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Robin Hood in Rochester

Front Page photo of Robin Hood

From October 22 to 25, Robin Hood scholars will meet at Rochester for the seventh biennial conference of the International Association for Robin Hood Studies. This year’s conference takes on the theme “Robin Hood: Media Creature.” Read more on page 3. (Photo courtesy of the George Eastman House Motion Picture Department Collections).

Spotlight shines on theater transformation

Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre will open in the newly renovated theater with a new sound and ambience next month.

Study: New therapy prevents heart failure

Results from the largest clinical trial of its kind could change the way doctors treat cardiac patients.

Meliora Weekend expected to draw thousands

Thousands of alumni, parents, students, faculty, and friends will be on campus from October 8 to 11 to celebrate the ninth Meliora Weekend.

University prepares for potential flu outbreak

Tips for staying healthy.

Sherwood Forest meets Hollywood in international conference

The world premiere of the newly restored Robin Hood (1922) starring Douglas Fairbanks is set for 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 24, at the Dryden Theatre at George Eastman House.

Goergen award winners

For a complete list of winners click here.

Events to celebrate Hajim School dedication

During Meliora Weekend, the University will dedicate the Edmund A. Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, named in honor of Ed Hajim ’58, chair of the Board of Trustees.

President gives State of the University speech.

President Seligman called the state of the University “strong” in his annual report to the Faculty Senate on September 8.

High-tech surgery center puts focus on patients

The Medical Center this summer celebrated the official opening of New York’s largest ambulatory surgery center, which started seeing patients last month.

Three leaders named to Board of Trustees

A prominent optics entrepreneur, a noted medical scientist and medical school dean, and a leading Rochester business executive have joined the University’s Board of Trustees.

Rochester leads top universities to launch

A new Web site called Futurity ( features the latest discoveries from leading universities.

University receives grants for River Campus renovations

As part of the New York State Higher Education Capital (HECap) Matching Grant Program, the University will receive $2.18 million for capital projects.

Program connects teens with mentors

This fall the University of Rochester is strengthening its commitment to Rochester’s youth with the expansion of the Work-Scholarship Connection at Hillside program.

Blue dye may hold promise in treating spinal cord injury

A common food additive that gives M&Ms and Gatorade their blue tint may offer promise for preventing the additional—and serious—secondary damage that immediately follows a traumatic spinal cord injury.

Software makes library searches fast, easy, comprehensive

In the age of Google, quick, one-stop Web searches are de rigueur—except at the very institutions that have traditionally been the greatest repositories of knowledge.

Conference marks program’s anniversary

In 1989, Rochester became the first academic institution in the country to provide students with the opportunity to analyze visual culture from a social-historical perspective and investigate the connections between culture, critical theory, and society.

Provost named to National Academies of Science council

Ralph Kuncl, provost and executive vice president of the University, has been named to the National Academies of Science’s Government-University-Industry Research Roundtable (GUIRR), a platform for leaders in government, academia, and business to discuss scientific issues of national importance.

Students lend a helping hand

More than 800 Rochester freshmen volunteered at 42 of Rochester’s nonprofit organizations during the 21st annual Wilson Day on Monday, Aug. 31.

Work continues on University’s priorities

This year has been somewhat unusual for the Office of Government and Community Relations as they lobby on behalf on the University.

Meliora Weekend Events

Click here to see a list of Events for the upcoming Meliora Weekend.

In Brief

A roundup of news.