U.S. Senator Charles Schumer said, “Today we move the tassel and graduate College Town from dream to reality. It is now the latest University of Rochester alum to go forth as a force of good to revitalize the Mt. Hope neighborhood and the City of Rochester. With College Town, we are harnessing the economic development […]
When Joung Yoon (Felix) Kim ’14 looked for team members to help him launch his company, he did what many savvy CEOs do: He looked for people “smarter than I am” in key areas of expertise. Rochester Teams Compete for $5 Million in Prizes Ovitz is one of three University companies competing for a $1 […]
UR Ventures has awarded three new Technology Development Fund (TDF) grants to projects in the fields of infectious disease, diabetes, and neuromedicine. Paul Dunman, Ph.D., with the Department of Microbiology and Immunology, was awarded $99,000 for his project, “Prevention and Treatment of MRSA Infections.” Dunman and his colleagues have discovered a novel compound to treat […]
Since 2005, University of Rochester professors and new media artists Leila Nadir and Cary Peppermint have created numerous collaborative projects under the title EcoArtTech. The duo deals in the kind of interdisciplinary art-making which is less about tangible aesthetics than about creating what they call “interventions.”
Profiles by Robin L. Flanigan They were young professionals, preparing for a routine work day, both in the office and on a business trip. They were retirees, looking forward to seeing family on a routine flight. But that day—September 11, 2001—would not be routine. Among the nearly 3,000 people who died during the attacks were […]
Monday was move-in day for students at the Eastman School of Music. The back-to-school season brings thousands of musicians and their instruments to the downtown Rochester campus.
Freshmen moving into the dorms today say they can’t wait to be a part of the Eastman community. “I’m looking forward to finally being in a place where everyone loves classical music and is excited about a thing you are, so I’m just looking forward to being a part of this community,” said student Maxwell Adler.
Stewart Weaver Surveys Exploration Through the Ages What is exploration, and what distinguishes it from travel, discovery, or adventure? Stewart Weaver’s survey of the history of exploration, slated for publication by Oxford University Press in December, offers a compelling set of answers. In 160 succinct pages, Exploration: A Very Short Introduction chronicles journeys of discovery […]
Each August, the University of Rochester prepares for Move-in Day, when the incoming freshman class arrives to begin their time as undergraduates. With the help of family, friends, and University volunteers, more than 1,000 new students move into five residence halls on the River Campus and the downtown Eastman Campus. Beginning on Aug. 25, more than 1,300 members of the Class of 2018 will arrive. Here’s a look back to Move-in Days of yesteryear.
Matthew Langford has enjoyed a lifetime of top-notch musical instruction, most recently at the Eastman School of Music. What he heard during a mission trip to Burundi four years ago put that experience in some perspective.
This summer, Langford coordinated with the Eastman school for Habonimana to come free of charge for a two-week course in music education, taught by professor Christopher Azzara.