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Science meets art

Science meets art

November 4, 2019

Artist Allison Newsome recently approached Anne S. Meyer, an associate professor of biology, about incorporating Meyer’s sustainable, artificial nacre materials into a new art piece. The artificial nacre produced in her lab mimics natural nacre, also known as mother-of-pearl.

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An evening with Secretary Madeleine Albright

An evening with Secretary Madeleine Albright

October 25, 2019

“I understood early that international affairs was not just another academic subject, it was a matter of life and death for real people whose fate could be determined by the moral and policy choices that were made,” said former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright. “These convictions were only strengthened for me in my years as Secretary of State.” Albright spoke to a packed house at Strong Auditorium on the University of Rochester River Campus. Her talk is part of the University’s “Difficult Conversations as a Catalyst for Change,” which is presented by Donald Hall, the Robert L. and Mary L. Sproull Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Sciences & Engineering.

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Sunset rainbow

Sunset rainbow

October 22, 2019

A rainbow appears over Eastman Quadrangle and Rush Rhees Library after an October rainstorm, and was widely photographed across campus and the city. (University of Rochester photo / J. Adam Fenster)

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30th anniversary season opens with <em>The Grown-Up</em>

30th anniversary season opens with The Grown-Up

September 30, 2019

The International Theater Program opens up its 30th anniversary season with the The Grown-Up on Thursday, October 3.  Written by Pulitzer Prize-nominated playwright Jordan Harrison, the production is described as a fairy-tale for grown-ups.

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Remembering September 11

Remembering September 11

September 11, 2019

From left, Naval ROTC midshipmen third class Cal Niezabytowski ’22 and Andrew Lazarus ’22, and midshipmen second class Vanessa Carollo ’21 stand at attention on Eastman Quadrangle at a vigil remembering the terrorist attacks of September 11. Among the nearly 3,000 people who died during the attacks were six University of Rochester alumni: Jeremy Glick ’93; Jean Hoadley Peterson ’69N; Jeffrey Smith ’87, ’88S (MBA); Zhe (Zack) Zeng ’95, ’98S (MBA); Aram Iskenderian ’82; and Brendan Dolan ’86. (University of Rochester photo / J. Adam Fenster)

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White Coat Ceremony honors new medical students

White Coat Ceremony honors new medical students

August 16, 2019

More than 100 medical students received their white coats—the traditional lab jackets worn by physicians and medical scientists—to formally join the School of Medicine & Dentistry at the Robert L. & Lillian H. Brent White Coat Ceremony.

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‘Experiencing Civic Life’ through the humanities

‘Experiencing Civic Life’ through the humanities

July 26, 2019

For two weeks in July, the Humanities Center at the University of Rochester led high school students in a quest to understand the philosophical underpinnings and practical expressions of civic life. This was the first year of “Experiencing Civic Life,” an academic preparation and enrichment program designed to help participants become successful college students and active citizens of American democracy.

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‘A bit like the first day of school’

‘A bit like the first day of school’

July 1, 2019

Rochester’s new president promised she would spend considerable time on a “listening and learning tour” during the first part of her time as the University’s chief executive. President Sarah C. Mangelsdorf jumped right in early Monday morning with a two-hour tour of parts of the River Campus.

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‘Tools made of light’

‘Tools made of light’

May 18, 2019

From left, University President Richard Feldman, Donna Strickland ’89 (PhD), and U.S. Representative Joe Morelle, celebrate at the University’s annual Commencement dinner. Morelle, made a statement on the House of Representatives floor recognizing Donna Strickland ’89 (PhD), Gérard Mourou and the University’s Laboratory for Laser Energetics for their 2018 Nobel Prize in Physics. The statement was inserted in the Congressional Record and a framed version was personally presented to Strickland at the event during Commencement weekend.

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‘Finding the Courage to Lead’

‘Finding the Courage to Lead’

April 8, 2019

In her keynote address at the 10th Annual Diversity Conference, novelist, activist, and commentator Samina Ali described the fear she faced when the birth of her son left her with brain damage. “I was scared, and I was completely alone,” says Ali. “Courage is like any other physical function in your body … each time we exercise our brave heart we are reinforcing our neural pathways for courage.” (University of Rochester photo / J. Adam Fenster)

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