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UR students create Courscio: The better CDCS

Within three weeks, the team went from developing an idea to creating the prototype and conducting initial user testing. During spring break, the team of nine met every day from 2 p.m. to midnight, working 10 hours a day on their project.

From the Archives: ‘Grapevine’ and ‘Kesher,’ relics of UR’s cultural past

“Grapevine” ran from 1975 to 1991, and “Kesher” between 1983 and 1993. Today, they represent relics of a time when a larger variety of publications populated the newstands, when the printed page was a more dominant form of communication.

CT Eats: Jay’s Diner, Late-Night Edition

To honor the mindset of “random midnight cravings,” we decided on the deep-fried fantail shrimp, chocolate chip pancakes, lasagna, and a Mexican sundae.

Research Rochester: Professor Topolski asks whether art can be research

As an art professor at a research institution, Allen Topolski is encouraged to embrace a research-like approach to art. “What we do is equated to research, so we’re expected to have shows and museums and galleries,” Topolski said. “Our studios equate to labs.”

From the Archives: ‘Frosh’ and ‘Sophs’ get messy in Flag Rush tradition

A “horde of wildly excited and yelling freshmen who were besmeared with the combination of lampblack, grease and flour” vied for the glory of being the one to snatch the flag from the grips of the sophomore class.

For astronomy aficionados, Mees a guiding star

“We do some fantastic stargazing away from the city lights using an actual observatory, and people are able to see amazing features in the night sky that they have never seen before like galaxies, star clusters, and nebulae,” Spiewak said.

CT Eats: Wegmans’ restaurants surprisingly classy

My entree was the ziti alla montanara, featuring luscious butternut squash and a sumptuous porcini and parmesan cream sauce. This dish had a stellar balance of salty, cheesy, earthy, and sweet flavors.

College Republicans’ president blurs party lines

His favorite recent president is Bill Clinton, and his favorite president ever is Lyndon B. Johnson. He is also pro-immigration (“literally open borders”), pro-choice, and a supporter of a large welfare state.

CT Eats: Yummy Garden Part II

After months of sorrowful separation, Shagun and I ventured back to Yummy Garden for another taste of glory. This time for the hot pot, as promised. For those unfamiliar with the concept, the hot pot experience is essentially cooking your own food in boiling broth at your table.

UR senior plays key role in water filter startup

Miqdad is the Business Development Executive at the startup PakVitae, valued at $150 million. It has developed a $30 filter designed to provide clean drinking water free of water-borne bacteria, viruses, and contaminants.