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Eight appointed to named professorships

Eight appointed to named professorships

September 22, 2020

Eight University faculty members were appointed to named professorships this fall.

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Beatrice Howard: The first African American woman to graduate from Rochester

Beatrice Howard: The first African American woman to graduate from Rochester

March 13, 2020

Beatrice Amaza Howard earned two degrees at the University of Rochester before beginning a career as a public school teacher.

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Who was the first woman to graduate from Rochester?

Who was the first woman to graduate from Rochester?

March 5, 2020

Ella Salome Wilcoxen, Class of 1901, was in her mid-30s when she applied, and a special faculty committee had to be formed to approve her request. She went on to become a teacher.

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Ten appointed to named professorships

Ten appointed to named professorships

March 4, 2020

Rochester faculty have been appointed to named professorships in recognition of their leadership as reseearchers and teachers.

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Two honored with Presidential Diversity Awards

Two honored with Presidential Diversity Awards

January 24, 2020

Kit Miller, director of the MK Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence, and Caroline Nestro ’18W (PhD), a senior associate in the Department of Psychiatry, are the recipients of the 2020 Presidential Diversity Award. 

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World view: Photo contest highlights education abroad

World view: Photo contest highlights education abroad

January 2, 2020

From places to culture to the most epic selfie, University of Rochester students who traveled abroad during the 2018–19 academic year—and international students who studied at Rochester—submitted their best photos for the annual Education Abroad Photo Contest.

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Community celebrates the spirit of Meliora

Community celebrates the spirit of Meliora

October 5, 2019

The inauguration of President Sarah C. Mangelsdorf set the celebratory tone of the University of Rochester’s 19th annual Meliora Weekend. In addition to the inauguration ceremony and related events, Meliora Weekend events across all campuses showcased the exceptional talent within the University community and included unforgettable headliners, unique speakers, interactive workshops, engaging lectures, student performances, and more.

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Students’ Association leaders offer advice for new academic year

Students’ Association leaders offer advice for new academic year

August 13, 2019

The president and vice president of the Students’ Association on the River Campus and at the Eastman School of Music welcome students for the 2019–20 academic year.

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Five appointed to named professorships

Five appointed to named professorships

August 4, 2019

Several members of the University faculty were recently appointed to named or endowed professorships by the Board of Trustees.

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‘Dear Mom and Dad’

‘Dear Mom and Dad’

May 16, 2019

Members of the graduating class honor their parents and families with messages of thanks.

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