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student studying the carillon


Every Wednesday from noon to 1 p.m. music rings out of the Rush Rhees Tower, and most folks trekking across the quad or heading outside for a lunchtime break have no idea that Tiffany Ng is the person behind the performance. The Eastman graduate student is a seasoned carillonneur and donates an hour each week to share her passion for the carillon with River Campus residents. Ng also is working to revive the Carillon Society, a student group that disbanded in the 1980s.

Intense laser blast yields true black metal

Chunlei Guo, assistant professor of optics, and his team have discovered a way to transform any metal into the ultimate true black by firing it with an intense burst of laser light.

Committee outlines steps to improve tech transfer

A steering committee President Seligman assembled as issued its report on how Rochester works with its scientists and with the business community to commercialize research innovations.

Alumnus gives $1.5 million to Simon

Arunas and Pamela Chesonis have pledged $1.5 million to the Simon School over the next three years to establish Chesonis Entrepreneurial Scholarships for full-time M.B.A. students.

Gifts bring holiday cheer to local kids

For the past six years, the annual "Gifts for the Giving" drive has raised gifts for families throughout the Rochester area.

Four Rochester professors named AAAS fellows

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the world’s largest federation of scientists, has elected four professors from the University as fellows.

New book reveals depth of gallery's American collection

Seeing America offers a unique view of the Memorial Art Gallery holdings and of American culture from the colonial era to the present day.

Eastman's spring concert lineup promises eclectic mix

From opera to organ, avant garde to classic, impressive guests and an exciting repertoire highlight Eastman's concert calendar.

Heading out of town? Check out Roadtrip

Launched about a year ago, the program gives students a place to match up drivers and riders with the same destination.

Jazz great McPartland 'discovers' student pianist

Pianist Jeremy Siskind ’08E will appear on the nationally syndicated NPR program Piano Jazz.

Science Coalition celebrates 10th anniversary

The group works to expand the federal government’s investment in university-based research across a wide range of disciplines.

72nd Boar's Head Dinner

Around 650 students, faculty, and staff—some decked out in extravagant period costumes—gathered for the University’s longstanding holiday celebration.

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