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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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Physics and Astronomy professors awarded research leave fellowships

Physics and Astronomy professors awarded research leave fellowships

March 23, 2017

Alice Quillen and Andrew Jordan have been awarded prestigious Simons Foundation Faculty Fellowships to pursue their research in theoretical physics. “This is a great time to drop everything and go work on the galaxy!” says Quillen.

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Tarduno awarded medal for paleomagnetic research

Tarduno awarded medal for paleomagnetic research

March 21, 2017

The European Geosciences Union awarded its 2017 Petrus Peregrinus Medal to John Tarduno, a professor of geophysics, in recognition of his research on the evolution of the early Earth’s magnetic field.

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Sulkes honored with first-ever Golisano Global Health Leadership Award

Sulkes honored with first-ever Golisano Global Health Leadership Award

March 21, 2017

Stephen Sulkes, a professor at Golisano Children’s Hospital and co-director of the Strong Center for Developmental Disabilities, was honored for his work encouraging students to get involved with Special Olympics.

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Piantadosi named ‘rising star’ by Association for Psychological Science

Piantadosi named ‘rising star’ by Association for Psychological Science

March 16, 2017

Steven Piantadosi, an assistant professor of brain and cognitive sciences, was recognized as one of this year’s outstanding psychological scientists in the early stages of their post-PhD research career.

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University monitoring winter storm

March 15, 2017

The University will resume regular operations and scheduled activities tomorrow, Thursday, March 16.

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Seven straight years: University recognized as Tree Campus USA

Seven straight years: University recognized as Tree Campus USA

March 8, 2017

Tree Campus USA is a national program through the Arbor Day Foundation that honors colleges and universities that have a commitment to effective urban forest management and engaging staff and students in conservation goals.

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