September 14, 2009
Robin Hood in Rochester
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).
Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre will open in the newly renovated theater with a new sound and ambience next month.
Results from the largest clinical trial of its kind could change the way doctors treat cardiac patients.
Thousands of alumni, parents, students, faculty, and friends will be on campus from October 8 to 11 to celebrate the ninth Meliora Weekend.
Tips for staying healthy.
The world premiere of the newly restored(1922) starring Douglas Fairbanks is set for 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 24, at the Dryden Theatre at George Eastman House.
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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 Seligman called the state of the University “strong” in his annual report to the Faculty Senate on September 8.
The Medical Center this summer celebrated the official opening of New York’s largest ambulatory surgery center, which started seeing patients last month.
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.
A new Web site called Futurity (www.futurity.org) features the latest discoveries from leading universities.
As part of the New York State Higher Education Capital (HECap) Matching Grant Program, the University will receive $2.18 million for capital projects.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
More than 800 Rochester freshmen volunteered at 42 of Rochester’s nonprofit organizations during the 21st annual Wilson Day on Monday, Aug. 31.
This year has been somewhat unusual for the Office of Government and Community Relations as they lobby on behalf on the University.
A roundup of news.