December 17, 2007
The shape of things to come
Mitchell Anthamatten, assistant professor of chemical
engineering, is the inventor of a new rubber material that can be
stretched and will retain its shape until heated. The pliable substance is
part of a new class of shape-memory polymers that have applications ranging
from biomedical implants to self-sealing sutures.
In an effort to attract greater numbers of talented students in its own backyard and expand higher education opportunities in its home city, the University has launched a scholarship initiative that would waive up to $100,000 in tuition costs over four years to graduates of Rochester public high schools who enroll at the University.
The 50th annual Grammy Awards have brought repeat nominations for several Eastman School faculty and alumnae. The awards will be presented February 10 in Los Angeles.
President Seligman will honor staff in non-management positions with an annual award to a staff member who best exemplifies service to the University or to the greater Rochester community. The $2,500 award will be personally funded by the president.
The newest members of the Board of Trustees bring expertise in business, entrepreneurship, and law to their new positions—along with close ties to the University.
Lawrence Rothenberg, an expert on interest groups and environmental politics, has been named the Corrigan-Minehan Professor of Political Science in the College of Arts, Sciences, and Engineering. The professorship supports a scholar who epitomizes the research and teaching excellence of the late political scientist William Riker. It was endowed through a gift from E. Gerald Corrigan and his wife, University Trustee Cathy Minehan ’68.
The Mt. Hope Family Center was recently chosen as one of three finalists in a national competition that recognizes excellence in implementing partnerships between community organizations and researchers.
When Susannah Snider ’08, a Spanish and comparative literature major, translates a text, rendering Spanish words into English is only one part of her task.
Marc Feldman, a professor and scientist in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, died December 4, at age 62, after a brief battle with lung cancer.
The number of University undergraduates studying abroad this academic year has reached an all-time high, with 218 students hitting the books in programs overseas.
The University’s contribution to the health care costs for regular part-time faculty and staff who meet certain criteria has changed. A larger contribution will be provided by the University to these employees’ health care plans beginning January 1.
Three members of a Medical Center research team became witnesses to the evolution of a “new” frontier as expansion steams ahead in the remote civilizations of Tibet and Qinghai Province in China.
Rochester researchers have developed a shape-memory rubber that may enable applications as diverse as biomedical implants, conformal face-masks, self-sealing sutures, and “smart” labels.
A roundup of Awards and Honors.
A roundup of news and announcements.