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The 164,000 square-foot James P. Wilmot Cancer Center opens its doors with a
celebration on Thursday, May 15. Read more.

Enhanced Omega fusion laser to be dedicated May 16

The University will mark another important step in the effort toward attaining sustainable fusion, the ultimate source of clean energy, this Friday, May 16. President Joel Seligman, along with special guests, which include U.S. Senator Charles Schumer, Congressman Thomas Reynolds, and Undersecretary for Nuclear Security for the U.S. Department of Energy Thomas D’Agostino, will dedicate the new Omega EP laser facility at the Robert L. Sproull Center for Ultra High Intensity Laser Research at the Laboratory for Laser Energetics (LLE).

Undergraduates triumph in National College Bowl tournament

A five-student team from the University defeated teams from 15 other universities in a come-from-behind, first-place finish in this year’s National College Bowl Tournament in St. Paul, Minn.

Three leaders to receive honorary degrees

Brizard will talk about the framework needed to reform the city school system, where only 53 percent of public school students graduate from high school at 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 7, in the Welles-Brown Room of Rush Rhees Library. (See Commencement Ceremonies as PDF)

Staff stars celebrated

The first recipients of the Witmer and Meliora staff awards are stellar examples of service and dedication to the University and the wider community.

Pillars of Hope’ offers support for city students

According to the dictionary, “pillars” are either structures offering freestanding vertical support or individuals with central or great responsibility. But for one group of African-American professionals from across the University, both definitions apply.

President issues report on diversity

The 2007 academic year saw small but measurable progress in the University’s efforts to become a more diverse and welcoming community, President Seligman says in the second annual report on diversity.

Humanities Project proposals due

To foster conversations across discipline and department boundaries, faculty and staff are invited to submit Humanities Project proposals for the academic year 2008.

New Wilmot Cancer Center offers expanded care, research for cures

The University and the Medical Center will celebrate the expansion of cancer care and research as it dedicates the new James P. Wilmot Cancer Center on Thursday, May 15.

New international relations major provides grounding in world politics

The day after the University received formal approval for a new international relations major from the New York State Department of Education, rising junior Patrick Little lined up in the Department of Political Science office, application in hand, to sign up for the new program.

Commencement 2008 Teaching Awards

See all of the Teaching Awards

Faculty and Student Honor Awards 2007-08

Read about the awards and honors.

Savvy approach to business and biking earns City Cycles national recognition

City Cycles could be coming soon to campuses all over the country. At least that’s the entrepreneurial dream of founder Andrew Hall.