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Global Engagement

  • Le Montagne, Chambray, France, March 2015, Karen Ruiz ’16, a psychology major. Rochester Review 2015 Study Abroad Photo Contest Winner.
  • A Cloudy Day in St. Petersburg, St. Petersburg, Russia, September 2015, Kendall Gildersleeve ’17, a Russian major. Rochester Review 2015 Study Abroad Photo Contest winner.
  • The Ant and the Water Buffalo, Yasothon Province, Thailand, September 2015, Jamie Rudd ’17, an anthropology and English major. Rochester Review 2015 Study Abroad Photo Contest winner.
  • Lighthouse between the Atlantic and Pacific, Tierra Del Fuego, Argentina, December 2015, Laurel Barkan ’17, an international relations major. Rochester Review 2015 Study Abroad Photo Contest honorable mention.
  • An Unlikely Moon, Paris, France, October 2015, Casey Waldren ’17, a computer science major. Rochester Review 2015 Study Abroad Photo Contest winner.

Connecting Rochester and the World

Since its founding, the University of Rochester has transformed the city, the region, the nation, and the world.

The University is an increasingly global institution. We draw students from all over the world, compete internationally for the most talented faculty, and establish international research partnerships.

The needs of a global society are becoming more complex, and the demands on a research university such as Rochester are increasingly urgent. With the aid of the Office for Global Engagement, Rochester can meet those demands.

Globe ImageU.S. Government Immigration Updates

Updates and information on the federal immigration executive order.

UR student with children from communityEngineering students travel to Dominican school to build clean water system

During their winter break, six undergraduate members of the University’s Engineers Without Borders USA chapter, along with their professional mentor, traveled to the Dominican Republic, where they implemented a water-disinfection system in preparation for supplying the school with potable water.

Falling Walls Competition LogoNext stop for Falling Walls winner: Berlin

Kilean Lucas, a PhD student in the lab of James McGrath, professor of biomedical engineering, took first place in the University’s third annual Falling Walls competition on Thursday, earning him a $500 prize and an all-expenses paid trip to Berlin, Germany this fall to represent Rochester in the international Falling Walls competition.

Map of Africa with stethoscopeFulbright Awards Focus on Health Challenges in Africa

Amina Alio, Ph.D., an assistant professor in the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) Department of Public Health Sciences and Michael Potchen, M.D., a professor in the URMC Department of Imaging Sciences, have received Fulbright Scholar awards for projects to improve the delivery of care in sub-Saharan Africa.

image of Tibet sedimentTibet Sediments Reveal Climate Patterns from Millions of Years Ago

Carmala Garzione, a professor of earth and environmental sciences, and Junsheng Nie, a visiting research associate at the University, surveyed sediment samples from the northern Tibetan Plateau’s Qaidam Basin and were able to construct paleoclimate cycle records from the late Miocene epoch of Earth’s history, which lasted from approximately 11 to 5.3 million years ago.

Portraits of two studentsCritical Language Scholarship Winners

Two University undergraduates have received U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholarships and will be heading overseas this summer to take part in language and cultural immersion programs.

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Did you know?

The University has been designated as one of the “Top Producers of U.S. Fulbright Student Scholars, 2013–14.”