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Engineering students recognized for excelling in humanities

Engineering students recognized for excelling in humanities

December 18, 2017

Astra Zhang ’18, a double major in electrical and computer engineering and in studio arts, and Ivan Suminski ’18, a mechanical engineering major who is earning a dual degree in violin performance will share this year’s Wells Award.

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New York State Paid Family Leave Act goes into effect Jan. 1

New York State Paid Family Leave Act goes into effect Jan. 1

December 12, 2017

Many University employees—about two-thirds of the employee base—will automatically receive Paid Family Leave (PFL) as a benefit starting in the new year. Human Resources has developed a full FAQ about how PFL will work at the University.

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Knox elected fellow of National Academy of Inventors

Knox elected fellow of National Academy of Inventors

December 12, 2017

As a teenager, Wayne Knox ’79, ’84 (PhD) “sometimes filled the house with smoke” while building short wave radios and other electronic gadgets from scratch. Now the optics professor is among this year’s NAI fellows.

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Jeffrey Runner formally installed as dean of the College

Jeffrey Runner formally installed as dean of the College

December 11, 2017

During Monday’s ceremony, Runner discussed his path from college dropout to dean, and his desire to make the University a place of inclusiveness for all.

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Two University researchers each receive $1.5 million grants

Two University researchers each receive $1.5 million grants

December 8, 2017

Chunlei Guo, with the Institute of Optics, and Kirsi Jarvinen-Seppo, with the Department of Pediatrics, were recently awarded separate $1.5 million grants from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the largest Gates Foundation grants ever awarded in the University’s history.

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Rochester’s latest Nobel laureate to be honored

Rochester’s latest Nobel laureate to be honored

December 8, 2017

The 2017 Nobel laureates will receive their awards on Sunday, December 10, in Stockholm. Among them is Richard Thaler ’74 (PhD), a leading scholar on the intersection between human behavior and economic decision making, who will be awarded a Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences.

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Four LLE members receive awards for fusion development research

Four LLE members receive awards for fusion development research

December 7, 2017

The non-profit organization Fusion Power Associates awarded its Distinguished Career Award to recently retired director Robert McCrory, as well as other awards to the Laboratory for Laser Energetics at their annual meeting.

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Planning ahead for winter weather notifications

Planning ahead for winter weather notifications

December 5, 2017

In anticipation of the winter season, the University’s emergency preparedness teams are readying the services that keep the University operational and community members informed during severe weather.

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Update on Independent Investigation from Trustee Special Committee

Update on Independent Investigation from Trustee Special Committee

November 29, 2017

The Special Committee of the University of Rochester’s Board of Trustees announced today that an Independent Investigation into allegations raised in a complaint to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) will be completed by early January.

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$2 million gift from Arnold Lisio ’56, ’60M (MD) and Anne Lisio endows Italian studies program

$2 million gift from Arnold Lisio ’56, ’60M (MD) and Anne Lisio endows Italian studies program

November 28, 2017

Lisio Program in Italian Studies will ensure that students will always be able to study in Italy and have opportunities to enhance their understanding and appreciation for the language, art, culture, and history of Italy.

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