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President and CEO Joel Seligman Elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

President and CEO Joel Seligman Elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

April 20, 2016

Seligman is one of this spring’s 213 new members in one of the country’s oldest and most highly regarded honorary learned societies.

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University earns Silver rating for sustainability efforts

University earns Silver rating for sustainability efforts

April 19, 2016

The University’s initiatives and research in sustainability have earned a STARS Silver Rating from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE). The program is the most widely recognized framework in the world for reporting information related to a college or university’s sustainability performance.

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Public Safety honors local woman for life-saving encounter

Public Safety honors local woman for life-saving encounter

April 19, 2016

A local woman, Heidi Bai, was awarded a commendation for her life-saving efforts on a cold winter night in February.

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Anthropologist René Millon remembered as pioneer

Anthropologist René Millon remembered as pioneer

April 15, 2016

René Millon, a professor emeritus of anthropology at Rochester whose life’s work was dedicated to mapping and excavating a historic pre-Columbian site in Mexico is being remembered as a pioneer who influenced the study of ancient cultures and societies. He died in February at age 94.

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Irfan Bashir ’19 wins antiracism student video contest

Irfan Bashir ’19 wins antiracism student video contest

April 14, 2016

“I wanted to show that although this is a diverse campus, racism does exist. But together, we can stop it.” Bashir’s three-minute video called “Meliora,” was announced Thursday as the winner after a week-long vote of the campus community.

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Local Foods Week highlights sustainable dining programs

Local Foods Week highlights sustainable dining programs

April 7, 2016

In 2007, it was 11 percent, but today more than 56 percent of everything served and sold on campus is grown, raised, processed, or wholly manufactured within New York State.

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Diversity conference asks: What do you stand for?

Diversity conference asks: What do you stand for?

April 7, 2016

This year’s annual diversity conference on Friday, April 8, comes on the heels of an academic year that has included numerous discussions of race and diversity at Rochester—part of an initiative to address those issues at the University.

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NEH grants support three Rochester professors

NEH grants support three Rochester professors

March 30, 2016

Susan Uselmann and Thomas Devaney were awarded “Enduring Questions” grants, which aim to help in “the development of a new course that demonstrates the enduring value of the Humanities by extending beyond traditional disciplinary boundaries.” Peter Christensen has received a Summer Stipend.

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Villanova coach had Wright stuff in Rochester

Villanova coach had Wright stuff in Rochester

March 28, 2016

Long before he was leading the Villanova Wildcats back to the Final Four, coach Jay Wright was cutting his basketball teeth on the River Campus, serving as a Yellowjackets assistant coach under Mike Neer from 1984 to 1986.

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Erica Fee to deliver 2016 College commencement address

Erica Fee to deliver 2016 College commencement address

March 23, 2016

Erica Fee ‘99, award-winning theatre and festival producer, is the founding producer and board president of the First Niagara Rochester Fringe Festival, the annual, multi-disciplinary arts festival in downtown Rochester.

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