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University mourns sudden loss of David Knill

University mourns sudden loss of David Knill

October 8, 2014

Knill, who came to the University as an associate professor in 1999, was a leading scientist in the study of human perception. He also served as the associate director of the Center for Visual Science since 2001. Most of his work, which included over 60 research and review articles, focused on visual perception and how humans use vision to guide physical actions.

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New history of University highlights 155 years of transformation

New history of University highlights 155 years of transformation

October 7, 2014

In a new book, Our Work Is But Begun: A History of the University of Rochester, 1850–2005, author Janice Bullard Pieterse traces the growth of the University of Rochester from a small undergraduate program in 1850 to a leading research university and engine for regional economic growth.

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Religion scholar to direct Anthony Institute

Religion scholar to direct Anthony Institute

October 6, 2014

Associate professor of religion Nora Rubel has been named director of the University’s Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender and Women’s Studies. As a scholar of religion, Rubel says she was excited to move to Rochester in 2007 to live near the ‘burned over’ district where many religious movements began. “But once I arrived I was just as drawn to the area’s ties to abolition and the women’s rights movements.”

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Rochester to compete for Integrated Photonics Manufacturing Institute

October 3, 2014

On Oct. 3, Congresswoman Louise M. Slaughter announced that the Obama administration has made a significant federal commitment to the nation’s photonics industry through a competition that may boost the Rochester-area economy and create jobs.

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New director appointed for Intercultural Center

New director appointed for Intercultural Center

October 3, 2014

The University has appointed Jessica Guzmán-Rea as the director of its Intercultural Center (ICC). In this role, Guzmán-Rea will promote collaborative programming and initiatives that are welcoming to students, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds.

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Foundation commits $1 million, endows Andrew P. Barowsky fellowship

Foundation commits $1 million, endows Andrew P. Barowsky fellowship

September 26, 2014

Andrew P. Barowsky ’72, president of the Barowsky Foundation, has committed $1 million to create a path for students at Dominican University of California aspiring to attend graduate school at Rochester.

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Researcher honored as Thomson Reuters Citation Laureate

Researcher honored as Thomson Reuters Citation Laureate

September 25, 2014

Ching Tang, a professor of chemical engineering at the Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, is being recognized as one of the most influential researchers in the field of chemistry. Thomson Reuters has named Tang one of this year’s 26 Citation Laureates for his role in inventing the organic light-emitting diode (OLED).

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New entrance ramp from Kendrick to I-390 opens

September 23, 2014

This new connection to I-390, along with the newly built direct access from East River Road is expected to improve safety, reduce congestion, and provide the access necessary for the University to expand.

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Six hundred books and counting:  University of Rochester Press celebrates 25 years

Six hundred books and counting: University of Rochester Press celebrates 25 years

September 22, 2014

In an innovative collaboration, the University makes the editorial selection of new books to be published, while Boydell & Brewer provides production, marketing, and worldwide distribution. The distinctive “Rochester model” has been noted in discussion among colleague presses in the Association of American University Presses (AAUP).

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UHS to attempt 5,000 flu vaccines in one day

UHS to attempt 5,000 flu vaccines in one day

September 19, 2014

On Thursday, Oct. 30, University Health Service (UHS) staff will attempt to vaccinate 5,000 students, faculty and staff against this year’s flu virus. The effort will doubly serve as a test of emergency preparedness to practice delivering mass quantities of vaccine or drug in response to an urgent public health concern. All River Campus-based students, faculty and staff are asked to consider participating in this clinic if they wish to receive the flu shot this year.

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