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Local food and sustainability now hallmarks of UR dining program (access required)

Cam Schauf, left, of the University of Rochester, and David Feist, of Harvest Table, oversee dining on the river campus. RBJ Photo by Diana Louise Carter

One thing Cam Schauf knows after decades of running dining services at the University of Rochester: don’t change things up too much in April or May. This high-stress period at the end of second semester is not the time to experiment at ...

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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)


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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Nobel laureate returns to UR to give commencement address (access required)

Donna Strickland, center, upon receiving the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2018

Nobel Prize winner Donna Strickland, who earned a Ph.D. from the University of Rochester, will be the university’s commencement speaker May 19. Strickland now teaches physics at the University of Waterloo, in Ontario, Canada, but was recognized by the Nobel ...

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CNN commentator speaks at UR Wednesday (access required)

Symone Sanders

Symone Sanders, the youngest press secretary for a presidential candidate in history, will deliver the University of Rochester’s Martin Luther King Commemorative Address on Wednesday evening. Sanders, who now works as a political commentator for CNN, was national press secretary ...

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Simon School’s recognition generates buzz of excitement (access required)


The University of Rochester’s Simon School of Business is getting positive response from prospective and accepted students after Simon recently was named the MBA Program of the Year by Poets & Quants, a media company covering business schools. “There’s really ...

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UR names Wisconsin provost to be university’s first female president (access required)

Sarah Mangelsdorf

The University of Rochester has named a Wisconsin provost and the first woman in its history as president. Sarah C. Mangelsdorf, provost of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and a psychology professor, will begin work in Rochester in the summer of ...

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High school students plan, market and sell, all virtually (access required)

Students from Pittsford-Mendon High school dismantle their trade show exhibit for a virtual company selling cotton candy. (Photo by Diana Louise Carter)

Amherst’s Sweet Home High School will represent the Northeast United States at a business plan competition in April, after winning the regional Virtual Enterprises International competition at the University of Rochester Monday. The winning team created a virtual business that ...

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‘People should come together and be Americans,’ says Abdul-Jabbar (access required)

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar,  left, speaks at the University of Rochester with Dean Donald Hall. Photo by J. Adam Fenster/UR

His calm demeanor belies a passionate heart. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar delivered a message of reconciliation and acceptance at an event at the University of Rochester Monday night that attracted close to 2,000 people. The 20-year, record-smashing, center forward of the National ...

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New Anthony Institute director leads UR gender research with gusto and skill (access required)

Kristin Doughty of Brighton is an Associate Professor in the Department of Anthropology and is the new Director of the Susan B. Anthony Institute at UR.

  Could Susan B. Anthony have envisioned a scholar working in her name and studying how women are treated in Rwanda following genocide? Such a person exists in the new director of the Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender, Sexuality ...

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Energy saving projects at RIT and UR include doctoral student’s bright idea (access required)

Lourdes Gutierrez Aliaga, a doctoral student at RIT, conceived the energy saving project that won a $1 million grant from the state. (Photo by Sue Weisler/RIT)

Two green projects at local universities that won $1 million state grants this week didn’t come out of the blue. Rochester Institute of Technology’s plan to automate ventilation in its Golisano Institute for Sustainability depending on classroom occupancy, for example, ...

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