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Community, civil rights leader to be awarded Frederick Douglass Medal

Community, civil rights leader to be awarded Frederick Douglass Medal

January 17, 2017

Constance (Connie) Mitchell, one of Rochester history’s most influential social, civic, political and industrial activists, is being recognized for outstanding civic engagement at this year’s Susan B. Anthony Legacy Awards Celebration brunch on Feb. 4.

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Richard Feldman to step down as College dean at end of academic year

Richard Feldman to step down as College dean at end of academic year

January 17, 2017

Feldman, who has served as dean of the College for the past decade, is also a professor of philosophy in the School of Arts & Sciences and will be returning to the philosophy department following a year of leave in the 2017-18 academic year.

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Mathematician and longtime University faculty member Ralph Raimi dies at 92

Mathematician and longtime University faculty member Ralph Raimi dies at 92

January 13, 2017

After being named professor emeritus in 1995, Raimi became active in efforts to reform K–12 math education. Considered one of the top education experts in the country, he was a mathematics curriculum consultant to states across the country.

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University Life Trustee Norman Leenhouts dies at age 81

University Life Trustee Norman Leenhouts dies at age 81

January 9, 2017

As an alumnus, advisor, and supporter of the University during the past six decades, Leenhouts helped shape the success of the institution and its programs, particularly the UR Medicine Stroke program.

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Former senior vice president George Angle remembered

Former senior vice president George Angle remembered

January 4, 2017

George Angle, a longtime University administrator, was a passionate supporter of the Memorial Art Gallery and the Yellowjackets rowing program.

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Mark Henderson named director of Transportation and Parking Management

January 3, 2017

As director, Henderson will lead the department responsible for overall parking and transportation management services on River Campus, the Medical Center and the Eastman School of Music.

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Harry Reis appointed Dean’s Professor

Harry Reis appointed Dean’s Professor

December 30, 2016

Harry Reis, a leading researcher in the field of social psychology credited with helping to launch the field of relationship science, was jointly appointed as Dean’s Professor in Arts, Sciences and Engineering effective December 1.

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Board of Trustees re-elects Cathy Minehan ’68

Board of Trustees re-elects Cathy Minehan ’68

December 29, 2016

Cathy E. Minehan ’68, who served as a University of Rochester Board of Trustees member for 20 years before becoming a life trustee in May 2015, has been re-elected by the Board to serve again as a voting trustee.

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Feldman receives Phi Beta Kappa professorship

Feldman receives Phi Beta Kappa professorship

December 22, 2016

Richard Feldman, a noted professor of philosophy who serves as dean of undergraduate academic and cocurricular programs, has been named the Romanell–Phi Beta Kappa Professor in Philosophy for 2017–18.

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2016 video rewind

December 22, 2016

From viral buzzer beaters to student musicians performing on mountaintops, from 90-million-year-old bird fossils to 150-year-old archival collections coming to life. Rochester cameras captured it all in 2016.

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