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MAG closed today after nearby fire

MAG closed today after nearby fire

January 27, 2015

The Memorial Art Gallery remains closed Wednesday, Jan. 28, after a fire damaged a nearby building that was once part of the University’s historic Prince Street Campus.

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Investiture ceremony of Andrew Ainslie as dean of Simon Business School

Investiture ceremony of Andrew Ainslie as dean of Simon Business School

January 27, 2015

Andrew Ainslie will be formally installed as the seventh dean of Simon Business School during an investiture ceremony on Tuesday, February 3, in the Interfaith Chapel. President Joel Seligman will preside and present Ainslie with a Dean’s Medal, recognizing his leadership to the school.

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2015 Diversity Award winners honored at annual Martin Luther King Jr. address

2015 Diversity Award winners honored at annual Martin Luther King Jr. address

January 26, 2015

The Eastman Pathways Program and Kristin Hocker, an organizational development specialist with Human Resources, were honored as the University’s 2015 Presidential Diversity Award recipients.

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Fifty years ago, Paul Burgett arrived at the University of Rochester

Fifty years ago, Paul Burgett arrived at the University of Rochester

January 15, 2015

Neither has been the same since. Fifty years would be notable enough—but in that half century, Burgett has come to embody the spirit of Rochester. “In many ways, he’s the face of the University,” says attorney John LaBoda ’02, ’03 (T5).

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Middle States Commission reaccredits University

Middle States Commission reaccredits University

January 9, 2015

MSCHE’s conclusion to reaccredit the University was drawn from a review of an extensive institutional self-study, as well as interviews with Board of Trustees members, University leadership, faculty, staff, and students.

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Bill Murphy to retire as vice president for communications

Bill Murphy to retire as vice president for communications

January 8, 2015

Bill Murphy, vice president for University Communications, is retiring in June 2015, President Joel Seligman announced today. A national search is underway to identify his successor.

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UR Medicine and Jones Memorial Hospital explore formal affiliation

UR Medicine and Jones Memorial Hospital explore formal affiliation

December 18, 2014

While leaders from both organizations emphasize that talks are still preliminary and a decision to affiliate is still months away, a closer relationship could allow the organizations to work together in more efficient ways that would help them strengthen services to the Southern Tier.

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HTR announces new downtown incubator

HTR announces new downtown incubator

December 16, 2014

High Tech Rochester (HTR) will expand its operations to the center of Rochester, creating $24 million business incubator facility will be located in the Sibley Building and serve as the cornerstone of the city’s new innovation zone.

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Statement from President Seligman on 2015 LLE funding

December 10, 2014

President Seligman issued a statement in response to the fiscal year 2015 Omnibus Appropriations bill released by the House of Representatives Appropriations Committee on Dec. 9. The House of Representatives is planning to vote as early as Thursday on the measure, which would then go to the Senate. Current government funding runs out on Dec. 11.

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Open Letter awarded National Endowment for the Arts grant

Open Letter awarded National Endowment for the Arts grant

December 9, 2014

The literary translation press recently received one of this year’s largest Arts Works grants in literature. The $60,000 grant will support the publication and promotion of several books in 2015, including Rochester Knockings, a novel based on the Rochester-based religious movement of Spiritualism and the famous Fox Sisters.

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