University of Rochester


Alumnus Selected to Sculpt Inaugural Medal

Marc Mellon working on a portrait of Obama

Marc Mellon, one of America's foremost representational sculptors and former University student, has been awarded the Official 2009 Presidential Inaugural Medal commission. (Read more.)

Grammy winner Maria Schneider returns to Eastman

Maria Schneider’s story is an example of what can be accomplished by thinking outside the box—or outside the record label, in her case.

Seligman delivers January address

In his January address to the University community, President Seligman says he anticipates the year ahead to be one of continued progress and momentum in spite of sizeable challenges posed by the current economic downturn.

The trip of a lifetime: Students share thoughts on historic inauguration

Early in the morning of January 20, a group of Rochester students stepped off a bus and took their place in history. They joined the millions of Americans who made the trek to Washington, D.C., to witness the historic inauguration of President Barack Obama.

Investigation continues into computer hacking incident

On January 7 the University discovered that the names and Social Security numbers of 450 current and former students were accessed and copied illegally from a nonacademic student database and copied to an off-campus IP address. Provost Ralph Kuncl, who cochairs the Data Security Taskforce with Senior Vice President and University General Counsel Sue Stewart, says such reports illustrate the growing challenges universities nationwide face to protect the personal information of faculty, staff, and students and to reduce the risk of identity theft. Working this past year with University IT, Office of Counsel, and other members of the Data Security Taskforce, Kuncl has overseen the development of a new University policy that places restrictions on the use and distribution of Social Security numbers.

Simon to offer public forum on bankruptcies and the economy

Understanding the financial crisis as the situation evolves can be a full-time job. In an effort to help people comprehend the multifaceted events as they unfold, the Simon Graduate School of Business is offering its second public forum, “Major Bankruptcies and Their Impact on the Economy,” on Monday, February 2, from 5 to 7:15 p.m. at Geva Theatre Center in Rochester.

Forget spring—Think summer at Eastman

This year’s Summer Session at Eastman features a variety of world-class music programs, including the addition of several new institutes and the return of several popular workshops.

February 6: ‘Go Red’ for women’s health

Want to help in the fight against heart disease in women? It’s as easy as wearing a little red.


A roundup of faculty and staff awards and honors.

After more than 40 years, parking’s Nancy Dailey says goodbye

Faculty, students, and staff may often complain, object, and disagree with any number of new parking arrangements, shuttle times, and fees. With divine intervention, perhaps, River Campus parking operations supervisor Nancy Dailey has survived it all—and still smiles after 42 years.

Mark Zupan reappointed dean of the Simon School

Mark Zupan, who has served as dean of the Simon Graduate School of Business since 2004, has been reappointed to a second, five-year term.

Online bill payment coming soon

The Bursar's Office will soon offer students and their families the option to pay bills and view statements online.

On View: What is art?

In his 1898 treatise, What Is Art?, Leo Tolstoy surmised that art is not simply a means to pleasure but a condition of human life.

Three Percent announces ‘Best Translated Book Award'

With all the mainstream “best book” lists for 2008 flashing before our eyes in the media these days, it seems an appreciation process for the great books of international literature that made their way into English last year—along with the global perspective these works contain—is also well on the way.

In Brief

A roundup of news.