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2021 honorary degrees, medals, and teaching awards announced

2021 honorary degrees, medals, and teaching awards announced

May 12, 2021

Distinguished leaders, educators, and humanitarians will be honored during this spring’s commencement ceremonies.

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Commencement 2021: Planning pomp and circumstance during a pandemic

Commencement 2021: Planning pomp and circumstance during a pandemic

May 11, 2021

Amid ever-changing COVID-19 guidelines, University staff have worked tirelessly to organize a safe and meaningful hybrid commencement for the Class of 2021.

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Douglass Leadership House to undergo operational, physical changes

Douglass Leadership House to undergo operational, physical changes

May 10, 2021

The house will become a “living-learning community” with an umbrella of support across the College and institution-wide units, including the Frederick Douglass Institute.

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‘I learned to be a better scientist at Rochester’

‘I learned to be a better scientist at Rochester’

May 6, 2021

Among the few Black women to earn a PhD in neuroscience, Monique Mendes begins her career as a research scientist.

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Thanks to persistence and tough love, a first-generation student earns his doctorate in education

Thanks to persistence and tough love, a first-generation student earns his doctorate in education

May 6, 2021

Miguel Baique says his Warner School experience moves him closer to his goal of being a chief diversity officer.

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Tanya Bakhmetyeva ’06 (PhD) is a teacher and teammate in the classroom

Tanya Bakhmetyeva ’06 (PhD) is a teacher and teammate in the classroom

October 22, 2020

The associate professor of gender, sexuality, and women’s studies believes in empowering students through experiential learning.

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Rudi Fasan is a chemistry professor with all the elements of success

Rudi Fasan is a chemistry professor with all the elements of success

October 22, 2020

Fasan is being recognized for his commitment to training undergraduates to perform biological and organic chemistry research in the lab.

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Scott Seidman’s ‘particular set of skills’ helped faculty through challenges of distance learning

Scott Seidman’s ‘particular set of skills’ helped faculty through challenges of distance learning

October 22, 2020

The biomedical engineering professor, who is being recognized for undergraduate teaching, says his philosophy is to give students freedom with responsibility.

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Getting fewer ‘likes’ on social media can make teens anxious and depressed

Getting fewer ‘likes’ on social media can make teens anxious and depressed

September 24, 2020

Lack of positive feedback on social media can decrease adolescents’ feelings of self-worth, multi-institutional team of psychologists finds.

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Novel project uses University of Rochester technology to track COVID-19

Novel project uses University of Rochester technology to track COVID-19

June 11, 2020

Online questionnaire asks citizens to voluntarily report symptoms, providing important information that may allow policymakers to address outbreaks by zip code.

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