The Intercultural Center has been named to honor alumnus, dean, and University leader Paul J. Burgett. Earlier this month, the Board of Trustees paid tribute to Burgett ’68E, ’72E (MA), ’76E (PhD), by naming the center on the occasion of his 50th year at the University.
In acknowledgement of their contributions to undergraduate education, professors Julie Bentley, Jeffrey Tucker, and Jonathan Pakianathan were honored with the University’s 2014 Goergen Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching. The winners were nominated for the award by the chairs of their academic departments.
Sepsis, an over-the-top immune system response to an infection, is a common and costly cause of death and the most expensive condition treated in U.S. hospitals. The NIH grant will support research collaborations that may pave the way for new treatment targets.
In an innovative collaboration, the University makes the editorial selection of new books to be published, while Boydell & Brewer provides production, marketing, and worldwide distribution. The distinctive “Rochester model” has been noted in discussion among colleague presses in the Association of American University Presses (AAUP).
The presentations are part of “The Veils of Salomé” funded by the University’s Humanities Project, which brings together scholars and performers from the Eastman School of Music and the University to explore the different depictions of Salomé in religion, the arts, and gender over the centuries.
The University of Rochester is listed 28th on the New York Times’ “The Most Economically Diverse Top Colleges” list. Editors then created the College Access Index, a methodology “based on the share of freshmen in recent years who came from low-income families (measured by the share receiving a Pell grant) and on the net price of attendance for low- and middle-income families.”
Biologists Vera Gorbunova and Andei Seluanov have discovered one reason for the the increase in DNA damage as we age: the primary repair process begins to fail and is replaced by one that is less accurate.
Anton Zeilinger, one of the world’s leading experts in the field of quantum optics, will present a free, public lecture Tuesday at the University of Rochester. The talk is designed to convey the exciting frontiers of quantum mechanics to a general audience.
For the first time, the middle-steps in the process that creates the protein-making machinery of bacterial cells—called the ribosomes—has been isolated. A new study by biologist Gloria Culver suggests that blocking these pathways may help kill off drug-resistant bacteria.
A newly-discovered species of ant supports a controversial theory of species formation. “Most new species come about in geographic isolation,” said Christian Rabeling, assistant professor of biology at the University of Rochester. “We now have evidence that speciation can take place within a single colony.”