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  • telescope in an observatory

    The University's C.E.K. Mees Observatory is located 40 miles south of Rochester.

  • students looking of the railing inside a tall atrium in a new building

    Raymond F. LeChase Hall, the new home of University of Rochester's Margaret Warner Graduate School of Education and Human Development, was dedicated in May 2013.

  • student wears electronic goggles, with wires and a sensor

    Every year, seniors in the Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Sciences present projects and prototypes at the annual Design Day. Here, a student models VertiGone, a head-mounted device designed to facilitate the remote diagnosis vertigo.

  • medical student puts on scrubs and mask

    University of Rochester Medical Center ob/gyn resident Laura Melcher prepares for a surgery on her first day at the hospital in June 2012.

  • large group of student musicians playing the trombone in an orchestra

    The Eastman Trombone Choir performs during the 2013 commencement ceremonies.

  • close-up of the back of a soccer net

    The men's soccer team took the UAA championships in 2013 and reached the Sweet 16 in the NCAA Division III national championships.

  • Interfaith Chapel reflected in the river

    The Interfaith Chapel, reflected in the Genesee River on a bright, fall day.

  • George Eastman statue

    The statue of philanthropist and University benefactor George Eastman greets passersby on the quad.

  • Students walk across Eastman quad between classes

    Students walk across Eastman quad between classes.

  • small bronze statue in front of large museum building

    A playful sculpture garden greets visitors to the University's Memorial Art Gallery.

  • a large sea of flags hangs in front of the huge windows of Wilson Commons

    The flags in Wilson Commons represent the countries of all currently enrolled Rochester undergraduate students.

  • student performing group on stage wearing matching yellow jackets

    The Yellowjackets, the University's oldest a cappella ensemble, perform during Meliora Weekend.

  • student with half his face painted yellow and half painted blue makes a snarling face


  • students juggling flaming clubs in front of Rush Rhees Library

    Members of the Strong Jugglers team juggle with fire outside of Rush Rhees Library.

  • students sit on colorful chairs under a tall staircase and windowsStudents work in the lobby of the new Ronald Rettner Hall for Media Arts and Innovation, opened in October 2013.
  • students working in a classroom

    A history seminar in Dewey Hall.

  • 'student playing the violin as spotlights shine down

    Eastman School of Music graduate student Markiyan Melnychenko performs in Kodak Hall.

  • colorful rings of light inside a laser

    The view through OMEGA lasers 20-cm disk amplifiers at the Laboratory for Laser Energetics.

  • technicians in clean suits  working with a laser

    Technicians work on the OMEGA laser at the Laboratory for Laser Energetics. The University's Omega Laser Facility is home to two of the world's most powerful high-energy and high-intensity lasers.

  • students dancing

    Rainya Heath '14, left, and Kasandra Reyes '17 participate in a movement class in the recently created Sloan Studio.

  • musician playing the upright bass

    Eastman School of Music student Tyrone Allen II '17 performs during the Rochester International Jazz Festival.

  • student playing the violin, wearing a t-shirt that says Bach

    An Eastman School of Music student wears his love of Bach on his back.

  • rug in the form of a maze or labyrinth on the floor of the Interfaith Chapel

    The Rev. Denise Yarbrough, director of religious and spiritual life in the College, walks a labyrinth set up in the Interfaith Chapel this spring. An ancient spiritual practice common to many religious traditions, walking a labyrinth is a form of active meditation.

  • dog sitting on the steps in front of the quad and Rush Rhees Library

    PHOTO FRIDAY FAVORITE: from Dana Perrin, Public Safety
    Guide dog in training G-Lee at a Monday night carillon concert.

  • Rush Rhees balcony in the sun

    PHOTO FRIDAY FAVORITE: from Anthony Wan '13
    Rush Rhees balcony in the sun.

  • Rush Rhees Library on a rainy fall morning

    PHOTO FRIDAY FAVORITE: from Iftekhar Naim, Computer Science graduate student
    Rush Rhees Library on a rainy fall morning.

  • Rainbow over Rush Rhees

    PHOTO FRIDAY FAVORITE: Kelly Mulrey '13
    Rainbow over Rush Rhees.