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February 20, 2013

A journey to wonderland

white rabbit

Nancy Wiley’s handmade White Rabbit is among the items featured in a new exhibit at Rush Rhees Library. Alice in the Looking Glass: Illustrations and Artists Books, 1865–2012 features selections related to Lewis Carroll’s clas­sic tale Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland from the personal collection of Jeanne Harper, a member of the Friends of the University of Rochester Libraries. The exhibit runs through Aug. 17 and can be viewed in the Department of Rare Books and Special Collections Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. For additional information, call 275-4477.


United Way aims to build a better Rochester

When University philanthropist and Eastman Kodak founder George Eastman helped found the Com­munity Chest in 1918, he knew the positive impact col­lective giving could have on a community.

A new chapter for the School of Nursing

“Most of all, you can expect that we will be known for the way we, as nurses, care for and about each other,” Kathy Rideout said during the Jan. 25 ceremony marking her investiture as the school’s fifth dean.

Men are from Mars; Women are from Venus -- not!

From empathy and sexuality to science inclination and extroversion, a new statistical analysis of 122 different characteristics involving 13,301 individuals shows that men and women, by and large, do not fall into different groups.

Event celebrates Chinese New Year

In Brief

A roundup of news.

Gifts support library directorship, finance professorship

Two recent gift commitments will establish a directorship of rare books, special col­lections, and preservation at River Campus Libraries and a professorship in finance at the Simon School

Optical scientist M. Parker Givens remembered

Robert Boyd, who held the M. Parker Givens Chair from 2001 to 2011, recalls Givens as an inspirational and dedicated instructor, “He truly believed in educating students.”

In Brief

A roundup of news.

Leaders named for online learning, tech transfer

The University has appointed two associate vice presidents—one to oversee technology transfer Universitywide, and another to lead the University’s online education efforts.

Warner professor takes research to policymakers on Capitol Hill

Kara Finnigan, associate professor at the Warner School, went to Washington, D.C., this month to discuss the chal­lenges facing low-performing schools and districts.

Big finish for Yellowjacket hoops

Artists create mobile app to explore wilderness in urban spaces

Smartphones have sped up communication. But two Roch­ester professors are looking to use mobile technology to slow people down.

A spotlight on arts at Rochester

Offerings included dance, music, theater, art, and cultural events.

Congresswoman honored as ‘Champion of Science’

The Science Coalition honored Slaughter in recognition of her strong commitment to funding scientific discovery and technological innovation.

Notables

Events explore life and legacy of Susan B. Anthony

It may be difficult for many people to see Susan B. Anthony, who was often photographed looking dignified and  austere, as the controversial figure that she was.