Arts, Sciences and Engineering Research at Rochester

At the University, Arts, Sciences and Engineering spans 24 departments, from art history to mechanical engineering. Our research—pursued in labs, classrooms, offices, libraries, and sites on- and off-campus—reflects that diversity.

This Month’s Featured Research

Arts & Humanities

Instituto Cajal

Modern Languages & Cultures:

Claudia Schaefer’s latest book focuses on competing views about the power of vision and observation in Spain between the 1830s and 1950s. (Photo: Instituto Cajal)

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Nick Vamivakas and his team found a new combination of materials that can efficiently guide electricity and light along the same tiny wire.

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Natural Sciences



A new study by biologist Gloria Culver suggests that blocking ribosome formation may help kill off drug-resistant bacteria.

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Social Sciences

The Capitol Building

Political Science:

Lynda Powell, Gerald Gamm, G. Bingham Powell Jr., and Hein Goemans were recognized for their award-winning research. (Photo: Flickr/Steve Hajjar)

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Research Spotlight

Rob Clark at PodiumRob Clark, Senior Vice President for Research, stresses the need for federal research support at The National Press Club.

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Ongoing Research Initiatives

  • Data ScienceRochester is pairing researchers and computational scientists with supercomputing technology to transform huge mountains of data into knowledge.
  • Digital HumanitiesThe University of Rochester is pushing the limits of humanities research by producing technologically proficient scholars versed in the use of digital research and discovery tools.
  • University-Industry CollaborationsResearch universities have a responsibility to educate and to create new knowledge. As private industry looks to academia for innovation, Rochester is proving to be a crucial partner.
  • Women in STEMArts, Sciences and Engineering at the University of Rochester is committed to supporting women researchers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).
  • Photo GalleryImages of research that capture the University’s commitment to understanding how the world works while also making the world ever better.
  • Laboratory for Laser EnergeticsAt the LLE, more than 300 scientists and engineers work toward achieving controlled fusion in order to produce affordable, clean energy.

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