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Ferguson protests on campus continue into second night

On Tuesday, Nov. 25, UR students and Rochester community members gathered for a second time to protest the decision by a St. Louis County grand jury not to indict officer Darren Wilson in the August shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown. Immediately after the jury’s decision on Monday night, UR students had gathered and marched through campus, passing through Wilson Commons and ITS. On Friday, Nov. 21, before the jury’s... [More]

UR reacts to Ferguson grand jury verdict : LIVE UPDATES

11:00 pm 11/24 Late Monday evening, UR and the nation learned that Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson would not face indictment for the death of Michael ...

UR ranks in top ten life science universities

“Nature Biotechnology,” a leading scientific journal published by Nature Publishing Group, recognized UR as one of the top ten universities for life sciences in 2013 ...

Dining issues apology for poster in Douglass

On Nov. 10, Dining Services posted a meme from the Overheard at Rochester Facebook group that read, “I don’t always stay in an abusive relationship, ...

Laptop and iPad stolen from Gilbert Hall

1. On Friday, Nov. 14, two thefts were reported in Gilbert Hall. The first was reported at 11:22am after an iPad was taken from a ...

World news recap: Nov. 13-Nov. 20, 2014

Jerusalem killings: Four rabbis and a police officer were killed in an attack on a Jerusalem synagogue on Tuesday, Nov. 18. Three of the rabbis ...

Congress moves to cut science funding

  Recent congressional inquiries into National Science Foundation (NSF) research funding have provoked criticism from members of the higher education community, including UR Senior Vice President ...

Ridesharing service opens for UR students

  Zimride, an online platform that allows coordinated ridesharing, is now available at UR. Zimride’s website describes it as “a new spin on ridesharing, using social networks ...

Mock Trial holds fifth annual Yellowjacket Invitational

UR’s mock trial team hosted the fifth annual Yellowjacket Invitational on Nov. 15 and 16 in LeChase Hall, accommodating 22 teams and a total of ...

Plundering perp pilfers panties

1. On Saturday, Nov. 8 at 10:15pm, Department of Public Safety officers observed an individual on a bicycle entering the campus from the footbridge over ...

Pulitzer Prize-winning former UR student delivers Neilly Lecture

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Ayad Akhtar delivered a lecture entitled “American Dervish: Muslim American Culture and Family Life” on Monday, Nov. 10. The lecture was part ...

$50,000 goes to Warner professors for edTPA research

UR Warner School of Education professors Jeffrey Choppin and Kevin Meuwissen received a grant of nearly $50,000 from the Spencer Foundation for a period of ...

World news recap: Nov. 6 – Nov. 13, 2014

Mexican protests:  Outrage at the alleged massacre of 43 Mexican students as country-wide demonstrations continued this week. Amid growing demand for the resignation of Mexican President ...

Veteran and Military Family Service Office opens on Veterans’ Day

President Joel Seligman, Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid Jonathan Burdick, and UR Medical Center Vice President and Chief Operating Officer and Executive Director Peter ...

APA elects URMC professor

The American Psychological Association (APA) recently elected Susan H. McDaniel, PhD, of the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) as its new president. “It’s a great ...

Tibetan politicians and refugees address UR

Author Gordon Chang was joined via Google Hangout by two Members of Parliament (MPs) for the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) and two Tibetan refugees living ...

World news recap: Midterm edition

GOP sweeps:  The midterm elections were an overwhelming victory for the Republican Party. They gained seven seats in the Senate, putting them in the majority with ...

Former URMC CEO founds professorship in Orthopaedics

Former Medical Center CEO C. McCollister Evarts, M.D. recently committed $1 million towards the establishment of a new professorship at URMC. The new professorship, entitled ...

$6.1 million goes to lung research

The UR Medical Center (URMC) was recently selected as the recipient of $6.1 million to aid research in a longitudinal study on childhood lung development. ...

UR receives $500k matching grant for humanities

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has donated a matching grant of $500,000 to UR that will establish an endowment for the University’s continued partnership with ...