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University Tops in Trees for Third Year Running

University Tops in Trees for Third Year Running

January 31, 2013

Tree Campus USA is a national program honoring colleges and universities for effective campus forest management and for engaging staff and students in conservation goals.

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Hip-Hop, Modern Dance and More

Hip-Hop, Modern Dance and More

January 29, 2013

The third annual inspireDance festival continues to showcase the rich diversity of dance and movement styles found throughout the Rochester community.

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An Urban App to Slow You Down

An Urban App to Slow You Down

January 23, 2013

“Indeterminate Hikes” encourages users to focus on their environment in unexpected ways, via an app developed by a faculty art professor and a sustainability writer.

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A Presidential Voice

A Presidential Voice

January 14, 2013

Just in time for President Barack Obama’s inaugural address on Monday, Jan. 21, the University of Rochester will open an exhibit on the history of presidential speechwriting.

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Eastman Students Make ‘Command Performance’ at Inauguration

Eastman Students Make ‘Command Performance’ at Inauguration

January 14, 2013

Four Eastman School student musicians will become part of a historic event when they perform at the Presidential Inaugural Luncheon on Monday, Jan. 21.

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Shuttle Fleet Goes High-Tech

Shuttle Fleet Goes High-Tech

January 10, 2013

Swipe card readers, real-time tracking and drive cams come on board the new fleet of shuttle buses in early January.

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Your Brain on Big Bird

Your Brain on Big Bird

January 3, 2013

Using brain scans of children and adults watching Sesame Street, cognitive scientists are learning how children’s brains change as they develop intellectual abilities like reading and math.

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Houston, We Have Another Problem

Houston, We Have Another Problem

December 31, 2012

Cosmic radiation – which would bombard astronauts on deep space missions to places like Mars – could accelerate the onset of Alzheimer’s disease.

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Everybody Talkin’ ‘Bout Pop Music

Everybody Talkin’ ‘Bout Pop Music

December 17, 2012

From rock ‘n’ roll to pop and hip hop, popular music may be, well, popular. But it is rarely understood as a musical form. Now that’s about to change. The new Institute for Popular Music, led by founding director John Covach, will treat the study of popular genres as seriously as classical music.

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Top 10 Physics Breakthrough of 2012

Top 10 Physics Breakthrough of 2012

December 14, 2012

Rochester researchers are part of a collaboration named in Physics World magazine’s list of top 10 breakthroughs for 2012. The group was chosen for being the first to demonstrate communications using neutrinos – nearly massless particles that travel at almost the speed of light.

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