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Defining the future of the School of Arts & Sciences

Defining the future of the School of Arts & Sciences

December 1, 2015

Gloria Culver was formally installed as dean of the School of Arts & Sciences during an investiture ceremony December 1 in the Interfaith Chapel. A professor of biology, Culver joined the Rochester faculty in 2007. During the ceremony, Culver talked about defining the School of Arts & Sciences—and charting its future.

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Robert Poreda honored as fellow of Geological Society of America

Robert Poreda honored as fellow of Geological Society of America

November 30, 2015

Geochemist Robert Poreda, professor of earth and environmental sciences and an expert in the field of noble gases, was honored earlier this month as a newly elected fellow of the Geological Society of America (GSA).

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Rochester earns Bicycle Friendly University Bronze Award

Rochester earns Bicycle Friendly University Bronze Award

November 17, 2015

The Bicycle Friendly University (BFU) program recognizes institutions of higher education for promoting and providing a more bikeable campus for students, staff and visitors.

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Harry Reis honored with career award

Harry Reis honored with career award

November 3, 2015

Psychology professor Harry Reis has been awarded the 2015 Career Contribution Award by the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP). The award honors scholars who have made major theoretical, methodological, or empirical contributions to the field.

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New York State awards $9.2 million to renew CEIS as Center for Advanced Technology

New York State awards $9.2 million to renew CEIS as Center for Advanced Technology

November 2, 2015

The Center for Emerging and Innovative Sciences (CEIS) has been renewed by New York State as one of its Centers for Advanced Technology (CAT) and will receive $9.2 million in funding over the next 10 years.

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Public Safety joins Willow Center’s Purple Box collection

Public Safety joins Willow Center’s Purple Box collection

October 30, 2015

This is the first year that Public Safety is participating in the Willow Domestic Violence Center’s annual Purple Box campaign to collect new holiday gifts for over 300 children in crisis.

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Barbara J. Burger commits $1 million to River Campus Libraries

Barbara J. Burger commits $1 million to River Campus Libraries

October 30, 2015

The gift will support the creation and implementation of the iZone, a collaborative, technology-rich space that will provide students with programs, services, and resources to explore their ideas and develop innovative projects for social, cultural, community, and economic impact.

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Sigma Xi awards David R. Williams the William Procter Prize for Scientific Achievement

Sigma Xi awards David R. Williams the William Procter Prize for Scientific Achievement

October 23, 2015

David R. Williams, widely regarded as one of the world’s leading experts on human vision and pioneer in the use of adaptive optics technologies for vision applications, serves as the William G. Allyn Professor of Medical Optics, director of the Center for Visual Science, and dean for research in Arts, Science & Engineering.

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Commencement Weekend to include new master’s degree ceremony

Commencement Weekend to include new master’s degree ceremony

October 22, 2015

The combined master’s degree ceremony will give master’s graduates from October, March and May an opportunity to walk across the stage and individually celebrate their academic achievement.

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