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UR ‘silence breakers’ share story at RIT (access required)

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Celeste Kidd said she’s one of the lucky ones. Though the University of Rochester professor has been made headlines locally and nationally as a victim of sexual harassment who spoke out, she had support of other women who had been ...

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Warner School wins $800,000 research grant (access required)

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The University of Rochester has won an $800,000 grant that will be used to help study potential barriers preventing students with learning disabilities from going into science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields. The grant from the National Science Foundation will ...

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Slaughter attempts to woo nuclear official for laser lab (access required)

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Congresswoman Louise Slaughter has invited the administrator of the national Nuclear Security Administration to visit the University of Rochester’s Laboratory for Laser Energetics in an attempt to persuade her to reverse proposed budget cuts that would close the federally supported ...

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Four local colleges are top producers of Fulbright students (access required)

Four local and regional institutions are on lists for producing the most Fulbright students—students who win a Fulbright scholarship to study abroad—in 2017-18. The four are the State University College at Geneseo, Nazareth College, University of Rochester and Hobart and ...

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UR commission amplifies recommendations on sexual abuse policies (access required)

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The University of Rochester commission appointed in the wake of a federal complaint over UR’s handling of a sexual abuse case has issued a point-by-point response to an independent investigation of the complaint. Members of the UR Commission on Women ...

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Seligman gives farewell address (access required)

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Joel Seligman, the outgoing president of the University of Rochester, delivered a poignant farewell address Tuesday afternoon at the Memorial Art Gallery. Well-wishers filled the 290-seat auditorium and spilled over into MAG’s Cutler Union, where they watched a simulcast. In ...

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Seligman to give farewell address (access required)

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Joel Seligman, the outgoing president of the University of Rochester, is scheduled to deliver a farewell address Tuesday afternoon at the Memorial Art Gallery. Seligman announced his resignation Jan. 11, which becomes effective Feb. 28.  An interim president, Richard Feldman, ...

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Rebuttal issued to UR’s independent investigation of sexual harassment (access required)

Mary Jo White, a former US Attorney who led the investigation, speaks Thursday at a press conference discussing a report on the investigation’s findings. (Photo by Gino Fanelli)

The independent investigation launched last year of the University of Rochester’s handling of a sexual abuse case was anything but independent, made factual errors or misrepresentations, and went out of its way to avoid saying the university broke the law, ...

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Book documents collaboration between academics and Beechwood neighborhood (access required)

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In a neighborhood that is 63 percent African-American, none of the 94 corner stores were owned or operated by an African-American living in the northeast Rochester neighborhood. Until the Freedom Market arrived in 2013, that is. The store on Webster ...

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UR Faculty Senate considers revoking Jaeger’s tenure (access required)

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The University of Rochester Faculty Senate is scheduled today (Tuesday, Jan. 23) to consider censuring and revoking tenure from T. Florian Jaeger, the brain and cognitive sciences professor whose behavior has been the subject of a roiling sexual abuse controversy ...

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Special investigation on UR sex abuse case to be released Jan. 11 (access required)

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The independent investigation of the University of Rochester’s handling of sexual abuse complaints will be released Thursday, one day before the extended deadline. According to an advisory from a public relations firm representing investigator Mary Jo White, the report of ...

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