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Two honored for commitment to diversity

Two honored for commitment to diversity

February 23, 2018

Molly Murdock, an advocate for gender equity in music performance and scholarship, and Jonathan Wetherbee, cochair of the University’s Pride Alliance, have each received the 2018 Presidential Diversity Award.

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New award recognizes teaching and research mentorship

New award recognizes teaching and research mentorship

February 23, 2018

Frederick Lewis ’68 (PhD) was surrounded by mentors while working toward his doctorate in organic chemistry. A new award funded by Lewis and his wife Susan Rice Lewis will recognize faculty who excel as both teachers and mentors.

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New high-tech hub for entrepreneurship debuts in Sibley Square

New high-tech hub for entrepreneurship debuts in Sibley Square

February 16, 2018

Now in its new space on the sixth floor of historic Sibley Square, NextCorps (formerly High Tech Rochester) will serve as one of the cornerstones of the revitalization of downtown Rochester. NextCorps is an affiliate of the University of Rochester and the region’s only state- and federally-designated business incubator.

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In the zone at Rush Rhees Library’s iZone

In the zone at Rush Rhees Library’s iZone

February 16, 2018

iZone, a new collaborative gathering point under construction at on the first floor of Rush Rhees Library, was created in response to undergraduate students’ expressed desire for a collaborative space for innovation. It will perform triple duty as a program, a community, and a space and is slated to be open by fall 2018.

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Q&A: Jane Marie Souza on shepherding programs that span the University

Q&A: Jane Marie Souza on shepherding programs that span the University

February 15, 2018

As associate provost for academic administration, Souza provides academic guidance and support to all schools across the University, ensuring programs meet educational standards. One new project is a pilot program to offer students an “outcomes transcript” which would help centralize transcripts from multiple schools or departments.

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Former Institute of Optics director Kenneth Teegarden dies

Former Institute of Optics director Kenneth Teegarden dies

February 14, 2018

Teegarden joined the Institute of Optics in 1954 and served as its director from 1981 until 1987. He was also the first director of the University’s Materials Science program, and led the New York State Center for Advanced Optical Technology.

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Joan Saab named new vice provost of academic affairs

Joan Saab named new vice provost of academic affairs

February 5, 2018

In this newly created position in the Office of the Provost, Saab will strategize and coordinate key efforts that advance the University’s academic missions, as well as guide the accreditations, assessments and policies related to academic personnel and academic affairs.

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Black History Month 2018

Black History Month 2018

February 1, 2018

Sponsors and host organizations across the University are planning events to celebrate black history. This year also marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of Frederick Douglass, and the University is joining with other Rochester institutions to honor Douglass’s life and work in his adopted city.

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Chad Martinovich named Yellowjackets football coach; Brian Daboll ’97 joins Bills coaching staff

Chad Martinovich named Yellowjackets football coach; Brian Daboll ’97 joins Bills coaching staff

January 24, 2018

The University of Rochester football program is making headlines this winter, with a new head coach and an alumnus accepting an NFL coaching job.

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Beth Olivares takes on expanded diversity role at University

Beth Olivares takes on expanded diversity role at University

January 23, 2018

Olivares will report directly to the dean of the Arts, Sciences & Engineering faculty. The move elevates the recognition and consideration of the importance of diversity issues within the Deans’ Office.

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