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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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Celebrating 60 years of ‘Seward’s Folly’

Celebrating 60 years of ‘Seward’s Folly’

March 28, 2019

The Alaskan flag, with its simple Big Dipper and North star design, was the winning entry submitted by a 13-year-old Aleut boy, John Bell Benson, for a competition by the Alaska Department of the American Legion. Chosen in 1927, this particular example is now part of the University’s William Henry Seward Papers.

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Make me a perfect match

Make me a perfect match

March 15, 2019

Michael Estephan is congratulated after opening his Match Day envelope. At noon precisely, Estaphan and approximately 100 students from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry joined medical students from around the country to simultaneously open sealed envelopes and learn where they’re headed for their residencies. The day caps off years of work and study as the students learn where they will spend the next several years in training for their first jobs as physicians, with Rochester students filling residencies at the top medical centers in the country. (University of Rochester photo / J. Adam Fenster)

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‘Young people have always been at the forefront of change’

‘Young people have always been at the forefront of change’

March 5, 2019

Scholar, political activist, and author Angela Davis, center, arrives at Schlegel Hall to meet with students before her talk, “The University’s Role in Educating Students to be Engaged Citizens,” part of the series Difficult Conversations as a Catalyst for Change. (University of Rochester photo / J. Adam Fenster)

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‘You are some of the most powerful people in the world’

‘You are some of the most powerful people in the world’

January 23, 2019

During this year’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day Commemorative Address, political commentator Symone Sanders focused on Dr. King’s work after the civil rights movement of 1965, and emphasized his lifelong mission of challenging the status quo. “For young people particularly on college campuses,” she said, “I like to remind them that you are some of the most powerful people in the world.”

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