Please consider downloading the latest version of Internet Explorer
to experience this site as intended.
Tools Search Main Menu
portrait of Michelangelo

Michelangelo lived large—and ‘loved to laugh’

Renowned Michelangelo expert and this year’s Ferrari Humanities Symposia keynote speaker William Wallace has spent his career helping readers to find the familiar in the extraordinary artist’s day-to-day life.

March 20, 2018

Science & Technology

illustration showing the new clock pulse architecture as a series of separate cylinders

New computing device would let microprocessors go ‘all out’

Researcher Mohammad Kazemi has proposed an entirely new concept for computer architecture to overcome the problems of heat transfer inherent in traditional microprocessors.

Continue Reading

March 15, 2018
professor in a lab

Professor studies complex brain networks involved in vision

Farran Briggs, a new associate professor of neuroscience and of brain and cognitive sciences at the University of Rochester, studies how attention affects the brain’s ability to process visual information.

Continue Reading

March 12, 2018
still from a video shows of core or hole in a glacier

What sound does ice make when it’s dropped 90 meters into an Antarctic glacier?

Researchers in the University’s Ice Core Lab shared a viral video that shows the “unexpected and fascinating” noice that when it hits the bottom of a borehole in Antarctica.

Continue Reading

March 6, 2018

Society & Culture

woman with a computer reads papers at a coffee shop

Simon ranked as a top 15 MBA for women

The Simon Business School is ranked number 13 in the United States and number 21 in the world by the Financial Times in its first-ever ranking of the top 50 MBA programs for women.

Continue Reading

March 8, 2018
two women at a rally, each holding a sign that reads WOMEN STRIKE BACK

‘We still have a lot of work to do’

March 8 is International Women’s Day, a day marked by rallies and celebrations around the globe. The University’s Commission on Women and Gender Equity in Academia will host a panel discussion with local activists promoting gender equity.

Continue Reading

March 7, 2018

Scholars examine memory through many lenses

From the post-Reformation trauma of Shakespeare’s history plays, to the poignant scrapbooks created by the families of British soldiers killed in World War I, the fellowships sponsored by the Humanities Center this year focus on the interdisciplinary study of memory and forgetting.

Continue Reading

March 5, 2018

The Arts

student on stage with a picture of a woman projected onto her hands

International Theatre Program presents its first ‘devised’ work

The spring production We Don’t Live on Mars Yet never started out as your typical theater production. It’s what’s called a devised work — where actors, production artists, and even the director don’t know what the final play will be.

Continue Reading

March 2, 2018
close-up photo of a conductor on stage

Symphony Orchestra, dancers to explore theme of immigration

In her new role in the Department of Music, Rachel Waddell encourages people to “listen to classical music in a different way,” connecting an upcoming performance of Antonin Dvořák’s New World Symphony to issues of immigration, and the meaning of “home.”

Continue Reading

March 1, 2018
detail from artist's print

Artist Walid Raad to discuss war, art, and memory

Conceptual artist Walid Raad ’96 (PhD), an associate professor of art at the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, will be the third speaker in the Humanities Center’s annual public lecture series, devoted this year to the theme of memory and forgetting.

Continue Reading

January 19, 2018

In Photos

student with hands over her face in shock as family hugs here and cheers

Match made in medicine

March 16, 2018

“I almost couldn’t believe my eyes,” said Nichole Roxas, as she opened her envelope and learned she was heading to Yale-New Haven Hospital to train as a child and adolescent psychiatrist. Roxas joined 100 of her peers at the School of Medicine and Dentistry on Match Day, the day when medical students across the country get the results of the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP), which matches the preferences of students with the preferences of residency programs. “I started crying happy tears because it’s a dream come true for me,” said Roxas.  “The education I received in Rochester has irrevocably shaped my moral compass and the direction of my career.”

Continue Reading

Student Life

fous students standing arm-in-arm looking at a sunset

Depths of field: See the sights in Education Abroad photo contest

More than 275 students study abroad in more than 50 countries through programs offered by the Center for Education Abroad. And this year, students submitted 245 entries to Rochester Review’s annual contest.

Continue Reading

March 11, 2018
Fulbright logo

13 Rochester students, recent alumni named Fulbright semifinalists

Thirteen students and recent alumni are semifinalists in the prestigious Fulbright U.S. Student Grant Program, and this is the second year in a row that the University of Rochester has been designated a Fulbright “top producer.”

Continue Reading

March 8, 2018
two women smiling for a photo, one wears a crown and a sash that reads RETIRED

25 years of change in computer science

Marty Guenther has been there since the beginning, watching the Department of Computer Science grow and spearheading programs that support women students and connect all students to the increasingly global tech community.

Continue Reading

March 7, 2018

Voices & Opinion

man walking in fron to building with the sign WORLD BANK

Multinationals pull strings at World Bank

In this episode of the Quadcast, University of Rochester professor of political science Randy Stone talks about his findings that indicate undue corporate influence at the World Bank. 

Continue Reading

March 14, 2018
Oscars status against Hollywood skyline with sunshine and palm trees

Thinking about ‘visual privilege’ and the 2018 Oscars

Sharon Willis, a member of Rochester’s Film and Media Studies program faculty, says this year’s nominations show that change may be afoot in Hollywood—but that how much movies will be transformed remains to be seen.

Continue Reading

March 1, 2018
The lighted National Debt Clock sign reads $14 trillion

Concerns build about growing national debt

In the wake of the Trump administration’s $4.4 trillion federal budget proposal last week, Rochester political scientist and author David Primo says he’s worried about the long-term effects of the growing national debt.

Continue Reading

February 19, 2018

University News

photo of Donald Hall

Donald Hall selected as Robert L. and Mary L. Sproull Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Sciences & Engineering

As dean of the faculty of AS&E, Hall will be responsible for academic, administrative, and financial aspects of School of Arts & Sciences, the Hajim School of Engineering & Applied Sciences, and the undergraduate College. Interim Dean of Faculty Richard Waugh will rejoin the Office of the Provost as vice provost for research.

Continue Reading

March 19, 2018
Judith Smetana

Adolescence expert Judith Smetana wins psychology career award

An expert in teen–parent relationships, psychology professor Judith Smetana is being recognized by her peers with the 2018 John P. Hill Memorial Award from the Society for Research on Adolescence.

Continue Reading

March 16, 2018
Louise Slaugher behind the podium

Remembering Louise Slaughter, 1929–2018

“She was a giant among her peers in the House, a trailblazer and a tireless advocate for science, healthcare, research, education, arts and the humanities, economic development, and equal rights,” said President Rich Feldman.  

Continue Reading

March 16, 2018