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University Trustee and Board Chairman Emeritus<br />G. Robert Witmer Jr. ’59 remembered as leader ‘of great integrity, intelligence, and grace’

University Trustee and Board Chairman Emeritus
G. Robert Witmer Jr. ’59 remembered as leader ‘of great integrity, intelligence, and grace’

August 20, 2019

University Trustee and Board Chairman Emeritus G. Robert Witmer Jr. ’59—noted jurist, distinguished alumnus, longtime servant of the University and the Greater Rochester community, and a man known affectionately as “Mr. Rochester”—is being remembered this week as one of the institution’s most significant and beloved leaders. Witmer died Sunday evening, August 18.

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Can campaign finance disclosure go too far? The case of small donors

Can campaign finance disclosure go too far? The case of small donors

August 19, 2019

It’s possible that if you’ve donated even as little as a dollar to a political candidate, it’s information easily obtained on the internet. That concerns David Primo, an associate professor of political science and business administration.

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‘Your sexuality is yourself, as the total person you are’

‘Your sexuality is yourself, as the total person you are’

March 25, 2019

The latest Rochester Women profile looks at the life of Mary Calderone ’39M (MD), a pioneering advocate for sex education who was both celebrated and vilified for her work during a time a great cultural division over sexuality and feminism.

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‘A very different status and kind of career’

‘A very different status and kind of career’

March 8, 2019

The Rochester Women series continues with the story of Sylvy Kornberg ’38, ’40M (MS), a biochemist most often cited as the wife and the mother of Nobel Prize-winning scientists, but who played a critical role in the discovery of DNA replication.

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‘This vacuum in our education is more than a matter of polite regret’

‘This vacuum in our education is more than a matter of polite regret’

March 7, 2019

Vera Micheles Dean served as the founding director of the University’s Non-Western Civilizations program, one of the first such interdisciplinary programs for undergraduates in the country.

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‘The memories of what happened to us then will never go away’

‘The memories of what happened to us then will never go away’

February 6, 2019

By the time of her death at age 103, Olivia Hooker ’62 (PhD) was an early witness to devastating acts of racist violence, the first African-American woman to serve in the Coast Guard, and a prominent psychology professor.

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Superman at 80

Superman at 80

February 1, 2019

The iconic superhero, who turned 80 in 2018, has come in and out of fashion. Historian and Rochester alumnus Ian Gordon ’93 (PhD) explores why.

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Talking politics in an age of division

Talking politics in an age of division

June 12, 2017

David Primo, for the past few years, has been promoting “agreeable disagreement” through organized panels on hot-button issues, bringing proponents of diverse viewpoints together to engender thoughtful discussion.

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Anthony Hecht: A poet’s life, in letters

Anthony Hecht: A poet’s life, in letters

April 6, 2017

Pultizer Prize–winning poet Anthony Hecht was on the Rochester faculty for nearly two decades, arriving in 1967. Alumnus Jonathan Post ’76 (PhD) published Hecht’s correspondence in a book that sheds new light on his poetry.

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Who Am I? Where Am I Going? And How Am I Going to Get There?

Who Am I? Where Am I Going? And How Am I Going to Get There?

January 19, 2017

Marcy Kraus, the Suzanne Jagel O’Brien Director of the College Center for Advising Services, discusses the evolving role of academic advisors.

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