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Anthony Fauci’s Meliora moment

Anthony Fauci’s Meliora moment

April 3, 2020

Before becoming the face of the fight against COVID-19, Anthony Fauci, a world-renowned AIDS researcher and director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, was the keynote speaker at the School of Medicine & Dentistry’s 1999 commencement, where he received an honorary doctor of science degree for his achievements in understanding and eradicating infectious diseases. (University of Rochester photo / Randall Tagg)

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One of the world’s oldest globes is ready for its close-up

One of the world’s oldest globes is ready for its close-up

February 26, 2020

Rochester professor Gregory Heyworth and his Lazarus Project colleagues have created a 3-D model of one of the treasures of the New York Public Library, the Hunt-Lenox Globe, one of the first globes to show the New World — and to warn “Here be dragons.”

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Remember King’s last, somber years

Remember King’s last, somber years

February 18, 2020

“History converged in a way that called Dr. King forward, and he answered the call,” said Princeton University professor Eddie Glaude Jr., who delivered the University of Rochester’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Address. “That can happen with anybody. We don’t need another Martin Luther King. We need every day ordinary people. We are the leaders we’ve been looking for.” (University of Rochester photo / Matt Wittmeyer)

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Multispectral imaging unlocks a Smithsonian treasure’s secrets

Multispectral imaging unlocks a Smithsonian treasure’s secrets

January 23, 2020

This tiny book was acquired by the Smithsonian in 1925. It’s made up of 147 folios of parchment, or treated animal hide, stitched together. The “over text”—the visible text—is of an Armenian prayer book, suspected to date from the 15th century. But there is also an “under text”—a work that was erased to recycle the parchment for the over text. The Smithsonian has turned to University of Rochester professor Gregory Heyworth and his Lazarus Project to help solve the mystery of what that long-ago effaced text might be.

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Celebrating two decades of the MLK Commemorative Address

Celebrating two decades of the MLK Commemorative Address

January 17, 2020

Since 2000, when the late Julian Bond spoke on the River Campus, the Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Address has been a winter tradition at the University of Rochester, bringing civil rights leaders, activists, poets, and icons to campus.

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World view: Photo contest highlights education abroad

World view: Photo contest highlights education abroad

January 2, 2020

From places to culture to the most epic selfie, University of Rochester students who traveled abroad during the 2018–19 academic year—and international students who studied at Rochester—submitted their best photos for the annual Education Abroad Photo Contest.

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2019: The year in pictures

2019: The year in pictures

December 19, 2019

As 2019 winds down, we asked University photographer J. Adam Fenster to share some of his top selections from among the many thousands of pictures he captured this year, and his thoughts about what makes each one special.

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‘Iron Chef’ officers

‘Iron Chef’ officers

December 17, 2019

With the secret ingredient of brussel sprouts and judges from the Students’ Association and Wilson Commons staff, officers in the Department of Public Safety teamed up with chefs from University Dining Services for the first “Cooking with DPS Iron Chef” competition.

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Baseball in December? Absolutely.

Baseball in December? Absolutely.

December 10, 2019

Rachel Waddell, musical director for the Department of Music, joins Mittsy the Rochester Red Wings mascot for a community concert celebrating “150 Years of Baseball.” The University’s Chamber Orchestra and Concert Choir joined students from Rochester’s Roberto Clemente School No. 8 for a concert mimicked at night at the stadium.

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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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