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Allan Greenleaf named a fellow of American Mathematical Society

Allan Greenleaf named a fellow of American Mathematical Society

November 24, 2014

The AMS awards fellowships to recognize “members who have made outstanding contributions to the creation, exposition, advancement, communication, and utilization of mathematics.” Greenleaf is being singled out for his “contributions to inverse problems with applications to cloaking, as well as for service to AMS.”

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URMC names new CFO

URMC names new CFO

November 20, 2014

The University of Rochester Medical Center has named David A. Kirshner as chief financial office. Kirshner will join URMC in January, succeeding Michael Goonan who will retire in December after more than 30 years of service.

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Simon launches master’s degree in health care management in New York City

November 19, 2014

The Simon Business School is launching a new part-time, specialized program for health care professionals who are seeking an accelerated graduate health care management degree.

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Esther Conwell, pioneering professor of chemistry, dies at 92

Esther Conwell, pioneering professor of chemistry, dies at 92

November 17, 2014

Esther M. Conwell, research professor of chemistry, pioneer in the field of semiconductor research, and recipient of the National Medal of Science, died in a motor vehicle accident Sunday at the age of 92.

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Medical Center receives $2.5M for translational PhD program

November 17, 2014

A grant from the Burroughs Wellcome Fund to support a new doctoral program — called Infection and Immunity: From Molecules to Populations (IIMP) — that will train scholars in both research and population health.

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Statement from Rob Clark, Sr. VP for Research, on the value of scientific peer review

November 11, 2014

“The House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology is currently conducting a review on grants issued by the agency for some 60 merit-reviewed projects, including one from the University of Rochester. Scientific research awarded through peer-review process should not be subject to political or ideological interference.”

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Simon rises in Bloomberg ranking of full-time MBA programs

Simon rises in Bloomberg ranking of full-time MBA programs

November 11, 2014

The full-time MBA program at the University of Rochesters Simon Business School is on the rise. The program was one of the leading movers on the Bloomberg Businessweek ranking of the top full-time MBA programs. The Simon Schools full-time MBA program is ranked 38th, a jump of 12 places from 50th in 2012.

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Report: UR one of nation’s leading medical research universities

Report: UR one of nation’s leading medical research universities

November 11, 2014

The University of Rochester has been identified by the journal Nature Biotechnology as one of the top 10 universities in the nation for the impact of its life sciences research.

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University offices prepare to move into College Town

University offices prepare to move into College Town

November 5, 2014

Seven University departments and offices — including some offices within Human Resources and University IT — will transition from their current spaces into the new second and third-story office space in Building 3 of College Town, located on Celebration Drive, beginning in November.

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University appoints Public Safety Deputy Director

University appoints Public Safety Deputy Director

November 3, 2014

Since 2001, Gerald L. Pickering has served as Webster police chief, overseeing a force of 32 sworn officers and 10 civilian professionals. Pickering will start in the new position at the University on Jan. 5.

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