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Robert Clark

Robert Clark, former dean of Duke University’s Pratt School of Engineering, has been named dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. An expert in the science of acoustics and in bionanomanufacturing, Clark is widely recognized as an academic leader who oversaw strategic planning efforts and implemented curricular innovations while at Duke. Clark (above) takes questions during a press conference on July 15. (Read more.)



Young Pianists compete at Eastman

Twenty-five of the world’s most talented young pianists, including an award-winning local teenager who was featured on National Public Radio, will vie for prizes in the Eastman Young Artists International Piano Competition this month.

Study links optimism and heart health

Optimism is good for heart health, at least among men, a new study shows.

Parking offers cost-saving options for carpoolers

With gas prices on the rise, carpooling is one way to save money.

Is marriage a laughing matter?

Psychology Professor Harry Reis wants to unravel one of the great mysteries of mirth: Are couples who laugh at the same jokes happier with each other? Using an online survey, Reis and his graduate students will explore how much humor compatibility matters in relationships

University Press to garner international exposure

Staff of the University of Rochester Press received good news during the annual meeting of the Association of American University Presses (AAUP) held in Montreal last month.

Why some ‘niche’ parties sizzle and others fizzle

Across the globe, new political parties are emerging in democratic countries, from green parties to anti-immigration parties.

Rochester launches first health survey of deaf population

The Medical Center is joining with other community partners to conduct the nation’s first survey to measure the basic health status of deaf people and their knowledge of health issues.

Physicist’s quantum-‘uncollapse’ hypothesis verified

In 2006, Andrew Jordan, professor of physics and astronomy, together with Alexander Korotkov at the University of California at Riverside, spelled out how to exploit a quantum quirk in a way long thought impossible

LOL—TWICE

B. J. Novak, a regular on NBC’s critically acclaimed comedy The Office, performs stand-up on Saturday, September 6, at 9 p.m. in Strong Auditorium.

Helping in Honduras

At the center of the University's global health initiative is its project in San José, Honduras. For two weeks each fall and spring, the Medical Center sends a brigade of about 15 residents, faculty members, nurses, dentists, medical students, and volunteers. They see more than 100 patients a day, treating everything from congestive heart failure to parasites. View the slide show.

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Notables

Faculty and Staff Awards and Honors