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H. Allen Orr

Professor H. Allen Orr, whose work in evolutionary biology has transformed the field, will receive the Darwin-Wallace Medal from the Council of the Linnean Society of London in February of next year. The honor, which is given only every 50 years, also marks the 200th birthday of Charles Darwin. (Read more.)

Kathy Parker named new dean of nursing

After an extensive national search, Kathy Parker, an adult nurse practitioner, medical/surgical clinical nurse specialist, and nationally recognized sleep disorders researcher, has been selected as the fourth dean of the School of Nursing. Medical Center CEO Bradford Berk is scheduled to announce her appointment July 1 during a morning event at the School of Nursing’s Helen Wood Hall.

Math educator wins NSF ‘Career’ grant

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded a CAREER grant to Jeffrey Choppin, assistant professor of mathematics education at the Warner School of Education.

Sample local fare at neighborhood farm markets

In the neighborhoods surrounding the University, a movement to support locally produced foods and sustainable agriculture practices has taken root in the form of several new farmers markets, offering everything from grass-fed meats to greens and beets, right on the University’s doorstep.

Field hockey goaltender named Academic All-American

For the second straight year, senior field hockey goaltender Rachel Cahan ’08 has been named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America At-Large Team in balloting conducted by the College Sports Information Directors of America.

Eastman grad wins scholarship to study musicolgy at Cambridge

Eugene Feygelson ’07E, who studied violin and musical arts at the Eastman School, has been selected to receive the highly competitive Jack Kent Cooke Graduate Scholarship.

'Pictures Come from Pictures': Life through Carl Chiarenza's lens

Before he became a prolific artist and well-known art historian, Carl Chiarenza was a working-class kid in Rochester learning about photography from a playground director on North Goodman Street who converted a park shed into a make-shift darkroom.

NIH grant to establish University Center for AIDS Research

A $3.2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) will allow more than 50 University scientists to expand their work in HIV/AIDS research and collaborate with seasoned South African researchers working at the heart of the epidemic.

University Raises $1.3 Millon For United Way

The University would like to thank the 6,300 faculty, staff and retirees who generously pledged to the 2008 United Way/Red Cross Campaign, raising more than $1.3 million.

Patrick Barry House Once Again Welcomes the Community

The newly restored Patrick Barry House on Mt. Hope Avenue is now the home of University Provost Ralph Kuncl and his wife, Nancy Kuncl. The Kuncls have opened the house to the community and are bringing new life to the Rochester landmark.

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