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2016 video rewind

December 22, 2016

Here are just some of the stories we covered on video in 2016 at the University of Rochester.

From the amazing properties of shape memory polymers to 90-million-year-old bird fossils leading to a new species of bird being named, we covered research stories from every corner of campus.

We also celebrated student achievements and traditions, from the amazing last second play by Sam Borst-Smith and Mack Montague that made SportsCenter’s top 10 plays, to move-in day, Wilson Day and the 166th commencement.

We saw Wilson Commons turn 40, Noam Chomsky present to a packed Interfaith Chapel, an Eastman ensemble play on a mountain top (and in a cave), hundreds line up to place their “I voted sticker” on Susan B. Anthony’s grave on Election Day, and Renée Fleming take the stage with the Eastman Philharmonia, among many other amazing events that reached around campus, our community and throughout the world.

Our students joined with residents of a retirement community transcribe the 150 year old letters of William Seward. Faculty developed new cloaking technology and new ways to communicate with robots. We produced operas. We got down and dirty building and racing a Baja vehicle. We re-envisioned ultrasound technology. We explored the Great Lakes. We helped kids with vision impairment to better experience the world around them.

All of this, and much more, happened here at the University of Rochester in 2016. Here’s to ever better things in the year ahead!

Category: University News