In her book, “The Poitier Effect: Racial Melodrama and Fantasies of Reconciliation,” Sharon Willis, a University of Rochester professor of Art and Art History/Visual and Cultural Studies, provides a comprehensive, deft analysis of respectability politics by using the films of Sidney Poitier — and their enduring effect on our depiction of racial reconciliation — as a case study.
University of Rochester President Joel Seligman showcased major expansions, faculty and student honors, and an increase in scholarship for incoming freshman in his end-of-year letter to the campus on Wednesday. The letter highlights the successes and milestones of the year for the university.
At the University of Rochester in New York, astronomer Judith Pipher develops infrared detectors to observe the cosmos, which are regulated under ITAR because military night-vision goggles also use infrared sensors. Astronomical sensors detect radiation that is one million times less intense than that detected by the military, but neither the current nor the proposed rules take that into account.
David Primo, who co-authored “The Plane Truth: Airline Crashes, the Media, and Transportation Policy,” says conceiving TSA in crisis without advanced planning enfeebled the agency.
Mark Taubman M.D. is now formally CEO of the University of Rochester Medical Center and UR Medicine, officials said Friday. He was appointed in January as the first UR leader to serve as both URMC CEO and dean of the School of Medicine and Dentistry.
Narayana Kocherlakota, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, will join the faculty of the University of Rochester in upstate New York next year.
DO physicists need empirical evidence to confirm their theories? You may think that the answer is an obvious yes, experimental confirmation being the very heart of science. But a growing controversy at the frontiers of physics and cosmology suggests that the situation is not so simple.
Scientists at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry have been awarded a $10 million federal grant to lead a study about obsessive-compulsive disorder. The goal of the grant from the National Institute of Mental Health is to improve the understanding of the brain networks that play a central role in this disorder and to develop new treatments.
Fifty years ago, the Rolling Stones released their breakthrough single (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction, which debuted in the US during the first week of June 1965. The band’s previous singles had done well enough stateside: the country-influenced Heart of Stone had risen to 19 on the charts in late 1964, and the gospel-tinged The Last Time had reached 9.