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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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Eastman alumna brings more than her voice to the Met

Eastman alumna brings more than her voice to the Met

February 27, 2019

Acclaimed soprano Julia Bullock ’09E is sharing her social vision as artist-in-residence at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, organizing a series of performances designed to explore ideas of identity, objectification, and history.

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The year of the laser

The year of the laser

December 28, 2018

In addition to their Nobel noteworthiness, Rochester researchers continue to develop new ways to apply lasers in research, medicine, and everyday life in 2018. Because frankly, we’re big on lasers.

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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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It takes a team of neurons to grab your cup of coffee

It takes a team of neurons to grab your cup of coffee

December 11, 2018

A new Medical Center study rethinks how the brain completes the complex task of reaching and grasping for objects, with implications for the development of prosthetics.

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Ten Eastman School of Music alumni, faculty receive Grammy Award nominations

Ten Eastman School of Music alumni, faculty receive Grammy Award nominations

December 11, 2018

Eastman musicians have been nominated in eight categories, from Best Opera Recording to Best Jazz Vocal Album.

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Nik Angyal ’19 named Division III men’s soccer Elite 90 winner

Nik Angyal ’19 named Division III men’s soccer Elite 90 winner

November 30, 2018

A chemical engineering major with a 4.0 GPA, Angyal is the first University of Rochester Elite 90 winner in any sport.

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