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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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Field hockey team aims to raise suicide awareness

Field hockey team aims to raise suicide awareness

September 9, 2019

Field hockey teammates Kate Kujawa ’20 and Amanda Guido ’20 have both been touched by suicide. Now the team is dedicating its September home game to remembering those lost and to raising awareness of support available for those who need help.

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University on the Fringe

University on the Fringe

September 6, 2019

The University of Rochester is a founding partner of the annual downtown festival, now in its eighth year. We ask a few University participants in this year’s KeyBank Rochester Fringe Festival what draws them to the Fringe, and what—besides their own shows—they recommend attending.

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Class of ’23 lends a hand on Wilson Day

Class of ’23 lends a hand on Wilson Day

August 26, 2019

An annual day of service for first-year students, Wilson Day saw more than 1,400 students working in gardens, churches, classrooms, and community centers across Rochester.

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A ‘model of scholarly possibility’: Remembering Douglas Crimp

A ‘model of scholarly possibility’: Remembering Douglas Crimp

July 23, 2019

An internationally renowned art and cultural critic, theorist, curator, and activist, Rochester professor Douglas Crimp created work important to thinkers across the arts and humanities.

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In an underground mine in South Dakota, researchers unravel mysteries of dark matter

In an underground mine in South Dakota, researchers unravel mysteries of dark matter

July 22, 2019

The digital electronics designed, developed, delivered, and installed by Rochester researchers are an integral piece of the puzzle, as an international team of scientists works to finally detect dark matter particles.

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Apollo astronauts’ back-up plans included a head butt

Apollo astronauts’ back-up plans included a head butt

July 19, 2019

When Duncan Moore, Rochester professor of optical engineering, met the Apollo 11 astronauts during 30th anniversary celebrations in 1999 he had to ask: What would you have done if your radios failed during the historic moon walk?

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A path to invention from fashion, to Peace Corps, to medicine

A path to invention from fashion, to Peace Corps, to medicine

April 14, 2019

Assistant professor Paula Doyle has gone from a Paris fashion house to the rain forests of Papua New Guinea to the operating room, where a challenging robotic surgery led to the invention of a novel surgical “flashlight.”

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Professor’s ‘tinkering’ ways lead to novel drug therapies

Professor’s ‘tinkering’ ways lead to novel drug therapies

April 14, 2019

From a childhood spent tinkering in the Maine woods, associate professor of biomedical engineering Danielle Benoit is now the author or co-author of nine approved or pending patents, mostly focused on the targeted delivery of drug therapies.

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From a dancer’s form to freeform optics

From a dancer’s form to freeform optics

April 14, 2019

Jannick Rolland, director of the Center of Freeform Optics, has 35 patents to her name and is listed among the top women pioneers in augmented and virtual reality.

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