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Ashley Van Vechten ’08 named head coach of the women’s soccer

Ashley Van Vechten ’08 named head coach of the women’s soccer

December 9, 2021

One of the most decorated student athletes in the history of the program, Van Vechten returns to Rochester after coaching for three seasons at Suffolk University in Boston.

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Olympic dream realized for alumnus coaching with Team Israel

Olympic dream realized for alumnus coaching with Team Israel

July 19, 2021

For Nate Mulberg ’14, baseball and his Jewish heritage have played significant roles in his life—personally and professionally. Now the two will come together as he represents Team Israel as an assistant baseball coach at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.

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Pride Month’s alright for fighting

Pride Month’s alright for fighting

May 28, 2021

Rare Books and Special Collections explores Pride Month’s roots in protest and fighting back, with collections that help tell the story of Rochester’s queer community.

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Here’s to the Class of 2021

Here’s to the Class of 2021

May 24, 2021

With ceremonies spanning across six days, respecting social distancing guidelines and gathering limits due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the University honored this year’s graduating class in a commencement season like no other.

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AstraZeneca COVID vaccine 100% effective at preventing severe disease

AstraZeneca COVID vaccine 100% effective at preventing severe disease

March 22, 2021

Since last July, the University of Rochester Medical Center has been a leader in the US national clinical trials for the COVID vaccine developed by AstraZeneca and the University of Oxford.

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Rochester responds

Rochester responds

January 31, 2021

The University’s magazine, Rochester Review, spotlights the many ways our community responded to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Early signs indicate coronavirus vaccine is effective

Early signs indicate coronavirus vaccine is effective

November 9, 2020

An interim analysis of study data from a coronavirus vaccine being developed by Pfizer and BioNTech indicates that the vaccine is highly effective in preventing COVID-19. Researchers and volunteers in Rochester have been involved in the testing of the vaccine since May, when the first human studies were launched, and technologies used in the development of the vaccine can trace their origins to decades of infectious disease research conducted at the University of Rochester Medical Center.

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Memorial to Paul Burgett installed on Eastman Quad

Memorial to Paul Burgett installed on Eastman Quad

July 24, 2020

The memorial honors one of the University community’s most recognized citizens. Paul Burgett ’68E, ’76E (PhD) was a musician, scholar, teacher, and leader for over half a century.

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Celebrating the Class of 2020

Celebrating the Class of 2020

May 14, 2020

On Friday, May 15, the University will officially confer degrees on graduating students in a video message from President Sarah Mangelsdorf that can be viewed and shared by graduates and their families anytime after noon EDT on the Class of 2020 degree conferral website.

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Class of 2020, we see you

Class of 2020, we see you

May 12, 2020

As we prepare to confer their degrees this week, we’re celebrating this year’s graduates by highlighting members of the class and their accomplishments.

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