A computer model to help clinicians predict Parkinson’s disease progression has landed two Rochester undergraduates and their faculty mentor a top honor from the Michael J. Fox Foundation.
In 2013, a group of Rochester and NASA scientists proposed the NEOCam, or “Near-Earth Object Camera,” based on an infrared detector developed here in Rochester. This year, NASA announced extended funding for the program.
The University of Chicago professor will be in residence from March 22 to 24. A scholar of Hinduism and mythology, her work highlights the “often messy collision of religion, science, and politics.”
Student host Nick Bruno ’17 talks with Warner School of Education professors Kara Finnigan and Karen DeAngelis about the opportunities and challenges data science presents to K-12 education researchers.
According to the 2017 QS World University Rankings released on March 8, eleven U.S. universities ranked in the top 25, with the University of Rochester No. 8 among them.
Poet James Longenbach and novelist Joanna Scott, both members of the English department, have received fellowships from the Bogliasco Foundation this spring, for notable achievement in the arts and humanities.
Senior medical students Shwetha Manjunath and Oluchi Iheagwara (back row, left to right); and Joanne Alcin, Brittany Moore, Brittany Black, and Leslie Anderson (front row, left to right) receive their match letters on Match Day. More than 100 School of Medicine and Dentistry students gathered in the Class of ’62 Auditorium to open sealed envelopes and learn their placement for residency. They were surrounded by their families, friends, and advisors during this emotional and exciting moment revealing the next chapter of their medical careers. (University photo / J. Adam Fenster)
By tracking data on job placement, salaries, and location of recent graduates, a student or alumnus “can go online and see that, just because you have an English degree or a psychology degree, it doesn’t mean you have to work for a certain company.”
As the University’s anti-racism campaign prepares to host a series of discussions marking the United Nations’ annual International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, meet the students who help shape the committee’s platform and mission.
The Take Five Scholars Program, unique to the University, will provide an additional year of academic study, tuition-free, to the 35 student selected in the most recent round of admissions.
Rock ‘n roll Legend Chuck Berry died on March 18 at the age of 90. John Covach, rock historian and director of the Institute for Popular Music, writes an op-ed remembrance article for Macleans, on what made Chuck Berry iconic in a era of song stylists, covers, and lyric sanitization.
Alice Quillen and Andrew Jordan have been awarded prestigious Simons Foundation Faculty Fellowships to pursue their research in theoretical physics. “This is a great time to drop everything and go work on the galaxy!” says Quillen.
Stephen Sulkes, a professor at Golisano Children’s Hospital and co-director of the Strong Center for Developmental Disabilities, was honored for his work encouraging students to get involved with Special Olympics.