Please consider downloading the latest version of Internet Explorer
to experience this site as intended.
Tools Search Main Menu
Renée Fleming with musicians on stage

Eastman Philharmonia to perform world premiere of Letters from Georgia

At performances at Eastman Theatre and at Lincoln Center in New York City, the Eastman Philharmonia will present world premiere performances of Letters from Georgia, a new song cycle by Pulitzer Prize winner Kevin Puts ’94E, ’99 (DMA). Inspired by letters written by artist Georgia O’Keeffe, Puts wrote the piece specifically for the Eastman Philharmonia and for world-renowned soprano Renée Fleming ’83E (MM).

October 25, 2016

Science & Technology

U.S. Senator Charles Schumer (left) shares a laugh with U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz after making remarks during a news conference. (University photo/J. Adam Fenster)

Moniz, Schumer tour Laboratory for Laser Energetics

U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz will make his first visit to the Laboratory for Laser Energetics, meeting with researchers and graduate students and touring the facility along with U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer and President Joel Seligman.

Continue Reading

October 26, 2016
chemical structures

Finding needles in chemical haystacks

Chemists have developed a process for identifying new catalysts that will help synthesize drugs more efficiently and more cheaply, by searching libraries for drugs with structure features similar to known catalysts.

Continue Reading

October 14, 2016

100th Optical Society meeting a showcase for research

Next-generation endoscopes to diagnose cancer and high-power laser amplifiers for communications will be more feasible, thanks to University researchers whose work will be showcased at the Optical Society’s 100th annual meeting.

Continue Reading

October 14, 2016

Society & Culture

Japanese American family with luggage

‘Looking like the enemy’ examines WWII internment, current debates

An upcoming Humanities Project event reviews their experiences of the more than 120,000 people of Japanese ancestry who were forcibly removed from their homes and placed in remote “relocation” camps after the bombing of Pearl Harbor.

Continue Reading

October 19, 2016
shirtless man in New Guinea shooting a bow and arrow

2016 Lewis Henry Morgan Lecture explores exotic tourism in New Guinea

Rupert Stasch, a social anthropologist at the University of Cambridge, has worked for more than two decades among the Korowai people.

Continue Reading

October 18, 2016
back of baby's head, as baby is held in mother's lap

Building Healthy Children program honors graduates

A group of young mothers have completed a three-year program of the University’s Mt. Hope Family Center that offers early intervention support in their new roles as parents.

Continue Reading

October 17, 2016

The Arts

old church with historical monument reading "First Convention for Woman's Rights was held on this corner"

Celebrating suffrage through song

During a campaign where voters have a choice to elect the first woman president, Rochester’s Women’s Chorus will express women’s suffrage through song at the Women’s Rights National Historical Park in Seneca Falls.

Continue Reading

October 19, 2016
Scenes from movies featured in this fall's Tournées Film Festival, "ABCDs in Contemporary French and Francophone Cinema: Action, Biopic, Comedy, Documentary, & Drama," running October 19 through November 3 in Hoyt Auditorium.

Film festival showcases contemporary French cinema

This fall’s theme reflects a combination of contemporary films and genres that have been selected by students in French classes, focusing on action, biopic, comedy, documentary & drama.

Continue Reading

October 18, 2016
four men playing guitars and singing into mics on stage

Take it easy: a celebration of country rock

Celebrating a style of music that dominated the 1970s, the University of Rochester’s Institute for Popular Music features an evening of country rock as part of its “In Performance” concert series.

Continue Reading

October 18, 2016

Photo of the Week

family poses in front of statue

May the force be with you

October 10, 2016

University Trustee and Board Chairman Emeritus Ed Hajim ’58 and his family pose with the new statue dedicated Friday on the Edmund A. Hajim Science & Engineering Quadrangle. (University photo / J. Adam Fenster)

Continue Reading

Student Life

Valev Laube '18

Valev Laube ’18: Creativity across media

Since he arrived, Laube’s picked up violin, honed graphic design skills, and actively participated in several cultural groups. “Rochester works for me,” he says.

Continue Reading

October 27, 2016

University funds undergraduate research globally

Each summer the University allocates thousands of dollars to enable to students to conduct research here or abroad—independently, in a lab, or under the guidance of a professor.

Continue Reading

October 20, 2016

University sponsoring community-focused lecture series

A new lecture and community conversation series, to be held at Brue Coffee on Genesee Street, aims to bring students and the community together for topical conversation.

Continue Reading

October 19, 2016

Voices & Opinion

Bob Dylan

6 stops on Bob Dylan’s rise to the top

His first album was a flop. He was loved in the United Kingdom before the United States. As people around the world start to celebrate Bob Dylan’s 75th birthday, rock historian John Covach, director of Rochester’s Institute for Popular Music, identifies six stops along the artist’s turbulent rise to the top in the 1960s.

Continue Reading

October 13, 2016
An insurance form, a stethoscope, a pen and cash

Workplace premiums show modest rise

Gerald Wedig from Simon Business School reviews the link between health insurance premiums and the continuing migration of consumers to high deductible healthcare plans.

Continue Reading

October 4, 2016
Adam Frank

Short answers to big questions: Exploring atoms in space

University of Rochester astrophysicist Adam Frank helps NPR listeners answer: If there are points in space with only three atoms per cubic meter, what fills in the rest? / All Things Considered

Continue Reading

August 11, 2016

University News

Kate Cerulli

Cerulli awarded for empowering women

Catherine Cerulli, director of the Susan B. Anthony Center and the Laboratory of Interpersonal Violence and Victimization, was honored by the YWCA. She has worked on issues surrounding domestic violence and child abuse for more than 25 years.

Continue Reading

October 20, 2016
Liz Milavec

Milavec named associate VP for financial operations and controller

Elizabeth Milavec will serve as the primary administrative officer responsible for planning, developing, directing and maintaining the University’s systems of accounting, financial reporting and financial internal controls.

Continue Reading

October 18, 2016
Ed Hajim '58 [center] stands with University President and CEO Joel Seligman [left] and artist Marc Mellon in front of his new statue, unveiled Oct. 7 on the Edmund A. Hajim Science & Engineering Quadrangle. (Photo by J. Adam Fenster / University Communications)

University community honors Ed Hajim ’58 with new quadrangle dedication and statue

Hajim was University Board chairman from 2008 to 2016, and has served the University in many capacities for nearly 60 years. The new bronze statue of Hajim was created this year by internationally renowned sculptor Marc Mellon, who in 2009 also made the George Eastman statue on the Eastman Quad.

Continue Reading

October 14, 2016