John J. Foxe, a nationally-regarded scientist in the field of neurobiology who currently serves as the director of Research for the Children’s Evaluation and Rehabilitation Center at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, has been named the research director of the DelMonte Neuromedicine Institute (DNI) and the Kilian J. and Caroline F. Schmitt Chair of the Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy.
Narayana Kocherlakota, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis and a leading scholar of monetary and financial economics, has been appointed as the inaugural Lionel W. McKenzie Professor of Economics. His appointment is effective January 1, 2016.
The Susan B. Anthony Center has selected five students to receive the 2015 Susan B. Anthony Urban Scholar Award, a $1,000 scholarship given to current and former students in the Rochester City School District enrolled or planning to enroll in college or trade school.
The new building will be located at the current midway point of Hutchison Rd., in between Hopeman and Hylan buildings. As part of the overall construction plan, Hutchison Rd. will no longer be a thoroughfare and will be permanently reduced to only provide access into the Wallis Hall parking lot and Dewey Parking Lot.
Stauderman is an experienced leader in external relations, institutional positioning and issues management. Her career in higher education of more than 20 years has included roles in communications, alumni relations, annual fundraising, and student affairs.
Miracle Kids, grateful families, University leadership, and significant building donors including hospital namesake B. Thomas Golisano celebrated the dedication of Golisano Children’s Hospital on Wednesday. The new eight-story, $145 million hospital is the largest capital project in the University’s history. For the first time, the children’s hospital will feature all-private rooms and specialized technology, including the first integrated PET/MRI in a children’s hospital in the nation.
Laura Ballou, assistant dean of sophomores and director of Wilson Commons, is the inaugural recipient of the Distinguished Contributions to Undergraduate Learning Award. The new award has been established to honor a staff member in Arts, Sciences & Engineering who has made a significant difference in the educational experience of students.
His career at the University spans more than 45 years and five Rochester presidents. Just after graduation, Paprocki began work in the College, first serving in academic support and counseling positions, and later advancing to budgeting and planning work.
University Trustee Rick Aab’s commitment to the Children’s Hospital Building Fund is an expression of his friendship with Tansukh Ganatra and the Ganatra family. Aab and Ganatra co-founded US LEC Corp., a telecommunications company based in Charlotte, N.C. In recognition of Aab’s generosity, the University will name the atrium in the new Golisano Children’s Hospital the Ganatra Family Atrium.
The University Board of Trustees elected Rochester business and civic leader Danny Wegman as board chairman-elect at its May meeting, to begin a five-year term following the May 2016 Board meeting. Wegman, CEO of Rochester-based Wegmans Food Markets, Inc., has served as a University trustee for more than 15 years.