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Donna Gooden Payne named University Vice President and General Counsel

Donna Gooden Payne named University Vice President and General Counsel

August 14, 2019

Donna Gooden Payne, university counsel and vice chancellor for legal affairs at East Carolina University, has been named University vice president and general counsel, effective October 21.

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Two faculty recognized by DOE as exceptional researchers

Two faculty recognized by DOE as exceptional researchers

August 12, 2019

Two University of Rochester faculty members–Hussein Aluie and Ellen Matson–have been named recipients of Early Career Research awards from the Department of Energy.

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These mentors make a difference for first-generation, minority students

These mentors make a difference for first-generation, minority students

August 8, 2019

Five University of Rochester faculty mentors are the inaugural recipients of a new mentorship award from the University’s David T. Kearns Center for Leadership and Diversity.

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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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Nick Vamivakas named dean of graduate education and postdoctoral affairs

Nick Vamivakas named dean of graduate education and postdoctoral affairs

July 26, 2019

Vamivakas succeeds Melissa Sturge-Apple as dean of graduate education and postdoctoral affairs in Arts, Sciences, and Engineering.

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A ‘model of scholarly possibility’: Remembering Douglas Crimp

A ‘model of scholarly possibility’: Remembering Douglas Crimp

July 23, 2019

An internationally renowned art and cultural critic, theorist, curator, and activist, Rochester professor Douglas Crimp created work important to thinkers across the arts and humanities.

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Hajim School recognized for efforts to increase diversity

Hajim School recognized for efforts to increase diversity

July 23, 2019

The Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Sciences is among the first cohort of engineering schools to earn recognition for its diversity initiatives from the American Society for Engineering Education.

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Qiang Lin receives nation’s top honor for early-career investigators

Qiang Lin receives nation’s top honor for early-career investigators

July 10, 2019

Qiang Lin, an expert in integrated quantum photonics and nonlinear nanophotonics at the University of Rochester, is a recipient of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE).

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David Williams steps down as AS&E dean for research

David Williams steps down as AS&E dean for research

July 8, 2019

Dean for research in Arts, Sciences & Engineering since 2011, Williams stepped down on July 1 to return full time to his research.

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Startups with University ties win big at Luminate competition

Startups with University ties win big at Luminate competition

July 8, 2019

Ovitz and VPG Medical took home first and second prize in this year’s Luminate competition, the world’s largest startup accelerator program for optics, photonics, and imaging technologies.

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