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Professor Emeritus Dean Harper, influential researcher, dies at 88

Professor Emeritus Dean Harper, influential researcher, dies at 88

October 23, 2017

Harper, a member of the Rochester faculty for six decades whose work influenced academic thinking on the sociology of mental illness, is being remembered as a dedicated researcher and thoughtful teacher.

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<em>Chronicle of Higher Education</em> names Dahpon Ho teaching innovator

Chronicle of Higher Education names Dahpon Ho teaching innovator

October 22, 2017

The assistant professor of history is known for having students reenact battle scenes, conduct “rocket” tests, and write propaganda campaigns to try to bring the era of the Korean War to life.

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Tom Golisano gives $5 million for new Pediatric Behavioral Health & Wellness Center

Tom Golisano gives $5 million for new Pediatric Behavioral Health & Wellness Center

October 19, 2017

The philanthropist has pledged $5 million to support construction of a new critically-needed home base treating children with depression, anxiety, PTSD, and other behavioral and emotional conditions.

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Three honored with Goergen Awards for teaching excellence

Three honored with Goergen Awards for teaching excellence

October 16, 2017

Established in 1997, the award recognizes distinctive teaching accomplishments of faculty in Arts, Science, and Engineering. “The recipients embody all that we value in teaching at the University,” says Dean of the College Jeffrey Runner.

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University bestows three honorary degrees during  Meliora Weekend

University bestows three honorary degrees during Meliora Weekend

October 14, 2017

The University recognized the outstanding contributions of three distinguished individuals during Meliora Weekend: musicians Chick Corea and Steve Gadd ’68E, and Hugo F. Sonnenschein ’61, one of the nation’s most distinguished academic leaders.

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University alumnus wins MacArthur ‘genius grant’

University alumnus wins MacArthur ‘genius grant’

October 11, 2017

Historian Derek Peterson ’93 has been awarded one of this year’s John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation fellowships—commonly known as the “genius grant”—for his work in reshaping the understanding of African colonialism and nationalism.

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Message from the Board of Trustees Special Committee

Message from the Board of Trustees Special Committee

October 11, 2017

Further statement from the Trustee Special Committee on scope and process of the independent investigation and announcing the additions of faculty member and graduate student to the Committee.

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Message from President Seligman on alumnus Richard Thaler winning the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences

Message from President Seligman on alumnus Richard Thaler winning the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences

October 9, 2017

“Richard has been a leader in this transformation of how we think about economics and human behavior; his work has been deeply influential.”

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Rochester graduate Richard Thaler receives Nobel Prize

Rochester graduate Richard Thaler receives Nobel Prize

October 9, 2017

Richard Thaler, who earned his graduate degrees at the University of Rochester, has received the 2017 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences for his contributions to behavioral economics.

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Rochester’s Nobel Laureates

Rochester’s Nobel Laureates

October 9, 2017

With the announcement of his receipt of the 2017 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences, Richard Thaler ’74 (PhD) joins eight other Rochester graduates who have won a Nobel Prize.

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