The Wilmot family and the James P. Wilmot foundation are giving $4 million to support cancer research. The announcement was made at the Discovery Ball Saturday night at the Rochester Riverside Convention Center. The money will be part of a $30 million dollar research-focused campaign at UR Medicine.
The Rochester City School Board made a decision about the future of East High School Thursday night. School board members want the University of Rochester to take over the school and act as an educational partnership organization beginning in the 2015-16 school year. “The U of R is a strong university,” said Rochester City School Superintendent Bolgen Vargas. “It has an incredible reputation, also a lot of talented people and they could help the district.”
Now scientists have gained some insight into how vast Altiplano plateau in the Andes Mountains formed. They believe it arose not gradually, but through rapid growth spurts.
Student teams at the University of Rochester’s Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Sciences will partner with local companies and institutions to solve real-world engineering problems. The annual Senior Design Day showcases more than 50 of these projects from all six Hajim School departments.
The University of Rochester is interested in potentially managing East High School. A letter from the university asks the state education commissioner to extend the deadline to February 2015 to submit proposals for East High.
“A surprising part of the problem, as I show in a new study in the Journal of Law and Courts, is linked to the American Bar Association’s system for rating judicial candidates, which plays a surprisingly large role in judge selection.” Maya Sen, assistant professor of political science