From The Buzz: The University’s new anti-racism campaign working group will launch a student video contest featuring the theme, “We’re Better Than That.”
Polymers that visibly change shape when exposed to temperature changes are nothing new. But a research team led by Chemical Engineering Professor Mitch Anthamatten has created a material that undergoes a shape change that can be triggered by body heat alone, opening the door for new medical and other applications.
The Grammy Award-winner and National Endowment of the Arts Jazz Master will host workshops and perform in concert with Eastman School of Music students beginning February 9.
Journalist and professor Pamela Newkirk will deliver two lectures in February, discussing the case of Ota Benga — a Congolese pygmy who was exhibited across the U.S. at the turn of the century and who later took his own life — and on the media’s coverage of the Black Lives Matter movement.
Since the devastating terrorist assaults in Paris on Friday, the University’s Global Engagement Office has confirmed the safety of the faculty, staff and students who are known to have been staying or traveling in the region of the attacks.
The seismic shifts in America’s cultural and political landscapes are reflected in words and music in Hydrogen Jukebox, a music theatre piece that will be presented by Eastman Opera Theatre November 5 through 8 in the Eastman School of Music’s Kilbourn Hall.
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.