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Rochester to compete for Integrated Photonics Manufacturing Institute

October 3, 2014

On Oct. 3, Congresswoman Louise M. Slaughter announced that the Obama administration has made a significant federal commitment to the nation’s photonics industry through a competition that may boost the Rochester-area economy and create jobs.

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New director appointed for Intercultural Center

New director appointed for Intercultural Center

October 3, 2014

The University has appointed Jessica Guzmán-Rea as the director of its Intercultural Center (ICC). In this role, Guzmán-Rea will promote collaborative programming and initiatives that are welcoming to students, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds.

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Foundation commits $1 million, endows Andrew P. Barowsky fellowship

Foundation commits $1 million, endows Andrew P. Barowsky fellowship

September 26, 2014

Andrew P. Barowsky ’72, president of the Barowsky Foundation, has committed $1 million to create a path for students at Dominican University of California aspiring to attend graduate school at Rochester.

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Researcher honored as Thomson Reuters Citation Laureate

Researcher honored as Thomson Reuters Citation Laureate

September 25, 2014

Ching Tang, a professor of chemical engineering at the Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, is being recognized as one of the most influential researchers in the field of chemistry. Thomson Reuters has named Tang one of this year’s 26 Citation Laureates for his role in inventing the organic light-emitting diode (OLED).

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New entrance ramp from Kendrick to I-390 opens

September 23, 2014

This new connection to I-390, along with the newly built direct access from East River Road is expected to improve safety, reduce congestion, and provide the access necessary for the University to expand.

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Six hundred books and counting:  University of Rochester Press celebrates 25 years

Six hundred books and counting: University of Rochester Press celebrates 25 years

September 22, 2014

In an innovative collaboration, the University makes the editorial selection of new books to be published, while Boydell & Brewer provides production, marketing, and worldwide distribution. The distinctive “Rochester model” has been noted in discussion among colleague presses in the Association of American University Presses (AAUP).

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Flu vaccine clinic will assess emergency preparedness for mass inoculation

Flu vaccine clinic will assess emergency preparedness for mass inoculation

September 19, 2014

Thursday, Oct. 30, University Health Service (UHS) staff will attempt to vaccinate 5,000 students, faculty and staff against this year’s flu virus. All River Campus-based students, faculty and staff are asked to consider participating in this clinic if they wish to receive the flu shot this year.

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Berk completes service as URMC CEO

Berk completes service as URMC CEO

September 17, 2014

Bradford C. Berk announced today that he intends to make a transition from his role as senior vice president for Health Sciences and CEO of the medical center on Jan. 1, 2015 to launch a new Rochester Neurorestorative Institute at the Medical Center. He will be succeeded by School of Medicine and Dentistry Dean Mark B. Taubman.

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Berk steps down as Medical Center CEO

Berk steps down as Medical Center CEO

September 17, 2014

Bradford C. Berk announced that he will be stepping down as senior vice president for Health Sciences and CEO of the Medical Center on Jan. 1, 2015, and will launch a new Rochester Neurorestorative Institute to conduct research and provide patient care for people who, like himself, have lost neurological function through disease or injury.

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Futurity celebrates five years of ‘cool science’

Futurity celebrates five years of ‘cool science’

September 15, 2014

Why do we eat more snacks when watching action movies? Can a plant on your desk boost productivity? Could computers be our best weapons to fight the flu? For the last five years, Futurity — hosted and edited at the University of Rocheste — has shared answers to these and other questions scientists are investigating at research universities around the world.

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