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Two honored with 2017 Presidential Diversity Awards

Two honored with 2017 Presidential Diversity Awards

January 26, 2017

This year’s winners were chosen from among five nominees who were recommended by their colleagues for their commitment to diversity.

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Public Safety begins implementation of armed status

Public Safety begins implementation of armed status

January 20, 2017

At the second meeting of the Public Safety Review Board, members reviewed and approved the University policies and procedures with regard to the issuance of firearms to Department of Public Safety officers.

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Students, civil rights leader to be honored at Susan B. Anthony Legacy brunch

Students, civil rights leader to be honored at Susan B. Anthony Legacy brunch

January 18, 2017

Save the date for this year’s ceremony, Saturday, February 4. Eight undergraduates will be saluted for their contributions to the University and local community, and this year’s Frederick Douglass Medal will also be presented to community leader Connie Mitchell.

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Julia Maddox appointed director of Barbara J. Burger iZone

Julia Maddox appointed director of Barbara J. Burger iZone

January 18, 2017

Maddox will play a pivotal role in the design of the collaborative, technology-rich space within Rush Rhees Library.

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Community, civil rights leader to be awarded Frederick Douglass Medal

Community, civil rights leader to be awarded Frederick Douglass Medal

January 17, 2017

Constance (Connie) Mitchell, one of Rochester history’s most influential social, civic, political and industrial activists, is being recognized for outstanding civic engagement at this year’s Susan B. Anthony Legacy Awards Celebration brunch on Feb. 4.

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Richard Feldman to step down as College dean at end of academic year

Richard Feldman to step down as College dean at end of academic year

January 17, 2017

Feldman, who has served as dean of the College for the past decade, is also a professor of philosophy in the School of Arts & Sciences and will be returning to the philosophy department following a year of leave in the 2017-18 academic year.

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Mathematician and longtime University faculty member Ralph Raimi dies at 92

Mathematician and longtime University faculty member Ralph Raimi dies at 92

January 13, 2017

After being named professor emeritus in 1995, Raimi became active in efforts to reform K–12 math education. Considered one of the top education experts in the country, he was a mathematics curriculum consultant to states across the country.

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More than a decade of distinguished MLK speakers

More than a decade of distinguished MLK speakers

January 13, 2017

Author Joy DeGruy, who will deliver this year’s Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Address, is the latest in a long line of exceptional luminaries in the civil rights field to speak at the University. A fuller list of past speakers is found on the Office of Minority Student Affairs website. Marc Morial [2016] President of the National […]

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University Life Trustee Norman Leenhouts dies at age 81

University Life Trustee Norman Leenhouts dies at age 81

January 9, 2017

As an alumnus, advisor, and supporter of the University during the past six decades, Leenhouts helped shape the success of the institution and its programs, particularly the UR Medicine Stroke program.

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Former senior vice president George Angle remembered

Former senior vice president George Angle remembered

January 4, 2017

George Angle, a longtime University administrator, was a passionate supporter of the Memorial Art Gallery and the Yellowjackets rowing program.

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