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Mellon Foundation awards Rochester $1 million grant for humanities

Mellon Foundation awards Rochester $1 million grant for humanities

March 24, 2017

The University of Rochester has received a $1 million grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to increase undergraduates’ engagement with the humanities. Titled “Humanities for Life,” the five-year initiative is designed to engage students early in their academic careers.

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Student work earns national praise in data science competition

Student work earns national praise in data science competition

March 24, 2017

A computer model to help clinicians predict Parkinson’s disease progression has landed two Rochester undergraduates and their faculty mentor a top honor from the Michael J. Fox Foundation.

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Physics and Astronomy professors awarded research leave fellowships

Physics and Astronomy professors awarded research leave fellowships

March 23, 2017

Alice Quillen and Andrew Jordan have been awarded prestigious Simons Foundation Faculty Fellowships to pursue their research in theoretical physics. “This is a great time to drop everything and go work on the galaxy!” says Quillen.

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Tarduno awarded medal for paleomagnetic research

Tarduno awarded medal for paleomagnetic research

March 21, 2017

The European Geosciences Union awarded its 2017 Petrus Peregrinus Medal to John Tarduno, a professor of geophysics, in recognition of his research on the evolution of the early Earth’s magnetic field.

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Sulkes honored with first-ever Golisano Global Health Leadership Award

Sulkes honored with first-ever Golisano Global Health Leadership Award

March 21, 2017

Stephen Sulkes, a professor at Golisano Children’s Hospital and co-director of the Strong Center for Developmental Disabilities, was honored for his work encouraging students to get involved with Special Olympics.

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Piantadosi named ‘rising star’ by Association for Psychological Science

Piantadosi named ‘rising star’ by Association for Psychological Science

March 16, 2017

Steven Piantadosi, an assistant professor of brain and cognitive sciences, was recognized as one of this year’s outstanding psychological scientists in the early stages of their post-PhD research career.

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English professors are Bogliasco Fellows this spring

English professors are Bogliasco Fellows this spring

March 9, 2017

Poet James Longenbach and novelist Joanna Scott, both members of the English department, have received fellowships from the Bogliasco Foundation this spring, for notable achievement in the arts and humanities.

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University students finish strong in Hult Prize competition

University students finish strong in Hult Prize competition

March 7, 2017

A team of University engineering students was among six finalists at the Hult Prize regionals. The team’s startup company, Meliora Homes, will build homes for refugees from recycled plastics.

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19 University students among Fulbright semifinalists

19 University students among Fulbright semifinalists

March 3, 2017

The grant allows college graduates the chance to pursue advanced studies, conduct research, and teach English language and U.S. culture abroad.

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Student wins statewide award for community service

Student wins statewide award for community service

March 3, 2017

“Everything I do is geared toward education and youth, education and youth—that’s where my passion lies” says Crystal Colon ’17, one of 10 recipients of the Independent Sector Student Community Service Award.

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