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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Harvey Alter

National Institutes of Health scientist Harvey Alter ’56, ’60M (MD) has been awarded a 2020 Nobel Prize for ‘landmark achievement’ against hepatitis. His work has led to diagnostic tests and treatments for a life-threatening form of virus.

Gail Lione ’71

Gail Lione ’71, a successful lawyer, volunteer leader, and cochair of the University’s Women’s Network, is passionate about women’s issues. Lione and her generation would become the first in many areas—in locker rooms, conference rooms, board rooms, and more.

Monique Mendes ’18M (MS), ’20M (PhD)

Monique Mendes ’18M (MS), ’20M (PhD) moved from Kingston, Jamaica to South Florida, when she was a teenager. Her parents hoped she would live the American dream. And, because of her hard work, determination, and passion for science, she has.

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. Their generosity will forever honor David’s late wife, Linde, who lost her battle with head and neck cancer in 2011.

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The University of Rochester’s Board of Trustees has appointed eight faculty members to named professorships. These named positions are part of a long-standing tradition to celebrate the work of Rochester’s faculty as researchers, scholars, and teachers.

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A $5 test that detects COVID-19 from a nasal swab within 15 minutes has received FDA Emergency Use Authorization for use by doctors, nurses, school nurses, pharmacists and other health care providers. The test is ideal for home and school use.

Upcoming events

  October 28

REAL Conversations: Black Fatigue: How Racism Erodes the Mind, Body, and Spirit

6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

  Virtual

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  October 29

Experience Rochester: American Democracy and the 2020 Election

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. EDT

  Virtual

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  October 30

33rd Annual Golisano Children’s Hospital Gala

7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

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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