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Move in Day

The Class of 2012 (and their stuff) arrived on the River Campus and at the Eastman School on August 25. Thankfully, flocks of fellow students, such as D’Lion Liesel Schwartz ’11 (above), were standing by to help Rochester frosh and their parents transfer those must-have items from car to dorm room. For the rest of the week, freshmen took part in Orientation activities, including the 20th annual Wilson Day of community service on August 28.

Faculty, staff, and alumnus honored during Convocation ceremony

The University will recognize the recipients of the Goergen Awards for Contributions to Undergraduate Education during the College’s annual Convocation on Friday, September 5.

Trustee Goergen ’60 to receive alumni award

During the annual fall celebration kicking off the academic year for Arts, Sciences & Engineering on Friday, September 5, Robert Goergen ’60 will receive the Charles Force and Marjorie Force Hutchison Medal, the University’s highest alumni award, presented in recognition of outstanding career achievement and service.

Residential halls convert to wind energy

This fall, when students switch on their lights or watch TV, they will contribute to a cleaner environment because 100 percent of the electricity used in residential life buildings on the River Campus is now offset with wind energy, supplied by wind farms both in New York and across the country.

A Message from President Seligman: Welcome to an Exciting 2008-09 School Year

"The University of Rochester is on the move," President Joel Seligman writes in a message welcoming faculty, students, and staff to the 2008-09 school year. "I hope you can feel the spirit and the energy of the many initiatives that are under way."

Open Letter celebrates first release, welcomes international writers to Rochester

Chad Post, director of Open Letter, was “beyond thrilled” when the first copies of Nobody’s Home;by internationally acclaimed Croatian author Dubravka Ugresic arrived at his office from the printer a couple of weeks ago. For good reason.

Fallen Giants

In his new book, Fallen Giants, coauthor and Professor of History Stewart Weaver chronicles the history of Himalayan mountaineering.