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4/19/2014
Becoming an Urban Education Consultant: How to Get Started

4/21/2014
MONDAY Lunch Talk — Living in the Versus: Intentionality and Boundary Crossing in a Community-University Partnership

4/23/2014
Wednesday Lunch Talk - Why Do American School Buildings Look the Way They Do?

4/25/2014
Book Conversation & Signing - Radical Equality in Education: Starting Over in U.S. Schooling (Author Joanne Larson)

4/26/2014
Science STARS Red Carpet Premiere - You Are Not Alone

4/26/2014
Cancelled: Educational Leadership Bagels and Buzz

4/29/2014
Special TUESDAY Lunch Talk - Listening to Autobiographical Narratives of Autism

4/30/2014
Wednesday Lunch Talk - Music of Difference

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The Meliora Challenge
Statue of Industry in Rush Rhees Library

This statue which stands at the top of the Grand Staircase in Rush Rhees Library, was designed by Phillip Merz (who also designed much of the River Campus). The statue was carved at the studio of A. A. Ardolino, who carved the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC. (Ardolino also carved the figures in the pediment on the façade of the Library.) The Statue of Industry is not based on any figure of classical mythology, but has a cog near her left heel and a wheel. She holds an oil lamp in her hand which according to some was the second choice. The first design apparently showed her holding a Kodak camera. This was deemed inappropriate, although Mr. Eastman
Sunset and rain showers over University of Rochester
University of Rochester Eastman School of Music new addition containing Hatch Recital Hall, Wolk Atrium and Chihuly sculpture, at left and original Kodak Theatre, center, viewed from roof YMCA looking west on Main street, November 29, 2010. //photo: J. Adam Fenster/University of Rochester
The Welles Brown Room

The Welles Brown Room has always beckoned readers into its plush interior. It was envisioned as a browsing library in which students would find themselves irresistibly drawn to good books. In addition to providing the comfortable club like atmosphere for study, the Welles Brown Room is a favorite for visiting speakers, receptions and social events.

It contains the following notable features:
Inscription above the door:
THIS ROOM HAS BEEN EQUIPPED FOR
THE USE AND ENJOYMENT OF STUDENTS OF THE
UNIVERSITY OF ROCHESTER BY THE GENEROSITY
OF FRANCIS R WELLES OF THE CLASS OF 1875
AND CHARLES A BROWN OF THE CLASS OF 1879
BOTH TRUSTEES OF THE UNIVERSITY AND LIBERAL
CONTRIBUTORS TO ITS GROWTH

THE WINDOW AT THE WEST END OF THIS ROOM
IS A MEMORIAL TO THE DAUGHTER OF MR BROWN
ERECTED BY HER HUSBAND RALPH F SKELTON
IT IS THE WORK OF MARTIN TRAVERS OF LONDON ENGLAND

-The Meredith Brown Skelton (1899-1925) Memorial Window
This lovely painted window by Martin Travers is located in an alcove opposite the entrance door to the room. The window was designed to be a decorative landscape symbolic of life in and beyond the University.

-Inscription above the fireplace:
IN SECUNDIS VOLUPTAS IN ADVERSIS PERFUGIUM
In English: In success a joy In adversity a shelter
This was the motto on the bookplate of Charles A. Brown.

-Portrait of Roger Friedlander above the fireplace:
Trustee Roger Friedlander, Class of 1956, and his wife Carolyn generously funded the refurbishment of the Welles Brown Room and the Lobby in 1999 in anticipation of the University’s Sesquicentennial. This powerful portrait was painted by artist Thomas Insalaco.
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News at Warner

  • Conversation & Book Signing with Joanne Larson, Educator and Author of <em>Radical Equality in Education: Starting Over in U.S. Schooling</em>
  • Conversation & Book Signing with Joanne Larson, Educator and Author of Radical Equality in Education: Starting Over in U.S. Schooling

    Author, educator, and literacy expert Joanne Larson will talk about her work and sign copies of her newest book, Radical Equality in Education: Starting Over in U.S. Schooling from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, April 25, in the performance space at Writers & Books. The event is free and open to the public.

  • Doctoral Student Awarded AADA Research Grant for Study on Aging
  • Doctoral Student Awarded AADA Research Grant for Study on Aging

    Thomas Christensen, a doctoral student in counseling and counselor education, will be presented with a competitive research grant award for his studies on adult development and healthy aging. The award from the Association for Adult Development and Aging (AADA) Research Grant Program will be used to provide financial support while Christensen continues to research and write his dissertation on older adults.

  • Warner Professor Appointed Co-Chair of Mayor’s New Early Learning Council
  • Warner Professor Appointed Co-Chair of Mayor’s New Early Learning Council

    Mayor Lovely A. Warren announced the names of the individuals appointed to serve on her Early Learning Council. The Council will be led by co-chairs Joanne Larson, professor of education at the Warner School of Education, and Carrie Remis, parent advocate and member of the New York State Education Reform Commission.
     

  • Starting Over in U.S. Education: Author of New Book Aims to Flip a Broken K-12 School System
  • Starting Over in U.S. Education: Author of New Book Aims to Flip a Broken K-12 School System

    Dedicated to the children and youth of the future and written by Professor Joanne Larson, Radical Equality in Education chronicles how the United States has reached a crisis point in public education and offers suggestions for a complete reboot of the current K-12 educational system that the author claims has been broken for decades. Larson closely examines flaws in the K-12 education system and lays out a plan for fundamental change in schools.

  • Presidential Symposium Tackles Challenges in Rochester City Schools
  • Presidential Symposium Tackles Challenges in Rochester City Schools

    The Feb. 4 Presidential Symposium, “Revitalizing K-12 Education in Rochester,” featured plenary speaker Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren, Rochester City School Superintendent Bolgen Vargas, and area educators, administrators, and researchers discussing the complexities of urban education, the possibilities for success, and the importance of mobilizing community constituencies to improve Rochester City Schools.


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