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Community, civil rights leader to be awarded Frederick Douglass Medal

Community, civil rights leader to be awarded Frederick Douglass Medal

January 17, 2017

Constance (Connie) Mitchell, one of Rochester history’s most influential social, civic, political and industrial activists, is being recognized for outstanding civic engagement at this year’s Susan B. Anthony Legacy Awards Celebration brunch on Feb. 4.

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Richard Feldman to step down as College dean at end of academic year

Richard Feldman to step down as College dean at end of academic year

January 17, 2017

Feldman, who has served as dean of the College for the past decade, is also a professor of philosophy in the School of Arts & Sciences and will be returning to the philosophy department following a year of leave in the 2017-18 academic year.

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Mathematician and longtime University faculty member Ralph Raimi dies at 92

Mathematician and longtime University faculty member Ralph Raimi dies at 92

January 13, 2017

After being named professor emeritus in 1995, Raimi became active in efforts to reform K–12 math education. Considered one of the top education experts in the country, he was a mathematics curriculum consultant to states across the country.

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A passion turned scholarly pursuit

A passion turned scholarly pursuit

January 12, 2017

Seymour Schwartz, the University’s Distinguished Alumni Professor of Surgery, is also a renowned map historian whose collection has become one of the most acclaimed collections of rare maps in North America.

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Statement from High Tech Rochester on $10 Million Photonics Venture Challenge

Statement from High Tech Rochester on $10 Million Photonics Venture Challenge

January 10, 2017

Start-up companies from across the globe will compete for 10 to 15 slots. At the end of each session, three of the most promising companies in the program will compete for ‘best in class’ investments ranging from $500,000 to $1 million.

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University Life Trustee Norman Leenhouts dies at age 81

University Life Trustee Norman Leenhouts dies at age 81

January 9, 2017

As an alumnus, advisor, and supporter of the University during the past six decades, Leenhouts helped shape the success of the institution and its programs, particularly the UR Medicine Stroke program.

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Mark Henderson named director of Transportation and Parking Management

January 3, 2017

As director, Henderson will lead the department responsible for overall parking and transportation management services on River Campus, the Medical Center and the Eastman School of Music.

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Harry Reis appointed Dean’s Professor

Harry Reis appointed Dean’s Professor

December 30, 2016

Harry Reis, a leading researcher in the field of social psychology credited with helping to launch the field of relationship science, was jointly appointed as Dean’s Professor in Arts, Sciences and Engineering effective December 1.

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University hosts Dec. 24 event for local homeless

University hosts Dec. 24 event for local homeless

December 21, 2016

Champions of Change’s Homeless Holiday Celebration will provide a free hot meal, clothing, haircuts and more to over 100 men and women who live under the Rundel Library in downtown Rochester.

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Presidential Diversity Council holds first meeting

December 20, 2016

At this initial meeting, Seligman laid out ambitious plans for the council, including assessments and ongoing programming anticipated for faculty, students, and staff. As its initial act, the PDC voted unanimously to have Martin Luther King, Jr. Day recognized as a University holiday, commencing in 2018.

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