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Rebuilding trust and restoring community

Rebuilding trust and restoring community

March 22, 2018

Experts trained in a method of conflict resolution called “restorative practices” have been engaged by the University to rebuild trust in the wake of the White Report. Members of the University community who are interested in learning more are encouraged to attend a workshop, “Healing Harm and Rebuilding Community Through Restorative Practices,” on Monday, March 26, in the Wegmans Hall auditorium.

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Sandra Cannon to become University’s first chief data officer

Sandra Cannon to become University’s first chief data officer

March 21, 2018

Cannon will collaborate with IT leaders and , data officers for initiatives in eight key data domains—finance, human resources, student, research, faculty, clinical, facilities, and alumni & advancement. Her appointment begins July 1.

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New scientists enable Data Science Consortium to meet companies’ needs

New scientists enable Data Science Consortium to meet companies’ needs

March 13, 2018

Former Xerox researchers Wencheng Wu, Beilei Xu, and John Handley bring an ability to adapt and pivot quickly, working with companies in the Finger Lakes region who look to the University as they adapt to fast-paced change.

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John Barker named to new leadership position in Arts, Sciences & Engineering

John Barker named to new leadership position in Arts, Sciences & Engineering

March 12, 2018

John Barker ‘09W (PhD) says his goals for higher education have always included three tenets: “access, equity, and social justice for all.” As of March 1, he is fulfilling those missions in the newly created role as senior associate dean of the faculty for Arts, Sciences & Engineering.

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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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Chad Martinovich named Yellowjackets football coach; Brian Daboll ’97 joins Bills coaching staff

Chad Martinovich named Yellowjackets football coach; Brian Daboll ’97 joins Bills coaching staff

January 24, 2018

The University of Rochester football program is making headlines this winter, with a new head coach and an alumnus accepting an NFL coaching job.

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Beth Olivares takes on expanded diversity role at University

Beth Olivares takes on expanded diversity role at University

January 23, 2018

Olivares will report directly to the dean of the Arts, Sciences & Engineering faculty. The move elevates the recognition and consideration of the importance of diversity issues within the Deans’ Office.

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New York State Paid Family Leave Act goes into effect Jan. 1

New York State Paid Family Leave Act goes into effect Jan. 1

December 12, 2017

Many University employees—about two-thirds of the employee base—will automatically receive Paid Family Leave (PFL) as a benefit starting in the new year. Human Resources has developed a full FAQ about how PFL will work at the University.

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Planning ahead for winter weather notifications

Planning ahead for winter weather notifications

December 5, 2017

In anticipation of the winter season, the University’s emergency preparedness teams are readying the services that keep the University operational and community members informed during severe weather.

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Commission on Women and Gender Equity in Academia established

Commission on Women and Gender Equity in Academia established

October 26, 2017

In a message to the University community, the faculty and student co-chairs announced the formation of the Commission on Women and Gender Equity in Academia, comprised of faculty, students, and trainees from across all campuses and schools.

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