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Rochester earns National Weather Service StormReady certification

Rochester earns National Weather Service StormReady certification

July 28, 2015

The NOAA’s National Weather Service (NWS) has recognized the Rochester as a StormReady® university for its preparedness to handle all types of severe and potentially life-threatening weather. Rochester is the first private university in New York State to be certified StormReady.

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Vice President Biden, Governor Cuomo announce that Rochester will be headquarters for nation’s newest manufacturing innovation hub

Vice President Biden, Governor Cuomo announce that Rochester will be headquarters for nation’s newest manufacturing innovation hub

July 27, 2015

The University of Rochester is a key partner in a consortium that has won a national competition to advance U.S. photonics manufacturing capability. The new American Institute for Manufacturing Integrated Photonics (AIM Photonics) will be headquartered in Rochester, New York.

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Renowned particle physicist Susumu Okubo dies

Renowned particle physicist Susumu Okubo dies

July 27, 2015

Okubo, a Rochester alumnus and faculty member since 1964, was internationally known for his groundbreaking investigations into the patterns and decay rates of fundamental particles and symmetries of the universe.

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Strong Memorial Hospital specialties among ‘Nation’s Best’

Strong Memorial Hospital specialties among ‘Nation’s Best’

July 21, 2015

Four adult specialties at Strong Memorial Hospital have captured a spot in the top 50 programs in the nation for treating complex conditions, according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2015–16 ranking of America’s Best Hospitals.

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Researcher wins auditory neuroscience award

July 6, 2015

The Acoustical Society of America has awarded Laurel Carney the William and Christine Hartmann Prize in Auditory Neuroscience. Carney is working to better understand how the brain translates sounds into patterns of electrical impulses.

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Announcing the Inaugural Tibetan Innovation Challenge

Announcing the Inaugural Tibetan Innovation Challenge

July 1, 2015

The Tibetan Innovation Challenge is a new intercollegiate social entrepreneurship business plan competition created to improve the lives of 125,000 Tibetan refugees.

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University public relations efforts recognized by Rochester PRSA

University public relations efforts recognized by Rochester PRSA

June 26, 2015

University public relations professionals were recognized with six PRism Awards and five Awards of Excellence during the 2015 Rochester Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America PRism Awards ceremony.

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New director appointed for Robbins Library, Koller-Collins Center

New director appointed for Robbins Library, Koller-Collins Center

June 16, 2015

Marie L. Turner has been appointed director of the Rossell Hope Robbins Library and the Koller-Collins Center for English Studies at the River Campus Libraries. The Rossell Hope Robbins Library houses one of the most comprehensive medieval studies collections in North America.

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Scientists hand out lemonade to support national foundation

Scientists hand out lemonade to support national foundation

June 11, 2015

Professor Danielle Benoit and her students will be serving lemonade and explaining their work on childhood cancer therapies this weekend as part of a national effort organized by Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, which has helped fund her research.

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Golisano Children’s Hospital among nation’s best in nephrology, endocrinology

Golisano Children’s Hospital among nation’s best in nephrology, endocrinology

June 9, 2015

Golisano Children’s Hospital has earned a place among the nation’s best hospitals in two pediatric specialty areas – nephrology and endocrine/diabetes – in the latest U.S. News & World Report Best Children’s Hospital rankings.

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