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Can Xue, Rocío Cerón win 2015 Best Translated Book Awards

Can Xue, Rocío Cerón win 2015 Best Translated Book Awards

May 27, 2015

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. Organized by Three Percent at the University of Rochester, the Best Translated Book Award (BTBA) is […]

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Laura Ballou honored for contributions to undergraduate learning

Laura Ballou honored for contributions to undergraduate learning

May 21, 2015

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.

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Celebrating 2015 student award winners

Celebrating 2015 student award winners

May 14, 2015

Meet some of the Rochester students who have earned national honors and scholarships in recognition of their academic achievements.

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Four University of Rochester students earn NSF Research Fellowships

Four University of Rochester students earn NSF Research Fellowships

May 1, 2015

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.

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Chemist Michael Neidig awarded Sloan Fellowship

Chemist Michael Neidig awarded Sloan Fellowship

April 14, 2015

Michael Neidig, an assistant professor of chemistry, has been recognized as a “rising star” by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. Neidig is one of 126 U.S. and Canadian researchers selected as recipients of Sloan Research Fellowships for 2015.

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UR dean receives White House award

UR dean receives White House award

March 30, 2015

A dean at the University of Rochester is one of 15 recipients of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring. Beth Olivares will receive her award at the White House later this year.

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Three Rochester scientists receive prestigious NSF CAREER awards

Three Rochester scientists receive prestigious NSF CAREER awards

March 25, 2015

The National Science Foundation has granted its most prestigious award in support of junior faculty, the Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program, to three University researchers: Antonio Badolato, Danielle Benoit, and Michael Neidig.

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Rochester Music Hall of Fame announces 2015 inductees

Rochester Music Hall of Fame announces 2015 inductees

February 25, 2015

Ron Carter is an American jazz double bassist, and one of the most recorded bassists in jazz history. The Michigan native studied at Eastman School of Music, where he played with the Eastman Philharmonia. William Warfield (d. 2002) was an internationally acclaimed bass baritone. Warfield was raised in Rochester and studied at the Eastman School of Music.

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Rochester Music Hall of Fame names five new inductees

Rochester Music Hall of Fame names five new inductees

February 25, 2015

Two big questions were quickly answered at Wednesday morning’s press conference introducing the fourth class of inductees into the Rochester Music Hall of Fame. No, there is not yet an actual physical home for the hall. And yes, Wilmer Alexander Jr. is still alive.

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Russell Peck to receive award from Medieval Academy of America

Russell Peck to receive award from Medieval Academy of America

February 17, 2015

The Kindrick-CARA Award is presented annually to a member of the organization for their leadership in developing, organizing, and sponsoring work in medieval studies. Peck has been a faculty member at the University for 54 years, during which time he has received numerous commendations.

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