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Composers, choreographer win Lillian Fairchild Award for community commitment

Composers, choreographer win Lillian Fairchild Award for community commitment

February 13, 2017

Composers Carlos Sanchez-Gutierrez and Ricardo Zohn-Muldoon—both professors of composition at the Eastman School of Music—and choreographer Darren Stevenson, the director of PUSH Physical Theater, were honored for their contributions to the original opera Don’t Blame Anyone.

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Maquat receives Lifetime Achievement Award in Science from International RNA Society

Maquat receives Lifetime Achievement Award in Science from International RNA Society

February 7, 2017

Lynne E. Maquat, the J. Lowell Orbison Endowed Chair and Professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics at the School of Medicine and Dentistry, has spent her career unraveling what happens in our cells during disease.

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Students, civil rights leader to be honored at Susan B. Anthony Legacy brunch

Students, civil rights leader to be honored at Susan B. Anthony Legacy brunch

January 18, 2017

Save the date for this year’s ceremony, Saturday, February 4. Eight undergraduates will be saluted for their contributions to the University and local community, and this year’s Frederick Douglass Medal will also be presented to community leader Connie Mitchell.

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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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English professor wins top prize for first book

English professor wins top prize for first book

January 4, 2017

Intertwining political economy and literature, Supritha Rajan, an associate professor of English, has won this year’s Modern Language Association’s Prize for a First Book for A Tale of Two Capitalisms: Sacred Economics in Nineteenth-Century Britain.

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Parking staffer honored for quick action

Parking staffer honored for quick action

December 29, 2016

Maketh “Daniel” Akok of University Parking and Transportation Services, received a Department of Public Safety Challenge Coin for his actions on Dec. 26. Akok assisted URDPS officers on a multiple vehicle motor vehicle accident in the Medical Center Parking Garage after a driver drove into a visitor’s vehicle. The pregnant visitor was attempting to get out of her car at the time of impact and was pinned in between her driver-side door and the frame of her vehicle. Without hesitation, Akok and URDPS officers placed their own well-being and safety aside and worked together to lift the vehicle away to release her trapped leg. The Department of Public Safety issued Akok a Challenge Coin, which are earned by every officer in the Department after they have graduated from URDPS Officer Academy. These coins are also given to University community members who go above and beyond to help the betterment of our community. From left to right: URDPS Lt. Joseph Hayflinger, Lt. Brian Weidman, Akok, and Sgt. Marlon Salmon.

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Feldman receives Phi Beta Kappa professorship

Feldman receives Phi Beta Kappa professorship

December 22, 2016

Richard Feldman, a noted professor of philosophy who serves as dean of undergraduate academic and cocurricular programs, has been named the Romanell–Phi Beta Kappa Professor in Philosophy for 2017–18.

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Parker named fellow of National Academy of Inventors

Parker named fellow of National Academy of Inventors

December 13, 2016

Kevin Parker, whose discoveries have been widely applied in medical imaging and image processing, has been named a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors. Parker, the William F. May Professor and dean emeritus of engineering, holds or shares 25 U.S. and 13 international patents with a range of applications.

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Hoque receives World Technology Award

Hoque receives World Technology Award

December 12, 2016

Ehsan Hoque, assistant director for research outreach at the Goergen Institute for Data Science, has been recognized as a leading innovator along with other U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, and other winners this year.

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