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News for University of Rochester Alumni and Friends, September 2014
Rochester ranked for economic diversity, blue noise mask, class of 2018 arrives, DNA repair and cancer, yarn art
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University Ranked as 'Economically Diverse'

The University is among the "most economically diverse top colleges,” according to a list created by the New York Times that factors in graduation rates, percentage of students receiving Pell grants, and other financial measures for low- and middle-income families. The list, called the College Access Index, ranks Rochester at 28th overall, and among the University’s peers in the 62-member Association of American Universities, Rochester ranks ninth. Read more...





What's the Story of the Blue Noise Mask?

Two University engineers—Theophano Mitsa ’91 (PhD) (left) and Kevin Parker, the William F. May Professor in Engineering—helped transform the early days of the digital revolution, setting off a “virtuous cycle” of research and invention that continues to be felt decades later. That’s the largely untold story of the blue noise mask. Read more...





Welcome, Class of 2018!

More than 1,300 students in the Class of 2018 arrived this fall at the College and at the Eastman School. See photos and videos from Move-in Day.





Study Links DNA Repair Process to Cancer

The primary way that DNA repairs itself begins to fail with increasing age, triggering a process that may contribute to cancer and other age-related illnesses, according to a new study by biologists Andrei Seluanov and Vera Gorbunova (above). Read more...





Knit, Purl . . . Boom

A student group brings “yarn bombing” to Rochester. Read more...





Team Identifies New Disease

Medical Center researchers were part of an international team that identified an inherited neuromuscular disorder. The rare condition results from a genetic mutation that interferes with the communication between nerves and muscles, causing impaired muscle control. Read more...





Rochester Remembers Sept. 11

Naval ROTC students from the University—including Katherine Baum ’17 (above, left) and Jacob Shawler ’17 (center)— along with ROTC members from local battalions—including RIT senior Josh Nysenbaum (right)—held a small vigil on the Eastman Quad to remember those who died in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, including six alumni. The vigil was one of several student-organized events that included a Hopeman Memorial Carillon concert and the playing of the National Anthem at the Eastman School.





Your Rochester Connections Regional Events

Join alumni and friends for activities in New York City, San Francisco, Rochester, and Atlanta. Read more...

Online Programs

Upcoming webinars and online sessions (all times EST) include presentations on applying to graduate school and career development. (Registration is required.)

Sept. 18, 4 p.m.: Gaining Admission to Highly Competitive Graduate Programs

Oct. 1, 8 p.m.: The Mechanics of Job Search and Getting Your Next Job Fast





More News
Libraries Acquire Historic Anthony Letters

Letters written by Susan B. Anthony to her “most cherished young lieutenant,” Rachel Foster Avery, will help bring to life the suffrage movement through the eyes of two of its most important members. Read more...

International Gathering Celebrates Art Scholar

Scholars, artists, and critics from around the world gathered in Berlin in late August to celebrate the work of Douglas Crimp, the Fanny Knapp Allen Professor of Art History. Read more...

Political Science Faculty Recognized

Political scientists Lynda Powell, Gerald Gamm, G. Bingham Powell Jr., and Hein Goemans received awards for their work at the annual meeting of the American Political Science Association. Read more...





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