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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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Local teens recognized for Laser Lab research

Local teens recognized for Laser Lab research

January 25, 2019

Two high school seniors have been designated as Scholars in the prestigious Regeneron Science Talent Search for research they carried out last summer at the University’s Laboratory for Laser Energetics.

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Public health joins dance to put arts into action

Public health joins dance to put arts into action

January 10, 2019

In an effort to understand how to initiate change in a community, students in an Arts and Activism course, and their counterparts in an Environmental Health and Justice course, met up in Rochester dance studio to create some new moves.

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An officer and an organ donor

An officer and an organ donor

November 12, 2018

Lieutenant Dan Schermerhorn Jr. works the day shift. Peace Officer Paul Wlosinski works nights. The two Department of Public Safety colleagues are forever connected by an act of generosity that gave Schermerhorn a second chance.

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Public Safety’s Purple Box holiday program to benefit children, families at Willow Center

Public Safety’s Purple Box holiday program to benefit children, families at Willow Center

November 8, 2018

The Department of Public Safety is leading its fourth Holiday Purple Box campaign to help families displaced because of domestic violence. Donations of new items are being accepted through December 3.

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‘A good reputation is measured by how much you can improve the lives of others’

‘A good reputation is measured by how much you can improve the lives of others’

September 25, 2018

Alumni and their families assemble food packages at the Baltimore Hunger Project, which was founded by Rochester alumna Lynne Kahn ’91. University of Rochester alumni are joining with alumni groups from the nation’s leading colleges and universities this month in a Global Day of Service. Alumni groups in San Francisco, New York City, Baltimore, Rochester, and other cities around the country are gathering to support the work of local nonprofits and community organizations. (AP Images for Rochester Review / Steve Ruark)

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Competition supports student community outreach

Competition supports student community outreach

September 7, 2018

Now in its third year, the Community Engagement Challenge encourages student organizations to propose a charitable outreach program that benefits the greater Rochester community.

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