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Simon rises in Bloomberg ranking of full-time MBA programs

Simon rises in Bloomberg ranking of full-time MBA programs

November 11, 2014

The full-time MBA program at the University of Rochesters Simon Business School is on the rise. The program was one of the leading movers on the Bloomberg Businessweek ranking of the top full-time MBA programs. The Simon Schools full-time MBA program is ranked 38th, a jump of 12 places from 50th in 2012.

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Report: UR one of nation’s leading medical research universities

Report: UR one of nation’s leading medical research universities

November 11, 2014

The University of Rochester has been identified by the journal Nature Biotechnology as one of the top 10 universities in the nation for the impact of its life sciences research.

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University offices prepare to move into College Town

University offices prepare to move into College Town

November 5, 2014

Seven University departments and offices — including some offices within Human Resources and University IT — will transition from their current spaces into the new second and third-story office space in Building 3 of College Town, located on Celebration Drive, beginning in November.

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University appoints Public Safety Deputy Director

University appoints Public Safety Deputy Director

November 3, 2014

Since 2001, Gerald L. Pickering has served as Webster police chief, overseeing a force of 32 sworn officers and 10 civilian professionals. Pickering will start in the new position at the University on Jan. 5.

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Mellon Foundation grant to support Humanities Corridor endowment

October 29, 2014

Founded in 2006, the Central New York Humanities Corridor is an interdisciplinary collaboration among research institutions and liberal arts colleges focused on enhancing scholarship in the humanities. The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has committed a matching grant of $500,000 to the University of Rochester, which will establish an endowment for the University’s continued partnership.

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Intercultural Center named to honor Paul Burgett

Intercultural Center named to honor Paul Burgett

October 29, 2014

The Intercultural Center has been named to honor alumnus, dean, and University leader Paul J. Burgett. Earlier this month, the Board of Trustees paid tribute to Burgett ’68E, ’72E (MA), ’76E (PhD), by naming the center on the occasion of his 50th year at the University.

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UR announces PharmAdva will join START-UP NY

UR announces PharmAdva will join START-UP NY

October 21, 2014

PharmAdva is commercializing a technology developed at the University of Rochester Medical Center by Michel Berg, M.D. The company will be making automated home pill dispensers that prompt patients to take their medications on time and in the proper doses.

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PHOTO GALLERY: Meliora and Eastman Weekends 2014

PHOTO GALLERY: Meliora and Eastman Weekends 2014

October 18, 2014

Alumni, parents, friends, students, and community members gathered on campus for Meliora and Eastman Weekends 2014, October 16–19. This year’s program featured dozens of events, including guest speakers, performances, lectures, athletics, receptions, and much more. Enjoy these highlights and snapshots from this weekend’s festivities.

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College Town is dedicated

College Town is dedicated

October 17, 2014

On Friday, Oct. 17, University officials celebrated with Mt. Hope community members; city, county, state, and federal government leaders; and project partners the dedication of College Town, the $100 million shopping, dining, business and residential district in the city of Rochester near River Campus and the Medical Center.

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University to provide transition-related health care benefits

October 15, 2014

The Health Plan Committee, which evaluates new proposals for inclusion in the University’s health program offerings, recently approved this expansion of benefits to enrolled employees and their covered family members. The benefit will cover medically necessary transition-related coverage, including hormone therapy, medical and psychological counseling, and gender affirmation surgery.

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