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2014 Goergen Awards honors professors for excellence in teaching

2014 Goergen Awards honors professors for excellence in teaching

October 21, 2014

In acknowledgement of their contributions to undergraduate education, professors Julie Bentley, Jeffrey Tucker, and Jonathan Pakianathan were honored with the University’s 2014 Goergen Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching. The winners were nominated for the award by the chairs of their academic departments.

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PHOTO GALLERY: Meliora and Eastman Weekends 2014

PHOTO GALLERY: Meliora and Eastman Weekends 2014

October 18, 2014

Alumni, parents, friends, students, and community members gathered on campus for Meliora and Eastman Weekends 2014, October 16–19. This year’s program featured dozens of events, including guest speakers, performances, lectures, athletics, receptions, and much more. Enjoy these highlights and snapshots from this weekend’s festivities.

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‘Red Effect’ sparks interest in female monkeys

‘Red Effect’ sparks interest in female monkeys

October 17, 2014

Recent studies showed that the color red tends increase our attraction toward others, feelings of jealousy, and even reaction times. Now, new research shows that female monkeys also respond to the color red, suggesting that biology, rather than our culture, may play the fundamental role in our “red” reactions.

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New books paints portrait of Spanish scientist as artist

New books paints portrait of Spanish scientist as artist

October 17, 2014

Many in the scientific world today recognize Spanish Nobel prizewinner named Santiago Ramón y Cajal as a pioneer in cell biology and neuroscience. Now in a new book by professor Claudia Schaefer, he is being more fully recognized as an empirical observer and dedicated photographer.

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Robert L. Sproull, president emeritus, dies

Robert L. Sproull, president emeritus, dies

October 10, 2014

Robert Lamb Sproull, internationally known physicist, professor and the seventh president of the University of Rochester, died Oct. 9 at the age of 96. Sproull joined the University as provost in 1968 and was president from 1970 to 1984.

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Berk steps down as Medical Center CEO

Berk steps down as Medical Center CEO

September 17, 2014

Bradford C. Berk announced that he will be stepping down as senior vice president for Health Sciences and CEO of the Medical Center on Jan. 1, 2015, and will launch a new Rochester Neurorestorative Institute to conduct research and provide patient care for people who, like himself, have lost neurological function through disease or injury.

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Opera music, comic book art tell story of Salomé’s Dance

Opera music, comic book art tell story of Salomé’s Dance

September 15, 2014

The presentations are part of “The Veils of Salomé” funded by the University’s Humanities Project, which brings together scholars and performers from the Eastman School of Music and the University to explore the different depictions of Salomé in religion, the arts, and gender over the centuries.

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University Tops in Trees for Third Year Running

University Tops in Trees for Third Year Running

January 31, 2013

Tree Campus USA is a national program honoring colleges and universities for effective campus forest management and for engaging staff and students in conservation goals.

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Hip-Hop, Modern Dance and More

Hip-Hop, Modern Dance and More

January 29, 2013

The third annual inspireDance festival continues to showcase the rich diversity of dance and movement styles found throughout the Rochester community.

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An Urban App to Slow You Down

An Urban App to Slow You Down

January 23, 2013

“Indeterminate Hikes” encourages users to focus on their environment in unexpected ways, via an app developed by a faculty art professor and a sustainability writer.

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