About 150 students and supporters marched peacefully across the River Campus on Friday to demand that “the University of Rochester’s administration implement immediate and lasting changes that will reduce intolerable acts of racism that students of color endure at our University.” At Wallis Hall, a group of five students representing minority leadership groups met briefly with President and CEO Joel Seligman to present him with a three-page list of demands designed to improve the racial climate on campus. In a statement issued after the meeting, Seligman said he would carefully review the students’ petition and issue a statement early next week. He reiterated that racism has no place at the University, which must be a campus that is welcoming, respectful, and safe for all.
The International Theatre program explores one woman’s struggle against the status quo through Federico Garcia Lorca’s famed tragedy, Yerma, which runs through December 13 in Todd Theater.
While damage to daguerreotype plates is often visible by eye, evidence of further deterioration may only be detected at the nano level. The University is leading groundbreaking research that bridges the gap between science, history, and the arts.
While most people associate the mathematical constant π (pi) with arcs and circles, mathematicians are accustomed to seeing it in a variety of fields. But two University scientists were still surprised to find it lurking in a quantum mechanics formula for the energy states of the hydrogen atom.
A team led by professors Steven Manly and Kevin McFarland was honored “for the fundamental discovery of neutrino oscillations, revealing a new frontier beyond, and possibly far beyond, the standard model of particle physics.”
When activated to fight inflammation, the brain’s immune system plays a role in the removal of amyloid beta, which scientists believe play a major role in the disease.
This year’s Polish Film Festival, put on by the Skalny Center for Polish and Central European Studies, features stories of elusive happiness, personal struggles, history, and murder.
A National Science Foundation grant has been awarded to the Center for Professional Development and Education Reform to enhance and expand current efforts to prepare K–12 master teachers in math and science in urban settings.
Rochester Knockings: A Novel of the Fox Sisters, a new book published by the University’s Open Letter Press, details the rise and fall of the infamous 12 and 15-year-old mediums who convinced the world they could communicate with dead.