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A son sets out to make an iPhone app to communicate with his father

A son sets out to make an iPhone app to communicate with his father

March 6, 2019

“It’s essentially closed captioning for personal conversations,” says Brandon Isobe ’10 of the app that he and his father, who is deaf, developed to render speech to text.

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One family, two generations, three degrees

One family, two generations, three degrees

January 29, 2019

A car accident during his first winter break had left Giuliano Agostinho de Castro ’20 paralyzed from the chest down. Now he’s back on campus, and his parents are his classmates.

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Meet the Students’ Association presidents at the College and Eastman

Meet the Students’ Association presidents at the College and Eastman

December 5, 2018

Henry Carpender ’20, left, and Beatriz Gil ’19 were elected last spring as Students’ Association presidents for the College and the Eastman School of Music.

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Former economics professor Paul Romer receives Nobel Prize

Former economics professor Paul Romer receives Nobel Prize

October 8, 2018

The former assistant professor of economics at the University of Rochester is currently a professor at New York University, and was recognized by the Nobel Committee for his work on the economics of technological change.

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Economists celebrate Mark Bils and his innovative approach to macroeconomics

Economists celebrate Mark Bils and his innovative approach to macroeconomics

October 1, 2018

Economists from four continents gathered at the University of Rochester in to honor Bils, the Hazel Fyfe Professor in Economics, for his 30-year career at Rochester and to discuss recent changes in the US economy.

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Economics conference to honor Mark Bils, explore changes in the US economy

Economics conference to honor Mark Bils, explore changes in the US economy

September 13, 2018

At a weekend conference “Dynamics of the US Economy: Challenges Ahead,” economists from four continents will gather at the University to honor the 30-year career of Mark Bils, the Hazel Fyfe Professor in Economics.

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‘Leap of faith’ leads to data science studies

‘Leap of faith’ leads to data science studies

May 10, 2018

Anya Khalid came to the University without having ever coded in her life—but she was eager to get in on the ground floor of the new undergraduate major in data science. Now the Washington, D.C., resident is graduating with degree in economics as well, bound for Seattle and a job as a data analytics consultant.

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Jack of all trades makes the most of Rochester Curriculum

Jack of all trades makes the most of Rochester Curriculum

May 9, 2018

From saxophonist to student government treasurer, to internships at BASF, SpaceX, and Ernst & Young, C.J. Van Huben has packed a lot into four years. “I had a feeling I knew what I wanted to do, but I didn’t want to be put in a box,” the financial economics major says. “The open curriculum was perfect for me.”

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From Rwanda to Rochester in one ‘serendipitous’ moment

From Rwanda to Rochester in one ‘serendipitous’ moment

May 8, 2018

For Ian Manzi, a photo of Rush Rhees Library left behind in an office at his Rwandan high school changed his life. “It looked so beautiful, a representation of college,” he says.

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