Trustee Commits $1 Million to Establish iZone in Rush Rhees
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Barbara J. Burger Commits $1 Million to River Campus Libraries
Neilly Lecture Series: Cristina Henríquez
Design Phase Underway for Evans Lam Square
Daguerreotype Exhibit Explores Nanotechnology's Role in Exploring Local History

Students Use Data for Social Good at Inaugural Data Dive
RCL's Sally Roche Retires after 52-Year Career

Barbara J. Burger Commits
$1 Million to River Campus Libraries

University of Rochester Trustee Barbara J. Burger, Ph.D., has committed $1 million to the River Campus Libraries for the creation and implementation of the iZone, a collaborative, technology-rich space that will provide students with programs, services, and resources to explore their ideas and develop innovative projects for social, cultural, community, and economic impact. Located on the ground floor of Rush Rhees Library, the iZone will include collaborative workspaces, consultation and team rooms, exhibition areas, and computer workstations where students from all disciplines can meet with like-minded peers and a community of experts. Upon completion of the project, the space will be dedicated as the Barbara J. Burger iZone at the River Campus Libraries. Read more.
Neilly Series Lecture: Cristina Henríquez

The RCL's Neilly Lecture Series continues on Wednesday, November 18 with Cristina Henríquez, author of The Book of Unknown Americans. The novel—inspired by Henríquez's father’s Panamà-to-U.S. immigration story—reveals the hardships, humor, and heart behind a family's efforts to make a new life in America. Henríquez will be introduced by Daniel Reichman, associate professor and chair of the Department of Anthropology. The event begins at 7 p.m. in the Hawkins-Carlson Room of Rush Rhees Library. It is free and open to the public. Reserved parking is available in Library Lot. Henríquez will be a guest on WXXI's Connections with Evan Dawson on November 17 at 12 p.m. Read more.
Design Phase Underway for Evans Lam Square

Picture a place like Trafalgar Square: a vibrant gathering space for a diverse community. Less than a year from now, the area off of the Friedlander Lobby in Rush Rhees Library will be buzzing with the energy of Evans Lam Square. The design phase is well underway for this state-of-the-art meeting space where students will gather with classmates, collaborate with librarians, and explore technology. Library staff, faculty, and students have participated in a number of workshops and feedback forums to assess what users require from the space. 
Construction is set to begin during the summer of 2016, and the project is expected to be complete by September 2016. Evans Lam Square is made possible thanks to a $1 million commitment  from University Trustee Evans Lam ’83, ’84S (MBA) and his wife, Susanna. Read more.
Daguerreotype Exhibit Explores Nanotechnology's Role in Preserving Local History

A new exhibition in Rush Rhees Library showcases the results of groundbreaking nanotechnology research conducted by University of Rochester and Eastman Museum scientists on the mysterious deterioration of the daguerreotype, a photographic process unveiled in 1839. “Researching the Daguerreotype at the University of Rochester: Nanotechnology Meets Local History” features daguerreotypes from across Western New York, and will include a rare daguerreotype of Frederick Douglass once owned by Susan B. Anthony. A special presentation about the scientific advances surrounding daguerreotypes will be held on
December 14. Read more.
Students Use Data for Social Good at Inaugural Data Dive

While most students recovered from a long week of classes, about 20 undergraduates spent their weekend analyzing data for social good. The University of Rochester's first Data Dive was held October 24 and 25 in the Carlson Student Research Space and the VISTA Collaboratory. The event brought together two local non-profits—NeighborWorks Rochester and Lollypop Farm—and students interested in applying what they have learned about data science in the classroom. The event was hosted by the River Campus Libraries' Carlson Student Research Space, with support from the Rochester Center for Community Leadership and the Goergen Institute for Data Science. Read more and
view photos.
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RCL's Sally Roche Retires after 52-Year Career
Dozens of members of the University community gathered last month to wish a happy retirement to Sally Roche, library facilities building coordinator. Roche retired October 30 after a 52-year career at the River Campus Libraries. She joined the University as a library clerk in 1963 and was successfully promoted to positions where her attention to detail, creativity, and dedication made the libraries "ever better." Roche is a 2015 recipient of the University's Witmer Award for Distinguished Service. In recognition of her steadfast commitment to the University and the RCL, the staff lounge in Rush Rhees Library has been dedicated as The Sally H. Roche Library Staff Lounge. View photos.
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