July 2, 2007
CELEBRATE THE BIG UNVEILING
No, he’s not the latest member of the Justice League. He’s Alvin Lomibao ’09, the president of the Students’ Association, proudly sporting a t-shirt with Rochester’s new logo. The University community is invited to celebrate the official logo launch on September 5 at noon on the steps of Wilson Commons. There will be a short presentation, live music, food, and giveaways.
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President Seligman is undergoing chemotherapy to treat a curable form of lymphoma. He described his recent diagnosis and his sense of optimism in a message to the University community (available online at www.rochester.edu/president) and in a press conference on August 21.
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Patricia Chiverton will step down as dean of the School of Nursing at the end of this academic year. A search committee, chaired by Provost Ralph Kuncl, is being formed to choose her successor.
The University will celebrate its seventh annual Meliora Weekend on October 18 to 21. Registration is now open at www.rochester.edu/melioraweekend and the registration fee is waived for University faculty, staff, and students.
The Humanities Project begins its second year this fall with nine new projects that bring a fresh lineup of speakers, films, symposia, courses, conferences, panels, and exhibitions.
Scientists at the University and the J. Craig Venter Institute have discovered a copy of the genome of a bacterial parasite residing inside the genome of its host species.
Academic rankings can be a downer for small universities like Rochester, which are often beaten out for the top spots by bigger, more well-known schools. .
The University will recongnize the recipients of the Goergen Awards for Contributions to Undergraduate Educatioin in the College on Friday, Septemeber 7, at the College Convocation.
In the early fall of 1988, Dennis O’Donnell boarded an 8 a.m. flight out of LaGuardia with a pot of chili on his lap. He was headed for his first home game at Rochester, a place where he has built a remarkable career as the University’s sports information director.
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