Trustee Robert B. Goergen and Pamela M. Goergen have committed $11 million to the University’s Institute for Data Science. In recognition of the Goergens’ commitment, the institute will be named the Goergen Institute for Data Science.
On the way to $1.2 billion, the University has met—and is currently exceeding—its campaign goals for faculty ($350 million) and the Annual Fund ($130 million). Campaign support to date has established 93 new endowed professorships throughout the University, which has exceeded the original goal of 80.
The University of Rochester Libraries have become one of the newest members of HathiTrust, a worldwide partnership of more than one hundred major research institutions and libraries working to preserve and provide access to the cultural record in digital form.
The University of Rochester is combining scholars, researchers, and resources from more than 15 academic departments and multiple schools to create the Center for Energy & Environment (CEE). Its purpose is to improve energy systems and to understand the impacts of energy technologies on the environment and human health.
Tuition for University of Rochester undergraduates in The College will rise 2.8 percent to $47,450 in the 2015-16 academic year. Room and board will be $14,294, a 4.8 percent increase. The total cost of attendance increase is 3.3 percent.
The Manufacturing Universities Act of 2015 would establish a program within the Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) charged with designating 25 schools as “Manufacturing Universities.”
The University’s Horticulture and Grounds Department achieved the Tree Campus USA title by again meeting the program’s five standards, which include maintaining a tree advisory committee, a campus tree-care plan, dedicated annual expenditures toward trees, an Arbor Day observance and student service-learning projects.
The School of Nursing has ascended to a slot among the top 30 graduate nursing schools in the country, according to the 2016 rankings released today by U.S. News & World Report. The school was ranked 30th for its master’s level nursing programs, a jump from a ranking of 32nd in 2012, and 40th in 2008.
A ten-member advisory committee made up of representatives from leading high-technology companies, industry and academia will meet for the first time this week.
Joe Testani succeeds Burt Nadler, current director of the Greene Center, who announced his intent to retire last year after 16 years in the position. Testani will join the University in June 2015.