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‘The best advisor and mentor a student could ask for’

‘The best advisor and mentor a student could ask for’

April 28, 2020

Computer science professor Randal Nelson, who died unexpectedly, is being remembered as a curious and creative engineer who was deeply invested in supporting Rochester students.

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‘A giant in the field of American Politics’

‘A giant in the field of American Politics’

April 24, 2020

In a career spanning five decades, Richard (Dick) Fenno, who died in April 21, was instrumental in shaping the field of political science and in establishing the national reputation of Rochester’s political science department.

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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 28, 2020

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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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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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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Colleagues remember history professor emeritus Dean A. Miller

Colleagues remember history professor emeritus Dean A. Miller

April 3, 2019

Friends and colleagues are remembering Dean A. Miller, a professor emeritus of history with a secondary appointment in religion and classics, for his 30-year career at Rochester, and for his scholarship, character, and generosity.

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Remembering political scientist William Bluhm

Remembering political scientist William Bluhm

December 10, 2018

Colleagues and friends are remembering William (Ted) Bluhm, a political theorist who served on the University faculty for nearly 40 years and whose work on political philosophy and ethics endures.

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‘Brave, kind, and modest’: Senior speechwriter remembers George H. W. Bush

‘Brave, kind, and modest’: Senior speechwriter remembers George H. W. Bush

December 1, 2018

Curt Smith, senior lecturer in the Department of English and speechwriter for George H. W. Bush from 1989 to 1993, remembers the former president as a man who “embodied the way the world has historically seen America.”

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Remembering scholar John Waters, a ‘proto-digital historian’

Remembering scholar John Waters, a ‘proto-digital historian’

September 20, 2018

John Waters, a professor emeritus of history, died September 14, at the age of 83. He is remember for his inspired teaching, energetic enthusiasm, and trailblazing approach to the history of ordinary folks.

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Emil Wolf, pioneer of optical physics, dies at 95

Emil Wolf, pioneer of optical physics, dies at 95

June 4, 2018

Wolf served on the Rochester faculty for more than 50 years and was a leading expert in coherence and polarization of optical fields. His Principles of Optics is the most cited textbook in physics.

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