A Simon Business School team placed third in the Tibetan Innovation Challenge, a new intercollegiate social entrepreneurship business plan competition that aims to develop self-sustaining and replicable business ideas to alleviate the economic difficulties Tibetan refugees are facing.
Vice provost for entrepreneurship Duncan Moore, President Joel Seligman, Michael Wohl, and Simon School of Business students Mikayla Hart, Robert Joseph Kauffman, and Cesar Quijano pose with the Dalai Lama after their third place finish in the national finals of the Tibetan Innovation Challenge, a new intercollegiate social entrepreneurship business plan contest, organized by the University of Rochester. The Simon team’s project — Tibetan Microfinance — would unlock the entrepreneurial potential of Tibetans living in India by bringing them basic financial training and access to capital.
University public relations professionals were recognized with six PRism Awards and five Awards of Excellence during the 2015 Rochester Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America PRism Awards ceremony.
Each year, seniors in the College are invited to nominate a high school teacher 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.
The eighth annual Best Translated Book Awards were announced at BookExpo America on Wednesday, May 27, with Chinese author Can Xue’s The Last Lover taking home the award for fiction, and Spanish poet Rocío Cerón’s Diorama winning for poetry.
Laura Ballou, assistant dean of sophomores and director of Wilson Commons, is the inaugural recipient of the Distinguished Contributions to Undergraduate Learning Award. The new award has been established to honor a staff member in Arts, Sciences & Engineering who has made a significant difference in the educational experience of students.
Four Eastman School of Music students have been named recipients of 2015 DownBeat Student Music Awards. Garret Reynolds ’16 was recognized for Undergraduate College Outstanding Composition for his work “Our Time.” Brendan Lanighan ’15 was recognized for Undergraduate College Outstanding Arrangement for “Lament.” Graduate students Gabe Condon and Julian Tanaka were named Graduate College Arrangement winners for “In a Sentimental Mood” and “Orbit” (Unless It’s You), respectively.
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.