February 4, 2008
Fresh from a mascot makeover, the new Yellowjacket made its debut at the basketball doubleheader on Feb. 1. “Rocky,” the wasp’s new name, was selected by the University community, replacing the cherubic URBee who had been the public face of the Yellowjackets for the past two decades.
Ruth Lawrence, professor of pediatrics, and obstetrics and gynecology, was named the winner of the 22nd annual Athena Award at a special luncheon at the Rochester Riverside Convention Center in January.
Andrew Niles, a senior honors mathematics major, has been named a 2008 Churchill Scholar and will advance his studies at the University of Cambridge this fall.
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If orange soda is the safest and fastest way to collect live yellowjackets, Senior Sanitarian Peter Castronovo will use it.
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Graduate students lose precious hours needlessly sifting through their digital archives looking for notes, the most recent versions of their dissertations, and other misplaced odds and ends, University researchers are finding.
A tiny, implantable device has pulled adult stem cells out of a living rat with a far greater purity than any present technique.
It was an epic battle, and Susan B. Anthony was on fire to win it.
The Medical Center has unveiled a new comprehensive branding strategy to establish a more cohesive identity for the institution and its affiliates, and to celebrate its rich legacy as one of the nation’s first academic medical centers.
In the January issue of Scientific American, Tarduno writes of his voyages to the Hawaiian Islands and the nearby Emperor seamounts to solve a mystery of the islands’ creation. Conventional theories say the chain of islands formed as the Pacific tectonic plate moved across a fixed “hotspot”—a point where super-heated magma from deep in the Earth rises close to the crust and generates intensified volcanic activity. Most theories assume these hotspots are fixed in place, but some geophysicists felt this picture was incomplete.
As a professor of electrical and computer engineering and an amateur musician, Mark Bocko has long seen the potential for building stronger partnerships between the College of Arts, Sciences, and Engineering and the Eastman School.
A roundup of news and announcements.