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UR scientist works on adding technical terms to sign language (access required)

  Lorne Farovitch, a graduate student at the University of Rochester, grew up deaf in a deaf family in Vancouver, British Columbia. His family situation meant that until the age of 24, Farovitch didn’t communicate with people in any other ...

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Lasers in Rochester may fuel the world, reach for the universe (access required)

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It’s hard to imagine that when lasers were first invented there was a bit of a “so what?” reaction. In 1960, light was the main application people could envision from lasers and the question was why did we need a new source of light?...

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LBJ granddaughter helps rededicate NTID (access required)

Lucinda Robb, right, speaks below photos of her parents, President and First Lady Johnson, at the rededication of National Technical Institute for the Deaf. Photo by Diana Louise Carter

With touching recollections Friday of the beginnings of the National Technical Institute for the Deaf at Rochester Institute of Technology, officials rededicated the groundbreaking institute to celebrate its first 50 years. The event capped months of anniversary events, for both ...

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Alumna to take finance administration job at SUNY Geneseo (access required)

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An alumna of SUNY Geneseo is returning to the college to become vice president for finance and administration. Julie L. Buehler, who graduated from Geneseo in 1989 and later earned an MBA from the University of Rochester’s Simon Business School, will begin her new job at Geneseo July 25.

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Urban League chief to speak at St. John Fisher graduation (access required)

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The outgoing president and CEO of the Urban League of Rochester, William G. Clark, will be the commencement speaker at St. John Fisher College during graduation ceremonies May 11. Clark is a 1978 graduate of Fisher, having earned a bachelor’s ...

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Cornel West, Robert George talk about civil disagreement at RIT (access required)

Robert George, left and Cornel West, right, come from opposite political traditions, but agree to disagree politely.

 Two nationally recognized Ivy League academics who come from opposing political positions will present “How to Agree to Disagree” at Rochester Institute of Technology April 5. Liberal Cornel West from Harvard University and conservative Robert George from Princeton University will ...

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