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Daniel Goldstein ’08 realizes words often fail after a tragedy like the one that unfolded on April 16 at Virginia Tech. But he and fellow students felt they needed to find some way to express their sadness and send messages of hope to those in Blacksburg. They decided to have a large banner printed that read “Our thoughts are with you. University of Rochester, N.Y.”  The students set up a signing station in Wilson Commons from April 25 to 27 and encouraged anyone who wanted to send a kind word to stop by and sign the banner, just as Vivian Wong ’08 (left) did on April 25.
“We decided that a banner would be great because it would allow the entire University community—students, faculty, and staff—to express their feelings and concerns together, while giving each person the opportunity to send a personal message,” says Goldstein, a Students’ Association senator and president of the Golden Key International Honor Society, which organized the event on behalf of the student body.

Grant endows Alan and Jane  Handler Scholars

The University has established a scholarship fund, the beneficiaries of which will be called the Alan and Jane Handler Scholars, with a $500,000 grant from the Handler Charitable Trust.

Donation advances cancer diagonises and patient care

Alumnus John Wallis (Jack) Rowe, former chairman and CEO of Aetna, has donated $5 million to support the James P. Wilmot Cancer Center’s expansion campaign.

Gift establishes professorship at Simon

A pledge of $1.5 million from Michael and Diane Jones will establish an endowed professorship in their names at the Simon School.

Lots of music, a little drama, and tons of talent

That means a lot coming from Kim Kowalke. Many of his former students have gone on to successful Broadway careers.

Campus safety: Staying proactive

In light of recent events at Virginia Tech, the University has made an effort to reassure students, staff, faculty, and alumni that it’s maintaining the safest campus possible.

Simon Receives Namesake's Flag Collection

Members of the University Naval R.O.T.C. presided over a ceremony on April 20 to mark the donation of the late William E. Simon’s personal flag collection to the school that bears his name.

Pat Chiverton says nurses are today's health care innovators

Patricia Chiverton, dean of the School of Nursing and vice president of Strong Health Nursing, has been named the University’s first Pamela York Klainer Endowed Chair in Nursing Entrepreneurship.

Summer institute lets students test drive a career in business

For most students contemplating graduation and an ensuing job search, the idea of trying out a career field before committing to one might seem appealing.

Orientation leaders help freshmen make the leap from home to campus

Leaving behind high school friends and Mom’s cooking can prove to be stressful for incoming freshmen.

Awards & Honors

A roundup of awards and honors.

Dentistry launches digital archive as a community resource

Graduate student Elizabeth Kettell has spent the past year connecting the past to the future. A senior library assistant at the Basil G. Bibby Library, Kettell is nearing the end of a project to digitize the entire dentistry archive, a collection of more than 300 images and other artifacts dating to the early 1900s.