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UR announces PharmAdva will join START-UP NY

UR announces PharmAdva will join START-UP NY

October 21, 2014

PharmAdva is commercializing a technology developed at the University of Rochester Medical Center by Michel Berg, M.D. The company will be making automated home pill dispensers that prompt patients to take their medications on time and in the proper doses.

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PHOTO GALLERY: Meliora and Eastman Weekends 2014

PHOTO GALLERY: Meliora and Eastman Weekends 2014

October 18, 2014

Alumni, parents, friends, students, and community members gathered on campus for Meliora and Eastman Weekends 2014, October 16–19. This year’s program featured dozens of events, including guest speakers, performances, lectures, athletics, receptions, and much more. Enjoy these highlights and snapshots from this weekend’s festivities.

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College Town is dedicated

College Town is dedicated

October 17, 2014

On Friday, Oct. 17, University officials celebrated with Mt. Hope community members; city, county, state, and federal government leaders; and project partners the dedication of College Town, the $100 million shopping, dining, business and residential district in the city of Rochester near River Campus and the Medical Center.

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University to provide transition-related health care benefits

October 15, 2014

The Health Plan Committee, which evaluates new proposals for inclusion in the University’s health program offerings, recently approved this expansion of benefits to enrolled employees and their covered family members. The benefit will cover medically necessary transition-related coverage, including hormone therapy, medical and psychological counseling, and gender affirmation surgery.

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UR Medicine a leader in LGBT health care

UR Medicine a leader in LGBT health care

October 15, 2014

Strong Memorial and F.F. Thompson Hospitals are the only Western New York hospitals to earn this distinction from the Human Rights Campaign Foundation (HRCF), , which is the nation’s largest organization devoted to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender civil rights issues.

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University’s past to come alive in ‘Icons and Images: The University’s History in 12 Artifacts’

University’s past to come alive in ‘Icons and Images: The University’s History in 12 Artifacts’

October 14, 2014

On Saturday, Oct. 18, two popular experts on University of Rochester history—Paul Burgett, vice president and senior advisor to the president and Melissa Mead, University archivist—will highlight some its most significant milestones and retell some of its best stories.

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Kathy Metz receives 2014 Messinger Award for leadership in patron services

Kathy Metz receives 2014 Messinger Award for leadership in patron services

October 13, 2014

As head of patron services in Rush Rhees Library, Kathy Metz has helped redefine how students and faculty access library services and resources. Her ingenuity and leadership have earned her the 2014 Messinger Libraries Recognition Award.

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Robert L. Sproull, president emeritus, dies

Robert L. Sproull, president emeritus, dies

October 10, 2014

Robert Lamb Sproull, internationally known physicist, professor and the seventh president of the University of Rochester, died Oct. 9 at the age of 96. Sproull joined the University as provost in 1968 and was president from 1970 to 1984.

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University mourns sudden loss of David Knill

University mourns sudden loss of David Knill

October 8, 2014

Knill, who came to the University as an associate professor in 1999, was a leading scientist in the study of human perception. He also served as the associate director of the Center for Visual Science since 2001. Most of his work, which included over 60 research and review articles, focused on visual perception and how humans use vision to guide physical actions.

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New history of University highlights 155 years of transformation

New history of University highlights 155 years of transformation

October 7, 2014

In a new book, Our Work Is But Begun: A History of the University of Rochester, 1850–2005, author Janice Bullard Pieterse traces the growth of the University of Rochester from a small undergraduate program in 1850 to a leading research university and engine for regional economic growth.

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