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Professor Emeritus Dean Harper, influential researcher, dies at 88

Professor Emeritus Dean Harper, influential researcher, dies at 88

October 23, 2017

Harper, a member of the Rochester faculty for six decades whose work influenced academic thinking on the sociology of mental illness, is being remembered as a dedicated researcher and thoughtful teacher.

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Remembering Tom Petty: ‘A new traditionalist’

Remembering Tom Petty: ‘A new traditionalist’

October 3, 2017

John Covach, director of the University’s Institute for Popular Music, remembers the pop and rock values of Tom Petty. “Petty was not a new waver after all, but rather someone moving forward by looking back.”

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An appreciation: David Quesnel, 1952–2017

An appreciation: David Quesnel, 1952–2017

August 31, 2017

The professor of mechanical engineering was remembered by friends, family members, and colleagues at a recent memorial service in Rush Rhees Library for his “unbounded curiosity.”

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Rafael Klorman, ‘elegant’ scientist and ADHD expert, dies at 71

August 15, 2017

A professor of psychology in the Department of Clinical and Social Sciences in Psychology, Klorman also served as the director of clinical training for the doctoral program in clinical psychology, fostering the development and careers of countless students.

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‘He set the course of my life’: Remembering biologist William Muchmore

‘He set the course of my life’: Remembering biologist William Muchmore

July 20, 2017

Colleagues and former students remember the long-time biology professor and one of the world’s leading authorities on pseudoscorpions. Muchmore discovered and named more than 290 new species of the small arachnids in his 40-year career.

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Artist Elizabeth Cohen remembered for gifts of observation

Artist Elizabeth Cohen remembered for gifts of observation

July 14, 2017

Colleagues pay tribute to Elizabeth Cohen, an associate professor in the Department of Art and Art History and director of the University’s Art New York program, who died in May.

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Colleagues honor life, work of pianist Fernando Laires

Colleagues honor life, work of pianist Fernando Laires

March 1, 2017

Eastman School of Music faculty, alumni, and guests will gather for a tribute concert on Sunday, March 26 to remember the internationally renowned concert pianist and teacher, who died last year. Laires was a professor of piano at Eastman from 1992 until his retirement in 2004.

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Albert Simon, leading thermonuclear theoretician, remembered as generous mentor

Albert Simon, leading thermonuclear theoretician, remembered as generous mentor

February 20, 2017

His seminal contributions to the field helped attract graduate students to the Laboratory for Laser Energetics. He died February 5, 2017, at age 92.

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Mathematician and longtime University faculty member Ralph Raimi dies at 92

Mathematician and longtime University faculty member Ralph Raimi dies at 92

January 13, 2017

After being named professor emeritus in 1995, Raimi became active in efforts to reform K–12 math education. Considered one of the top education experts in the country, he was a mathematics curriculum consultant to states across the country.

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University Life Trustee Norman Leenhouts dies at age 81

University Life Trustee Norman Leenhouts dies at age 81

January 9, 2017

As an alumnus, advisor, and supporter of the University during the past six decades, Leenhouts helped shape the success of the institution and its programs, particularly the UR Medicine Stroke program.

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