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An Emmy for your thoughts: behind a big campus music gift by this alumni couple

An Emmy for your thoughts: behind a big campus music gift by this alumni couple

October 7, 2015

University of Rochester’s Eastman School of Music recently received a $2 million gift by alumni couple Jeff and Joan Beal to launch the Beal Institute for Film Music and Contemporary Media.

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UR names entrepreneurship center for Mark and Carolyn Ain

UR names entrepreneurship center for Mark and Carolyn Ain

October 7, 2015

The Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of Rochester is being named the Ain Center for Entrepreneurship, officials announced Wednesday, in recognition of the generosity of Mark Ain and his wife, Carolyn.

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Physics student ‘sciences’ street storytelling in Rochester, N.Y.

Physics student ‘sciences’ street storytelling in Rochester, N.Y.

October 6, 2015

Karl Smith, 26, a doctoral candidate at the University of Rochester in biophysics, offered 10-cent stories while you waited. Many took him up on the offer.

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Komen Founder, Martha Graham Headed to Women’s Hall of Fame

Komen Founder, Martha Graham Headed to Women’s Hall of Fame

October 5, 2015

Ten women whose influence continues to be felt in the fields of science, the arts and civil rights are the newest inductees into the National Women’s Hall of Fame.

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How I got to college: Elijah Mitchell

How I got to college: Elijah Mitchell

October 2, 2015

After applying to 20 colleges, Elijah Mitchell is attending the University of Rochester in New York, where he plans to study engineering and business.

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14 Factors that affect the decisions you make

14 Factors that affect the decisions you make

October 2, 2015

But sometimes what looks like weak willpower could be quality decision making. In 2012, University of Rochester researcher Celeste Kidd published a study that challenged that marshmallow experiment.

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Challenges still ahead for photonics institute

Challenges still ahead for photonics institute

October 2, 2015

Since the summer announcement [Robert Clark] has held hour-long meetings three times a week with institute colleagues and another weekly meeting with the Defense Department.

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Photonics: What? Why? How?

Photonics: What? Why? How?

September 30, 2015

“We’re not going to tell people they must perform manufacturing here,” says University of Rochester President Joel Seligman. “We’re going to make it irresistible for those interested in pursuing manufacturing not to be here.”

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Getting inside the mind of an applicant

Getting inside the mind of an applicant

September 28, 2015

When reading applications, admissions officers can see that entire history, which might include dozens of interactions spanning several months. All those data points help predict who’s a good bet to enroll, who’s probably a good fit.

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Virginia Tech says ‘no’ to old SAT for high school class of 2017

Virginia Tech says ‘no’ to old SAT for high school class of 2017

September 28, 2015

Jonathan Burdick, Vice President and Dean of College Admission at the University of Rochester, agrees, “We will prefer the new test over the old at Rochester because it’s a better test of the skills we value.”

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