Upstate business leaders are calling on Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the state Legislature to increase his $1.5 billion proposal for an upstate economic development competition to $2.5 billion, saying the area needs the greater infusion of cash. … Others who signed the letter included Joel Seligman, president of the University of Rochester.
Eric Horvitz, director of Microsoft Research, will show how breakthroughs in the new field of data science are solving previously intractable problems in clinical medicine, public health, transportation, disaster recovery, and many other areas.
Although most materials slightly expand when heated, there is a new class of rubber-like material that not only self-stretches upon cooling; it reverts back to its original shape when heated, all without physical manipulation.
Teacher education programs nationwide anticipate a smooth transition to edTPA, a new performance assessment for initial teacher certification. But a new study of teacher candidates in Wisconsin and New York state shows that many did not necessarily understand how the edTPA process works.
Joshua Dubler’s project will shed new light on how changes in the religious landscape in America have contributed to tremendous growth in the prison system over the last 40 years.
While social media, especially Twitter, can benefit a television show in real-time, offline word-of-mouth is more influential to get a new viewer to watch a new program, according to a new study from the Simon Business School.
Colleen McCarthy, director of the University’s annual United Way workplace campaign, and Jon Roberson, senior vice president of the United Way of Rochester, fire up the crowd at the annual kick-off breakfast. This year, the University is seeking to raise $1.4 million to support communities agencies.
Spread the Word to End the Word is a national movement to end the demeaning use of the words “retard” and “retarded.” On March 4, the movement’s national day of awareness, several events will occur around campus and throughout the Medical Center to support the campaign.
On Tuesday and Wednesday, Students’ Association members will be on hand in Wilson Commons to launch the University’s “It’s On Us” campaign, a national effort to raise awareness about sexual violence in all of its forms.
Associate professor of jazz studies Dariusz Terefenko and alto saxophonist Alexa Tarantino ’14 will take their jazz duo on the road this spring, traveling to Poland in March to teach and perform, and to Brazil in June for a series of gigs.
From the archives: Philip Levine, former poet laureate of the United States, was a keynote guest when the Department of English’s Plutzik Reading Series celebrated its centennial in 2012. The Pulitzer Prize-winning poet died Sunday at the age of 87.
Exploring the limitless possibilities of the traditional Japanese drum, the taiko, the performing arts ensemble Kodo will perform its “One Earth Tour: Mystery” program which evokes the mood of splendor and awe found in sacred places.
A ten-member advisory committee made up of representatives from leading high-technology companies, industry and academia will meet for the first time this week.
Joe Testani succeeds Burt Nadler, current director of the Greene Center, who announced his intent to retire last year after 16 years in the position. Testani will join the University in June 2015.
The Kindrick-CARA Award is presented annually to a member of the organization for their leadership in developing, organizing, and sponsoring work in medieval studies. Peck has been a faculty member at the University for 54 years, during which time he has received numerous commendations.