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New assistant provost to serve as chief assessment officer

New assistant provost to serve as chief assessment officer

May 22, 2015

Jane Marie Souza is the University’s new assistant provost for academic administration. In the role, which she started May 1, Souza serves as the University’s chief assessment officer and manages academic policies in areas that require coordination among schools. In addition, she will serve as a liaison with the New York State Education Department and […]

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‘Summer slide’ slows when kids pick summer reading list

‘Summer slide’ slows when kids pick summer reading list

May 20, 2015

At the end of the school year, districts often send reading lists home with their students in the hopes of combating “summer slide,” the literacy loss experienced during the long break that hits low-income students particularly hard. But a Medical Center study shows these programs can be more effective with only a small tweak: Let the kids choose the books.

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Commencement 2015

Commencement 2015

May 17, 2015

Each year during commencement weekend, the University recognizes its graduating students and their families, outstanding faculty and alumni, special guests, and other honorees. From mortarboard decorating to academic processions, enjoy this overview of Commencement 2015.

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AS&E Outstanding Dissertation Awards Announced

May 8, 2015

The following students in Arts, Sciences & Engineering are recipients of the 2014–15 Outstanding Dissertation Award. Humanities and Humanistic Social Sciences Winner Kyoung-Lae Kang, visual and cultural studies, “Guilt Cinema: Memory, Boundaries, and Ethical Criticism in Postcolonial Korea” (Advisor: Sharon Willis) Commendation Jeffrey Ludwig, history, “Christopher Lasch: A Life, Volume One: History as Social Criticism” […]

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University to introduce Institute for Performing Arts

University to introduce Institute for Performing Arts

May 7, 2015

The institute will serve as a center for performance programs on the River Campus, aiming to further inspire students with or without prior training or experience to explore a variety of aesthetic art forms and opportunities. The institute will strengthen the relationships among the College, the Eastman School of Music, and the Memorial Art Gallery.

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Four University of Rochester students earn NSF Research Fellowships

Four University of Rochester students earn NSF Research Fellowships

May 1, 2015

The fellowship, which is part of a federally sponsored program, provides up to three years of graduate study support for students pursing doctoral or research-based master’s degrees.

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University of Rochester team brings sense of touch to virtual reality

April 30, 2015

Virtual reality has made huge technological gains in the last decade, but the ability to feel your surroundings is not yet a part of many mainstream virtual reality systems. A group of University of Rochester students is trying to change that by creating a jacket and gloves that allow the wearer to feel the surface […]

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Fellowships can provide meaningful student experiences

April 13, 2015

With final exams, papers, and projects looming, it’s understandable that many students have tunnel vision at this time of the year. Spring also brings announcements of results from national student fellowships competitions such as Fulbright, Gates Cambridge, NSF, and Goldwater. And it is also the period when the Fellowships Office undertakes various outreach and promotional […]

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Too cool for school? Not at Rochester

Too cool for school? Not at Rochester

March 31, 2015

UR students remain unfazed by “character-building” polar invasion, spearhead petition to close down useless tunnel system. While some schools—notably in the Boston area—canceled classes this year on account of a little snowfall, students at the University of Rochester thumbed their noses at Old Man Winter. “I really don’t see what the big deal was,” said […]

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Thursday, March 19

March 19, 2015

All Day Infinite Place: The Cera.m.ic Art of Wayne Higby All Day Robert Kirschbaum’s The 42-Letter Na.m.e 10:00 a.m. Men’s &a.m.p; Women’s Varsity Swimming &a.m.p; Diving @ NCAA Cha.m.pionships @ Shenandoah, TX 11:00 a.m. Art &a.m.p; Story Stroll 12:00 p.m. Catholic Mass – Newman Community 12:00 p.m.Lunch ‘N’ Learn: Fad or Fact – The Truth […]

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