Memorial Art Gallery Director Named
Jonathan Binstock, a senior vice president and senior advisor in modern and contemporary art for Citi Private Bank’s Art Advisory & Finance group, has been named the Mary W. and Donald R. Clark Director of the Memorial Art Gallery. Read more . . .
Monkeys Also See ‘Hot Hands’
Humans may not be the only animals that believe in unfounded winning and losing streaks. New Rochester research finds that monkeys also have a penchant for the “hot-hand bias,” a finding that may underscore an evolutionary basis for a well-documented cognitive bias in humans. Read more . . .
Earth, Wind & Fire — and Alexa
Saxophonist and recent graduate Alexa Tarantino ’14E was asked to share the spotlight with Earth, Wind & Fire during the band’s performance at the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival this summer. The band invited her onstage at Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre after she thanked the group for supporting young musicians like her. See the video . . .
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Happy Birthday, George!
University alumni, students, and friends will be getting together during July to celebrate the birthday of University benefactor George Eastman. All alumni are invited to the celebrations, which are taking place this summer in New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco, the Twin Cities, Rochester, San Antonio, Chicago, and Philadelphia.
The birthday celebrations are part of a full calendar of regional events this summer. Join alumni and friends for activities in Atlanta, New York City, Denver, Seattle, Cincinatti, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., and Niagara-on-the-Lake.
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Join Jonathan Burdick, vice provost and dean of College Admissions, alumni, parents, and incoming students for receptions in Shanghai (July 20), Beijing (July 22), and Seoul, South Korea (July 25).
Upcoming webinars and online sessions (all times EST) include presentations on networking, career development, and social media. (Registration is required.)
- Aug. 4, 8 p.m.: LinkedIn Tips, Strategies, and Best Practices
- Aug. 5, 8 p.m.: It Might Not Be Your Dream Job, But It Gets You Started
- Aug. 6, 8 p.m.: The Speed of Trust: The Career Critical Skill
- Aug. 6, 8 p.m.: Avoid the Seven Mistakes That Screw Up Your Job Search
- Aug. 7, 8 p.m.: Seven Success Secrets that Every College Student Needs to Know
- Aug. 11, 8 p.m.: After College: The Complete Guide to Getting What You Want
- Aug. 12, 8 p.m.: Network Professionally with Facebook
- Aug. 13, 8 p.m.: Program Yourself for Success: 10 Key Career and Job Search Strategies
- Aug. 14, 8 p.m.: The Secret to Getting a Job After College
Also in the News
President Seligman: ‘Our Momentum Continues’
In his annual Garden Party address, President Joel Seligman provided an update on The Meliora Challenge, highlighted progress on facilities and renovation projects, acknowledged the challenges of a decline in federal funding for research, and discussed the University's strategic priorities.
Business, Hospital Programs Earn High Marks
A master’s degree program at the Simon School is one of the best in the country, according to the Financial Times, and the Golisano Children’s Hospital have earned a place on U.S. News & World Report’s Best Children’s Hospitals listing for the sixth year in a row.
University Submits Proposal for East High
At the request of the Rochester City School Board, the University has submitted a plan to the New York Department of Education to administer East High School, the largest high school in Rochester. Under a special state statute, the University would assume the role of an Educational Partnership Organization, the equivalent to becoming the superintendent for the school. Read more . . .