February 20, 2013
A journey to wonderland
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.
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.
“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.
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.
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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
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.”
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The University has appointed two associate vice presidents—one to oversee technology transfer Universitywide, and another to lead the University’s online education efforts.
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.
Smartphones have sped up communication. But two Rochester professors are looking to use mobile technology to slow people down.
Offerings included dance, music, theater, art, and cultural events.
The Science Coalition honored Slaughter in recognition of her strong commitment to funding scientific discovery and technological innovation.
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.