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Democrat and Chronicle (April 28)

Patricia Chiverton


Nursing School Thriving
Seven years ago, the University of Rochester's School of Nursing had shaky vital signs. . . . The nursing school has a decidedly different prognosis now. Enrollment is growing; it is launching new academic programs and attracting substantial federal research dollars. Today, the school will dedicate a new wing as part of an $8.1 million expansion and renovation. "We've really come a long way in the last few years," said nursing school Dean Patricia Chiverton.

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About Research and Faculty

chip under a microscope

Science Daily (April 20)

New Chip Delivers Better Performance, Longer Battery Life for Cell Phones, WiFi, Wireless

Anyone who uses a cell phone or a WiFi laptop knows the irritation of a dead-battery surprise. But now researchers at the University of Rochester have broken a barrier in wireless chip design that uses a tenth as much battery power as current designs and, better yet, will use much less in emerging wireless devices of the future. (Also reported by UPI,,, E4 Engineering,, Computing (UK), Heise Online (Germany), Inquirer (UK), and Post Chronicle.)

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About Students

Democrat and Chronicle (April 28)

UR Students Aid ‘Books for Baghdad' Effort
Nearly every backpack at the University of Rochester is bulging with textbooks—most of which will be sold back to a bookstore next month or shoved into a milk crate, never to be thought of again. But a group of UR students is hoping to divert some of those books to the war-torn capital of Iraq.

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Local Issues

Democrat and Chronicle (April 26)

Robert Wegman

Robert Wegman receives an honorary degree at 2005 Commencement ceremony.

Robert Wegman Taught Civic Spirit (Essay by Joel Seligman and G. Robert Witmer Jr.)
Mr. Wegman didn't measure his achievements in terms of money and markets, but in the way that he helped transform the lives of the people who worked for his company and inspire those who lived in the community that he called home. As president of one of the nation's most outstanding private companies, he was not simply a business leader and executive but also a person who spent his life creating opportunities for others.

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