Please consider downloading the latest version of Internet Explorer
to experience this site as intended.
Tools Search Main Menu
child sitting on a sofa, looking away, mother in the foreground, with her hands angrily on her hips

When do alcohol-dependent mothers parent harshly?

New Rochester research makes considerable progress towards understanding what triggers mothers with substance use disorders to treat their children harshly, and how parents and medical care providers can predict parenting difficulties.

November 18, 2019

Science & Technology

Leslie Ann Jones sitting in front of a control board in a recording studio and speaking to students.

Pioneer urges women audio engineers to ‘raise your hands’ at every opportunity

During a recent master class, four-time Grammy Winner and Skywalker Sound director Leslie Ann Jones was impressed to find that nearly half of the University of Rochester students gathered were women.

Continue Reading

October 31, 2019
Donna Strickland sitting and talking with Mike Campbell

‘Lasers are everywhere’

In a video for WIRED University alumna and Nobel Prize recipient Donna Strickland ’89 (PhD) explains the inner-workings of lasers to five different people: a child, a teenager, a college student, a graduate student, and, finally, to an expert: Mike Campbell, director of the Laboratory for Laser Energetics.

Continue Reading

October 31, 2019
Adam Frank speaking at a symposium.

Adam Frank wins multiple awards for promoting public understanding of science

The University of Rochester astrophysicist recently received the American Physical Society’s 2020 Joseph A. Burton Forum Award and his latest book Light of the Stars was awarded the 2019 Phi Beta Kappa Award for Science.

Continue Reading

October 30, 2019

Society & Culture

person with their fingers crossed behind their back.

How much do we lie when sex is on the brain?

A new study shows the extent to which people will change their own opinions to conform to a stranger’s, or lie about their number of past sexual partners, when the sexual systems of the brain have been activated.

Continue Reading

November 1, 2019
a couple holding hands loosely while walking along a waterfront.

Do open relationships work?

Past studies have attempted to gauge the success of nonmonogamous relationships. Now a Rochester team has studied the distinctions and nuances within various types of nonmonogamous relationships and found that solid communication is key.

Continue Reading

October 29, 2019
historical image of a Native American mother holding a child in a papoose

Native Americans, government authorities, and reproductive politics

In her new book, assistant professor of history Brianna Theobald traces the long history of efforts by federal and local authorities to manage the reproductive lives of Native families, and the widespread activism that arose as a result.

Continue Reading

October 23, 2019

The Arts

Richard Fischoff

Reel time: Richard Fischoff ’68 had big role in popular movies

Richard Fischoff ’68 didn’t star in Kramer vs. Kramer, Sleepless in Seattle, The Big Chill, or Fatal Attraction. But the veteran Hollywood producer and executive played a major role in those movies becoming box office hits.

Continue Reading

October 25, 2019
Meredith Monk and four other performers clad in white are seated with their backs to each other while holding hands.

Spotlight on the performing arts: Meredith Monk—visiting resident artist

Meredith Monk, the unique and influential American artist, will be at the University of Rochester for a multi-day artist residency titled “Dancing Voice/Singing Body.”

Continue Reading

October 21, 2019

Spotlight on the performing arts: Visiting theater director opens 30th anniversary season

Kate Eminger—a director and filmmaker based in New York—is visiting guest director of the International Theatre Program’s production of The Grown-Up, a play that, as she says, “captures this idea that there’s magic in everyday life.”

Continue Reading

October 9, 2019

In Photos

close-up detail of a sculpture made with blue and yellow materials.

Science meets art

November 4, 2019

Artist Allison Newsome recently approached Anne S. Meyer, an associate professor of biology, about incorporating Meyer’s sustainable, artificial nacre materials into a new art piece. The artificial nacre produced in her lab mimics natural nacre, also known as mother-of-pearl.

Continue Reading

Student Life

Exterior of the University of Rochester Medical Center.

Six Rochester graduate students offered National Institutes of Health fellowship grants

Five graduate students from the University of Rochester Medical Center and one from the School of Arts and Sciences have been offered National Institutes of Health F31 fellowship grants to support their health-related research.

Continue Reading

November 14, 2019
six portraits of veteran students.

Veteran students make Rochester home

Helping military veterans transition to higher education is a particular strength of the University of Rochester, which is currently 10th on the US News & World Report rankings of “Best Colleges for Veterans.” Six students share their story.

Continue Reading

November 8, 2019
professor Steve Roessner stands in front of a large sound board in a recording studio.

The art and science of sound

The University’s $3 million investment in a new state-of-the-art recording studio, control room, mixing rooms, and sound design lab is a major milestone for Rochester’s now six-year-old audio and music engineering program.

Continue Reading

October 29, 2019

Voices & Opinion

Screen capture of New York Times' "Democracy Doesn't Come in a Box" video.

The US is fighting an unwinnable war in Afghanistan

In a New York Times video op-ed, Lyle Jeremy Rubin, a history PhD candidate at the University of Rochester, and four other American veterans argue that the nation’s longest war is not winnable.

Continue Reading

November 12, 2019
cut out dolls represent a family with two parents and two children, on a desk with a judge's gavel

Separating children from their families must be last resort

In an essay published in the American Journal of Public Health, associate professor of history and practicing hospitalist Mical Raz writes that apart from extreme cases of imminent physical harm, “suboptimal families are better for children than removal.”

Continue Reading

October 28, 2019
Ambulances parked in front of the U.S. Capitol Building.

Calling Medicare ‘socialized medicine’ is a well-worn scare tactic

Conservatives have scared Americans into supporting higher health care costs, while shying away from expanding access, writes associate professor of history Michal Raz in a Washington Post op-ed.

Continue Reading

October 16, 2019

University News

portrait of Eddit Glaude

Princeton professor Eddie Glaude Jr. to deliver University’s 2020 MLK Commemorative Address

Eddie Glaude Jr. author of the book Begin Again: James Baldwin’s America and Its Urgent Lessons for Our Own, will deliver Rochester’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Address.

Continue Reading

November 15, 2019
LeChase Hall in the springtime.

Search for Warner School dean under way

A University committee has been appointed to begin a national search for the next dean of the Warner School of Education.

Continue Reading

November 14, 2019
Students walk through Dandelion Square in the fall..

National award honors University’s ‘exceptional’ Horticulture and Grounds program

The Professional Grounds Management Society (PGMS) has recognized the University of Rochester’s Horticulture and Grounds staff with a national award for exceptional grounds maintenance.

Continue Reading

November 13, 2019