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Pedro Vallejo-Ramirez ’16 named Gates Cambridge scholar

Pedro Vallejo-Ramirez ’16 named Gates Cambridge scholar

April 19, 2016

Pedro Vallejo-Ramirez ’16 is the first Rochester senior to be selected for a Gates Cambridge Scholarship, one of the most highly regarded international academic scholarship programs. The optical engineering major plans to pursue a master’s degree in biotechnology at Cambridge University.

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Student Life Awards to honor top campus leaders

Student Life Awards to honor top campus leaders

April 15, 2016

Also known as “the Rockys,” these awards recognize undergraduates who have significantly and positively impacted the University or surrounding community through service to others, investment of talent and time, and pursuit of excellence.

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Record number of students earn summer research scholarships in Germany

Record number of students earn summer research scholarships in Germany

April 13, 2016

The highly competitive program was established in 2005 and is sponsored by the German Academic Exchange Service, Germany’s publicly funded but independent organization of higher education institutions.

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Debate goes varsity

Debate goes varsity

April 11, 2016

They have coaches, travel extensively during the year, and compete in national and local tournaments. So it made sense that Debate Union — an academic team with needs like those of varsity athletics — found a new home under the aegis of the Department of Athletics and Recreation.

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Squash team has four All-Americans

Squash team has four All-Americans

April 6, 2016

For the second straight year and only the third time in the 58-year history of the University’s squash program, Rochester has four All-Americans, named by the College Squash Association.

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Wilson Commons at 40

Wilson Commons at 40

April 4, 2016

When the new student union opened on the River Campus on April 4, 1976, the building’s famed architect offered a vision to match his grand design. “It will be a place to be, and a place to remember,” the legendary I.M. Pei predicted. Forty years later, the building, Wilson Commons, has become a centerpiece of campus life.

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The miss heard ’round the world

The miss heard ’round the world

March 30, 2016

As winner of the national State Farm Assist of the Year Award, Sam Borst-Smith will fly to Houston on Thursday morning, and his unlikely play will be shown to the crowd at NRG Stadium that evening.

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Two students receive Davis Projects for Peace grant

Two students receive Davis Projects for Peace grant

March 28, 2016

A sophomore and freshman at the University of Rochester hope to encourage a new generation of their fellow Rwandans to remember the lessons of their country’s horrific genocide two decades ago.

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