University of Rochester
Summer 2006

Rochester Review

BME–Optics to be Named for Goergen

The promise represented by the first new building on the River Campus since 1987—home to programs in biomedical engineering and optics—inspires a $10 million gift from Trustee Robert Goergen ’60.

Golfer Takes Exam—and National Title

On his way to becoming Rochester’s first national golf champion, Stephen Goodridge ’08 had something of a sand trap to overcome. On the day he shot his final round, he had to take his optics final.

image from Spitzer telescope

How Nature Builds a Planet

A revolutionary NASA space telescope—designed in part by Rochester researchers—indicates we really had no idea what was going on out there. By Adam Frank, professor of physics and astronomy

The Power of a Name

More than 150 years ago, the University created its first named professorships, establishing a longstanding tradition to celebrate the work of faculty and to emphasize the long-running connections that tie together people who make up the academic heart of the University. Review takes a look at some of the holders of today’s named professorships.

A Glee-ful Return

One of the oldest college Glee Clubs in the country celebrates 130 years with a renewed commitment on campus. By Jayne Denker

Rochester Review for the Web
Editor: Scott Hauser
Associate editor: Jayne Denker
Graphic artist: Jeannine Papelino
Copy coordinator: Joyce Farrell

Editorial office: 147 Wallis Hall, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY 14627-0033
(585) 275-4119 | Fax: (585) 275-0359 | E-mail:

Published quarterly for alumni, students, their parents, and other friends of the University, Rochester Review is produced by the Office of Communications.

Opinions expressed are those of the authors, the editors, or their subjects and do not necessarily represent official positions of the University of Rochester.

Join Currents Digest

Subscribe to Currents Digest and receive a daily e-mail summary of news and events, with links to the latest press releases from the University’s public relations units, and a rundown of daily events featured in the campuswide online calendar.

Maintained by University Public Relations.
Please send your comments and suggestions to Rochester Review.