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News for University of Rochester Alumni and Friends, March 2015
Scholz's star, 'It's On Us,' Wentworth gift, Eastman duo, successful swimmers, alumni events and webinars


A Close Call of 0.8 Light Years

"Scholz's star" is likely to have passed through the solar system’s distant cloud of comets, the Oort Cloud, according to a group of astronomers led by Eric Mamajek, associate professor of physics and astronomy. No other star is known to have ever approached as close. Read more...


Students' Association Launches 'It's On Us' Campaign

A new video features students, administrative leaders, and staff from different parts of the University encouraging everyone to take a stand against sexual violence. The "It’s On Us" campaign is part of a national effort to raise awareness about sexual violence in all of its forms. Read more...

Wentworths Make Commitment to Endow Directorship

Robin and Tim Wentworth, University parents and supporters, have committed $3 million to endow the directorship of the Institute for Data Science, a top priority for the University and a flagship of The Meliora Challenge: The Campaign for the University of Rochester. Read more...


Faculty Member, Alumna Team Up for CD, Tour, Teaching

Pianist Dariusz Terefenko, associate professor of jazz studies at the Eastman School, and alto saxophonist Alexa Tarantino ’14E have lined up international performances, lectures, and classes this spring. Read more...


Five Yellowjackets Selected for NCAA Swim Champs

The women's swimming and diving team will be heading back to the NCAA Division III Championships in 2015, qualifying one relay and an individual diver to compete in Shenandoah, Texas. Read more...

Your Rochester Connections

Join alumni and friends for activities around the country and the world. Read more...

Online Programs

Upcoming webinars and online sessions (all times EDT) include a  discussion with a faculty member and presentations on career advancement. (Registration is required.)

March 11, 6:30 p.m., Faculty Perspectives: Human Impacts on Earth with Adam Frank

March 18, 4 p.m., International Opportunities and Career Resources for University of Rochester Alumni

April 1, 8 p.m., Use Your Strengths To Create A Rewarding And Satisfying Career

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Russell Peck to Receive Award from Medieval Academy

Russell Peck, the John Hall Deane Professor of English, will be presented with the Medieval Academy of America’s 2015 Robert L. Kindrick-CARA Award for Outstanding Service to Medieval Studies. Read more...

Eastman Musicians Earn Grammy Gold

Paul O’Dette, professor of lute, and Bob Ludwig ’66E, ’01E (MM) won their categories at the 57th Annual Grammy Awards. Read more...

Task Force Releases Key Indicators of Quality Palliative Care

Patients with serious and life-threatening illnesses are less likely to experience unnecessary physical and emotional suffering if they receive palliative or hospice care that meets 10 key quality indicators, according to the findings of a two-year national project led by Sally Norton, the Independence Foundation Chair in Nursing and Palliative Care. Read more...

Martin Brewer Anderson's Bicentennial Birthday

Feb. 12 marked the 200th birthday of the University’s first president, Martin Brewer Anderson. Throughout the year, a series of exhibitions, events, and social media posts will honor his legacy. Listen to President Joel Seligman read an excerpt from Anderson’s inaugural address from 1854.

Study: Teacher Candidates Not Clear on New Assessments

A study conducted by Warner School researchers indicates that teaching candidates in New York and Washington felt unprepared for the first year of the new edTPA performance assessment for teacher certification. Read more...
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