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Neidig recognized by Department of Energy

Neidig recognized by Department of Energy

June 24, 2016

Assistant professor of chemistry Michael Neidig is one of 49 scientists to be recognized this year by the Department of Energy as one of the nation’s “exceptional researchers” in his or her “crucial early career years.”

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Simon grad’s team wins Tibetan Innovation Challenge

Simon grad’s team wins Tibetan Innovation Challenge

June 6, 2016

Four judges awarded Tashi Organics first place—and a $5,000 cash prize—after watching 15-minute presentations from each of the five finalists, praising the “realistic” plan and stating they believe it can make a positive impact on Tibetan refugees.

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Roger Freitas elected to American Musicological Society board

Roger Freitas elected to American Musicological Society board

May 25, 2016

The chair of musicology at the Eastman School of Music has been elected a director-at-large of the society that works to advance scholarship in the various fields of music through research, learning, and teaching.

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UR Medicine gets top honors for cardiac, stroke programs

UR Medicine gets top honors for cardiac, stroke programs

May 24, 2016

Strong Memorial Hospital has been recognized by the American Hearth Association/American Stroke Association with its highest awards for heart failure, stroke, and resuscitation care.

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Laura Ackerman Smoller wins La Corónica International Book Award

Laura Ackerman Smoller wins La Corónica International Book Award

May 23, 2016

The professor of history was honored by the largest gathering of medievalist scholars in North America for her book The Saint and the Chopped-Up Baby: The Cult of Vincent Ferrer in Medieval and Early Modern Europe.

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Falling Walls winner heads to Berlin

Falling Walls winner heads to Berlin

May 19, 2016

Solomon Abiola believes it is well within our reach to predict the spread of infectious diseases like Zika and Ebola with the same accuracy we predict hurricanes. And this fall, he will have a chance to make his case on an international stage.

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Toxicology student sweeps awards at Three Minute Thesis competition

Toxicology student sweeps awards at Three Minute Thesis competition

May 17, 2016

“When you can’t breathe, nothing else matters,” Jennifer Judge said at the end her presentation, which won over both the panel and audience at the University’s first “Three Minute Thesis” competition.

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Singer Family Prizes recognize inspirational high school teachers

Singer Family Prizes recognize inspirational high school teachers

May 16, 2016

Each year, seniors in the College are invited to nominate a high school teacher or staff member for consideration for the Singer Family Prize. The four award winners receive a plaque and $3,000, as well as $2,500 for their school.

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Recognizing outstanding students, from Fulbrights to NSF fellowships

Recognizing outstanding students, from Fulbrights to NSF fellowships

May 9, 2016

As commencement ceremonies approach later this week, meet some of the students who have earned awards and scholarships in recognition of their academic achievements.

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2016 Commencement honorary degrees and award recipients announced

2016 Commencement honorary degrees and award recipients announced

May 2, 2016

The University will recognize outstanding contributions of distinguished leaders, scholars and humanitarians by bestowing honorary degrees, Eastman Medals, Hutchison Medals, and awards for scholarship and teaching at this year’s commencement ceremonies.

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