In a review of the state of the research in this field, Rochester physicist Riccardo Betti concludes the goal of realizing abundant, clean energy from inertial confinement fusion remains elusive, despite recent significant progress.
Scientists for years have known that the genetic code contains many layers of complexity. But new research cracks that code more deeply, clarifying why some genes are inefficiently translated into proteins.
Thomas Dewey was never president of the United States, despite two runs as the Republican Party’s candidate in 1944 and 1948—and a major newspaper erroneously declaring him the 1948 winner. His letters, photographs, phonograph recordings, and campaign buttons and slogans are available to the public for research in the department of Rare Books, Special Collections and Preservation.
As of July 11, University faculty and staff can visit the Memorial Art Gallery for free. (Students already receive free admission). The museum also offers half-price individual and family memberships for University employees.
An ensemble composed of rock musicians from the Rochester area and classically trained Eastman School of Music musicians are collaborating on a concert that crosses and combines musical styles.
Flags in front of the Eastman Quad and Rush Rhees Library fly at half staff after the mass shooting in Dallas, Texas. The University hosted two community dialogues on “Race in America, Race in Rochester” to seek answers to questions about violence, racism, and ways to bridge the divides in America.
Read President Joel Seligman’s statement from Wednesday’s community dialogue.
Student members and alumni of the Newman Community will join a crowd of two million people from 200 nations, where Pope Francis will deliver a welcome address at a prayer service.
Rochester was one of ten “Innovation Partners” in a new micro-scholarship platform called Raise.me, which allows high school students to bank money toward tuition costs when then record good grades, start a club, or volunteer in their community.
In marking this year’s them, “Investing in Teenage Girls,” Catherine Cerulli, director of the Susan B. Anthony Center, offers her insights on the human rights issues that young women face today and what can be done to address these challenges.
Numerous studies have found that playing action video games such as “Call of Duty” helps cognitive functioning. Brain and cognitive sciences professor Daphne Bavelier explains how shooting zombies can enhance brain skills. / Scientific American
A $1.2 million Talent Search grant from the U.S. Department of Education will enable academic services for upwards of 500 RCSD students each year via College Prep Centers at East High School and Vanguard Collegiate High School.
The Eastman School of Music, the Eastman Quadrangle, and the Eastman Institute for Oral Health are all named for the Kodak founder, but did you know he also made a mean lemon meringue pie? In honor of what would’ve been his 162nd birthday, here are a few lesser-known facts about famed businessman and inventor George Eastman.