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Seligman steps down as president to establish ‘fresh perspective’

Seligman steps down as president to establish ‘fresh perspective’

January 11, 2018

University of Rochester President and CEO Joel Seligman announced his resignation Thursday, effective February 28, bringing to a close one of the more transformative chapters in University leadership.

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Mark Bils named fellow of the Econometric Society

Mark Bils named fellow of the Econometric Society

January 10, 2018

Bils’s work has focused on how wages and prices respond to the business cycle, and is one of 20 fellows named to the prestigious international organization this year.

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A Notice from the Special Committee of the Board of Trustees of the University of Rochester

January 9, 2018

The Report of the Independent Investigation will be released to the public and the University community on Thursday, January 11. Links to a livestream presentation and final report will be available here.

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2017: The year in scholarship

2017: The year in scholarship

December 22, 2017

Each year, the University of Rochester produces academic and scholarly work that contributes to our understanding and appreciation of the world around us.

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University departments join Public Safety in donating record Purple Box gifts

University departments join Public Safety in donating record Purple Box gifts

December 21, 2017

The Willow Center’s Purple Box campaign, which takes place every November in recognition of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, collects new toys and more for children and mothers.

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Eastman Community Music School to undergo major renovations

Eastman Community Music School to undergo major renovations

December 18, 2017

The $2.8 million renovation of the school’s home in Messinger Hall, will enhance the educational experience for over 1,500 area music students.

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Engineering students recognized for excelling in humanities

Engineering students recognized for excelling in humanities

December 18, 2017

Astra Zhang ’18, a double major in electrical and computer engineering and in studio arts, and Ivan Suminski ’18, a mechanical engineering major who is earning a dual degree in violin performance will share this year’s Wells Award.

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New York State Paid Family Leave Act goes into effect Jan. 1

New York State Paid Family Leave Act goes into effect Jan. 1

December 12, 2017

Many University employees—about two-thirds of the employee base—will automatically receive Paid Family Leave (PFL) as a benefit starting in the new year. Human Resources has developed a full FAQ about how PFL will work at the University.

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Knox elected fellow of National Academy of Inventors

Knox elected fellow of National Academy of Inventors

December 12, 2017

As a teenager, Wayne Knox ’79, ’84 (PhD) “sometimes filled the house with smoke” while building short wave radios and other electronic gadgets from scratch. Now the optics professor is among this year’s NAI fellows.

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