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Bondi or Boondiis an Aboriginal word meaning “water breaking over rocks,” a feeling clearly conveyed. in the photo “Bondi Beach” by Kendra Lounsberry. The Rochester senior, along with fellow study abroad student Benjamin Primak, took top honors in the national IES Photo Contest. Read more.

H. Allen Orr named University Professor

H. Allen Orr, the Shirley Cox Kearns Professor of Biology, has been named a University Professor.

DeAngelis and team find way to judge depth

It’s common knowledge that humans and other animals are able to visually judge depth because we have two eyes and the brain compares the images from each. But we can also judge depth with only one eye, and scientists have been searching for how the brain accomplishes that feat.

University establishes new awards for staff

President Joel Seligman has announced two new awards to honor exceptional University staff. The Witmer Award recognizes lifetime service to the University and the Meliora Award pays tribute to specific positive achievements.

Corrigan-Minehan Professor installed

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Earth sciences earns top ranking

According to a recent analysis from Thomson Scientific, a corporation that measures the impact and influence of published research, the researchers in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences are now some of the most cited in the country.

Award nominations sought

President Joel Seligman encourages faculty and staff to nominate deserving colleagues in the College of Arts, Sciences, and Engineering for this year’s Goergen Awards.

The Midnight Ramblers

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Music For All

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University pilots text, phone alert system

The University will launch a new emergency alert communications system that uses e-mails, text messages, cell phones, and other devices to send simultaneous warnings during critical situations.

Study abroad photos awarded first prize

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Live close to work and enjoy up to $9,000 toward a city house

Faculty and staff have long been attracted to the tree-lined sidewalks and finely crafted houses in the historic city neighborhoods that surround the University. Now they have an added incentive for living in these charming and convenient neighborhoods.

Awards and Honors

A round up of Awards given and Honors.

In Brief

A round up of news.