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Xerox employee honored by Public Safety for selfless action

Xerox employee honored by Public Safety for selfless action

May 1, 2015

On the evening of April 13, at the intersection of McLean Street and Wilson Boulevard on River Campus, Ocieka Bakou, a local Xerox employee, selflessly intervened to prevent a violent crime from progressing into a possible tragedy.

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University announces 2015 commencement honorary degrees and award recipients

University announces 2015 commencement honorary degrees and award recipients

April 28, 2015

The University of Rochester will recognize the outstanding contributions of distinguished leaders and scholars by bestowing honorary degrees, the Eastman Medal, Hutchison Medals for exemplary service, and awards for scholarship and teaching. Deborah Bial, founder and president of the Posse Foundation, will receive an honorary doctor of humane letters degree and deliver the College’s commencement address on May 17.

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Three companies approved for START-UP NY

April 27, 2015

The START-UP NY initiative provides participating companies with tax exemptions for 10 years when they locate in designated areas associated with colleges and universities and align with a school’s core academic mission.

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Humanities Center created

Humanities Center created

April 22, 2015

Dean of Arts & Sciences Gloria Culver has announced the creation of a Humanities Center, which will support multidisciplinary engagement around literature, history, the arts, and philosophies of cultures past and present. Culver and interim director of the new center Joan Shelley Rubin have chosen “Humanities at the Crossroads: Charting Our Future” as the center’s theme for its first year. Faculty and students will organize research projects, seminars and symposia around the theme.

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Gloria Culver appointed dean of the School of Arts & Sciences

Gloria Culver appointed dean of the School of Arts & Sciences

April 21, 2015

Gloria Culver has been appointed dean of the School of Arts & Sciences, effective immediately. Culver has been serving as interim dean since July 1, 2014.

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Evans and Susanna Lam commit $1 million to River Campus Libraries

Evans and Susanna Lam commit $1 million to River Campus Libraries

April 20, 2015

Evans and Susanna Lam have committed $1 million to the River Campus Libraries to establish the Evans and Susanna Lam Library Revitalization Fund. The fund will support the modernization of the patron services area in Rush Rhees Library, which will be named Evans Lam Square.

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Jesse Moore—history professor, diversity champion, and grand marshal—remembered

Jesse Moore—history professor, diversity champion, and grand marshal—remembered

April 19, 2015

Jesse T. Moore Jr., a professor emeritus of history and prominent scholar of American and African-American history who helped focus the University’s efforts to bring diversity to its academic programs and community, died Saturday, April 18, at the age of 82, after a battle with cancer.

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$2 million gift will create regional cancer center serving Dansville, Wellsville, Hornell

$2 million gift will create regional cancer center serving Dansville, Wellsville, Hornell

April 15, 2015

Representatives from UR Medicine’s Wilmot Cancer Institute, Noyes Health, Jones Memorial Hospital, and UR Medicine Radiation Oncology in Hornell have announced they are collaborating to develop a regional cancer center based in Dansville, Livingston County. A $2 million gift from Ann and Carl Myers of Springwater, Livingston County, will be used to help construct the new facility and fund the establishment of care programs.

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Bringing University history to life

Bringing University history to life

April 13, 2015

The River Campus Libraries’ Living History Project gives voice to Rochester’s past. Visitors to the new website can hear recordings from interviews with everyday Rochester students, faculty, and alumni, and early Rochester leaders such as (clockwise from top left) John Romano, founder of the Department of Psychiatry; Dexter Perkins, chair of the Department of History; Ruth Merril, director of the Prince Street Campus’s Cutler Union and dean of women; Eleanor Garbutt Gilbert, member of the Class of 1919; and William Warfield, member of the Eastman School of Music’s Class of 1942 and world-renowned concert baritone.

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