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What historical artifacts like the ‘Lincoln bullet’ mean

What historical artifacts like the ‘Lincoln bullet’ mean

April 12, 2019

Associate Professor of History Larry Hudson, a specialist in 19th-century African-American history whose scholarly interests include the Civil War, answers questions about the significance and meaning of the bullet that killed President Abraham Lincoln.

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Rochester wins national GameDay Recycling Challenge for 2018

Rochester wins national GameDay Recycling Challenge for 2018

January 17, 2019

The University of Rochester is the national champion in the diversion category of the most recent National GameDay Recycling Challenge, the nation’s premier collegiate football waste reduction competition.

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2018: The year in pictures

2018: The year in pictures

December 14, 2018

As the University photographer, J. Adam Fenster sees—and subsequently documents—more than the average person at Rochester. Here he picks some of his favorite photos and gives us a behind-the-scenes look at what makes each special.

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University Dining Services recognized for environmentally sustainable operations

University Dining Services recognized for environmentally sustainable operations

July 20, 2018

The student-led Team Green program has earned a Gold Award from the National Association of College and University Food Services for its local and sustainable procurement practices.

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Hot town, Summer Sustainability Fellows in the city

Hot town, Summer Sustainability Fellows in the city

July 18, 2018

How will climate change affect the health and well-being of City of Rochester residents? This summer, students in a new sustainability fellowship program worked with city officials to help answer the question.

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A local polyglot prepares to globe-trot

A local polyglot prepares to globe-trot

May 11, 2018

Rochester native Cherish Blackman has always had a knack for languages. “I wanted to study languages that weren’t very close to English,” she recalls. The double major in Russian and East Asian studies is heading to China next year, but is bringing her Spanish books with her.

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Going beyond medieval times to explore early worlds

Going beyond medieval times to explore early worlds

April 13, 2018

The Early Worlds Initiative—an interdisciplinary research project at the University of Rochester—connects faculty researching social and cultural developments worldwide from medieval times to the early modern period.

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The myth—and memorabilia—of Seward’s Folly

The myth—and memorabilia—of Seward’s Folly

March 29, 2018

Several generations after the purchase of Alaska on March 30, 1867, the William Henry Seward Papers at the University of Rochester show the supposed folly to be a shrewd bargain.

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Virtual reality app offers personalized psychotherapy

Virtual reality app offers personalized psychotherapy

February 13, 2018

A multidisciplinary team of University doctors, engineers, and musicians is working together to create an immersive, customized experience that brings cognitive-behavioral therapy to a patient’s smartphone.

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Training brains—young and old, sick and healthy—with virtual reality

Training brains—young and old, sick and healthy—with virtual reality

February 13, 2018

Rochester researchers are using virtual reality-based brain training to better understand the brain’s plasticity in athletes who have experienced concussions and older adults with mild cognitive impairments. The goal? Improved therapeutic treatments patients can do at home.

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