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Congratulations to Danny Sawyer 11 on winning an internship in the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellows Program (SURF) at the SUNY Upstate Medical University. Danny is the first-ever intern in the brand-new Simon’s Rock / SUNY-Upstate Signature Program. Over the course of 10 weeks, Danny will conduct biomedical research in the lab of one Upstate's professors, write a research paper, and have the opportunity to see his work published. Kudos to Danny!

   
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Congratulations to senior Emily Schwab 09 on winning a Fulbright scholarship! Emily will spend the 2013-2014 academic year in Germany. That makes seven seniors in the last four years to win Fulbright Scholarships!

   
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Laurel Scott ’89 is to be a main speaker at an upcoming law seminar titled, “Consular Processing For Experts: Tips and Tactics”. The founding attorney at Scott and Associates, she is recognized as a leading expert on cases about inadmissibility waivers.

   
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New Jersey Jewish News sought literature professor Bernie Rodgers’ opinion in a tribute to prolific writer Philip Roth. Rodgers’ doctoral dissertation “Stalking Mr. Reality: The Fiction of Philip Roth,” was an examination of Roth’s work.

   
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Accomplished photographer Jan Staller ’71 debuted his new photograph, Roll-up Gate, Bronx, 2012 at the AIPAD Photography Show in New York City earlier in April. His work primarily documents industrial sites in the city, and art dealer Alan Klotz described Staller’s photos as representative of “fabrication and dissolution in a society that can’t leave well-enough alone.”

   
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The Simon’s Rock Chorus made local news, as the Berkshire Eagle announced their upcoming performance at Hevreh of Southern Berkshire. The Chorus will be singing a repertoire of Jewish choral music, ranging from Renaissance pieces to selections from Fiddler on the Roof.

   
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Eli Pariser ’96 continues to make news as co-founder of the fastest growing media website, Upworthy. Pariser explains how his company grew to 10.4 million readers monthly in just the first year in this Business Insider article. In the middle of all this, he found time to give a TED talk last month, warning us about online filter bubbles that search engines are using.