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Author Mia Alvar receives 2016 Kafka Prize

Author Mia Alvar receives 2016 Kafka Prize

October 31, 2016

On the 40th anniversary of its inception, the Janet Heininger Kafka Prize recognized a short story collection: Mia Alvar’s, In the Country. The University awards the annual prize to a promising but less established American woman writer of fiction.

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Building Healthy Children program honors graduates

Building Healthy Children program honors graduates

October 17, 2016

A group of young mothers have completed a three-year program of the University’s Mt. Hope Family Center that offers early intervention support in their new roles as parents.

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A campus transformed

October 5, 2016

Shown here in red are new buildings and some major facilities projects undertaken since 2005. The Meliora Challenge campaign raised more than $129 million for new and improved facilities and infrastructure projects. Those projects include Golisano Children’s Hospital, the largest capital project in University history; Raymond F. LeChase Hall, a new home for the Warner […]

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Town Hall meetings welcome input from University community

September 8, 2016

The University of Rochester is dedicated to creating a campus environment that is safe, respectful and welcoming to all. A key part of this commitment is hearing from students, faculty and staff on the issues important to our University community, including campus safety. All students, faculty, and staff are invited to attend an upcoming Town […]

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5 things to do this weekend

5 things to do this weekend

August 31, 2016

5 things to do this weekend-9-01-16: Eastman faculty perform; Colin Jost show; Soccer at Fauver; Listen to War Stories; and the Music of Baroque

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All University campuses to become tobacco-free starting next July

All University campuses to become tobacco-free starting next July

August 29, 2016

All of the University’s campuses and locations will become tobacco-free both inside and outside campus buildings. A new policy will reflect this change, which applies to River Campus, the Eastman School of Music, and all other University properties, including the Medical Center.

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Professorships established during The Meliora Challenge

July 6, 2016

Here is a listing of Rochester’s professorships established during The Meliora Challenge, between July 1, 2005, and June 30, 2016. Edward J. and Agnes V. Ackley Executive Professorship in Entrepreneurship Dennis Kessler, a faculty member at the Simon School. The professorship was established by Edward Ackley ’53, ’64S (MS) and Agnes Van Branteghem Ackley ’54. […]

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David Yule appointed Louis C. Lasagna Professor

David Yule appointed Louis C. Lasagna Professor

June 30, 2016

For the past 15 years, Yule has studied calcium’s role in disorders in which calcium signaling and secretions are disrupted.

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Steven Goldman reappointed as codirector of Center for Translational Neuromedicine, Dean Zutes Chair

Steven Goldman reappointed as codirector of Center for Translational Neuromedicine, Dean Zutes Chair

June 30, 2016

His lab focuses on the use of stem and progenitor cells for the treatment of neurodegenerative disorders such as Huntington’s Disease and glial diseases such as the pediatric leukodystrophies and multiple sclerosis.

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Robert Novy-Marx appointed Zekelman Distinguished Professor

Robert Novy-Marx appointed Zekelman Distinguished Professor

June 30, 2016

Novy-Marx’s research focuses primarily on asset pricing, both theoretical and empirical, though he also works in industrial organization, public finance, and real estate.

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