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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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Former senior vice president George Angle remembered

Former senior vice president George Angle remembered

January 4, 2017

George Angle, a longtime University administrator, was a passionate supporter of the Memorial Art Gallery and the Yellowjackets rowing program.

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Donald A. Henderson ’54M (MD), eradicator of smallpox, dies at 87

Donald A. Henderson ’54M (MD), eradicator of smallpox, dies at 87

August 23, 2016

Hard-driving, uncompromising, and ferociously devoted to every mission he tackled, the School of Medicine and Dentistry alumnus is credited with the global eradication of smallpox.

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University mourns sudden loss of Sean Kunow

June 3, 2016

Sean Kunow, a staff member in the University’s Registrar’s Office, focused on managing classroom space for academic courses in Arts, Sciences & Engineering, and was recognized as being a major asset to the University’s enrollment management efforts.

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Anthropologist René Millon remembered as pioneer

Anthropologist René Millon remembered as pioneer

April 15, 2016

René Millon, a professor emeritus of anthropology at Rochester whose life’s work was dedicated to mapping and excavating a historic pre-Columbian site in Mexico is being remembered as a pioneer who influenced the study of ancient cultures and societies. He died in February at age 94.

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