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Two faculty recognized by DOE as exceptional researchers

Mon, 12 Aug 2019

Two University of Rochester faculty members–Hussein Aluie and Ellen Matson–have been named recipients of Early Career Research awards from the Department of Energy.


These mentors make a difference for first-generation, minority students

Thu, 08 Aug 2019

Five University of Rochester faculty mentors are the inaugural recipients of a new mentorship award from the University’s David T. Kearns Center for Leadership and Diversity.


Summer in Rochester means research

Wed, 24 Jul 2019

There’s no better time to do research at the University than during the summer. While the classrooms may be quiet, labs and libraries remain busy as undergraduate students work on projects from engineering to political science.


Hajim School recognized for efforts to increase diversity

Tue, 23 Jul 2019

The Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Sciences is among the first cohort of engineering schools to earn recognition for its diversity initiatives from the American Society for Engineering Education.


Apollo astronauts’ back-up plans included a head butt

Fri, 19 Jul 2019

When Duncan Moore, Rochester professor of optical engineering, met the Apollo 11 astronauts during 30th anniversary celebrations in 1999 he had to ask: What would you have done if your radios failed during the historic moon walk?


Qiang Lin receives nation’s top honor for early-career investigators

Wed, 10 Jul 2019

Qiang Lin, an expert in integrated quantum photonics and nonlinear nanophotonics at the University of Rochester, is a recipient of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE).


What do you do when your motor melts? The solution lies in data

Tue, 09 Jul 2019

Last year, Rochester’s Solar Splash team didn’t even make it to the college championships solar and electric boating. This year, a renewed focus on data science saw the team take home awards for innovation and most improved team.


Student delegation heads to global leadership symposium

Fri, 28 Jun 2019

For the second year, the University is sending a group to the University Scholars Leadership Symposium to learn about humanitarianism, social change on a global scale, and how to best respond to the needs of the marginalized.


Finding order in the chaos of turbulence

Wed, 26 Jun 2019

A new set of conservation laws developed by Rochester researchers are unique to the turbulent flows within magnetic fields, and could help explain the evolution of stars and galaxies.


Kyoto Prize honors Ching Tang, pioneer of OLED technology

Fri, 14 Jun 2019

Japan’s highest private award for global achievement recognizes Tang’s work in developing thin-film, light-emitting technology now widely used in computers, smartphones, and televisions.