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    The Strong, in partnership with I Love New York, hosts travel trade buyers who bring tour groups from China to Canada and the United States.
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    The National Toy Hall of Fame names the 12 toy finalists for 2017: Clue, Magic 8 Ball, Matchbox Cars, My Little Pony, paper airplane, PEZ Candy Dispenser, play food, Risk, sand, Transformers, Uno, and Wiffle Ball.
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    The Strong's Woodbury School—now in its 12th year—welcomes students for the 2017–18 school year.
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    Fellowship recipient Matt Knutson, PhD candidate at the University of California-Irvine, explores the pre-history of the modern e-sports culture.
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    University of Rochester students volunteer in The Strong's outdoor gardens as part of Wilson Day 2017, a day of community service.
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    The Strong hosts nearly 100 video game scholars from around the world for the Replaying Japan Conference in partnership with Rochester Institute of Technology, the University of Alberta, and Ritsumeikan University in Kyoto, Japan.
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    Video Game Design History, an online course developed by The Strong's Jon-Paul Dyson and Rochester Institute of Technology's Steve Jacobs, was named a finalist for the 2017 edX Prize for Exceptional Contributions in Online Teaching and Learning.
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    Craig Hagen, senior director of global government affairs at Electronic Arts  (second from left), and author Michael Kaufman (far right) tour the museum’s electronic games collection, research archives, and interactive exhibits. Pictured with The Strong’s Shannon Symonds, Steve Dubnik, and Jeremy Saucier. 
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    Readers of the Rochester Business Journal and Daily Record name The Strong the number one cultural attraction.
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    Nearly 50 journalists from around the country visit The Strong as part of the Macaroni Kids Silver Daisy Boondoggle tour of Rochester. 
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    Fellowship recipient Susan Asbury, PhD candidate at Penn State University, visits The Strong to examine its early board game collections and explore the role of board games in shaping American home life.
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    KidsOutandAbout.com readers vote The Strong museum the Top Place to Take Kids in the Rochester area for the 13th year in a row.
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    The World Video Game Hall of Fame names the inductees for 2017: Donkey Kong, Halo: Combat Evolved, Pokémon Red and Green, and Street Fighter II