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Robert Alexander to join University of Rochester as dean of admissions, financial aid, and enrollment management

Tue, 14 Jan 2020

Alexander is vice president for enrollment and communications at Millsaps College, a nationally ranked private liberal arts institution in Jackson, Mississippi. He will begin at the University on June 1.


Detecting microplastics first step in assessing environmental harm

Thu, 09 Jan 2020

Amid growing alarm over the plastic that pollutes our environment, biomedical and optics researchers are devising ways to quickly detect microplastics in drinking water to better understand their potential impacts on human health.


Rochester senior, recent alumnus named Schwarzman Scholars

Wed, 04 Dec 2019

One Rochester graduate and one senior are among the 145 Schwarzman Scholars selected this year from a global applicant pool of more than 4,700 applicants to complete a multidisciplinary one-year master’s program at China’s Tsinghua University.


Ghana field school immerses students in ancient forts—and the legacies of slavery

Tue, 03 Dec 2019

For the last three summers, Rochester undergraduates have worked to analyze and preserve the ancient forts along the coast of Ghana, while exploring the historical and cultural context of the structures they study.


How do you bring a castle home with you?

Tue, 03 Dec 2019

How do you convey a 91,000-square-foot castle with more than 160 rooms on the Ghana coast, back to Rochester, so at any time you could take a virtual tour as if you were really there? Or study the castle’s structure brick by brick?


Spiders and ants inspire metal that won’t sink

Wed, 06 Nov 2019

Inspired by diving bell spiders and rafts of fire ants, Rochester researchers have created a metallic structure that is so water repellent, it refuses to sink—no matter how often it is forced into water or how much it is damaged.


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

Thu, 31 Oct 2019

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.


The art and science of sound

Tue, 29 Oct 2019

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.


Promising solutions to tough medical problems win University research competitions

Tue, 15 Oct 2019

Jessica Goodman and Alec Salminen each took first place at two recent University of Rochester research competitions that limited contestants to brief presentations geared toward general audiences.


What engineers and humanists can learn from one another

Wed, 09 Oct 2019

To Joan Shelley Rubin, the Ani and Mark Gabrellian Director of the Humanities Center, and Wendi Heinzelman, dean of the Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, engineering and the humanities are strongly connected.