Tag: Arts and Sciences
Nineteenth-century explorer and scientist Alexander von Humboldt created the modern idea of nature, says author Andrea Wulf, who’ll be speaking on October 4, as part of the Humanities Center Lecture Series.
University of Rochester’s International Theatre Program opens its 27th season with Mark Medoff’s Obie Award-winning drama.
Murder. Adultery. Theft. Those are three of the themes explored in the 2016 Polish Film Festival. Organized by the Skalny Center for Polish and Central European Studies, the festival is now in its ninth year.
Joan Shelley Rubin, a noted scholar of American history, has been named the Ani and Mark Gabrellian Director of the Humanities Center. The center will celebrate the opening of its permanent home in Rush Rhees Library in October.
In 1967, the Monkees outsold the Beatles and the Rolling Stones combined, and remain the only band with four No. 1 albums in a 12-month period. “Their music stands up,” says John Covach, director of the University’s Institute for Popular Music.
Researchers who specialize in the study of aging have identified a protein that may serve as a first responder, activating a “longevity gene” known as sirtuin 6 and setting in motion a cascade of molecular first responders to repair damaged DNA.
Experiments have created the conditions capable of producing a fusion yield that’s five times higher than the current record laser-fusion energy yield. The new work represents an important advance in a long-standing national research initiative to develop fusion as an energy source.
When the highly anticipated findings from the Japan-based T2K neutrino experiment were finally presented at the International Conference on High Energy Physics this month, it was Rochester graduate student Konosuke (Ko) Iwamoto who updated the physics world on the puzzle behind the imbalance between matter and antimatter.