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University, Brighton Volunteer Ambulance to honor heroic alumnus

University, Brighton Volunteer Ambulance to honor heroic alumnus

May 25, 2016

At an outdoor dedication ceremony on the Eastman Quad, Brighton Volunteer Ambulance will dedicate its new ambulance “Brighton 3059” to the memory of Zhe ‘Zack’ Zeng and other 9/11 rescuers.

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Roger Freitas elected to American Musicological Society board

Roger Freitas elected to American Musicological Society board

May 25, 2016

The chair of musicology at the Eastman School of Music has been elected a director-at-large of the society that works to advance scholarship in the various fields of music through research, learning, and teaching.

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UR Medicine gets top honors for cardiac, stroke programs

UR Medicine gets top honors for cardiac, stroke programs

May 24, 2016

Strong Memorial Hospital has been recognized by the American Hearth Association/American Stroke Association with its highest awards for heart failure, stroke, and resuscitation care.

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Wendi Heinzelman named dean of the Hajim School of Engineering & Applied Sciences

Wendi Heinzelman named dean of the Hajim School of Engineering & Applied Sciences

May 17, 2016

Wendi B. Heinzelman, currently dean of graduate studies for Arts, Sciences, and Engineering (AS&E), and professor of electrical and computer engineering, will be the next dean of the Hajim School of Engineering & Applied Sciences. Heinzelman will be the Hajim School’s first female dean

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Danny Wegman becomes board chair, two new trustees named

Danny Wegman becomes board chair, two new trustees named

May 13, 2016

Wegman, who served as chairman-elect for the past year, will serve a five-year term as Board chairman and succeeds Edmund A. Hajim ’58, who has transitioned to chairman emeritus.

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Commencement weekend is here

Commencement weekend is here

May 13, 2016

In ceremonies starting today, the University will recognize the achievements of more than 3,000 graduates who have earned bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees across all schools. Share your commencement memories and congratulatory messages for the Class of 2016 at #ur2016.

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Commencement history: Winston Churchill addresses Class of 1941 by radio

Commencement history: Winston Churchill addresses Class of 1941 by radio

May 11, 2016

The University has a proud past of commencement speakers and honorees but the 91st commencement ceremony on June 16, 1941, was particularly noteworthy.

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Meliora Weekend 2016: Better Than Ever

Meliora Weekend 2016: Better Than Ever

May 4, 2016

Meliora Weekend 2016 will celebrate where the University has come from, where it is, and where it’s going. Fittingly, the impressive list of featured guests unites the past, present, and future.

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2016 Commencement honorary degrees and award recipients announced

2016 Commencement honorary degrees and award recipients announced

May 2, 2016

The University will recognize outstanding contributions of distinguished leaders, scholars and humanitarians by bestowing honorary degrees, Eastman Medals, Hutchison Medals, and awards for scholarship and teaching at this year’s commencement ceremonies.

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SA Government names Professors of the Year

SA Government names Professors of the Year

May 2, 2016

Students submitted 63 nominations, and a Student Association Government academic affairs legislature committee deliberated and selected the winners.

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