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October 29, 2014

Fall Foliage is Afoot

yellow leaves and Rush Rhees

Campus is awash in autumn colors.


From Renderings to Reality: College Town is Dedicated with Bookstore Opening

University officials along with local dignitaries and project partners celebrated on Oct. 17 the eagerly awaited dedication of College Town, the $100-million shopping, dining, business, and residential district at Mt. Hope and Elmwood Avenues.

‘Exceptional’ Young Researcher Explores the Mystery of Baby Language

Elika Bergelson, a research assistant professor of brain and cognitive sciences, has received a $1.25 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to explore how babies acquire language. The award, introduced in 2011, was designed to facilitate the careers of talented junior scientists by providing “an opportunity to start highly innovative research programs as early in their careers as possible.”

Two Heart Transplants Lead to One Romance for Buffalo Couple

Can love help mend the heart? Esther FitzRandolph and Danny Pszczolkowski were both dealing with heart failure—broken hearts, if you will—and progressing through different phases of the heart transplant process when they met as patients at Strong Memorial Hospital.

Rubel Takes the Helm of the Susan B. Anthony Institute

Nora Rubel says her 2007 move to Rochester sparked the interest that would shepherd her into her newest position as director of the University’s Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender and Women’s Studies.

In Brief

A roundup of news.

Reminder to Employees: Choose Your 2015 Health Care Plan by Nov. 14

Your Benefits packets have arrived at home, and open enrollment is under way. During this period—which ends Friday, Nov. 14—you need to pick one of the University’s two new health care plans.

New Dean

In Research

A roundup of research news.

Put some photo in your Friday

Bringing Science to the Masses: Researchers Finding New Ways to Make Their Work Accessible to the Layman

Researchers discuss their work in monthly Science Café series; Saunders Research Building’s ‘Data Blitzes’ share work, spur collaboration.

2014’s Recipients of the Goergen Awards for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Announced

In acknowledgement of their contributions to undergraduate education, faculty members Julie Bentley, Jeffrey Tucker, and Jonathan Pakianathan were honored Oct. 15 with the College’s 2014 Goergen Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching.

Notables

Golden Legacy: 65 Years of Golden Books

The Memorial Art Gallery’s current exhibition presents the most extensive public showing ever of original illustration art from American publishing’s beloved picture-book series, Little Golden Books.

Cuban Jazz Legend Arturo Sandoval to Play Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre

Sandoval has been seen by millions, performing with Celine Dion at the Oscars, with Justin Timberlake at the Grammy Awards, and with Alicia Keys at the Billboard Awards.

New Head of Intercultural Center Hopes to Foster ‘Meaningful Conversations’

As newly appointed director of the University’s Intercultural Center, Jessica Guzmán-Rea is eager to create and promote collaborative programs that welcome students, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds.

In Memoriam

Meliora Weekend 2014

Selected photos from another successful Meliora Weekend.