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Laura Ballou honored for contributions to undergraduate learning

Laura Ballou honored for contributions to undergraduate learning

May 21, 2015

Laura Ballou, assistant dean of sophomores and director of Wilson Commons, is the inaugural recipient of the Distinguished Contributions to Undergraduate Learning Award. The new award has been established to honor a staff member in Arts, Sciences & Engineering who has made a significant difference in the educational experience of students.

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Ron Paprocki to retire after more than 45 years working at the University

Ron Paprocki to retire after more than 45 years working at the University

May 19, 2015

His career at the University spans more than 45 years and five Rochester presidents. Just after graduation, Paprocki began work in the College, first serving in academic support and counseling positions, and later advancing to budgeting and planning work.

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Rick Aab commits $3M to new Golisano Children’s Hospital

Rick Aab commits $3M to new Golisano Children’s Hospital

May 18, 2015

University Trustee Rick Aab’s commitment to the Children’s Hospital Building Fund is an expression of his friendship with Tansukh Ganatra and the Ganatra family. Aab and Ganatra co-founded US LEC Corp., a telecommunications company based in Charlotte, N.C. In recognition of Aab’s generosity, the University will name the atrium in the new Golisano Children’s Hospital the Ganatra Family Atrium.

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Danny Wegman elected University board chair-elect, four new trustees named at May meeting

Danny Wegman elected University board chair-elect, four new trustees named at May meeting

May 14, 2015

The University Board of Trustees elected Rochester business and civic leader Danny Wegman as board chairman-elect at its May meeting, to begin a five-year term following the May 2016 Board meeting. Wegman, CEO of Rochester-based Wegmans Food Markets, Inc., has served as a University trustee for more than 15 years.

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Summit explores disruptive innovations in health care for aging Americans

Summit explores disruptive innovations in health care for aging Americans

May 12, 2015

The d.health Summit will provide a platform for national leaders in public policy, health care, finance and the high-tech industry to assemble for a daylong discussion of the impact of these forces on the delivery of care for aging Americans.

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Strong Memorial and Highland Hospitals earn four stars in new national ratings

Strong Memorial and Highland Hospitals earn four stars in new national ratings

May 12, 2015

Based on data from patient surveys, the new Hospital Compare Star Ratings aim to help consumers choose a hospital by providing a snapshot of the care they deliver. Strong and Highland received the highest overall ratings in the region with four out of five stars.

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Public Safety investigator Lorraine Strem honored by Rochester Press-Radio Club

Public Safety investigator Lorraine Strem honored by Rochester Press-Radio Club

May 4, 2015

Strem, who recently joined Public Safety from the Rochester Police Department, received the Hometown Heroes award for her efforts to bring greater awareness to the issue of domestic violence and greater support to victims and families.

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Xerox employee honored by Public Safety for selfless action

Xerox employee honored by Public Safety for selfless action

May 1, 2015

On the evening of April 13, at the intersection of McLean Street and Wilson Boulevard on River Campus, Ocieka Bakou, a local Xerox employee, selflessly intervened to prevent a violent crime from progressing into a possible tragedy.

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University announces 2015 commencement honorary degrees and award recipients

University announces 2015 commencement honorary degrees and award recipients

April 28, 2015

The University of Rochester will recognize the outstanding contributions of distinguished leaders and scholars by bestowing honorary degrees, the Eastman Medal, Hutchison Medals for exemplary service, and awards for scholarship and teaching. Deborah Bial, founder and president of the Posse Foundation, will receive an honorary doctor of humane letters degree and deliver the College’s commencement address on May 17.

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Three companies approved for START-UP NY

April 27, 2015

The START-UP NY initiative provides participating companies with tax exemptions for 10 years when they locate in designated areas associated with colleges and universities and align with a school’s core academic mission.

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