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Peter Lennie

Lennie's Investiture

The University celebrated the official investiture of Peter Lennie as the Robert L. and Mary L. Sproull Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Sciences, and Engineering on Friday, October 27, with a symposium, special ceremony, and reception. A neuroscientist who has explored how the brain’s visual cortex processes information about the form and color of objects, Lennie first came to Rochester in 1982 and became the first chair of the newly formed Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences in 1995. For the past seven years, he has served as dean for science at New York University. He returned to Rochester this July to assume the post as dean. (Read a Q&A with Lennie, who is pictured above at a College celebration earlier this semester.)


$7.8 million advances arthritis research

Medical Center researchers have received a $7.8 million grant to speed the conversion of basic bone science into new treatments that prevent arthritis, improve fracture healing, and save limbs.

University moves forward on faculty diversity initiative

A task force assembled by President Seligman in February recently issued a report outlining 31 recommendations designed to address faculty diversity.

CEIS grant propels local biomedical industry

The University’s Center for Electronic Imaging Systems (CEIS) has received $2 million from the state of New York to strengthen research, development, and commercialization of biomedical electronic imaging systems—such as 3-D medical scanners and optical sensors that can detect bacteria in just minutes.

Disaster drill tests emergency response plans

The largest disaster drill of its kind on the River Campus involved student EMTs and first responders from the city, county, and the University.

Campus hosts debate

While Senator Hillary Clinton and Republican challenger John Spencer debated the issues from Strong Auditorium, students gathered to watch and respond to the televised debate.

Technology gives students, professors instant feedback

New devices provide decrease the amount of time professors or teaching assistants spend grading papers and allow them to immediately know how well their students are grasping the material.

In Memoriam

Hong Li, nursing professor, dies

Hey, Virgil, Homer ... Are you ready for some football?

Carl Adair ‘07, an English major, has become the team’s unofficial orator, shouting passages from The Aeneid and other works of classical literature to cheer on the Yellowjackets.

In Brief

Simon School rankings, AAU presidents