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Gandhi Institute focuses on youth initiatives to curb violence

Gandhi Institute focuses on youth initiatives to curb violence

April 15, 2022

The University affiliate, offering programs, workshops, and outreach to teach de-escalation practices, enters its fourth decade.

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Laser Lab springboards 100-plus high schoolers to doctoral degrees

Laser Lab springboards 100-plus high schoolers to doctoral degrees

April 5, 2022

During a summer research program, high school students are paired with Rochester scientists to gain real-world experience at one of the nation’s leading laser facilities.

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University moves to $15 per hour minimum wage, effective November 21

University moves to $15 per hour minimum wage, effective November 21

November 7, 2021

University leaders have moved up by more than a year the implementation date of the previously announced commitment to raise the minimum wage.

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Thriving while living with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD)

Thriving while living with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD)

November 5, 2021

Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders are a pressing public health problem—and the University of Rochester is home to one of only two specialty diagnostic clinics in New York state. Here, Rochester psychologists are making the case for a new approach to treating FASD.

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Rochester students devise innovative solutions to partner organizations’ challenges

Rochester students devise innovative solutions to partner organizations’ challenges

October 1, 2021

The third Innovation Challenge featured 20 student teams and six community organizations, including Foodlink, City Roots Community Land Trust, and the M.K. Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence.

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Rochester’s college-in-prison program expands to become western New York’s prison education hub

Rochester’s college-in-prison program expands to become western New York’s prison education hub

September 8, 2021

This year, the University’s prison education program starts courses at Attica, coinciding with the 50th anniversary of the prison uprising.

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Report details economic reach of the University

Report details economic reach of the University

September 8, 2021

Latest analysis highlights the University’s role as a “critical engine” with an economic impact that has grown during the past decade and a half.

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Local teen honored for Laser Lab research

Local teen honored for Laser Lab research

January 27, 2020

Simon Narang, a senior from Pittsford Sutherland High School, was recently named a Scholar in the prestigious Regeneron Science Talent Search, for a research project he carried out at the Laboratory for Laser Energetics.

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DPS installs new cruise lights for greater community presence

DPS installs new cruise lights for greater community presence

January 10, 2020

The University’s Department of Public Safety is joining a nationwide community policing effort by installing “cruise lights” on their fleet of vehicles, adding to officers’ visibility as they provide service to the University community.

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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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