- Shaun Nelms Named Deputy Superintendent of East High School
Shaun Nelms, current deputy superintendent of the Greece Central School District and a former chief of schools for the Rochester City School District, will become East High School’s new deputy superintendent, a new position created under a unique partnership between the University of Rochester and East High School to enhance educational outcomes for students at East High.
- Horizons, Grassroots Partner to Teach Students About Environmental Stewardship
With the help of a new grant from the New York State Pollution Prevention Institute, the Horizons at Warner summer enrichment program will launch a project, called Rain Gardens for Youth Empowerment and Pollution Prevention, in partnership with the student-led, environmental-action awareness group Grassroots on River Campus. This new initiative will use a newly installed rain garden to provide valuable lessons for Rochester city students this summer.
- New Micro-Documentary Series Shines Spotlight on Disability in Higher Ed
A new micro-documentary series, called “The Opportunity Project,” created by the Institute for Innovative Transition at the University of Rochester and funded by the B. Thomas Golisano Foundation, shares short video stories of young adults with intellectual disabilities who have benefited from a meaningful college experience.
- Warner Doctoral Candidate Kristin Hocker Honored as a 2015 Presidential Diversity Award Recipient
Kristin Hocker, an organizational development specialist with Human Resources and a doctoral candidate in the higher education program at the Warner School, was honored as a University 2015 Presidential Diversity Award recipient. She was publicly recognized during the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Address on Friday, Jan. 23.
- Professor Lucia French Retires After 32 Years with Warner
Lucia French, Earl B. Taylor Professor, has retired after 32 years as a faculty member in the University of Rochester’s Warner School of Education and Human Development. The Board of Trustees has named her the Earl B. Taylor Professor Emeritus of Education.