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WHY SO DAZZLINGLY BEAUTIFUL?
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University researchers have discovered what gives planetary nebula, such as the Ant Nebula (above), their fantastic shapes. Read more.


New awards fund multidisciplinary research  

President Seligman has adopted the recommendations of the Multidisciplinary Advisory Council, creating a $250,000 annual fund and endorsing other initiatives to support faculty research that crosses disciplines, departments, or schools within the University.

Salman Rushdie and Umberto Eco to give reading on campus

Two of the most respected international authors of our time, Salman Rushdie and Umberto Eco, will read from their work and discuss literature at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 1, in the auditorium at the Alumni and Advancement Center, 300 East River Rd.

University launches post-baccalaureate pre-medical program

The University is launching an intensive 12- to 14-month program for college graduates and other professionals interested in gaining entrance to medical, dental, or veterinary school.

ARCHITECTURE HONORED

Two of the University’s newest buildings have earned design awards from the Rochester chapter of the American Institute of Architects.

Energy symposium caps KEY students’ year of promoting sustainability research

Three University undergraduates working on a Kauffman Foundation-funded year of entrepreneurial thinking and activities have lined up a dozen speakers with state and national reputations for a sustainable energy symposium on the River Campus Friday and Saturday, April 4 and 5.

Dawn Bruner helps parents navigate college years

Students are often not the only ones tested by college life. Unfamiliar with University resources, hampered by long distance, and unsure of their role, parents can be equally challenged during the undergraduate years.

Eastman hosts fourth Women in Music Festival

From a new work by an internationally celebrated composer to new works written by Eastman School of Music students, numerous premieres will highlight the fourth annual Women in Music Festival.

Finally, the ‘planet’ in planetary nebulae?

Astronomers at the University, home to one of the world’s largest groups of planetary nebulae specialists, have announced that low-mass stars and possibly even super-Jupiter-sized planets may be responsible for creating some of the most breathtaking objects in the sky.

Scholar Charles Carlton remembered

Charles Carlton, a respected professor of French and Romance linguistics at the University for 33 years, died March 9 at the Jewish Home of Rochester.

Office helps University staff embrace diversity f

When senior clinical nurse specialist Caroline Nestro looked out over the diverse crowd of employees from her department, she knew right away that this Psychiatry Grand Rounds was unlike any other. Held in honor of Martin Luther King, the January 16 gathering had attracted more than double the normal attendance and, more importantly, had drawn together a genuinely representative mix of the University community.

In Brief

A round up of news.