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Spotlight on the performing arts: Alumni on the Fringe

Mon, 16 Sep 2019

Siena Facciolo ’19 and Chris Palace ’18 worked together on musical projects while students at the University of Rochester, and as alumni that work continues at the Rochester Fringe Festival.


Putting computer science to work curbing poverty

Thu, 12 Sep 2019

Growing up in Uruguay Fernanda Sesto ’23 was the only female student in her computer science-focused high school. At Rochester, she plans to continue using technology to tackle issues of social inequality.


The (drum) beat goes on for this musician engineer

Wed, 28 Aug 2019

Combining her life-long love for music with her interest in technology led Sanaa Finley ’23 to feel “right at home” at Rochester.


Marvin Doyley selected for first cohort of national STEM leadership program

Wed, 28 Aug 2019

The professor of electrical and computer engineering is one of 20 faculty members nationwide who have been selected for the IAspire Leadership Academy, a program aimed at building diversity in STEM fields.


A ‘new chapter’ in quest for novel quantum materials

Tue, 27 Aug 2019

Aluminum stops being a metal. Metals turns transparent. Remarkable things happen to materials placed under remarkable conditions, and Rochester scientists are at the forefront of the quest to understand why.


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?