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University bestows three honorary degrees during  Meliora Weekend

University bestows three honorary degrees during Meliora Weekend

October 14, 2017

The University recognized the outstanding contributions of three distinguished individuals during Meliora Weekend: musicians Chick Corea and Steve Gadd ’68E, and Hugo F. Sonnenschein ’61, one of the nation’s most distinguished academic leaders.

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University alumnus wins MacArthur ‘genius grant’

University alumnus wins MacArthur ‘genius grant’

October 11, 2017

Historian Derek Peterson ’93 has been awarded one of this year’s John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation fellowships—commonly known as the “genius grant”—for his work in reshaping the understanding of African colonialism and nationalism.

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Message from the Board of Trustees Special Committee

Message from the Board of Trustees Special Committee

October 11, 2017

Further statement from the Trustee Special Committee on scope and process of the independent investigation and announcing the additions of faculty member and graduate student to the Committee.

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Message from President Seligman on alumnus Richard Thaler winning the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences

Message from President Seligman on alumnus Richard Thaler winning the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences

October 9, 2017

“Richard has been a leader in this transformation of how we think about economics and human behavior; his work has been deeply influential.”

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Rochester graduate Richard Thaler receives Nobel Prize

Rochester graduate Richard Thaler receives Nobel Prize

October 9, 2017

Richard Thaler, who earned his graduate degrees at the University of Rochester, has received the 2017 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences for his contributions to behavioral economics.

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Rochester’s Nobel Laureates

Rochester’s Nobel Laureates

October 9, 2017

With the announcement of his receipt of the 2017 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences, Richard Thaler ’74 (PhD) joins eight other Rochester graduates who have won a Nobel Prize.

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Mary Ann Mavrinac new president of the Association of Research Libraries

Mary Ann Mavrinac new president of the Association of Research Libraries

October 5, 2017

The University’s vice provost and Andrew H. and Janet Dayton Neilly Dean of University Libraries has started her term as the new president national association representing 125 leading research libraries in the United States and Canada.

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Robert McCrory Retires from LLE: ‘End of an Era’

Robert McCrory Retires from LLE: ‘End of an Era’

September 28, 2017

Professor Robert L. McCrory, a physicist and scientific leader who has shepherded the University of Rochester’s Laboratory for Laser Energetics to international prominence during the past 35 years, will retire from the directorship on October 1.

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Message from the Special Committee of the University of Rochester Board of Trustees

Message from the Special Committee of the University of Rochester Board of Trustees

September 28, 2017

Today, the Special Committee overseeing the independent investigation into allegations of sexual harassment and retaliation at the University of Rochester announced a series of measures intended to confirm the rigor, fairness and transparency of the investigative process.

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Strategic planning update from Provost Rob Clark

Strategic planning update from Provost Rob Clark

September 25, 2017

The University is launching the web portal detailing the 2018–2025 strategic planning process, describing the working groups that will address the plan’s broader goals, and encouraging input and ideas from the University community.

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