Holly Watkins, associate professor of musicology is one of only 65 professors to win an American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) Fellowship. Her book will explore why19th-century writers on music tended to compare music to the growth of plants or to other aspects of the nonhuman world.
Theoretical physicist Daniel S. Koltun joined the University in 1962 and was a professor of physics until his retirement in 2004. In addition to being a leader in the meson physics community, Koltun was known for what is called the “Koltun Sum Rule” for the scattering of electrons from nuclear targets.
The Center for Emerging and Innovative Sciences (CEIS) will host its 14th Annual University Technology Showcase on the afternoon of April 10. The topic will be “Industry-University Collaborations and Economic Development: How can universities and companies work together to rebuild manufacturing in the US?”
Kenneth Gross, a Renaissance scholar and professor of English, became the inaugural holder of the Alan F. Hilfiker Distinguished Professorship in English on Friday, April 4.
Arbor Day Foundation has named Rochester a “Tree Campus USA,” is a national designation created in 2008 to honor colleges and universities that have a commitment to effective urban forest management.
Robert McCrory, director of the Laboratory for Laser Energetics, was appointed University Professor in recognition of his contributions to the physics and engineering community, the LLE, and to the University.
Riccardo Betti, professor of mechanical engineering and of physics and astronomy and assistant director for academic affairs at the Laborator for Laser Energetics, was named the inaugural Robert L. McCrory Professor.