Project Brings New Visibility to Invisibility
A “cloaking device” developed by John Howell, professor of physics, and graduate student Joseph Choi is bringing new attention to a field that’s long captured the imagination of physicists and futurists. The two have demonstrated a way to hide objects from view using a combination of four standard lenses. Read more . . .
National Visibility: The “Rochester Cloak” is earning attention from several national outlets, including NBC News, the Los Angeles Times, and Time Magazine and others.
Get Social at Meliora Weekend
Join the conversation and share your snapshots of Meliora Weekend, Oct. 16–19, by using the hashtags #MW14 and #UReunion14 when posting to social media networks. And follow online for news and live coverage of the weekend. You can find Alumni Relations on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. You can also grab a flat Rocky at walk-in registration and take him on your adventures over the weekend. Post your Rocky photos to Instagram with the hashtag #WheresRocky and you’ll be entered in a drawing for free swag.
Speaking of Meliora and Eastman Weekends . . .
For parents who are finalizing their schedules:
- Seats Remain for Jason Alexander’s Eastman Show
A limited number of tickets remains available for Jason Alexander’s show at 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 17, in Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre. Buy tickets here.
- Presidential Symposium Explores Higher Education
Where are the opportunities for—and pressures on—higher education in the 21st century? What does a global campus really look like? President Joel Seligman convenes a panel of experts to consider such questions as part of this fall's Presidential Symposium, moderated by University Trustee Hugo Sonnenschein '61, president emeritus and Distinguished Service Professor at the University of Chicago. The session takes place at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18, in Strong Auditorium.
More about Meliora Weekend. More about Eastman Weekend.
New University History Chronicles 155 Years of Change
Our Work Is But Begun, a new history of the University that covers 1850 through 2005, is scheduled for publication Oct.18. Journalist Janice Bullard Pieterse wrote the book, which includes a foreword by University President Joel Seligman and an afterword by Paul Burgett, vice president and senior advisor to the president. Orders are being taken with the University of Rochester Press.
Medical Center Leaders Announce Transition
Medical Center CEO Bradford Berk ’81M (MD/PhD) has announced that he plans to transition from that role to launch a new University institute devoted to developing new devices and therapies to help patients with neurological deficits live fuller lives. President Joel Seligman named School of Medicine and Dentistry Dean Mark Taubman as the next senior vice president for health sciences and Medical Center CEO. Read more . . .
University of Rochester Press Celebrates 25 years
The University of Rochester Press is celebrating its 25th year as a scholarly publisher.
Read more here.
Students Admitted to Arts Leadership Program
A total of 19 students have been admitted to the Catherine Filene Shouse Arts Leadership Program at the Eastman School of Music, a program designed to equip music students with the skills and experience necessary for a transition into the world of professional musicians. The program includes courses, internships, and special grants. Read more...
Which Services Are Available During College Breaks?
Parents of River Campus students are encouraged to bookmark the College Breaks Webpage for information about transportation options for students leaving and services available to students staying during breaks. The information will be updated for information on Thanksgiving, winter, spring, and summer breaks. The page is maintained by the Office of the Dean of Students.
Intercultural Center Director Named
Jessica Guzman-Rea has been named director of the Intercultural Center. The center promotes cultural awareness and engagement, and works to provide opportunities for collaboration among faculty, staff, and students on issues of diversity and human rights. Read more...
Visiting Priest to Address Issues of Science and Religion
The University's Catholic Newman Community welcomes guest speaker Rev. George Coyne, a Jesuit priest, astronomer, and former director of the Vatican Observatory, for the lecture "The Dance of the Fertile Universe: An Interplay of Science and Religion" at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18, at the Interfaith Chapel. Read more...
Faculty Novels Probe Family Dynamics
New novels from English professors Stephen Schottenfeld and Joanna Scott explore the dynamics and histories of two fictional families. In his debut novel, Bluff City Pawn, Schottenfeld, the James P. Wilmot Assistant Professor of English, follows a Memphis, Tennessee, pawnbroker in a story of class, race, ownership, and loyalty. And Joanna Scott, the Roswell Smith Burrows Professor of English, mixes fiction with real-life family lore in De Potter’s Grand Tour, a novel inspired by her late great-grandfather.