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Developers of bladeless LASIK earn AAAS Golden Goose Award

Developers of bladeless LASIK earn AAAS Golden Goose Award

September 15, 2022

The world’s largest multidisciplinary scientific society has honored the the contributions of a five-member team, including Nobel Prize–winning researchers Donna Strickland and Gérard Mourou, to the field of corrective eye surgery. Strickland and Mourou’s discovery of chirped pulse amplification at the University’s Laboratory for Laser Energetics helped make bladeless LASIK possible.

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Laith Awad ’24 receives inaugural Obama-sponsored Voyager Scholarship for public service

Laith Awad ’24 receives inaugural Obama-sponsored Voyager Scholarship for public service

September 14, 2022

A first-generation college student and accomplished leader and scholar, Awad aims to combat systemic racism and socioeconomic disparities within health care.

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Elizabeth Stauderman, vice president for communications, to step down in December

Elizabeth Stauderman, vice president for communications, to step down in December

September 13, 2022

Since joining Rochester’s leadership team in 2015, Stauderman has led a “digital-first” approach to the University’s communications efforts.

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Todd Ferrin named interim Director of Campus Dining Services and Auxiliary Operations

Todd Ferrin named interim Director of Campus Dining Services and Auxiliary Operations

August 23, 2022

Ferrin, who joined the University in 2008, has helped lead many of the University’s auxiliary services and operations.

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Adrienne Morgan named interim vice president and chief diversity officer

Adrienne Morgan named interim vice president and chief diversity officer

August 22, 2022

Morgan brings more than 20 years of experience to the interim role, including having led the development of the Medical Center’s Equity and Anti-Racism Action Plan.

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Elizabeth A. Milavec to be University EVP

Elizabeth A. Milavec to be University EVP

August 1, 2022

Milavec will be the University’s inaugural executive vice president for administration and finance and chief financial officer.

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Mercedes Ramírez Fernández to step down in August

Mercedes Ramírez Fernández to step down in August

June 28, 2022

Ramírez Fernández has served as the University’s first vice president for equity and inclusion and chief diversity officer since 2019.

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Anthony Green named vice provost for academic finance and planning

Anthony Green named vice provost for academic finance and planning

May 31, 2022

In his new role, which begins August 1, Green will report to incoming Provost David Figlio and work closely with the Office of Administration and Finance.

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Board elects five members, honors six life trustees

Board elects five members, honors six life trustees

May 24, 2022

At an in-person May meeting, the University of Rochester Board of Trustees elected five individuals as board members, and recognized six individuals on becoming life trustees.

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Awards celebrate University’s outstanding staff

Awards celebrate University’s outstanding staff

May 24, 2022

This year’s President’s Staff Awards—the Meliora Award, Lamar Riley Murphy Leadership Award, and the Witmer Award for Distinguished Service—recognize leadership, dedication, and innovation.

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