’20S (MBA) cochair the Latin Alumni Network.

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Leadership lessons from football

Football provided Dr. Michael Recny ’79 invaluable lessons about always giving 100 percent.

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Buzzing through the years

Learn about Rocky—Rochester’s Yellowjacket mascot—and its evolution over the decades.

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Food myths debunked

Susan Friedman, MD, MPH, director of Highland Hospital’s Lifestyle Medicine program, provides nutrition suggestions.

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Give me five

Delve into a Q&A with Sarah Peyre, Dean and Professor at the Warner School of Education.

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Two decades of gratitude

After years of giving, Gwyn Hankinson, a breast cancer survivor, and her husband, Garth, add to their support of Wilmot with a major philanthropic gift in 2022.

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Art for the people

Always open, always free, the Memorial Art Gallery’s newly expanded Centennial Sculpture Park offers something for everyone.

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What’s cooking?

Jill Chodak, MS, RD, CDN, a clinical dietitian at UR Medicine’s Center for Community Health & Prevention, offers healthy snack recipes.

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Good books

In his Wall Street Journal bestseller, The Restart Roadmap: Rewire and Reset Your Career, Jason Tartick ’16S (MBA) provides actionable steps for readers to achieve their vision of financial, professional, and emotional success.

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The adventures of Zack and Jill

An alumna and her husband retired, sold everything, and now live full-time on their 56-foot sailboat.

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In and after the Navy Rear Admiral Gretchen Herbert ’84

Sports, the military, and a career full of milestones have marked this alumna’s life.

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Stories of evolution

A conversation with Shane Campbell-Staton ’08, a scholar, evolutionary biologist, master storyteller, and PBS documentary series host.

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Meet our Groundbois

Explore the interactive River Campus burrow of these quad friends, made popular by students and recent alumni.

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Miracle Kids 2023

Specialty care only available at Golisano Children’s Hospital made it possible for Amina Mbodji, a newborn, to beat the odds over and over again.

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