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National search launched for new director of data science

National search launched for new director of data science

February 26, 2018

The University of Rochester has launched a national search for a new director of its Goergen Institute for Data Science. Henry Kautz is stepping down after leading the institute since its founding in 2014.

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Black history every month

Black history every month

February 26, 2018

As February draws to an end, members of the University of Rochester community offer their thoughts on the ways in which black history is inseparable from American history.

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University announces tuition, financial aid increases for 2018-19

University announces tuition, financial aid increases for 2018-19

February 25, 2018

Tuition for University of Rochester undergraduates in the College will increase by 3.7 percent to $52,974 for the 2018-19 academic year, and financial aid will rise 5.7 percent over the current year to $137 million. Room and board will increase 3.5 percent to $15,862. Tuition for the Eastman School of Music will also increase by 3.7 percent to $53,340.

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Two honored for commitment to diversity

Two honored for commitment to diversity

February 23, 2018

Molly Murdock, an advocate for gender equity in music performance and scholarship, and Jonathan Wetherbee, cochair of the University’s Pride Alliance, have each received the 2018 Presidential Diversity Award.

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New award recognizes teaching and research mentorship

New award recognizes teaching and research mentorship

February 23, 2018

Frederick Lewis ’68 (PhD) was surrounded by mentors while working toward his doctorate in organic chemistry. A new award funded by Lewis and his wife Susan Rice Lewis will recognize faculty who excel as both teachers and mentors.

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Rochester’s cross-disciplinary approach to teaching, learning, and research

Rochester’s cross-disciplinary approach to teaching, learning, and research

February 19, 2018

The independent nature of the Rochester Curriculum allows students to create their own interdisciplinary majors and focus on the subjects they love, while University faculty cross the boundaries of traditional disciplines to create new perspectives and approaches to the problems they work to understand.

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New high-tech hub for entrepreneurship debuts in Sibley Square

New high-tech hub for entrepreneurship debuts in Sibley Square

February 16, 2018

Now in its new space on the sixth floor of historic Sibley Square, NextCorps (formerly High Tech Rochester) will serve as one of the cornerstones of the revitalization of downtown Rochester. NextCorps is an affiliate of the University of Rochester and the region’s only state- and federally-designated business incubator.

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In the zone at Rush Rhees Library’s iZone

In the zone at Rush Rhees Library’s iZone

February 16, 2018

iZone, a new collaborative gathering point under construction at on the first floor of Rush Rhees Library, was created in response to undergraduate students’ expressed desire for a collaborative space for innovation. It will perform triple duty as a program, a community, and a space and is slated to be open by fall 2018.

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Q&A: Jane Marie Souza on shepherding programs that span the University

Q&A: Jane Marie Souza on shepherding programs that span the University

February 15, 2018

As associate provost for academic administration, Souza provides academic guidance and support to all schools across the University, ensuring programs meet educational standards. One new project is a pilot program to offer students an “outcomes transcript” which would help centralize transcripts from multiple schools or departments.

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Former Institute of Optics director Kenneth Teegarden dies

Former Institute of Optics director Kenneth Teegarden dies

February 14, 2018

Teegarden joined the Institute of Optics in 1954 and served as its director from 1981 until 1987. He was also the first director of the University’s Materials Science program, and led the New York State Center for Advanced Optical Technology.

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