State of the University

In her first “State of the University” address, recorded in the Welles-Brown Room of Rush Rhees Library, President Mangelsdorf provided a wide-ranging update to the University community. Posted at the launch of Meliora Month, Mangelsdorf praised students, faculty, and staff, for their commitment to safely reopening campus and discussed the current hybrid learning environment. “Everyone at the University has made a COVID-19 Community Commitment to staying healthy and keeping other members of our community healthy, too,” she said.

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Together for Rochester is a one-year campaign to make life better for the University of Rochester community and for the world.

It’s about everyone pitching in.

It’s about helping our students and graduates find internships and jobs. It’s about promoting equity and access. And it’s about communicating how important our network of alumni, volunteers, and friends is to our future. This year, we hope to raise $100M to fund scholarships, research, faculty projects, and other critical initiatives.

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Arthur Satz

Cultural visionary, Arthur Satz, leaves the largest endowed gift ever to support the humanities at the University of Rochester

Arthur Satz—a music major from the University’s Class of 1951 and the late president emeritus at the New York School of Interior Design (NYSID)—has bequeathed the largest endowed gift ever  in support of the humanities at the University of Rochester’s School of Arts & Sciences.  

Dr. David Linehan in a suit being interviewed

Cultural visionary, Arthur Satz, leaves the largest endowed gift ever to support the humanities at the University of Rochester

Arthur Satz—a music major from the University’s Class of 1951 and the late president emeritus at the New York School of Interior Design (NYSID)—has bequeathed the largest endowed gift ever  in support of the humanities at the University of Rochester’s School of Arts & Sciences.  

Dr. David Linehan in a suit being interviewed

“Together”—that’s when the magic starts to happen

David Linehan, MD, the Seymour I. Schwartz Professor in Surgery and chair of surgery at the University of Rochester Medical Center, has dedicated his life to helping those with cancer. Research funding plays a critical role in his work—it attracts the best and brightest minds and results in more clinical trials and other treatment options for patients. According to Linehan, the magic starts to happen when it all comes together.

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older man in mask getting a shot in his arm

An interim analysis of study data from a coronavirus vaccine being developed by Pfizer and BioNTech–and with URMC ties–indicates that the vaccine is 90 percent effective in preventing COVID-19.

man getting a COVID-19 test

After voluntarily pausing this study in September, AstroZeneca recently announced the official reopening its U.S. trial. The restart comes after a thorough review by the U.S. FDA and other international regulators.

COVID virus rendering

Medical Center research suggests the colds you’ve had may provide some protection against the coronavirus. The research also suggests that immunity to COVID-19 is likely to last a long time–maybe even a lifetime.

Sean Bajwa ’18 and Genessis Galindo ’20

Sean Bajwa ’18 and Genessis Galindo ’20 were among the first to participate in a recent pilot mentorship match program, which brought together first-generation students and alumni through The Meliora Collective.

Brian Basu '21 is one several Puerto Rican college students displaced by Hurricane Maria who came to Rochester in 2018 for a guest semester then stayed as a fulltime student. (University of Rochester photo / J. Adam Fenster)

Students who arrived as guests after Hurricane Maria have made their mark on campus—and helped the College attract more undergraduates from the island.

Linda Klein

A $1.5 million gift from David and Dawn Klein recently established the Linde Klein Professorship in Head and Neck Cancer at the Medical Center’s Wilmot Cancer Institute.

Upcoming events

  November 30

A Conversation with Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum

7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Eastern

  Virtual

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  December 2

Conversations with a Coach: Inside UR Volleyball

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Eastern

  Virtual

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  December 8

Medical Apartheid with Harriet A. Washington ’76

6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Eastern

Virtual

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“Together”—that’s when the magic starts to happen

David Linehan, MD, the Seymour I. Schwartz Professor in Surgery and chair of surgery at the University of Rochester Medical Center, has dedicated his life to helping those with cancer. Research funding plays a critical role in his work—it attracts the best and brightest minds and results in more clinical trials and other treatment options for patients. According to Linehan, the magic starts to happen when it all comes together.

Dr. David Linehan in a suit being interviewed
Dr. David Linehan in a suit being interviewed

“Together”—that’s when the magic starts to happen

David Linehan, MD, the Seymour I. Schwartz Professor in Surgery and chair of surgery at the University of Rochester Medical Center, has dedicated his life to helping those with cancer. Research funding plays a critical role in his work—it attracts the best and brightest minds and results in more clinical trials and other treatment options for patients. According to Linehan, the magic starts to happen when it all comes together.

$1 million gift will fund innovative research in chemistry

A recent gift from the family of John Zabriskie ’66 (PhD) establishes a new, endowed research fund in the Department of Chemistry. The fund will honor the shared legacy of Zabriskie and his mentor, Marshall D. Gates, Jr., who is known worldwide for his groundbreaking synthesis of morphine. The new fund will provide a perpetual source of support for the department to explore early-stage, high-return ideas that could potentially lead to new pharmaceutical discoveries, including those that improve the effectiveness and reduce the side effects of various medications.

Marshall Gates, Jr., with John Zabriskie ’66 (PhD), during the mid-1960s

Marshall Gates, Jr., with John Zabriskie ’66 (PhD), during the mid-1960s

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