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Open Letter awarded National Endowment for the Arts grant

Open Letter awarded National Endowment for the Arts grant

December 9, 2014

The literary translation press recently received one of this year’s largest Arts Works grants in literature. The $60,000 grant will support the publication and promotion of several books in 2015, including Rochester Knockings, a novel based on the Rochester-based religious movement of Spiritualism and the famous Fox Sisters.

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2014: The year in pictures

2014: The year in pictures

December 9, 2014

University photographer J. Adam Fenster selects his favorite photos from a memorable year.

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Simon revamps master’s program in business analytics

Simon revamps master’s program in business analytics

December 8, 2014

Simon Business School is responding to rapid change in the ever-growing “big data” world by revamping its existing MS program in Business Analytics curriculum.

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Qiang Lin receives inaugural Leonard Mandel Faculty Fellow Award

Qiang Lin receives inaugural Leonard Mandel Faculty Fellow Award

December 5, 2014

Qiang Lin, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering and of optics, has been named the first Leonard Mandel Faculty Fellow. The award, which includes a two-year, $25,000 stipend, recognizes exceptional achievement by a junior faculty member in coherence and quantum optics.

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American Musicological Society presents Einstein Award to Melina Esse

American Musicological Society presents Einstein Award to Melina Esse

November 25, 2014

An associate professor of musicology at the Eastman School of Music, Esse received the award honoring an article of exceptional merit published by a scholar in the early stages of his or her career for her study of female improvisation in 19th century Italian opera.

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Allan Greenleaf named a fellow of American Mathematical Society

Allan Greenleaf named a fellow of American Mathematical Society

November 24, 2014

The AMS awards fellowships to recognize “members who have made outstanding contributions to the creation, exposition, advancement, communication, and utilization of mathematics.” Greenleaf is being singled out for his “contributions to inverse problems with applications to cloaking, as well as for service to AMS.”

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URMC names new CFO

URMC names new CFO

November 20, 2014

The University of Rochester Medical Center has named David A. Kirshner as chief financial office. Kirshner will join URMC in January, succeeding Michael Goonan who will retire in December after more than 30 years of service.

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Simon launches master’s degree in health care management in New York City

November 19, 2014

The Simon Business School is launching a new part-time, specialized program for health care professionals who are seeking an accelerated graduate health care management degree.

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Esther Conwell, pioneering professor of chemistry, dies at 92

Esther Conwell, pioneering professor of chemistry, dies at 92

November 17, 2014

Esther M. Conwell, research professor of chemistry, pioneer in the field of semiconductor research, and recipient of the National Medal of Science, died in a motor vehicle accident Sunday at the age of 92.

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Medical Center receives $2.5M for translational PhD program

November 17, 2014

A grant from the Burroughs Wellcome Fund to support a new doctoral program — called Infection and Immunity: From Molecules to Populations (IIMP) — that will train scholars in both research and population health.

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