October 29, 2014
Fall Foliage is Afoot
Campus is awash in autumn colors.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
A roundup of news.
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.
A roundup of research news.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Selected photos from another successful Meliora Weekend.