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Time to combat coronavirus disinformation in ethnic communities

Time to combat coronavirus disinformation in ethnic communities

June 5, 2020

In a New York Times op-ed, Adnan Hirad ’20M (MD/PhD) writes that the deliberate spreading of misleading information about COVID-19 “has metastasized among Somalis in the United States and abroad.”

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2020 honorary degrees, medals, and teaching awards announced

2020 honorary degrees, medals, and teaching awards announced

May 13, 2020

The University of Rochester will bestow honorary degrees, medals, and awards to recognize the contributions of distinguished leaders, educators, and humanitarians.

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Donna Strickland appointed to Order of Canada

Donna Strickland appointed to Order of Canada

December 30, 2019

University of Rochester alumna Donna Strickland ’89 (PhD), who shared the 2018 Nobel Prize in Physics, has been appointed to the Order of Canada for her “extraordinary contributions to the nation.”

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‘Lasers are everywhere’

‘Lasers are everywhere’

October 31, 2019

In a video for WIRED University alumna and Nobel Prize recipient Donna Strickland ’89 (PhD) explains the inner-workings of lasers to five different people: a child, a teenager, a college student, a graduate student, and, finally, to an expert: Mike Campbell, director of the Laboratory for Laser Energetics.

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From intern to data scientist, in a new University role

From intern to data scientist, in a new University role

October 29, 2019

The link between data science and communications may not always seem so clear cut, but Harrison Frank ’19 is bringing his expertise in pattern recognition and strategic problem-solving to the University’s communications efforts as the new data scientist and design researcher.

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Reel time: Richard Fischoff ’68 had big role in popular movies

Reel time: Richard Fischoff ’68 had big role in popular movies

October 25, 2019

Richard Fischoff ’68 didn’t star in Kramer vs. Kramer, Sleepless in Seattle, The Big Chill, or Fatal Attraction. But the veteran Hollywood producer and executive played a major role in those movies becoming box office hits.

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Community celebrates the spirit of Meliora

Community celebrates the spirit of Meliora

October 5, 2019

The inauguration of President Sarah C. Mangelsdorf set the celebratory tone of the University of Rochester’s 19th annual Meliora Weekend. In addition to the inauguration ceremony and related events, Meliora Weekend events across all campuses showcased the exceptional talent within the University community and included unforgettable headliners, unique speakers, interactive workshops, engaging lectures, student performances, and more.

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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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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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Medals and teaching awards will honor outstanding achievement at 2019 Commencement

Medals and teaching awards will honor outstanding achievement at 2019 Commencement

May 3, 2019

The University of Rochester will recognize the outstanding contributions of distinguished alumni, educators, and scientists by bestowing the Eastman Medal, Hutchison Medal, and awards for scholarship and teaching.

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