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Headliners for Meliora Weekend 2018 announced

Headliners for Meliora Weekend 2018 announced

May 11, 2018

Soledad O’Brien, award-winning journalist, speaker, and author, will be the keynote speaker for the University of Rochester’s 18th Meliora Weekend, which runs October 4–7, 2018. Registration begins at noon on Wednesday, July 25.

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Two University researchers each receive $1.5 million grants

Two University researchers each receive $1.5 million grants

December 8, 2017

Chunlei Guo, with the Institute of Optics, and Kirsi Jarvinen-Seppo, with the Department of Pediatrics, were recently awarded separate $1.5 million grants from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the largest Gates Foundation grants ever awarded in the University’s history.

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$2 million gift from Arnold Lisio ’56, ’60M (MD) and Anne Lisio endows Italian studies program

$2 million gift from Arnold Lisio ’56, ’60M (MD) and Anne Lisio endows Italian studies program

November 28, 2017

Lisio Program in Italian Studies will ensure that students will always be able to study in Italy and have opportunities to enhance their understanding and appreciation for the language, art, culture, and history of Italy.

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‘We each have great capacity to learn, grow, and work together’

‘We each have great capacity to learn, grow, and work together’

November 7, 2017

Tiffany Taylor Smith ’91, the new executive director for inclusive excellence education and professional development at the University of Dayton, discusses the importance of diversity and the impact of her time in Rochester.

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Gift from Alan ’66 and Jane Batkin establishes professorship in Jewish studies

Gift from Alan ’66 and Jane Batkin establishes professorship in Jewish studies

September 22, 2017

In recognition of her scholarship and teaching acumen, Nora Rubel has been named the inaugural holder of the Jane and Alan Batkin Endowed Professorship in Jewish Studies.

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Generous alumni commit $5 million to support the performing arts

Generous alumni commit $5 million to support the performing arts

December 14, 2016

The Ed and Andy Smith Endowed Fund for the Performing Arts will support performing arts programming within the School of Arts & Sciences and seed funding for the proposed construction of a new theater on the River Campus.

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