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The shape of things to come

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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.

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Rochester scholarship to aid city students

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.

Grammy nods for Eastman musicians

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.

Award recognizes staff dedication, service

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.

Business leaders join trustees

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.

Rothenberg named to Corrigan-Minehan Professorship

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.

Mt. Hope Center recognized for outreach program

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.

Students learn the art and business of literary translation

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.

Computer engineer Marc Feldman dies

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.

Banner year for study abroad

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.

Health care rates reduced for part-time faculty, staff

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.

Exhibit offers rarely seen glimpse into China’s past and future

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.

Research yields new class of shap-retaining rubber

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.

Awards & Honors

A roundup of Awards and Honors.

In Brief

A roundup of news and announcements.