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Commencement 2021: Planning pomp and circumstance during a pandemic

Commencement 2021: Planning pomp and circumstance during a pandemic

May 11, 2021

Amid ever-changing COVID-19 guidelines, University staff have worked tirelessly to organize a safe and meaningful hybrid commencement for the Class of 2021.

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Medical Center to participate in pediatric COVID vaccine trials

Medical Center to participate in pediatric COVID vaccine trials

March 20, 2021

The Medical Center will take part in a phase 2/3 vaccine trial in collaboration with Moderna to test the COVID-19 vaccine in healthy children aged 6 months to 12 years.

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Eastman School alumni take home Grammy awards

Eastman School alumni take home Grammy awards

March 20, 2021

Three Eastman School alumni were winners at the 63rd Grammy Awards. A composition by the late Christopher Rouse, who taught at Eastman from 1981 to 2002, also garnered an award.

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Construction of new orthopaedics campus set to begin at Marketplace Mall

Construction of new orthopaedics campus set to begin at Marketplace Mall

March 10, 2021

The largest capital project in University history will create one of the most comprehensive ambulatory orthopaedics facilities in the United States by 2023.

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New study suggests mother’s milk may help fight COVID-19

New study suggests mother’s milk may help fight COVID-19

February 12, 2021

Medical Center researchers find that breastfeeding women with COVID-19 do not transmit the virus through their milk, but do confer milk-borne antibodies.

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Lynne Maquat awarded 2021 Wolf Prize in Medicine

Lynne Maquat awarded 2021 Wolf Prize in Medicine

February 12, 2021

Maquat, the founding director of the University’s Center for RNA Biology, was selected for “fundamental discoveries in RNA biology that have the potential to better human lives.”

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Medical Center to launch new brain aging research center

Medical Center to launch new brain aging research center

February 8, 2021

The NIH-funded Network for Emotional Well-Being (NEW) and Brain Aging will support research into the relationship between emotional well-being and dementia-related diseases.

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School of Nursing renames research support office in memory of Harriet Kitzman

School of Nursing renames research support office in memory of Harriet Kitzman

February 8, 2021

Kitzman, who passed away in March 2020, served the School of Nursing in many roles over a 45-year period, but she was most associated with its research mission.

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Rochester pop music expert on guitarist Van Halen’s ‘deep roots in rock’

Rochester pop music expert on guitarist Van Halen’s ‘deep roots in rock’

October 7, 2020

In an opinion article for CNN, rock historian John Covach writes that behind Eddie Van Halen’s “blistering guitar solos” was an “exceptional musical gift and keen pop intelligence.”

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Memorial Art Gallery reopens as Finger Lakes region enters Phase Four

Memorial Art Gallery reopens as Finger Lakes region enters Phase Four

June 29, 2020

With masks, social distancing, and other safety measures in place, the University’s museum has reopened and is once again welcoming visitors.

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