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Two University researchers each receive $1.5 million grants

Two University researchers each receive $1.5 million grants

December 8, 2017

Chunlei Guo, with the Institute of Optics, and Kirsi Jarvinen-Seppo, with the Department of Pediatrics, were recently awarded separate $1.5 million grants from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the largest Gates Foundation grants ever awarded in the University’s history.

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Rochester’s latest Nobel laureate to be honored

Rochester’s latest Nobel laureate to be honored

December 8, 2017

The 2017 Nobel laureates will receive their awards on Sunday, December 10, in Stockholm. Among them is Richard Thaler ’74 (PhD), a leading scholar on the intersection between human behavior and economic decision making, who will be awarded a Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences.

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Four LLE members receive awards for fusion development research

Four LLE members receive awards for fusion development research

December 7, 2017

The non-profit organization Fusion Power Associates awarded its Distinguished Career Award to recently retired director Robert McCrory, as well as other awards to the Laboratory for Laser Energetics at their annual meeting.

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Planning ahead for winter weather notifications

Planning ahead for winter weather notifications

December 5, 2017

In anticipation of the winter season, the University’s emergency preparedness teams are readying the services that keep the University operational and community members informed during severe weather.

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Update on Independent Investigation from Trustee Special Committee

Update on Independent Investigation from Trustee Special Committee

November 29, 2017

The Special Committee of the University of Rochester’s Board of Trustees announced today that an Independent Investigation into allegations raised in a complaint to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) will be completed by early January.

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$2 million gift from Arnold Lisio ’56, ’60M (MD) and Anne Lisio endows Italian studies program

$2 million gift from Arnold Lisio ’56, ’60M (MD) and Anne Lisio endows Italian studies program

November 28, 2017

Lisio Program in Italian Studies will ensure that students will always be able to study in Italy and have opportunities to enhance their understanding and appreciation for the language, art, culture, and history of Italy.

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Lynne Maquat wins Vanderbilt Prize in Biomedical Science

Lynne Maquat wins Vanderbilt Prize in Biomedical Science

November 28, 2017

Established by Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, the prize honors women scientists with a “stellar record” of research accomplishments who have made significant contributions to mentoring other women in science.

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Statement from the University regarding “Blacklisting” letter

Statement from the University regarding “Blacklisting” letter

November 21, 2017

The University of Rochester is deeply committed to a safe and respectful campus for everyone, free of harassment or discrimination of any kind.

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Purple Box holiday program to benefit Willow Domestic Violence Center

Purple Box holiday program to benefit Willow Domestic Violence Center

November 17, 2017

The Department of Public Safety is leading its third Holiday Purple Box campaign to help families displaced because of domestic violence. New items from the wish list may be dropped off at Purple Boxes located at points across campus.

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University’s Home Ownership Incentive Program going strong after a decade

University’s Home Ownership Incentive Program going strong after a decade

November 16, 2017

As of fall 2017, approximately 430 employees have closed on homes as the program continues to help first-time home-buyers purchase homes in Rochester’s historic neighborhoods.

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