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News for University of Rochester Alumni and Friends, December 2015



Commission to Examine Racial Climate on Campus

A new University commission will assess issues of race and diversity at the University and recommend ways to improve the racial climate at Rochester. Established by President and CEO Joel Seligman in a message to the community after 150 students held a November protest to demand improvements in campus diversity and a stronger stance against racism (above), the commission will issue a preliminary report in January and a final report by the end of the spring semester. Read more...

Gloria Culver: Defining the Future of Arts & Sciences

During a ceremony celebrating her formal installation as dean of the School of Arts & Sciences, Gloria Culver talked about defining the school—and charting its future. Read more...

Rochester Ranked among Top Schools for Entrepreneurship

The University and Simon Business School are ranked No. 22 among graduate schools for entrepreneurial studies according to an annual survey in The Princeton Review. It's the first time Rochester has appeared in the ranking. Read more...

Celebrating 50 Years of the Nurse Practitioner

The School of Nursing and the Margaret Sovie Center for Advanced Practice celebrate and reflect on the nurse practitioner model codeveloped by Loretta (Lee) Ford, founding dean of the School of Nursing, in 1965. Read more...

Researchers Explore Impact of Space Travel on the Brain

Kerry O'Banion, professor of neurobiology and anatomy, has been awarded $1.8 million from NASA to study whether extended deep space travel places astronauts at risk for neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s. Read more...

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