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University of Rochester schools of medicine, nursing honored with HEED Excellence in Diversity Award

University of Rochester schools of medicine, nursing honored with HEED Excellence in Diversity Award

October 23, 2019

Two University of Rochester schools have been named recipients of the Health Professions Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine.

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For a union ‘better than it was’

For a union ‘better than it was’

September 13, 2019

He helped write the first anti-lynching law, and served as lead attorney for Homer Plessy, the defendant in the 1896 segregation case Plessy v. Ferguson. Long forgotten, Albion Tourgée, Class of 1862, is attracting renewed attention for his work for racial equality in the post-Civil War South.

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Congratulations, Class of 2019

Congratulations, Class of 2019

May 20, 2019

At celebrations and ceremonies throughout Commencement weekend, graduates and their friends and families shared the joy and accomplishment of this exciting milestone for the Class of 2019.

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Celebrating national student award winners for 2018–19

Celebrating national student award winners for 2018–19

May 10, 2019

Meet some of the Rochester students who have earned national honors and scholarships in recognition of their academic achievements this year.

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Making their mark: Meet the Class of 2019

Making their mark: Meet the Class of 2019

May 8, 2019

They’re engineers and artists. Activists and athletes. Meet just a few of the members of Rochester’s graduating class who are ready to make their communities—and our world—ever better.

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Listening to family stories helps cancer researchers identify gaps in care

Listening to family stories helps cancer researchers identify gaps in care

March 27, 2019

A Wilmot Cancer Institute study of more than 90 families and caregivers looked for common threads about their loved one’s final transition from active treatment to death and dying.

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Ice cream and entrepreneurship in Manhattan’s Chinatown

Ice cream and entrepreneurship in Manhattan’s Chinatown

March 13, 2019

Christina Seid ’02 mixes it up at the Chinatown Ice Cream Factory, bringing new flavors to her family’s deep Chinatown roots.

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Football lineman’s donation may become a lifesaver

Football lineman’s donation may become a lifesaver

March 7, 2019

Rochester football player Nick Balch ’19 got the call when he was helping to clear snow from the stadium seats: the database had a match and his bone marrow could save a stranger’s life.

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A son sets out to make an iPhone app to communicate with his father

A son sets out to make an iPhone app to communicate with his father

March 6, 2019

“It’s essentially closed captioning for personal conversations,” says Brandon Isobe ’10 of the app that he and his father, who is deaf, developed to render speech to text.

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A winning track record

A winning track record

February 28, 2019

One of the most decorated athletes in Rochester’s history, Kylee Bartlett ’19 is looking to repeat as national pentathlon champion this weekend, and is cherishing the balance she’s found in her final season.

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