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May 25, 2016

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The main thing to do this weekend: celebrate commencement

The main thing to do this weekend: celebrate commencement

May 11, 2016

Jeanette Colby, the University Events Calendar editor, offers one thing to do this weekend in honor of Commencement Weekend activities. The ‘5 things to do this weekend’ feature will take a break over the summer and will return in September. 

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Eastman Philharmonia to premiere new composition with Renée Fleming at Lincoln Center

Eastman Philharmonia to premiere new composition with Renée Fleming at Lincoln Center

April 27, 2016

The Eastman Philharmonia returns to New York City for first time in more than 25 years this November with a concert featuring a new composition by Pulitzer Prize–winning alumnus Kevin Puts ’99E and soprano Renée Fleming ’83E (MM).

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Award honors staff who exemplify Meliora

Award honors staff who exemplify Meliora

April 22, 2016

The Meliora Award recognizes staff members whose work performance and dedication during the preceding year exemplify the University’s motto, Meliora (“Ever Better”). President and CEO Joel Seligman and Robert Witmer Jr., chairman emeritus of the Board of Trustees, will present the Meliora Awards—as well the Witmer Award for Distinguished Service and Staff Community Service Award—at […]

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Witmer Awards recognize staff for distinguished service

Witmer Awards recognize staff for distinguished service

April 22, 2016

The Witmer Award for Distinguished Service is given to staff members whose careers have been characterized by outstanding and sustained contributions to the University. President and CEO Joel Seligman and Robert Witmer Jr., chairman emeritus of the Board of Trustees, will present the Witmer Awards—as well the Meliora Awards and Staff Community Service Award—at a […]

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PHOTO GALLERY: Dandelion Day 2016

PHOTO GALLERY: Dandelion Day 2016

April 18, 2016

The weather could not have been better for this year’s Dandelion Day celebration. Dandelion Day, one of the University’s oldest traditions, is a day of music, food, and celebration as the spring semester winds to a close.

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Staff Community Service Award recipient committed to supporting families of incarcerated

Staff Community Service Award recipient committed to supporting families of incarcerated

April 13, 2016

Precious Bedell is devoted to improving the lives of people affected by incarceration. Bedell, who works as a human subjects research coordinator in the Department of Psychiatry, founded and directs the Turning Points Resource Center, a nonprofit that supports the families of those incarcerated. The organization, which is based out of St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, […]

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Frederick Jefferson to receive Douglass Medal

Frederick Jefferson to receive Douglass Medal

April 7, 2016

Frederick Jefferson, professor emeritus at the Warner School of Education, has had a long and distinguished record of leadership at Rochester, pioneering and championing programs that have made the University and the Rochester community more diverse and inclusive. The University will recognize Jefferson’s many contributions during the University’s annual diversity conference on April 8, presenting him […]

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Patricia Sime reappointed as the C. Jane Davis & C. Robert Davis Distinguished Professor in Pulmonary Medicine

Patricia Sime reappointed as the C. Jane Davis & C. Robert Davis Distinguished Professor in Pulmonary Medicine

April 7, 2016

Pulmonary expert Patricia Sime has been jointly reappointed as the C. Jane Davis & C. Robert Davis Distinguished Professor in Pulmonary Medicine and chief of the Division of Pulmonary Diseases and Critical Care Medicine. She retains her appointments as professor of environmental medicine and of microbiology and anatomy. The Board of Trustees approved the reappointment […]

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Charles Lowenstein reappointed as Paul N. Yu Professor in Cardiology

Charles Lowenstein reappointed as Paul N. Yu Professor in Cardiology

April 7, 2016

Internationally renowned scientist and clinician Charles Lowenstein has been jointly reappointed as the Paul N. Yu Professor in Cardiology, director of the Aab Cardiovascular Research Institute, and chief of the Cardiology Division. The Board of Trustees approved the reappointments in February. Lowenstein’s clinical interests include cardiac patients with acute coronary syndromes, as well as preventive […]

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