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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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A commitment to inclusion at East

A commitment to inclusion at East

December 10, 2019

After a unique partnership with the University of Rochester, East Upper and Lower School’s special education programs have become more responsive to students, with the graduation rate for students with disabilities increasing from 26% in 2015 to 57% in 2019.

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Public Safety’s Purple Box campaign to benefit children, families affected by domestic violence

Public Safety’s Purple Box campaign to benefit children, families affected by domestic violence

November 22, 2019

Now and through December 11, University community members can donate new toys, books, clothing, and other items in the purple drop-off boxes at points across University campuses.

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Farm-to-University: Local foods programs support community, sustainability

Farm-to-University: Local foods programs support community, sustainability

October 31, 2019

Autumn’s Harvest Farm is one of the University’s newest local food suppliers, providing sustainable pork, beef, and eggs to campus dining centers. The growth of local and responsible food purchasing has led to recent awards for University Dining Services.

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President Sarah Mangelsdorf’s inauguration is set

President Sarah Mangelsdorf’s inauguration is set

October 3, 2019

The University of Rochester community will celebrate the inauguration of Sarah C. Mangelsdorf, president and G. Robert Witmer, Jr. University Professor, as part of Meliora Weekend.

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Translating Nobel-worthy science for a broad audience

Translating Nobel-worthy science for a broad audience

May 15, 2019

For their capstone project, a senior design team has built a demonstration model for museum audiences of the Nobel Prize-winning laser technology developed by Rochester alumna Donna Strickland ’89 (PhD).

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Rochester can become US growth engine, says MIT economist

Rochester can become US growth engine, says MIT economist

April 8, 2019

In his latest book, Jon Gruber puts Rochester at the top of the list of 102 cities poised to become next generation tech hubs. The MIT economist will host a panel discussion on Rochester’s potential to jump-start America.

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Fairchild Award recognizes literature in translation

Fairchild Award recognizes literature in translation

March 28, 2019

Kaija Straumanis ’12 (MA) has received the Lillian Fairchild Award—which recognizes artists for their commitment to the Rochester community—for her work bringing world literature to new audiences.

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April activities to focus on sexual assault awareness, prevention

April activities to focus on sexual assault awareness, prevention

March 28, 2019

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and the University’s Title IX Office is hosting a number of events to inform the community of the resources available.

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Student-designed bubble machine a hit at children’s hospital

Student-designed bubble machine a hit at children’s hospital

February 11, 2019

The toy prototype developed by a team of chemical engineering students is adapted for use by children of all abilities during a hospital stay.

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