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Trustee commits additional $1 million to scholarship

Trustee commits additional $1 million to scholarship

November 7, 2014

Trustee Cathy Minehan and her husband, Jerry Corrigan, have committed an additional $1 million to support the scholarship they established in 2004. The scholarship provides assistance for students in the School of Arts & Sciences with significant financial need, and preference is given to underrepresented minorities, athletes in good academic standing, and those pursuing research in the social sciences.

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Veteran and Military Family Services Office opens

Veteran and Military Family Services Office opens

November 6, 2014

There has been a 50% increase in the number of veteran students enrolled at the University since 2010. To better serve those students, and the family members of veterans, the University will celebrate the opening of the new Veteran and Military Family Services Office this Veterans Day.

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Native Hawaiian navigates oceans, scholastic success

Native Hawaiian navigates oceans, scholastic success

October 29, 2014

Traveling almost 5,000 miles away from his home in Waianae, Hawaii, freshman and Film and Media Studies major Isaiah Pule brings with him a passion for movies and a penchant for overseas navigation.

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2014 Goergen Awards honor excellence in teaching

2014 Goergen Awards honor 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.

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Astronaut Sam Gemar to present undergrad scholarship

Astronaut Sam Gemar to present undergrad scholarship

October 21, 2014

Sam Gemar will be coming to campus to give a brief public lecture about the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation (ASF) and his time with NASA. He will also present William Green ’16 with a $10,000 scholarship on behalf of ASF.

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Spirit of old Vienna returns at 29th annual Viennese Ball

Spirit of old Vienna returns at 29th annual Viennese Ball

October 21, 2014

Sponsored by the University of Rochester’s Ballroom Dancing Club, the event will include a string quartet of Eastman School musicians, a local Rochester dance troupe, and the Argentinian tango club.

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Brass Choir presents ‘Spooktacular VI – Things that Go Bump in the Night’

Brass Choir presents ‘Spooktacular VI – Things that Go Bump in the Night’

October 21, 2014

The performance will feature works by Bruno Mars, Avicii, Queen, and Blue Oyster Cult. Costumes are optional; the audience will be treated to special effects and a party atmosphere worthy of the Halloween season.

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Ten honored as Garnish scholar-athletes

Ten honored as Garnish scholar-athletes

September 25, 2014

Ten student-athletes representing the highest achievement in academic performance and athletic skill were presented with the University’s Garnish Scholar Awards at halftime of the September 20 football game against Gallaudet University.

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UR fall concert series features Vic Mensa and Asher Roth

UR fall concert series features Vic Mensa and Asher Roth

September 15, 2014

Chicago native Vic Mensa is an independent rap artist who recently began a solo career after the breakup of his rap-rock band Kids These Days. Asher Roth is best known for his hit single “I Love College”, which reached number 12 on the US Billboard Music Charts.

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