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News for AS&E Faculty and Staff, September 2018


In this issue of FYI: welcome new faculty; appointments; awards and honors; upcoming events

September 18, 2018
Issue #38

From right, Dean of the College Jeffrey Runner, former Dean of Students Jody Asbury, current Dean of Students Matthew Burns, and University President Richard Feldman pose with the first-year students working at Wilson Magnet High School during Wilson Day, the University’s annual day of community service. Asbury was the dean of students when the Wilson Day tradition was started 30 years ago. (University photo / J. Adam Fenster)

News and Announcements

Meet new faculty in AS&E: Arts, Sciences & Engineering welcomes new faculty members to the University for 2018–19.

Recognize AS&E staff who exemplify the University’s vision and values: Faculty, staff, and students are encouraged to nominate AS&E staff members who exemplify the University’s vision and values. Staff may be nominated more than once, and winners will be chosen on the first of each month by Donald Hall, the Robert L. and Mary L. Sproull Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Sciences & Engineering.

Nominations open for Women’s Leadership Awards: Nominations are being accepted for the University’s 2019 Women’s Leadership Awards. Six awards are presented annually to undergraduate women in recognition of their “achievements, service, and contributions to the common good.” Click here for more information and to make a nomination. The deadline for submissions is 5 p.m. Friday, September 28.

Kristin Doughty to lead Susan B. Anthony Institute: Kristen Doughty, an associate professor of anthropology, has been appointed director of the Susan B. Anthony Institute.

Rachel Remmel named CETL director: Rachel Remmel, most recently an assistant director for faculty development and director of academic honesty for the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL), has been named director of CETL. Remmel succeeds Vick Roth, the long-term leader of CETL who recently retired.

Addition to AS&E Instructional Technology team: Jason Wagner ’98, ’16S (MBA) is the new assistant director for instructional technology services for Arts, Sciences & Engineering. He is tasked with building a program to elevate the awareness and effective use of technology for teaching and learning within AS&E. The Instructional Technology Services team assists with topics such as lecture capture, in-class polling, SmartBoards, best practices for teaching in technology enhanced classrooms, academic computing virtualization, and more. Contact Wagner and his team at

ECM website offers space overviews: Event and Classroom Management (ECM) oversees a large number of spaces on behalf of Arts, Sciences & Engineering, including classrooms, conference rooms, computer labs, and event spaces. ECM also provides service to a number of locations that the office does not directly manage including spaces in the Campus Center (Wilson Commons and Douglass Commons), Rush Rhees Library, the Interfaith Chapel, and others. Visit to learn more about the features of each available space, including photos.

The ECM Help Desk provides on-call assistance, deliverable items, and additional training to support audio-visual technology in classrooms and event spaces across AS&E. See additional information and resources for faculty, including a video about the Help Desk.

ORCID research resource available: ORCID—of which the University is a member—has become a global standard for disambiguating authors and for sharing information across the research information ecosystem. The resource takes advantage of linked data to limit the amount of time one needs to manage their scholarly identity. For example:

  • A researcher can use their ORCID profile to streamline the creation of a NIH Biosketch by automatically importing publication information.
  • If a researcher submits an NIH grant and includes their ORCID, the NIH will automatically update their ORCID profile when they receive the grant.
  • If an author submits a manuscript using their ORCID, a participating publisher will automatically add that paper to their ORCID profile once it’s published.

Contact your AS&E subject librarian if you require assistance with establishing your ORCID profile.

Use first-year student instead of freshman: In an effort to avoid gender bias and be more inclusive in our writing, the College will be using the term “first-year” instead of “freshman/freshmen” wherever possible on its web pages. Content writers and editors (for the web and print) are asked to use the same. Examples: A group of first-year students convened on the quad or A group of first-years convened on the quad; She is a first-year student. Note: phrase “first year” (no hyphen) refers to a year, not a student. Example: Incoming students participate in orientation during their first year at the University. Questions? Contact Sofia Tokar, web writer and communications officer for AS&E.

Awards and Honors

Record-breaking year for faculty CAREER awards: Eight researchers—Jennifer Brisson (biology), Samantha Daley (education), Ehsan Hoque (computer science), Gonzalo Mateos ( electrical and computer engineering), Patrick Oakes (physics and biology), Krishnan Padmanabhan (neuroscience), Dustin Trail (earth and environmental sciences), and Andrew White (chemical engineering)—are among the latest recipients of the National Science Foundation’s most prestigious recognition for junior faculty members, the Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) award.

Faculty honored for teaching excellence: The 2018 recipients of the Goergen Award for Undergraduate Teaching Excellence will be recognized October 18. This year’s recipients are Hayley Clatterbuck, an assistant professor of philosophy; Michael Jarvis, an associate professor of history; and John Lambropoulos, a professor of mechanical engineering.

Opportunities for Instructors

Lead a program abroad: This summer, eight Rochester faculty-led programs and courses abroad, during which students studied language and culture, archaeology, and participated in research and service-learning. These kinds of programs offer students the opportunity to learn and interact with faculty in unique settings outside of a traditional classroom.  If you’d like to learn about how to propose your own program, contact the Faculty-Led Programs team in the Center for Education Abroad or attend the Education Abroad Global Fair on Friday, September 28 (see details below).

Nominations open for teaching award: Baylor University is seeking nominations for its Robert Foster Cherry Award for Great Teaching. The award bestows a $250,000 prize for the winner and an additional $25,000 to the recipient’s home department. Nominations, due November 1, 2018, can be submitted electronically at


Education Abroad Global Fair

Friday, September 28, 1 to 4 p.m.

Feldman Ballroom, Douglass Commons

Faculty, staff, and students are encouraged to learn about summer, semester, and short-term programs offered by Rochester faculty members. Faculty and staff are encouraged to promote the fair to students. Students in all majors can go abroad. Learn more on the Global Fair website.

Mindfulness & Meditation Workshops

Tuesdays, October 2, 9, 16, and 23

University Health Service Building, Room 200

The program, consisting of four weekly classes, is designed to help you learn mindfulness through the practice of meditation. By learning how to be more mindful, you may experience less stress, better sleep, and more calm and focus in your daily life. Previous meditation experience is not necessary. Registration is open; space is limited.

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