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Vol. 62, No. 2

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Beside the Genesee: Planting a College at Rochester
by Jan LaMartina Waxman

One hundred and fifty years ago--in rented rooms, with a faculty and students largely pinched from a neighboring college--a new "university" put down fragile roots in the young city of Rochester, New York. Here's how it all started.

Here's to Your (Future) Health
by Tom Rickey

In a bold new venture, engineers and physicians are together creating an arsenal of gee-whiz devices designed to put you in charge of keeping up on your own well-being--routinely, cheaply, and conveniently at home.

  • Coming to a Drugstore Near You: Smart Tools in Your Future

Wilson Day '99: Service with More Than a Few Smiles
by Scott Hauser

Rochester freshmen learn some important lessons on their first day of school--and they haven't even been in class yet.

  • Wilson Day USA

Opening the Gates
by David Raymond

A community-wide festival celebrates classical music and the African-American musician.

Signs of New Languages
by Scott Hauser

What does a brand-new language look like, and how does it evolve into a mature language that can communicate abstract concepts? Rochester researchers are finding out by studying homemade sign languages.

Mr. Kennedy Went to Washington . . . and Loved It
by Scott Hauser

Well, he loved it except for the year he spent as chief White House spokesman on the Lewinsky matter. But aside from that . . .

  • If You Think Nightline Is a Tough Gig: Try Singing for Your Supper
  • Mr. Meier Goes to Washington

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