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May 13, 2015

Commencement Weekend

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More than 3,000 students will receive bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees during the University’s 165th commencement ceremonies, starting May 15. (Simon Business School commencement is Sunday, June 7.) Details are available at

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School of Nursing Ceremony
1 p.m., Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre

School of Medicine and Dentistry Ceremony
4 p.m., Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre


Doctoral Degree Ceremony
9:30 a.m., Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre

School of Medicine and Dentistry
Master’s Degree Ceremony
12:15 p.m., Kilbourn Hall, Eastman School

Warner School Ceremony
2:30 p.m., Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre


Arts, Sciences & Engineering Ceremony
9 a.m. , Eastman Quadrangle, River Campus.
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Eastman School Ceremony
11:15 a.m., Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre

Gloria Culver to lead School of Arts & Sciences

Culver became interim dean following Joanna Olmsted’s retirement, after three years chairing the Department of Biology.

University community mourns earthquake victims

New traditions celebrate giving back

April 21 was the first Day of Giving, a day to support every school, program, and giving area across the University.

In Brief

A roundup of news.

Evans and Susanna Lam commit $1 million to River Campus Libraries

Evans Lam Square, a state-of-the-art meeting space located off the Roger B. Friedlander Lobby of Rush Rhees Library, will serve as the central location for library users to do research, collaborate on projects, explore new technology, and unwind.

Simon NYC moving to new location

The multiyear arrangement aims to form an innovative partnership to optimize resources and capitalize on the different schedules and programs of the two institutions.

In Research

A roundup of research news.

Making Headlines

The University of Rochester Celebrates Faculty and Student Honors 2014–2015

Parking Management Center opens at Goler House

All staff and faculty business with Parking and Transportation Service can be handled at the center weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Power substation goes online

Phase 1 of the University’s new electrical substation on Kendrick Road was completed this spring.

In Memoriam

A leading historian of the National Urban League, Moore had been a member of the Department of History since 1970, earning praise from his students as a devoted teacher and accolades from his colleagues as an astute scholar of the African-American experience.


Students to participate in LLE/NROTC intern program

Steven Loucks, a retired Navy captain who is the associate director for operations at LLE and administers the intern program, says the program is a “win-win” initiative for the NROTC unit and LLE.

University Honors