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Three women poised to take first-ever higher-ed leadership roles (access required)

Sarah Mangelsdorf

On July 1, three women will create history in the Rochester area as each one officially becomes the first woman to preside over her respective college or university.

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UR and Monroe County create forensic pathology fellowship (access required)


The University of Rochester Medical Center and the Monroe County Office of the Medical Examiner are partnering to offer a one-year fellowship in forensic pathology. The organizations are recruiting now for the position that will probably start next summer. “I’m ...

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Marri brings a life uniquely shaped by education to Warner School (access required)

Anand R. Marri

Anand R. Marri has been shaped by education as few people have. One semester into his new job as dean of the Warner School of Education at the University of Rochester, Marri is in a position to shape education in ...

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UR’s Feldman gives parting advice, but says he’ll stick around (access required)

Richard Feldman

Richard Feldman, president of the University of Rochester for nearly 18 months, gave this bit of parting advice Tuesday night: “If you ever get invited to the Nobel Prize ceremony, go,” Feldman said. He was talking to an audience of ...

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UR drops standardized tests from admission requirements (access required)


The University of Rochester will no longer require applicants to submit standardized test results for admission. Since 2011, UR’s Office of Admissions has had a flexible policy on standardized tests – not requiring a specific test but requiring that one ...

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Sturge-Apple elevated to vice provost at University of Rochester (access required)


Melissa Sturge-Apple has been named vice provost and university dean of graduate education at the University of Rochester. Apple, a 1992 graduate of the university, currently serves as dean of graduate education and postdoctoral affairs in arts, sciences & engineering ...

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Binstock earns five-year renewal at Memorial Art Gallery (access required)

Jonathan Binstock

Jonathan Binstock has been appointed for a second five-year term as director of the University of Rochester’s Memorial Art Gallery. During his first five years as the Mary W. and Donald R. Clark director of the MAG, Binstock has expanded ...

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Celebrities on hand for UR presidential inauguration in October (access required)

Sarah Mangelsdorf

Sarah C. Mangelsdorf won’t be the only headliner when she’s formally installed as the president of the University of Rochester in October. Mangelsdorf, currently the provost at the University of Wisconsin at Madison, will be inaugurated during Meliora Weekend, Oct. ...

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UR’s first female Nobel laureate speaks at Sunday’s commencement (access required)

Donna Strickland , Nobel laureate (Photo by Peter Lee, Waterloo Region Record)

The main graduation ceremony for the University of Rochester takes place Sunday morning with the first female Nobel laureate from UR giving the commencement address. Exercises for the colleges of arts, sciences and engineering begin at 9 a.m. on the ...

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Eastman professorship will honor the late Paul Burgett at University of Rochester (access required)

The late Paul J. Burgett

Two anonymous alumni of the University of Rochester have provided a gift to the Eastman School of Music that will create an endowed professorship honoring the late Paul Burgett. Burgett, who died in 2018 at age 72 after a brief ...

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Slaughter’s papers will be kept at University of Rochester (access required)

The late Louise M. Slaughter. Photo supplied by University of Rochester.

Louise M. Slaughter’s congressional papers are being donated to the University of Rochester. The late congresswoman, who died in 2018 while still in Congress, represented the Rochester area for 31 years and 16 terms. The university announced the donation from ...

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