Please consider downloading the latest version of Internet Explorer
to experience this site as intended.
Tools Search Main Menu
Amy Lerner and Antoinette Esce ’15 cochair the Commission on Women and Gender Equity in Academia

Commission leaders see broader mission

The newly formed Commission on Women and Gender Equity in Academia, chaired by associate professor of biomedical engineering Amy Lerner, left, and medical student Antoinette Esce ’15 has agreed to recommendations for clearer policies related to such issues as sexual harassment and intimate relationships, but is calling for further action to address what they say are more central issues of gender inequity.

March 15, 2018

Science & Technology

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
Earth's magnetic field connects the North Pole with the South Pole in this NASA-created image.

New data helps explain recent fluctuations in Earth’s magnetic field

Using new data gathered from sites in southern Africa, researchers have extended their record of Earth’s magnetic field back thousands of years to the first millennium.

Continue Reading

February 27, 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

Senator Chuck Schumer standing behind a podium in front of a large group of people

Schumer announces plan to protect and expand LLE

March 5, 2018

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer announced a three-part plan to protect and expand the University of Rochester’s Laboratory for Laser Energetics (LLE) during his visit to the LLE on Monday, March 5. The Trump Administration’s Fiscal Year 2019 budget, announced last month, proposed significant cuts to the lab and a “three-year ramp-down” in federal support. During his visit, Schumer praised the LLE for creating jobs and advancing scientific research in physics, optics, and photonics. “The Laser Lab is vital not only to Rochester but to the United States and our national security,” Schumer said. “Turning out the lights on the Laser Lab is a horrible idea, and I promise you, it will not happen under my watch.” (University of Rochester photo / J. Adam Fenster)

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

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
John Cullen

John Cullen on current two-year study of domestic violence reporting

Researchers at the University of Rochester have now teamed up to study and improve technology that can show a bruising much faster on victims of domestic violence.

Continue Reading

February 14, 2018

University News

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
portraits of Rip Collins and Ricardo Betti

Collins, Betti receive new appointments at LLE

Gilbert “Rip” Collins and Riccardo Betti will help facilitate partnerships with the Laboratory for Laser Energetics and expand research in laser, high-energy-density, and fusion sciences.

Continue Reading

March 14, 2018
three portraits

New scientists enable Data Science Consortium to meet companies’ needs

Former Xerox researchers Wencheng Wu, Beilei Xu, and John Handley bring an ability to adapt and pivot quickly, working with companies in the Finger Lakes region who look to the University as they adapt to fast-paced change.

Continue Reading

March 13, 2018