Vice President Biden, Governor Cuomo announce that Rochester will be headquarters for nation’s newest manufacturing innovation hub
The University of Rochester is a key partner in a consortium that has won a national competition to advance U.S. photonics manufacturing capability. The new American Institute for Manufacturing Integrated Photonics (AIM Photonics) will be headquartered in Rochester, New York, and will bring the nation’s leading talent from companies, universities, and federal research institutions together under one entity to develop the next generation of integrated photonics and deliver global manufacturing leadership.
From September 17-26, students, faculty, staff, and alumni from across the University — including the After Hours student a capella ensemble above — will participate in the 2015 First Niagara Rochester Fringe Festival in downtown Rochester. Since its founding in 2009, the festival has doubled in size with more than 450 performances and more than 60,000 attendees.
A Simon Business School team placed third in the Tibetan Innovation Challenge, a new intercollegiate social entrepreneurship business plan competition that aims to develop self-sustaining and replicable business ideas to alleviate the economic difficulties Tibetan refugees are facing.
The University will begin its annual summer carillon series on Monday, July 6, with a performance from award-winning carillonneur Joey Brink. The concert is the first of four free outdoor shows that will take place during the month of July on Monday evenings at 7 p.m. on the Eastman Quad on River Campus.
Eastman BroadBand continues to raise its international profile with residencies at music festivals in Italy and Spain this summer.
Miracle Kids, grateful families, University leadership, and significant building donors including hospital namesake B. Thomas Golisano celebrated the dedication of Golisano Children’s Hospital on Wednesday. The new eight-story, $145 million hospital is the largest capital project in the University’s history. For the first time, the children’s hospital will feature all-private rooms and specialized technology, including the first integrated PET/MRI in a children’s hospital in the nation.
The University Board of Trustees elected Rochester business and civic leader Danny Wegman as board chairman-elect at its May meeting, to begin a five-year term following the May 2016 Board meeting. Wegman, CEO of Rochester-based Wegmans Food Markets, Inc., has served as a University trustee for more than 15 years.
Researchers in the Institute of Optics have shown that a microplasma created by focusing intense laser pulses in air emits not only visible light, but also electromagnetic pulses at terahertz frequencies that can be used to detect complex molecules, such as explosives and drugs.