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Events support scientific research

Events support scientific research

April 18, 2017

Many members of the University community are expected to take part in the March for Science on Saturday, April 22, in Washington, D.C., or in the Rochester-based march planned for the same day.

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Staff recognized for outstanding service

Staff recognized for outstanding service

April 17, 2017

Andrea Clarke of the Center for Community Health is among the several outstanding staff members honored this year for their significant and longstanding contributions to the University and to the Rochester community.

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‘Federal support for research is critical to the University’s scientific enterprise’

‘Federal support for research is critical to the University’s scientific enterprise’

April 11, 2017

The proposed cuts would severely impact our research programs and University operations and significantly diminish the University’s contribution to regional economic growth.

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Jennifer Grotz receives Guggenheim fellowship for poetry

Jennifer Grotz receives Guggenheim fellowship for poetry

April 10, 2017

The author of four volumes of poetry, Grotz joins 20 other current Rochester faculty who have received Guggenheim Fellowships, which are among the most coveted academic awards.

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NEH grant helps libraries preserve Rochester’s LGBTQ history

NEH grant helps libraries preserve Rochester’s LGBTQ history

April 7, 2017

River Campus Libraries and the Gay Alliance of the Genesee Valley have received support for a pilot program to provide wider access to its collections.

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Susan B. Anthony Center hosts Equal Pay Day panel

Susan B. Anthony Center hosts Equal Pay Day panel

March 31, 2017

Panelists will discuss how the pay gap continues to affect gender and labor dynamics, and address how members of the University community can work to combat inequity.

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Richard Waugh named interim dean of the faculty of Arts, Sciences & Engineering

Richard Waugh named interim dean of the faculty of Arts, Sciences & Engineering

March 31, 2017

A biomedical engineer with more than 35 years of academic and leadership appointments at the University, Waugh will serve as interim dean through June 30, 2018.

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Strong earns ‘Leader in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality’ designation

Strong earns ‘Leader in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality’ designation

March 30, 2017

Strong Memorial Hospital earned a perfect score on the annual survey conducted by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation. The survey evaluates inclusive policies and practices related to LGBTQ patients, visitors, and health care employees.

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Diversity conference speaker Shatki Butler grew up in a black world, and a white one

Diversity conference speaker Shatki Butler grew up in a black world, and a white one

March 29, 2017

The filmmaker and educator looks forward to a day when she can avoid thinking about race. “A look, a comment. You don’t know what someone means, and racial anxiety sets in. Every day, I think about race.”

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Mellon Foundation awards Rochester $1 million grant for humanities

Mellon Foundation awards Rochester $1 million grant for humanities

March 24, 2017

The University of Rochester has received a $1 million grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to increase undergraduates’ engagement with the humanities. Titled “Humanities for Life,” the five-year initiative is designed to engage students early in their academic careers.

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