In Today's Issue
- Commencement Celebrates Scholarship, Achievement
- Follow the College Commencement Ceremony Online
- Richard Waugh Appointed Associate VP for Research
- President of Chinese University to Present Talk
- Grant Helps Start Feminist Activism Intern Program
- Panel Discussion: Developing Youth Identities in the Community
News and Announcements
Commencement Celebrates Scholarship, Achievement
The University will recognize the contributions of distinguished leaders and scholars who will receive honorary degrees and medals for exemplary service at its 163rd commencement ceremonies, starting today. Faculty teaching awards will also be presented to Richard Aslin, the William R. Kenan Jr. Professor, professor of brain and cognitive sciences, and director of the Rochester Center for Brain Imaging; Govind Agrawal, professor of optics and of physics and a senior scientist at the Laboratory for Laser Energetics; Miguel Alonso, associate professor of optics; and Dahpon Ho, assistant professor in the Department of History.
Follow the AS&E Commencement Ceremony Online
Watch the Arts, Sciences & Engineering commencement live on the web
Sunday, May 19, starting at 9 a.m., follow the ceremony on
Twitter @UofR, and send your own congratulatory messages to the Class of
2013 at #ur2013. You can also flash back in photos to 2009, when the Class of 2013 arrived on campus for freshman move-in day.
Richard Waugh Appointed Associate VP for Research
President of Chinese University to Present Talk
Richard Waugh, professor and chair of the Department of Biomedical Engineering, has been appointed to the newly created position of associate vice president for research. Read more...
Jie Zhang, president of Shanghai Jiao Tong University, will present “Towards a World-Class University”
from 4 to 5 p.m. Sunday, May 19, in Sloan Auditorium, Goergen Hall. His
talk will focus on the new philosophy of Chinese higher education. A
reception will follow. Register online.
Zhang will receive an honorary doctor of science degree during the
Arts, Sciences & Engineering commencement ceremony earlier that day.
Grant Helps Start Feminist Activism Intern Program
The Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender and Women’s Studies has been awarded a 2013 American Association of University Women Community Action Grant to put towards the institute’s newly developed ROC(XX)Y: Summer Internship in Feminist Activism and Leadership. Read more...
Panel Discussion: Developing Youth Identities in the Community
A panel discussion on “Developing Youth Identities in the Community” will follow a screening of Our Life. Our Meat. Our Story., a short film created by 12 young women from East High School as part of the Science STARS program. The event starts at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 21, in the Genrich-Rusling Room, LeChase Hall. Read more...
May 17, 2013
Weekend Event Highlight
Jessie Kneisel Lieder Competition Winner’s Concert
Partly Cloudy, High 68°
Partly Cloudy, High 73°
Saturday, May 18, Kilbourn Hall, Eastman School. Read more...
Rochester in the News
13WHAM-TV (May 16)
Teenager’s Gift for Opera
One of the most talented young vocalists in the country is getting ready to begin a dual-major program at the University of Rochester and the Eastman School of Music. Eighteen-year-old Aaron Bigeleisen will graduate from McQuaid and embark on a career that could take him to the great opera houses of the world.
Science Friday (March 15)
What Lies Beneath
Using a technology found in airport security body scanners, J. Bianca Jackson, a postdoctoral fellow at Rochester, searches for lost artwork hidden beneath layers of paint and plaster. Her technique, called terahertz imaging, has enabled Jackson to unveil an old mural behind the white wall of a Latvian cathedral, as well as ritualistic decorations, obscured by clay, from the dwellings of a Neolithic settlement in Turkey.
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