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

Tag: featured-post-side

University Trustee and Board Chairman Emeritus<br />G. Robert Witmer Jr. ’59 remembered as leader ‘of great integrity, intelligence, and grace’

University Trustee and Board Chairman Emeritus
G. Robert Witmer Jr. ’59 remembered as leader ‘of great integrity, intelligence, and grace’

August 20, 2019

University Trustee and Board Chairman Emeritus G. Robert Witmer Jr. ’59—noted jurist, distinguished alumnus, longtime servant of the University and the Greater Rochester community, and a man known affectionately as “Mr. Rochester”—is being remembered this week as one of the institution’s most significant and beloved leaders. Witmer died Sunday evening, August 18.

Continue Reading

Charter schools are not all equal

Charter schools are not all equal

August 6, 2019

Rochester economist John Singleton’s research could help educational policymakers to craft guidelines and practices for charter schools that are in the best interests of all students.

Continue Reading

Researchers solve ‘hot spot’ debate

Researchers solve ‘hot spot’ debate

July 31, 2019

Volcanic hot spots such as the ones that created the Hawaiian Islands have long been considered stationary points, but new data analyses provide conclusive evidence that hot spots are not fixed but are moving.

Continue Reading

A ‘model of scholarly possibility’: Remembering Douglas Crimp

A ‘model of scholarly possibility’: Remembering Douglas Crimp

July 23, 2019

An internationally renowned art and cultural critic, theorist, curator, and activist, Rochester professor Douglas Crimp created work important to thinkers across the arts and humanities.

Continue Reading

In an underground mine in South Dakota, researchers unravel mysteries of dark matter

In an underground mine in South Dakota, researchers unravel mysteries of dark matter

July 22, 2019

The digital electronics designed, developed, delivered, and installed by Rochester researchers are an integral piece of the puzzle, as an international team of scientists works to finally detect dark matter particles.

Continue Reading

Will your future computer be made using bacteria?

Will your future computer be made using bacteria?

July 10, 2019

Graphene is a revolutionary nanomaterial, the discovery of which led to a Nobel Prize. By mixing graphite with bacteria, Rochester scientists are making graphene easier and more environmentally friendly to produce, paving the way for future products and applications.

Continue Reading

Why can we see moving objects against their backgrounds?

Why can we see moving objects against their backgrounds?

July 2, 2019

New research from Rochester scientists explores why human beings are good at discerning moving objects and how we can train our brains to be better at this as we age.

Continue Reading

Teenagers’ ability to describe negative emotions protects against depression

Teenagers’ ability to describe negative emotions protects against depression

June 27, 2019

A Rochester study shows that teenagers who can describe their emotions in precise and nuanced ways—saying ‘I feel ashamed’ instead of simply saying ‘I feel bad’— are better protected against depression than their peers who can’t.

Continue Reading

Should we teach children patriotism in school?

Should we teach children patriotism in school?

June 24, 2019

In an interview with the Irish Times, University of Rochester philosopher Randall Curren discusses the role of “a proper, virtuous kind of patriotism.”

Continue Reading