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First measurements taken of South Africa’s iron age magnetic field history

First measurements taken of South Africa’s iron age magnetic field history

July 28, 2015

Combined with the current weakening of Earth’s magnetic field, the data suggest that the region of Earth’s core beneath southern Africa may play a special role in reversals of the planet’s magnetic poles.

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White House recognizes Beth Olivares

White House recognizes Beth Olivares

June 17, 2015

Dean for diversity initiatives was one of 15 honored for her dedication to mentoring students studying science, mathematics, and engineering. Beth Olivares shares her talents in many ways at the University—she serves as dean for diversity initiatives in Arts, Sciences & Engineering, director of the David T. Kearns Center for Leadership and Diversity, and as […]

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Scientists hand out lemonade to support national foundation

Scientists hand out lemonade to support national foundation

June 11, 2015

Professor Danielle Benoit and her students will be serving lemonade and explaining their work on childhood cancer therapies this weekend as part of a national effort organized by Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, which has helped fund her research.

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University statement on OCR notification

May 26, 2015

We received a letter from the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights (OCR) that it will investigate a University of Rochester student’s complaint about the way that the university handled her charge of sexual assault. When OCR receives such a complaint, it undertakes a broader, comprehensive review of a university’s handling of sexual misconduct complaints for a period of years.

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New assistant provost to serve as chief assessment officer

New assistant provost to serve as chief assessment officer

May 22, 2015

Jane Marie Souza is the University’s new assistant provost for academic administration. In the role, which she started May 1, Souza serves as the University’s chief assessment officer and manages academic policies in areas that require coordination among schools. In addition, she will serve as a liaison with the New York State Education Department and […]

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Commencement 2015

Commencement 2015

May 17, 2015

Each year during commencement weekend, the University recognizes its graduating students and their families, outstanding faculty and alumni, special guests, and other honorees. From mortarboard decorating to academic processions, enjoy this overview of Commencement 2015.

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AS&E Outstanding Dissertation Awards Announced

May 8, 2015

The following students in Arts, Sciences & Engineering are recipients of the 2014–15 Outstanding Dissertation Award. Humanities and Humanistic Social Sciences Winner Kyoung-Lae Kang, visual and cultural studies, “Guilt Cinema: Memory, Boundaries, and Ethical Criticism in Postcolonial Korea” (Advisor: Sharon Willis) Commendation Jeffrey Ludwig, history, “Christopher Lasch: A Life, Volume One: History as Social Criticism” […]

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University to introduce Institute for Performing Arts

University to introduce Institute for Performing Arts

May 7, 2015

The institute will serve as a center for performance programs on the River Campus, aiming to further inspire students with or without prior training or experience to explore a variety of aesthetic art forms and opportunities. The institute will strengthen the relationships among the College, the Eastman School of Music, and the Memorial Art Gallery.

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Four University of Rochester students earn NSF Research Fellowships

Four University of Rochester students earn NSF Research Fellowships

May 1, 2015

The fellowship, which is part of a federally sponsored program, provides up to three years of graduate study support for students pursing doctoral or research-based master’s degrees.

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University of Rochester team brings sense of touch to virtual reality

April 30, 2015

Virtual reality has made huge technological gains in the last decade, but the ability to feel your surroundings is not yet a part of many mainstream virtual reality systems. A group of University of Rochester students is trying to change that by creating a jacket and gloves that allow the wearer to feel the surface […]

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