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Three Rochester teams compete for $1M Hult Prize

Three Rochester teams compete for $1M Hult Prize

February 22, 2019

Three teams of Rochester graduates and current students have reached the regional finals of the world’s largest social entrepreneurship competition.

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Rochester hits record number of Fulbright semifinalists

Rochester hits record number of Fulbright semifinalists

February 13, 2019

A record 27 University students and recent alumni have been named semifinalists in the Fulbright US Student Grant Program, the government’s flagship international educational exchange program.

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Student-designed bubble machine a hit at children’s hospital

Student-designed bubble machine a hit at children’s hospital

February 11, 2019

The toy prototype developed by a team of chemical engineering students is adapted for use by children of all abilities during a hospital stay.

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First in the family

First in the family

February 5, 2019

“I grew up feeling I would go to college no matter what,” says Hajim Scholar and computer science major Maisha Idris ’19. Idris’s story is striking, but not unusual at Rochester, where about 20 percent of undergraduates are first-generation, or “first-gen” students.

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New grad student chapter tackles underrepresentation in STEM

New grad student chapter tackles underrepresentation in STEM

February 1, 2019

Rochester becomes the 11th local chapter of the national Alliance for Diversity in Science and Engineering, bringing graduate students together across backgrounds and disciplines.

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Everything you need to know about the upcoming climate survey

Everything you need to know about the upcoming climate survey

February 1, 2019

The University will soon ask all students to participate in a climate survey on sexual assault and misconduct, in partnership with the Association of American Universities.

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One family, two generations, three degrees

One family, two generations, three degrees

January 29, 2019

A car accident during his first winter break had left Giuliano Agostinho de Castro ’20 paralyzed from the chest down. Now he’s back on campus, and his parents are his classmates.

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Students selected for Take Five, e5 programs

Students selected for Take Five, e5 programs

January 24, 2019

The Take 5 and e5 programs, unique to Rochester, allow students to apply for a tuition-free fifth year of study. This year, 40 students will be taking part.

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Rochester wins national GameDay Recycling Challenge for 2018

Rochester wins national GameDay Recycling Challenge for 2018

January 17, 2019

The University of Rochester is the national champion in the diversion category of the most recent National GameDay Recycling Challenge, the nation’s premier collegiate football waste reduction competition.

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Debate Union finishes among top teams at world championship

Debate Union finishes among top teams at world championship

January 15, 2019

Nikhila Linganur ’20 and Warish Zaman Orko ’21 finished in the top eight percent of more than 400 teams from 90 countries, becoming the first-ever Rochester duo to advance to the break-out rounds at the World Universities Debating Championships.

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