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University earns 2019 EVERFI Impact Award for Sexual Assault Prevention

University earns 2019 EVERFI Impact Award for Sexual Assault Prevention

June 17, 2019

Rochester was one of only five institutions to receive the award, which recognizes a commitment to creating safe and healthy college campuses by implementing evidence-based practices.

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Melissa Sturge-Apple named vice provost and University dean of graduate education

Melissa Sturge-Apple named vice provost and University dean of graduate education

June 6, 2019

Melissa Sturge-Apple ’92, dean of graduate education and postdoctoral affairs in Arts, Sciences & Engineering and professor of psychology, has been named vice provost and University dean of graduate education.

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Jonathan Binstock reappointed Memorial Art Gallery director

Jonathan Binstock reappointed Memorial Art Gallery director

June 3, 2019

Since his initial appointment in 2014, Binstock has led an expansion of the museum’s permanent collection, special exhibition programm and public engagement and outreach efforts.

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Mercedes Ramírez Fernández appointed University’s first Vice President for Equity and Inclusion

Mercedes Ramírez Fernández appointed University’s first Vice President for Equity and Inclusion

May 28, 2019

Mercedes Ramírez Fernández, associate vice provost for strategic affairs and diversity at Virginia Tech, will join the University on July 1 as Rochester’s first vice president for equity and inclusion. 

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University again receives high sustainability rating

University again receives high sustainability rating

May 23, 2019

The University of Rochester has earned a STARS Silver rating in recognition of its sustainability achievements from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE).

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Meliora Weekend 2019 headliners announced

Meliora Weekend 2019 headliners announced

May 22, 2019

Author Ann Patchett, musician Jon Batiste, and comedian Vanessa Bayer are among the headliners of this year’s Meliora Weekend, which will also celebrate the inauguration of the University’s 11th president, Sarah Mangelsdorf.

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Gloria Culver reappointed Dean of School of Arts & Sciences

Gloria Culver reappointed Dean of School of Arts & Sciences

May 22, 2019

Serving as dean of the School of Arts and Sciences since 2015, Gloria Culver has been reappointed to a new five-year term. The Board of Trustees approved Culver’s deanship renewal at its May meeting.

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Board elects two members, honors five life trustees

Board elects two members, honors five life trustees

May 17, 2019

At its May meeting, the University’s Board of Trustees elected Naveen Nataraj ’97 and Kathy Waller ’80, ’83S (MBA) as new board members and recognized five individuals who were elected as life trustees.

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Department of Public Safety graduates new class of peace officers

Department of Public Safety graduates new class of peace officers

May 15, 2019

A new class of 25 sworn peace officers includes individuals proficient in Spanish, French, Tamil, Sinhala, and American Sign Language, with a range of professional backgrounds—military, health care, higher education, and the private sector.

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Medals and teaching awards will honor outstanding achievement at 2019 Commencement

Medals and teaching awards will honor outstanding achievement at 2019 Commencement

May 3, 2019

The University of Rochester will recognize the outstanding contributions of distinguished alumni, educators, and scientists by bestowing the Eastman Medal, Hutchison Medal, and awards for scholarship and teaching.

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