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Celebrating two decades of the MLK Commemorative Address

Celebrating two decades of the MLK Commemorative Address

January 17, 2020

Since 2000, when the late Julian Bond spoke on the River Campus, the Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Address has been a winter tradition at the University of Rochester, bringing civil rights leaders, activists, poets, and icons to campus.

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Parents aren’t powerless when it comes to sleep-deprived teenagers

Parents aren’t powerless when it comes to sleep-deprived teenagers

January 8, 2020

Teenagers in the US don’t get enough shut eye, and the consequences of this epidemic of sleep deprivation are extensive. But researchers at the University of Rochester have found that a simple solution yields solid results: setting a bedtime and sticking to it.

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2019: The year in pictures

2019: The year in pictures

December 19, 2019

As 2019 winds down, we asked University photographer J. Adam Fenster to share some of his top selections from among the many thousands of pictures he captured this year, and his thoughts about what makes each one special.

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An inaugural celebration: ‘A University of this community’

An inaugural celebration: ‘A University of this community’

October 4, 2019

In a ceremony filled with tradition, music, laughter, and optimism, Sarah C. Mangelsdorf was formally invested Friday afternoon as the University of Rochester’s 11th president. “The University of Rochester was built by the people of Rochester,” she said in her inaugural address. “We are not just a University in this community. We are a University of this community.”

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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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A ceremonial start

A ceremonial start

September 23, 2019

For generations, three ritual objects—the charter, the seal, and the mace—have been the centerpiece of the presidential inaugural ceremony. These same insignia have invested authority in presidents with wide-ranging leadership styles, each of whom has also shaped his own ceremony—as the 11th University president, Sarah C. Mangelsdorf, will do with her ceremony on October 4.

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New training in AR/VR tech gives Rochester doctoral students an edge

New training in AR/VR tech gives Rochester doctoral students an edge

September 18, 2019

A $1.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation will establish a structured, well-rounded training program for University scholars applying augmented and virtual reality in health, education, design, and other fields.

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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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Welcome to Rochester, Class of 2023

Welcome to Rochester, Class of 2023

August 21, 2019

As incoming students and their families lined their vehicles up on River Campus and the Eastman School of Music, they were greeted by enthusiastic volunteers and University President Sarah C. Mangelsdorf.

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Summer in Rochester means research

Summer in Rochester means research

July 24, 2019

There’s no better time to do research at the University than during the summer. While the classrooms may be quiet, labs and libraries remain busy as undergraduate students work on projects from engineering to political science.

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