Exposure to high levels of pollution can have a significant impact on fetal growth and development. “The results of this study demonstrate a clear association between changes in air pollutant concentrations and birth weight,” said associate professor David Q. Rich, an epidemiologist with the University of Rochester Medical Center.
A team of researchers at the University of Rochester has received $3.8 million from the National Eye Institute to fund a project with the objective of leading to the next generation of cures for blindness, university officials said. The Rochester team and its partners are designing an optical system to image responses to light of large numbers of individual cells in the retina.
Four years of work under its belt, the job of the Finger Lakes Regional Economic Development Council is about to get a lot tougher. “This is the contest on steroids,” University of Rochester President/council co-Chairman Joel Seligman said Thursday as the council started its latest round of work in earnest.
Exposure to high levels of pollution can have a significant impact on fetal growth and development. Late pregnancy is a particularly important period of fetal growth, and the study suggests pollution may interfere with this period of development.
Twenty-five years ago today, the Hubble Space Telescope was launched. The images it has been sending back to Earth for all these years have become iconic, and yet it came very close to being a billion dollar failure. One of the heroes who rescued Hubble from ruin and made it a great science success story is Rochester optics professor Duncan Moore.
The FY 2016 House Energy and Water Development Appropriations bill approved by the House Appropriations Committee this week includes $68 million for the Laboratory for Laser Energetics, the same level as FY15, but $7.5 million above President Barack Obama’s request.
On May 20, 2015, Horizons programs across the country will attempt to raise $1 million to expand existing programs and bring Horizons to more communities and families.
The fellowship, which is part of a federally sponsored program, provides up to three years of graduate study support for students pursing doctoral or research-based master’s degrees.
Coming out of nowhere, the University’s equestrian team is fresh out of the gates and quickly becoming a well-known competitive force. “Cornell has been, for years, untouchable, and now we’ve shown that we can catch them,” says Sarah Markowitz ’16. “We’ve come close, and even beaten them at some competitions.”
Students from the Musical Theater Workshop at the University of Rochester will perform stage favorites in a show titled “A New World!” The revue is a culmination of a semester-long course in a two level workshop series through the University’s college music department in acting and singing for 14 undergraduate and graduate students.
Emmy and Tony Award-winning actress and singer Kristin Chenoweth, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, and premier banjo performer Béla Fleck as guest soloist with the Eastman Wind Ensemble under conductor Mark Davis Scatterday, are among the headliners for the second season of ‘Eastman Presents.’
As the quartet’s newest member, award-winning violinist Robin Scott is joining siblings and founding members David, cello; Janet, violin; and Phillip, viola. Scott also will receive an appointment to the faculty of the Eastman School, where the ensemble is the string-quartet-in residence.
Strem, who recently joined Public Safety from the Rochester Police Department, received the Hometown Heroes award for her efforts to bring greater awareness to the issue of domestic violence and greater support to victims and families.
On the evening of April 13, at the intersection of McLean Street and Wilson Boulevard on River Campus, Ocieka Bakou, a local Xerox employee, selflessly intervened to prevent a violent crime from progressing into a possible tragedy.