In the News

  • February 9, 2016

    Body heat triggers shape change in new type of polymer

    Polymers that visibly change shape when exposed to temperature changes are nothing new. But a research team led by Chemical Engineering Professor Mitch Anthamatten has created a material that undergoes a shape change that can be triggered by body heat alone, opening the door for new medical and other applications.

  • February 1, 2016

    Rochester and Syria: Student organizes support for victims of his homeland’s civil war

    Biomedical engineering major Omar Soufan '17 has set up a rehabilitation center and clinic in Lebanon that now sees 15 patients a day.

  • February 1, 2016

    Teens are more caring when they feel support from others

    A new study shows that values of social responsibility and caring for others decrease between the ages of 10 to 16. These decreases, however, are in concert with feelings of decreasing support from their parents, schools, and friends.

  • January 29, 2016

    Pulitzer Prize winner to speak on Black Lives Matter, persistence of prejudice

    Journalist and professor Pamela Newkirk will deliver two lectures in February, discussing the case of Ota Benga -- a Congolese pygmy who was exhibited across the U.S. at the turn of the century and who later took his own life -- and on the media's coverage of the Black Lives Matter movement.

  • January 29, 2016

    Institute for Popular Music pays tribute to progressive rock

    The 2015-2016 “In Performance” concert series continues on Saturday, Feb. 6, with a concert celebrating a genre that Institute for Popular Music director John Covach describes as "often overlooked by rock ‘n’ roll establishments like the Hall of Fame."

  • January 19, 2016

    Digital media team reaches round of 32 in Student Startup Madness tournament

    A company run by four seniors has reached the final 32 of Student Startup Madness, a national collegiate competition for digital media startups. More than 100 teams applied. The company is called “thinc.” and features a website that displays the front pages of college newspapers across the country.

  • January 19, 2016

    What’s in a game?

    Senior digital media studies majors (from left) John Lockard, Yukun Liu, Gina Fabio, and Lean Mateos, are creating a video game set in a war zone. But to win the game, the object is not how many you can kill, but how many can you save.

  • December 23, 2015

    inspireDANCE to feature renowned choreographer Jane Comfort and Company

    The six-day celebration of dance, which is open to the public, will feature 25 classes taught by guest artists and faculty, including award–winning choreographer, Jane Comfort.

  • December 21, 2015

    Tynelle Stewart named new Education Abroad program director

    About one-third of undergraduates at the University of Rochester study abroad, double the national average. Stewart will join the University of Rochester in early January.

  • December 14, 2015

    New book examines rise of religious intolerance in medieval Spain

    Staged events—similar to this “Game of Stickes” played in Valladolid in honor of Philip the Fair—helped harden Christian attitudes toward Muslims in medieval Spain, argues historian Thomas Devaney in his new book Enemies in the Plaza: Urban Spectacle and the End of Spanish Frontier Culture, 1460–1492.

College Commencement

Sunday, May 15, 2016

The College of Arts, Sciences and Engineering will hold its annual Commencement ceremony on the River Campus Eastman Quadrangle, beginning at 9 a.m. on Sunday, May 15.

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Students lining up for Commencement 2015

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