Please consider downloading the latest version of Internet Explorer
to experience this site as intended.
Tools Search Main Menu

RSSSociety & Culture

Trying to stem the tide of rising teen suicide rates

Trying to stem the tide of rising teen suicide rates

June 12, 2019

Researchers and clinicians, among them experts at the University of Rochester and the Medical Center, have been working hand in hand to address the increase of children and adolescents experiencing a suicide crisis.

Continue Reading

2019 d.health Summit addresses social determinants of health

2019 d.health Summit addresses social determinants of health

June 10, 2019

Now in its fifth year, the d.health Summit will address the non-medical factors the affect health, such as economic security, education, physical environment, employment, social support networks, and access to care.

Continue Reading

‘It broke our hearts’: Honoring alumni on Memorial Day

‘It broke our hearts’: Honoring alumni on Memorial Day

May 23, 2019

Members of the University of Rochester community have been part of  the US armed forces almost since the school was founded in 1850. And many have paid the ultimate price.

Continue Reading

Has the World Health Organization measured up?

Has the World Health Organization measured up?

May 22, 2019

In a new history, Rochester professor emeritus Theodore Brown looks at how well the organization, founded in the aftermath of World War II, has met its lofty mission of ensuring “highest possible level of health” by all peoples.

Continue Reading

University to receive Louise Slaughter Congressional collection

University to receive Louise Slaughter Congressional collection

May 14, 2019

The family of Louise and Bob Slaughter is donating the late congresswoman’s official papers to the University of Rochester. River Campus Libraries’ will house, archive, and make available the Louise M. Slaughter Congressional Collection in the coming years.

Continue Reading

Where can philosophical thinking help? Everywhere.

Where can philosophical thinking help? Everywhere.

May 9, 2019

Philosopher Zeynep Soysal, who joined Rochester’s faculty this year as an assistant professor of philosophy, works at the place where mathematics and linguistics converge.

Continue Reading

‘Filtering the patterns that matter to us’

‘Filtering the patterns that matter to us’

April 30, 2019

Epistemologist Jens Kipper has joined the University’s Department of Philosophy, bringing with him a focus on the nature of intelligence that spans the fields of philosophy, computer science, and artificial intelligence.

Continue Reading

Free speech and trigger warnings

Free speech and trigger warnings

April 25, 2019

On college campuses, where safe spaces and free inquiry often coexist, do trigger warnings protect students or hinder free speech? This episode of the University’s Quadcast podcast takes on the growing debate.

Continue Reading

Nobel laureate Paul Romer to deliver Gilbert Lecture

Nobel laureate Paul Romer to deliver Gilbert Lecture

April 22, 2019

Nobel laureate Paul Romer, a former assistant professor of economics, returns to campus to discuss how “economics can offer better answers to the most important questions facing humanity.”

Continue Reading

Rochester can become US growth engine, says MIT economist

Rochester can become US growth engine, says MIT economist

April 8, 2019

In his latest book, Jon Gruber puts Rochester at the top of the list of 102 cities poised to become next generation tech hubs. The MIT economist will host a panel discussion on Rochester’s potential to jump-start America.

Continue Reading