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Caterina Caiazza, Marc Seigfred selected new Genesee Staff Council co-chairs

Caterina Caiazza, Marc Seigfred selected new Genesee Staff Council co-chairs

December 5, 2019

The first co-chairs of the University’s new Genesee Staff Council share two main goals: better communication in the present, and a solid foundation for the future.

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University student awarded foreign service graduate fellowship

University student awarded foreign service graduate fellowship

November 19, 2019

Jin Kim ’19 (T5 ’20) is the first Rochester student to be awarded a Thomas R. Pickering Graduate Fellowship, a program designed to attract outstanding candidates from diverse backgrounds to represent the United States in the Foreign Service.

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Princeton professor Eddie Glaude Jr. to deliver University’s 2020 MLK Commemorative Address

Princeton professor Eddie Glaude Jr. to deliver University’s 2020 MLK Commemorative Address

November 15, 2019

Eddie Glaude Jr. author of the book Begin Again: James Baldwin’s America and Its Urgent Lessons for Our Own, will deliver Rochester’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Address.

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Veteran students make Rochester home

Veteran students make Rochester home

November 8, 2019

Helping military veterans transition to higher education is a particular strength of the University of Rochester, which is currently 10th on the US News & World Report rankings of “Best Colleges for Veterans.” Six students share their story.

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Reel time: Richard Fischoff ’68 had big role in popular movies

Reel time: Richard Fischoff ’68 had big role in popular movies

October 25, 2019

Richard Fischoff ’68 didn’t star in Kramer vs. Kramer, Sleepless in Seattle, The Big Chill, or Fatal Attraction. But the veteran Hollywood producer and executive played a major role in those movies becoming box office hits.

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Meet the 2019 recipients of the Goergen Award for teaching excellence

Meet the 2019 recipients of the Goergen Award for teaching excellence

October 18, 2019

Three University educators are being recognized as the recipients of the 2019 Goergen Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching: Matthew BaileyShea, Ryan Prendergast, and Katherine Schaefer.

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Ryan Prendergast: Teaching the principles of Don Quixote and beyond

Ryan Prendergast: Teaching the principles of Don Quixote and beyond

October 18, 2019

“We should give students the input and tools to be able to produce knowledge on their own,” says Ryan Prendergast, an associate professor in the Department of Modern Languages and Cultures.

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Katherine Schaefer: A scientist who found the ‘write’ stuff

Katherine Schaefer: A scientist who found the ‘write’ stuff

October 18, 2019

“It’s amazing what I learn just from reading my students’ papers,” says Katherine Schaefer, an associate professor of instruction in the Writing, Speaking, and Argument Program.

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Matthew BaileyShea: An ‘active classroom’ is music to his ears

Matthew BaileyShea: An ‘active classroom’ is music to his ears

October 18, 2019

“Teaching students how to teach music theory is especially fun,” says Matthew BaileyShea, an associate professor at the University’s Eastman School of Music and in the College’s Department of Music.

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