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Mary Young remembered as a trailblazer in the field of Native American history

Mary Young remembered as a trailblazer in the field of Native American history

February 19, 2021

At the University for more than 25 years, she was among the first scholars of her generation to see Native Americans as major, rather than secondary characters, in the American story.

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Biology professor emeritus remembered as researcher, mentor, and colleague

Biology professor emeritus remembered as researcher, mentor, and colleague

January 14, 2021

Stanley Hattman, who taught at the University for more than 25 years, was known for his molecular biology research, student mentorship, and jovial demeanor.

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Emil Homerin: An American religion scholar remembered

Emil Homerin: An American religion scholar remembered

January 11, 2021

A leading scholar of Sufi poetry and mysticism, Emil Homerin is remembered by his students and colleagues for his enthusiasm and generosity

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University Trustee David Flaum remembered as ‘a great champion’ for the University and community

University Trustee David Flaum remembered as ‘a great champion’ for the University and community

August 21, 2020

University Life Trustee David Flaum is remembered as a generous philanthropist, entrepreneur, and community advocate.

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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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