October 20, 2010
Meliora Weekend 2010
“Compassion comes from all different places in all different forms,” CNN medical correspondent Sanjay Gupta said during his Meliora Weekend keynote address. “(That spirit of compassion) is what binds us together around the world.”
More than 6,000 alumni, parents, and family members joined students, faculty, and special guests for the 10th edition of Meliora Weekend and for Eastman Weekend. See more about Meliora Weekend 2010.
President Barack Obama has chosen Esther Conwell, a professor of chemistry, as a recipient of the National Medal of Science.
The Technology Development Fund will award grants to scientists in an effort to help advance a technology closer to the stage where it can be transferred to the market.
Within the next week, University of Rochester faculty and staff will receive at our homes the annual informational packet to guide us through the selection process during open enrollment for health care plans. Please pay close attention this year because there are a number of changes that affect pricing, benefits design, and options for saving money and improving health.
It’s Cynthia Carlton's talent for networking with people that has won her the admiration of her coworkers and earned her the 2010 Messinger Library Recognition Award.
A roundup of news.
Lionel McKenzie, one of the chief architects of modern general equilibrium theory and an “economist’s economist” revered for the clarity and rigor of his work, died Oct. 12. He was 91.
The Medical Center’s regional burn and trauma services have been renamed in honor of two local restaurateurs who have raised millions of dollars to support them—and share a vision for further developing those services.
An alternative to the judicial system called restorative justice is proving successful around the world in keeping youth offenders out of jail and reducing recidivism.
Patients, doctors, and nurses in Rochester will be a key part of a major national research study initiated by the Michael J. Fox Foundation to identify biomarkers to track the progression of Parkinson’s disease in a precise way that is impossible to do today.
Your personal data: Social Security numbers, medical information, bank account numbers. These are just a few examples of the data being stored on copiers, scanners, fax machines, and printers throughout the life of the devices. They are also attractive data for tech-savvy thieves.
The award aims to acknowledge the full scope of work that contributes to excellence in undergraduate education. This year’s recipients were honored at an awards luncheon on Oct. 15.
Robert Keegan, the chairman of the board of the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company with long associations at the University and within the Rochester community, has been elected to a five-year term on the University Board of Trustees.
Eastman BroadBand, a contemporary chamber ensemble at the Eastman School, will be going on the road to New York City and Mexico to present new music from around the world.
Warner School teaching and curriculum professors will assist teachers with improving American history instruction, thanks to two federal grants awarded to the Rochester City School District by the U.S. Department of Education.
The Catholic Newman Community will rename its directorship position the J. Nelson Hoffman ’55 and Joan Dutcher Hoffman ’55 Director of the Catholic Newman Community Pastoral Care.
Under Missy Pfohl-Smith’s leadership, students now have increased course offerings in technique; choreography; and a variety of disciplines, including modern, ballet, and jazz.
A new consortium between several local higher education institutions, K–12 school districts, and agencies will help students with intellectual disabilities to attend and succeed in higher education.
Each year, engineering students at the Hajim School travel around the globe looking for ways to bring energy to regions that don’t have reliable power. Most of the projects are administered by AHEAD Energy, a nonprofit organization started by chemical engineering lecturer Ben Ebenhack and his wife, Mary Jeanette.
More than 6,000 alumni, parents, and family members joined students, faculty, and special guests for the 10th edition of Meliora Weekend and for Eastman Weekend. See more photos online at www.rochester.edu/pr/Review/meliora2010/gallery.