Five graduating seniors were honored for their service this year in local organizations serving needs ranging from at-risk youth to community schooling.
The recipients of the 2016 Presidential Diversity Award are Janice Holland, senior HR representative, diversity specialist/facilitator, and community liaison; the One Community program; and Kathy Rideout, dean of the School of Nursing.
A company run by four seniors has reached the final 32 of Student Startup Madness, a national collegiate competition for digital media startups. More than 100 teams applied.
The company is called “thinc.” and features a website that displays the front pages of college newspapers across the country.
Brink Fox will be honored at the Susan B. Anthony Legacy Brunch, a long-standing University tradition that celebrates Anthony’s campaign for equal rights and to win women admission to the University in 1900.
Jintian “Jay” Li, a 2012 University of Rochester graduate, is part of the inaugural class of Schwarzman Scholars, established “to prepare the next generation of global leaders.”
Catherine Jane Arlidge, a U.K. national who received her Master of Music degree at Eastman in 1988, was named to the Queen’s new year honors list for her service to music education through her projects connecting young people with classical music.
Paul O’Dette, professor of lute, and Eastman alumni Bod Ludwig ’66E, ’01E (MM), Maria Schneider ’85E (MM), John Fedchock ’85E (MM), Kristian Bezuidenhout ’01E, ’04E (MM), Martha Cluver ’03E, and Eric Dudley ’01E are among the nominees for the 58th annual Grammy Awards.
Several local musicians from the Eastman School of Music have received Grammy nominations this year. They include the Eastman school’s professor of lute, Paul O’dette and Eastman graduates Bob Ludwig, Maria Schneider, John Fedchok, Kristian Bezuidenhout, Martha Cluver, and Eric Dudley for the 58th Annual Grammy awards.
Founded in 1776, Phi Beta Kappa invites for induction outstanding students at America’s leading colleges and universities. This year, 15 Rochester students were named Phi Beta Kappans.
Geochemist Robert Poreda, professor of earth and environmental sciences and an expert in the field of noble gases, was honored earlier this month as a newly elected fellow of the Geological Society of America (GSA).