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Meet this year’s winners of the Goergen Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching

Meet this year’s winners of the Goergen Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching

October 16, 2018

Hayley Clatterbuck, an assistant professor in the Department of Philosophy; John Lambropoulos, chair of the Department of Mechanical Engineering; and Michael Jarvis, an associate professor in the Department of History are being recognized for their distinctive teaching accomplishments.

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Mark Taubman reappointed dean of School of Medicine and Dentistry

Mark Taubman reappointed dean of School of Medicine and Dentistry

October 9, 2018

Taubman has been appointed to new term as dean of the School of Medicine and Dentistry and will continue his joint responsibilities as University senior vice president for Health Sciences, and CEO of the University of Rochester Medical Center and UR Medicine.

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar to speak at River Campus

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar to speak at River Campus

October 7, 2018

The basketball icon, activist, author, and ambassador, will give the first lecture in a series on “Difficult Conversations as a Catalyst for Change,” presented by Donald Hall, the University’s Robert L. and Mary L. Sproull Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Sciences & Engineering.

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Richard Handler ’83 elected University Board chair at October meeting

Richard Handler ’83 elected University Board chair at October meeting

October 5, 2018

Handler, CEO and director of the Jefferies Financial Group, has served on the Board since 2005 and will begin his term as chair immediately, succeeding Danny Wegman.

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University to administer AAU student survey on sexual misconduct in spring 2019

University to administer AAU student survey on sexual misconduct in spring 2019

October 4, 2018

This spring, the University will ask all students to participate in a national climate survey on sexual assault and misconduct, joining 33 national universities in the largest survey of its kind. Students’ responses and input are anonymous.

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$2.5M pledge launches campaign for new Center for Jewish Life

$2.5M pledge launches campaign for new Center for Jewish Life

October 3, 2018

David Greenbaum ’73 and his wife, Laureine, of New York City, have pledged $2.5 million toward the construction of a new 6,500-square-foot building on the University of Rochester’s River Campus to be named the Greenbaum Center for Jewish Life.

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Economists celebrate Mark Bils and his innovative approach to macroeconomics

Economists celebrate Mark Bils and his innovative approach to macroeconomics

October 1, 2018

Economists from four continents gathered at the University of Rochester in to honor Bils, the Hazel Fyfe Professor in Economics, for his 30-year career at Rochester and to discuss recent changes in the US economy.

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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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Kristin Doughty appointed director of the Susan B. Anthony Institute

Kristin Doughty appointed director of the Susan B. Anthony Institute

September 17, 2018

Kristin Doughty, associate professor of anthropology, has been named director of the Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies.

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Three University professors to receive Goergen Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching

Three University professors to receive Goergen Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching

September 14, 2018

Hayley Clatterbuck in the Department of Philosophy, John Lambropoulos in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, and Michael Jarvis in the Department of History will be honored at a ceremony on October 18.

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