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A provost and his banjo

A provost and his banjo

September 30, 2016

“I don’t play music for a living; I play music to live,” says University Provost and former dean of the Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Sciences Rob Clark, who will perform during Meliora Weekend.

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The future of photonics

The future of photonics

February 23, 2016

“We work on optical bio sensors,” said Dr. Ben Miller, a researcher at the University of Rochester Medical Center. He’s creating a sensor that can detect the presence of hundreds of viruses from a single blood sample, in real time.

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Robert Clark named 10th University provost

Robert Clark named 10th University provost

October 15, 2015

Robert Clark (center) has been appointed provost, succeeding Provost Peter Lennie (left), who will step down in June 2016. University President and CEO Joel Seligman (right) announced the appointment today, adding that Clark will serve in the dual role of provost and senior vice president for research, and will step down from his current role as dean of the Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.

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Photonics: What? Why? How?

Photonics: What? Why? How?

September 30, 2015

“We’re not going to tell people they must perform manufacturing here,” says University of Rochester President Joel Seligman. “We’re going to make it irresistible for those interested in pursuing manufacturing not to be here.”

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Connections: Science Roundtable tackles photonics

Connections: Science Roundtable tackles photonics

August 3, 2015

The monthly science roundtable returns, and this month we have a timely subject: the science and application of photonics.

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Rob Clark comments on bipartisan ‘Manufacturing Universities’ bill

March 18, 2015

The Manufacturing Universities Act of 2015 would establish a program within the Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) charged with designating 25 schools as “Manufacturing Universities.”

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Statement from Rob Clark, Sr. VP for Research, on the value of scientific peer review

November 11, 2014

“The House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology is currently conducting a review on grants issued by the agency for some 60 merit-reviewed projects, including one from the University of Rochester. Scientific research awarded through peer-review process should not be subject to political or ideological interference.”

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Rochester to compete for $200M in photonics funding

Rochester to compete for $200M in photonics funding

October 4, 2014

The Obama administration announced Friday that it would establish an Institute for Manufacturing Innovation on photonics, or the science of using light in everything from advanced manufacturing to transmitting data. The industry and related fields such as optics and imaging already account for an estimated 17,000 jobs in this region.

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Robert Clark stresses need for federal research support at National Press Club

Robert Clark stresses need for federal research support at National Press Club

July 10, 2014

Universities can help drive regional economic development and strengthen American competitiveness — but only if the federal government continues to partner with institutions and commits to provide the sustained research funding that is required to, first, discover a good idea, then “translate” it into products and services that benefit society.

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Rob Clark Named Senior VP for Research

Rob Clark Named Senior VP for Research

March 5, 2013

Clark has also been appointed to a second, five-year term as dean of the Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.

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