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Faculty Perspectives

Faculty Perspectives: On Online Meeting of the Minds. Sponsored by the Office of Alumni Relations 

Access archived versions of past Faculty Perspectives webinars below.

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Archive - 2015


Rethinking College: Inclusive Higher Education
featuring Martha Mock, Director of the Institute for Innovative Transition; Associate Professor, Warner School of Education and Human Development


Optical Biopsy: Bringing Real-Time Cellular Imaging to Clinical Care
featuring James M. Zavislan, Associate Dean for Education, Hajim School of Engineering; Associate Professor, The Institute of Optics, Biomedical Engineering, Ophthalmology Center for Visual Sciences


Social Justice and the Black Experience in America
featuring Dena Swanson, Associate Professor at the Warner School of Education and Human Development


The Rochester Impact: Paving the Way to a World Without AIDS
featuring Stephen Dewhurst, PhD, a molecular virologist. Also featuring Michael C. Keefer, MD, a professor of infectious diseases in the Department of Medicine at the University's School of Medicine and Dentistry. He is also the co-director of the Center for AIDS Research


Secrets of Long-lived and Cancer-resistant Rodents
featuring Vera Gorbunova, PhD who will identify mechanisms that allow such exceptionally long-lived animals to live long and healthy lives and how these mechanisms to benefit human health.


Understanding Defensive Equity
featuring Robert Novy-Marx, a Zekelman Professor of Business Administration at the Simon Business School

Pedro Vallejo-Ramierez

Why I Chose Optics
Listen to current student Pedro Vallejo Ramirez discuss his experience with the University of Rochester’s Optics Department, which has led him to help start a company with fellow optics students, work in multi-disciplinary, hands-on projects, and other endeavors.

Dr. Ray Dorsey

Disrupting Health Care
featuring Dr. Ray Dorsey, the David M. Levy Professor of Neurology and Director of the CHET at the University of Rochester Medical Center.