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Shirley Ann Jackson to give Commencement address

Shirley Ann Jackson

Shirley Ann Jackson, a nationally recognized leader in higher education, will address graduates during the University’s 157th Commencement. “Her accomplishments make Dr. Jackson a role model for young adults who are starting out their careers and will be shaping society,” says Dean of the College Richard Feldman. (Read more.)

Funding earmarked for nanotech center

Congresswoman Louise Slaughter recently announced $1.8 million in federal funding for a nanotechnology research center at the University.

University joins local health challenge

The University is joining more than 70 other Rochester-area employers in the “Eat Well Live Well Challenge.” Faculty and staff can sign up for the program and track their progress online for a chance to win prizes, lose weight, and improve their overall health.

New Building, New Science, New Jobs

The Medical Center has announced plans to begin construction on what could be the first facility in the country devoted to clinical and translational science research.

Eastman's Mosaic Series

The Eastman School concludes its eclectic Mosaic Series with violinist Gidon Kremer and the Kremerata Baltica chamber orchestra on Sunday, April 22, at 3 p.m. in the Eastman Theatre.

Powell headlines Meliora Weekend

Former Secretary of State Colin Powell will offer his perspective on leadership as the headliner for Meliora Weekend 2007.

Scientist shares latest updates on flu research and the quest for a better vaccine

Two weeks ago the University was awarded $26 million from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) to establish the New York Influenza Center of Excellence. David Topham, associate professor of microbiology and immunology and codirector of the influenza center, recently talked about flu and the role of the new center.

Physicist Steve Manly wins national award for teaching excellence

Steve Manly, associate professor of physics and astronomy, has been selected to receive the 2007 American Association for Physics Teachers Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching.

Conference examines the ‘War on Terror’ from an Eastern world perspective

An upcoming conference, “Religious Transgressions of Modernity,” builds on the cross disciplinary dialogue that has unfolded during the academic year thanks to the Humanities Project—and takes it even further.

Geophysicist travels to Africa to uncover details about Earth’s past

Research led by John Tarduno, professor of geophysics in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, and featured in the April 6 issue of Nature indicates the Earth’s magnetic field was nearly as strong 3.2 billion years ago as it is today.

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