Please consider downloading the latest version of Internet Explorer
to experience this site as intended.
Tools Search Main Menu

Tag: Arts and Sciences

What aliens can teach us about global warming

What aliens can teach us about global warming

November 9, 2014

In the vastness of the universe, it’s very likely that other life forms have also evolved to an extent that they altered the atmosphere of their planets. If we looked at climate change as a predictable consequence of intelligent life — and a process that tends to follow specific patterns — we might be better equipped to figure out how to stop it.

Continue Reading

Trustee commits additional $1 million to scholarship

Trustee commits additional $1 million to scholarship

November 7, 2014

Trustee Cathy Minehan and her husband, Jerry Corrigan, have committed an additional $1 million to support the scholarship they established in 2004. The scholarship provides assistance for students in the School of Arts & Sciences with significant financial need, and preference is given to underrepresented minorities, athletes in good academic standing, and those pursuing research in the social sciences.

Continue Reading

Sustainability, astrobiology combine to illuminate future of Earth’s technological civilization

Sustainability, astrobiology combine to illuminate future of Earth’s technological civilization

November 6, 2014

How long can a technological civilization last? Will human-caused climate change or species extinctions threaten its collapse or can industrial development continue without restrictions? In a new paper, two astrophysicists argue that these questions may soon be resolvable scientifically.

Continue Reading

Native Hawaiian navigates oceans, scholastic success

Native Hawaiian navigates oceans, scholastic success

October 29, 2014

Traveling almost 5,000 miles away from his home in Waianae, Hawaii, freshman and Film and Media Studies major Isaiah Pule brings with him a passion for movies and a penchant for overseas navigation.

Continue Reading

‘Red Effect’ sparks interest in female monkeys

‘Red Effect’ sparks interest in female monkeys

October 17, 2014

Recent studies have showed that the color red tends to increase our attraction toward others, feelings of jealousy, and even reaction times. Now, new research shows that female monkeys also respond to the color red, suggesting that biology, rather than our culture, may play the fundamental role in our “red” reactions.

Continue Reading

New books paints portrait of Spanish scientist as artist

New books paints portrait of Spanish scientist as artist

October 17, 2014

Many in the scientific world today recognize Spanish Nobel Prize-winner Santiago Ramón y Cajal as a pioneer in cell biology and neuroscience. Now in a new book by professor Claudia Schaefer, he is being more fully recognized as an empirical observer and dedicated photographer.

Continue Reading

One step closer to the elusive invisibility cloak (video)

One step closer to the elusive invisibility cloak (video)

October 13, 2014

We’re still a long way from donning real invisibility cloaks, but by working out a better way to bend light, scientists from the University of Rochester can make movable objects invisible to the viewer — multi-directionally, and in three dimensions.

Continue Reading

Book review: When the American Revolution really began

Book review: When the American Revolution really began

October 12, 2014

In “Independence,” University of Rochester history professor Thomas Slaughter details a 150-year story covering the cultural and political transformation that led to American independence from the British Empire. Slaughter is the author of numerous works, including the classic “Whiskey Rebellion: Frontier Epilogue to the American Revolution.”

Continue Reading