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Mellon Foundation grant to support Humanities Corridor endowment

October 29, 2014

Founded in 2006, the Central New York Humanities Corridor is an interdisciplinary collaboration among research institutions and liberal arts colleges focused on enhancing scholarship in the humanities. The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has committed a matching grant of $500,000 to the University of Rochester, which will establish an endowment for the University’s continued partnership.

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Intercultural Center named to honor Paul Burgett

Intercultural Center named to honor Paul Burgett

October 29, 2014

The Intercultural Center has been named to honor alumnus, dean, and University leader Paul J. Burgett. Earlier this month, the Board of Trustees paid tribute to Burgett ’68E, ’72E (MA), ’76E (PhD), by naming the center on the occasion of his 50th year at the University.

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UR announces PharmAdva will join START-UP NY

UR announces PharmAdva will join START-UP NY

October 21, 2014

PharmAdva is commercializing a technology developed at the University of Rochester Medical Center by Michel Berg, M.D. The company will be making automated home pill dispensers that prompt patients to take their medications on time and in the proper doses.

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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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College Town is dedicated

College Town is dedicated

October 17, 2014

On Friday, Oct. 17, University officials celebrated with Mt. Hope community members; city, county, state, and federal government leaders; and project partners the dedication of College Town, the $100 million shopping, dining, business and residential district in the city of Rochester near River Campus and the Medical Center.

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University to provide transition-related health care benefits

October 15, 2014

The Health Plan Committee, which evaluates new proposals for inclusion in the University’s health program offerings, recently approved this expansion of benefits to enrolled employees and their covered family members. The benefit will cover medically necessary transition-related coverage, including hormone therapy, medical and psychological counseling, and gender affirmation surgery.

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UR Medicine a leader in LGBT health care

UR Medicine a leader in LGBT health care

October 15, 2014

Strong Memorial and F.F. Thompson Hospitals are the only Western New York hospitals to earn this distinction from the Human Rights Campaign Foundation (HRCF), , which is the nation’s largest organization devoted to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender civil rights issues.

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University’s past to come alive in ‘Icons and Images: The University’s History in 12 Artifacts’

University’s past to come alive in ‘Icons and Images: The University’s History in 12 Artifacts’

October 14, 2014

On Saturday, Oct. 18, two popular experts on University of Rochester history—Paul Burgett, vice president and senior advisor to the president and Melissa Mead, University archivist—will highlight some its most significant milestones and retell some of its best stories.

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Kathy Metz receives 2014 Messinger Award for leadership in patron services

Kathy Metz receives 2014 Messinger Award for leadership in patron services

October 13, 2014

As head of patron services in Rush Rhees Library, Kathy Metz has helped redefine how students and faculty access library services and resources. Her ingenuity and leadership have earned her the 2014 Messinger Libraries Recognition Award.

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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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