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Has the World Health Organization measured up?

Wed, 22 May 2019

In a new history, Rochester professor emeritus Theodore Brown looks at how well the organization, founded in the aftermath of World War II, has met its lofty mission of ensuring “highest possible level of health” by all peoples.

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Gloria Culver reappointed Dean of School of Arts & Sciences

Wed, 22 May 2019

Serving as dean of the School of Arts and Sciences since 2015, Gloria Culver has been reappointed to a new five-year term. The Board of Trustees approved Culver’s deanship renewal at its May meeting.

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Studio art graduates put on a show

Tue, 14 May 2019

Works in the Class of 2019 senior art exhibition explored themes such as interpersonal relationships, environmentalism, and emotional expression.

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Researchers sequence the genome’s elusive centromere

Tue, 14 May 2019

Rochester biologist Amanda Larracuente and her colleagues have successfully sequenced one of the most repetitive parts of fruit fly genome, unlocking one of the “last frontiers of genome assembly.”

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Following in his brother’s footsteps—and making his own mark

Mon, 13 May 2019

Bobby Gerami '19 has taken advantage of many opportunities at Rochester, getting involved with the After Hours a cappella group; club basketball; and the Students' Association, where he served as treasurer.

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Two degrees for a student with music on her mind

Fri, 10 May 2019

Hannah Dick ’19, ’19E knew she wanted to pursue a college degree in music. But that wasn’t all. Graduating with dual degrees in percussion and brain and cognitive science, she plans to use music to help people.

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Where can philosophical thinking help? Everywhere.

Thu, 09 May 2019

Philosopher Zeynep Soysal, who joined Rochester’s faculty this year as an assistant professor of philosophy, works at the place where mathematics and linguistics converge.

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Senior capstone projects merge technology and humanities through digital media

Thu, 09 May 2019

From virtual reality projects that foster empathy for the deaf and hard of hearing to a video game that supports English language learners, five teams of digital media students tackle real-world problems.

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Finding a place of her own at Rochester

Tue, 07 May 2019

Gillian Gingher ’19 didn’t want to attend the University of Rochester for one simple reason: her parents did. But in four years, this double major in art history and business has found her own way.

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Medals and teaching awards will honor outstanding achievement at 2019 Commencement

Fri, 03 May 2019

The University of Rochester will recognize the outstanding contributions of distinguished alumni, educators, and scientists by bestowing the Eastman Medal, Hutchison Medal, and awards for scholarship and teaching.

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Data science is the centerpiece of the University of Rochester's five-year strategic plan. Rochester researchers plan to continue to harness the potential of data in ways that will transform the 21st century and place the University as a leader in the field.

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