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University community honors Ed Hajim ’58 with new quadrangle dedication and statue

University community honors Ed Hajim ’58 with new quadrangle dedication and statue

October 14, 2016

Hajim was University Board chairman from 2008 to 2016, and has served the University in many capacities for nearly 60 years. The new bronze statue of Hajim was created this year by internationally renowned sculptor Marc Mellon, who in 2009 also made the George Eastman statue on the Eastman Quad.

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Mary Ann Mavrinac president-elect of Association of Research Libraries

Mary Ann Mavrinac president-elect of Association of Research Libraries

October 14, 2016

Mary Ann Mavrinac, vice provost and Andrew H. and Janet Dayton Neilly dean of River Campus Libraries, will serve as the next president of the organization, representing leading academic libraries in North America.

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Sharon Briggs receives Messinger award for library service

Sharon Briggs receives Messinger award for library service

October 12, 2016

Briggs, who celebrated her 50th anniversary with River Campus Libraries last September, has served as the head of River Campus Libraries’ acquisition department, helping students, faculty, and staff access appropriate scholarly resources that support teaching and research.

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Jill Halterman to lead clinical research

Jill Halterman to lead clinical research

October 6, 2016

An accomplished physician and scientist whose research has helped guide the delivery of asthma care in Rochester and elsewhere, Halterman been appointed Senior Associate Dean for Clinical Research at the Medical Center.

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Meliora Weekend 2016 ‘Better Than Ever’

Meliora Weekend 2016 ‘Better Than Ever’

October 5, 2016

Thousands of alumni, parents, community members, and friends were on campus from October 6-9 for the annual Meliora Weekend celebrations. The weekend blends reunions, homecoming, family activities, performances, lectures, and community celebrations, offering something exciting for everyone.  This year the experience celebrated the success of The Meliora Challenge: The Campaign for the University of Rochester.

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Evans Lam Square offers new approach to library design

Evans Lam Square offers new approach to library design

October 4, 2016

Evans Lam Square, a new state-of-the-art learning and research space in Rush Rhees Library, will function as a place for innovative and collaborative programs that will bring the library to the 21st century.

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Trio of longtime professors recipients of Goergen Awards for teaching excellence

Trio of longtime professors recipients of Goergen Awards for teaching excellence

October 3, 2016

Bradley Nilsson, associate professor of chemistry; Amy Lerner, associate professor of biomedical engineering; and Beth Jörgensen, professor of Spanish, are the recipients of the 2016 Goergen Awards for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching.

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Burgett Intercultural Center dedicated at refurbished Douglass Building

Burgett Intercultural Center dedicated at refurbished Douglass Building

September 30, 2016

Established in 2013 and named for the vice president and senior advisor to the president, the Burgett Center promotes cultural awareness and engagement, and educates on issues of identity, culture, and diversity.

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Jonathan Burdick receives national award for diversity efforts

Jonathan Burdick receives national award for diversity efforts

September 30, 2016

The vice provost and dean of college admission, was presented with the Inclusion, Access and Success award by the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC).

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Nelson receives international honor for HIV disparities research

Nelson receives international honor for HIV disparities research

September 27, 2016

School of Nursing Assistant Professor LaRon Nelson was named the inaugural Ontario HIV Treatment Network Research Chair in HIV Program Science for Africa, Caribbean, and Black communities.

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