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University of Rochester

EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION

Location:
Rochester, NY

Founding Date:
1850

Motto:
Meliora

Team:
Yellowjackets

Enrollment:
8500

Official Website:
http://www.rochester.edu/

STUDENTS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
George Abbott
Playwright
25-Jun-1887 31-Jan-1995 Damn Yankees
Carolyn Berger
Judge
c. 1947   Justice, Delaware Supreme Court
Irving Bernstein
Historian
15-Nov-1916 25-Sep-2001 Labor historian
Myles Brand
Educator
17-May-1942 16-Sep-2009 President of the NCAA, 2003-09
Mary Calderone
Activist
1-Jul-1904 24-Oct-1998 Questions and Answers about Love and Sex
David R. Carlucci
Business
c. 1955   CEO of IMS Health
Steven Chu
Physicist
28-Feb-1948   US Secretary of Energy
Michel Coutu
Business
c. 1954   CEO, Jean Coutu Group USA
Gene Cretz
Diplomat
c. 1950   US Ambassador to Ghana
Henrik Dam
Scientist
21-Feb-1895 Apr-1976 Discovered Vitamin K
Susan S. Denison
Business
c. 1946   Partner, Cook Associates
Robert H. Dicke
Physicist
6-May-1916 4-Mar-1997 Dicke radiometer
Michael J. Durham
Business
c. 1951   Former CFO, American Airlines
George Eastman
Inventor
12-Jul-1854 14-Mar-1932 Inventor of the Kodak camera
Robert Forster
Actor
13-Jul-1941   Jackie Brown
D. Carleton Gajdusek
Scientist
9-Sep-1923 12-Dec-2008 Kuru (slow virus infections)
Mark B. Grier
Business
c. 1953   Vice Chairman of Prudential
Susan Hockfield
Educator
24-Mar-1951   President of MIT
Robert T. Huang
Business
c. 1945   CEO of Synnex
Shirley Jackson
Novelist
14-Dec-1916 8-Aug-1965 The Lottery
David T. Kearns
Business
11-Aug-1930 25-Feb-2011 CEO of Xerox, 1985-91
Kenneth B. Keating
Politician
18-May-1900 5-May-1975 US Senator from New York, 1959-65
Robert Keegan
Business
27-Jul-1947   CEO of Goodyear
Richard T. Kennedy
Diplomat
24-Dec-1919 11-Jan-1998 US Ambassador for Nuclear Energy Policy
Galway Kinnell
Poet
1-Feb-1927   Selected Poems
Arthur Kornberg
Scientist
3-Mar-1918 26-Oct-2007 Synthesized DNA
Masatoshi Koshiba
Physicist
19-Sep-1926   Detected cosmic neutrinos
Mary Anne Krupsak
Politician
26-Mar-1932   Lt. Governor of New York, 1975-78
Lawrence Kudlow
Economist
20-Aug-1947   Kudlow & Cramer
Chris Lee
Politician
1-Apr-1964   Congressman from New York, resigned
Lester A. Lefton
Educator
c. 1947   President, Kent State University
Richard C. Leone
Government
30-Apr-1940   President of the Century Foundation, 1989-2011
John E. Major
Business
c. 1945   CEO of Novatel Wireless, 2000-03
Joseph B. Martin
Doctor
1938   Dean, Harvard Medical School, 1997-2007
Janet Maslin
Critic
1948   New York Times film critic
William Masters
Scientist
27-Dec-1915 16-Feb-2001 Human Sexual Response
Kevin Mattson
Historian
25-Dec-1966   Intellectuals in Action
Thomas H. McLain
Business
c. 1957   CEO of Nabi Biopharmaceuticals, 2002-07
Cathy E. Minehan
Business
15-Feb-1947   President of the Boston Fed, 1994-2007
Denis J. O'Leary
Business
1956   EVP at JP Morgan Chase, 1994-2003
John W. Rowe
Business
20-Jun-1944   CEO of Aetna, 2000-06
Debra Jo Rupp
Actor
24-Feb-1951   Kitty Forman on That '70s Show
Bruce Schneier
Computer Programmer
15-Jan-1964   Applied Cryptography
Paul E. Singer
Business
1944   Billionaire, vulture capitalist
Hugo F. Sonnenschein
Economist
1941   President, University of Chicago, 1993-2000
Samuel S. Stratton
Politician
27-Sep-1916 13-Sep-1990 Congressman from New York
Charles Strouse
Composer
7-Jun-1928   Bye Bye Birdie
Vincent du Vigneaud
Chemist
18-May-1901 11-Dec-1978 Synthesized vasopressin and oxytocin
Donald C. Winter
Government
c. 1947   US Secretary of the Navy, 2006-09
John L. Zabriskie
Business
c. 1940   CEO of Pharmacia & Upjohn, 1995-97
Robert Zubrin
Engineer
c. 1952   Mars Direct

TEACHERS AND PROFESSORS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Norman O. Brown
Historian
25-Sep-1913 2-Oct-2002 Life Against Death
Leonard Carmichael
Educator
9-Nov-1898 16-Sep-1973 Smithsonian Chief, 1953-64
Alexander Eckstein
Economist
9-Dec-1915 4-Dec-1976 Sinologist, China's Economic Revolution
Robert W. Fogel
Economist
1-Jul-1926   Cliometrics
John Gardner
Novelist
21-Jul-1933 14-Sep-1982 Grendel
Anthony Hecht
Poet
16-Jan-1923 20-Oct-2004 The Hard Hours
David R. Henderson
Economist
c. 1952   The Concise Encyclopedia of Economics
Johannes Holtfreter
Zoologist
9-Jan-1901 13-Nov-1992 Chemotaxis
Keith Lehrer
Philosopher
10-Jan-1936   Metamind
William E. Mayer
Business
1940   Former CEO of First Boston
Michael L. Mussa
Economist
15-Apr-1944   Council of Economic Advisers, 1986-88
Charles Plosser
Economist
19-Sep-1948   President and CEO, Philadelphia Fed
W. D. Snodgrass
Poet
5-Jan-1926 13-Jan-2009 Heart's Needle
Victor Weisskopf
Physicist
19-Sep-1908 21-Apr-2002 Head of CERN, 1961-65
George H. Whipple
Scientist
28-Aug-1878 2-Feb-1976 Bile, hemoglobin, and the liver

ADMINISTRATORS AND TRUSTEES

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
J. P. Bolduc
Business
c. 1941   CEO of W. R. Grace, 1993-95
Ursula M. Burns
Business
20-Sep-1958   CEO of Xerox
Steven Chu
Physicist
28-Feb-1948   US Secretary of Energy
Marion B. Folsom
Business
23-Nov-1893 27-Sep-1976 HEW Secretary, 1955-58
David T. Kearns
Business
11-Aug-1930 25-Feb-2011 CEO of Xerox, 1985-91
Sol Linowitz
Business
17-Dec-1913 18-Mar-2005 Negotiated return of the Panama Canal
Cathy E. Minehan
Business
15-Feb-1947   President of the Boston Fed, 1994-2007
Joel Seligman
Educator
11-Jan-1950   President, University of Rochester
Hugo F. Sonnenschein
Economist
1941   President, University of Chicago, 1993-2000
Samuel S. Stratton
Politician
27-Sep-1916 13-Sep-1990 Congressman from New York
George H. Whipple
Scientist
28-Aug-1878 2-Feb-1976 Bile, hemoglobin, and the liver
Mark A. Zupan
Educator
c. 1959   Dean of Business, University of Rochester

COACHES

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Jay Wright
Basketball
24-Dec-1961   Villanova Head Coach


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