In the News

  • May 5, 2016

    And the winners of this year’s Best Translated Book Awards are…

    Chad Post, creator of Three Percent and a founder of the awards program as publisher of the University’s Open Letter Books, announced the winners May 4 during a ceremony in New York City.

  • May 4, 2016

    Brushing Up on Older Scots

    In May, the University is hosting the Rochester–St Andrews Conference on Older Scots Literature and Culture, where specialists from the U.S., Canada, and Europe will share papers on 14th- to 16th-century literature in Older Scots

  • May 2, 2016

    SA Government names Professors of the Year

    Students submitted 63 nominations, and a Student Association Government academic affairs legislature committee deliberated and selected the winners.

  • April 28, 2016

    Researchers demonstrate record optical nonlinearity

    A team led by Robert Boyd has demonstrated that the transparent, electrical conductor indium tin oxide can result in up to 100 times greater nonlinearity than other known materials, a potential 'game changer' for photonics applications.

  • April 27, 2016

    Looking good at Design Day

    Thomas Tavolara (T5) models Memvi, a wearable camera that automatically records what interests you. He and his team presented their design at the annual Design Day, a day for graduating seniors in the Hajim School of ... more

  • April 27, 2016

    Are we alone? Setting some limits to our uniqueness

    Are humans unique and alone in the vast universe? This question-- summed up in the famous Drake equation--has for a half-century been one of the most intractable and uncertain in science. But a new paper shows ... more

  • April 27, 2016

    World needs more U.S. government debt

    In this time of global economic uncertainty, economics professor Narayana Kocherlakota argues that the U.S. government should be issuing more debt in order to strengthen the domestic economy. / Bloomberg View

  • April 27, 2016

    Engineering seniors show off design solutions

    From solar energy concentrators to portable braille readers, seniors at the Hajim School will showcase more than 70 projects during today's annual Design Day.

  • April 27, 2016

    Students find ‘path to their own sandbox’ at Undergraduate Research Expo

    Steve Manly, director of undergraduate research, encouraged students to continue to approach their research questions with the infectious enthusiasm of "an eight-year-old in a sandbox" while honoring their work at the annual showcase.

  • April 26, 2016

    Can big data resolve the human condition?

    The Kavli HUMAN Project holds great promise for putting big data to the test. But as astronomy professor Adam Frank argue, "with great promise comes great responsibility." / NPR

College Commencement

Sunday, May 15, 2016

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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