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September 01, 2015

Partnership with East begins

student wearing East High shirt, with teachers

Seventh-grade English language arts teacher Craig McManus and ninth-grade global history teacher Rob Snyder ’12, ’13W (MS), an East High School graduate, talk with sixth-grade social studies and English language arts teacher Khieta Davis during a professional development training session at East last week. East Upper and Lower Schools —under a new partnership with the University—will welcome students back to the classroom September 8. The University is serving as the Educational Partnership Organization (EPO) for East starting this school year, with Shaun Nelms ’04W (MS) ’13W (EdD) leading the effort as EPO superintendent. He assumed the position Tuesday, September 1.

AIM Photonics Institute to be based in Rochester

The University is a key partner in a consortium that won a national competition to advance U.S. photonics manufacturing capability.

New Golisano Children’s Hospital opens

Patients were transported from the former Golisano Children’s Hospital building to the new eight-story, 245,000-square-foot facility in July—a historic event, years in the making.

Humanities Center launches inaugural lecture series

Faculty and students will participate in research projects, seminars, and symposia—with many programs open to the University community—during the Humanities Center’s first academic year.

In Brief

A roundup of news.

Faculty recognized with endowed professorships

Cardiac surgeon Peter Knight was installed in July as the inaugural holder of the Marjorie B. Morris Endowed Professorship in Cardiac Surgery. Dirk Bohmann was installed to the Donald M. Foster, MD Professorship in Biomedical Genetics, and Robert Strawderman was installed as the Donald M. Foster, MD Distinguished Professor of Biostatistics at an August ceremony.

Building will house outpatient imaging, autism care services

The 90,000-square-foot, three-story building creates space to relocate outpatient imaging and interventional radiology clinics, as well as autism and neuromedicine and behavioral health pediatric programs from the Medical Center campus to an easily accessible location along East River Road and the I-390 corridor.

Vision expert David Williams honored with awards for research

The award recognizes an individual who has made transformative breakthroughs in vision research.

In Research

A roundup of research news.

Research News

New studies and funding in research

Making Headlines


New employee team promotes workplace sustainability

Employees across the University are becoming Green Reps, volunteering as much as two hours per month to advocate for sustainability efforts and promote green initiatives in their respective departments.

Simon School team earns third place in Tibetan Innovation Challenge

The Simon team’s plan is to unlock the entrepreneurial potential of Tibetans living in India by bringing them basic financial training and access to capital.

New faces on campus

New assistant provost to serve as chief assessment officer

Jane Marie Souza is the University’s new assistant provost for academic administration.

Career Center director gets to work

This fall will include a listening tour of sorts for Joe Testani, the new assistant dean and executive director of the Gwen M. Greene Career and Internship Center.

Restoring the view

From an Egyptian terracotta toy boat circa 3,500 BCE to a recently acquired 2014 portrait by African-American multimedia artist Mickalene Thomas, a visit to the gallery is to a realm where humanity’s artistic expressions are made relative over five millennia of visual and material culture.