Maya Angelou’s work touched many people who wouldn’t otherwise read poetry, says University of Rochester Associate Professor of English and African American Studies Jeffrey Tucker. “It’s a loss that is going to be felt not only among scholars of African American Literature, but the general public as well,”
As Jamal Rossi was presented as the new dean of the Eastman School of Music earlier this month, both he and University of Rochester President Joel Seligman highlighted the school’s history. But they also addressed the task of operating in an increasingly changing music world.
Richard N. Aslin was inducted into the National Academy of Sciences at its 151st annual meeting in Washington, D.C. Aslin is the William R. Kenan Professor of Brain and Cognitive Sciences and director of the Rochester Center for Brain Imaging.
Dr. Marc Brown with the University of Rochester Medical Center said melanoma is the most serious type of skin cancer. “There’s a person that dies every hour from melanoma and there’s going to be at least 10,000 from melanoma this year.”
The transgender community has found a friend in the University of Rochester.
Beginning in the 2014-15 academic year, UR will offer transitional-related health coverage as part of its student healthcare plan. UR will be the 52nd university in the nation to adopt the progressive healthcare policy.
“We knew we had to win three in a row to stay alive,” said junior pitcher Brittany Grage. UR did just that, beating Messiah 4-3 and then Alfred 4-1 and 6-0 to move into the NCAA Super Regionals. Then, the Yellowjackets polished off 15th-ranked Rowan 5-0 and 3-0 to roar into the Elite 8 of the NCAA Division III Tournament.
It was a big day for thousands of University of Rochester students who received their degrees Sunday morning. Speaking at Sunday’s commencement was MSNBC host Chris Matthews.