A team of Rochester geologists, lead by Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences John Tarduno, has discovered a new species of bird in the Canadian Arctic. At approximately 90 million years old, the bird fossils are among the oldest avian records found in the northernmost latitude.
In an op-ed for the New York Times, Professor of Physics and Astronomy Adam Frank makes the case for NASA’s role in earth-centric science. “Not only is earth science a long-running part of NASA’s ‘prime mission,’ but it is uniquely positioned to do it. Without NASA, climate research worldwide would be hobbled,” he writes
Faculty from across the school who authored a book, recording, or its equivalent (between November 1, 2014 and October 31, 2016) were recognized for their contributions. This year’s submissions included academic books, textbooks, original collections of poetry, and other scholarly works.
Narayana Kocherlakota was formally installed as the inaugural Lionel W. McKenzie Professor of Economics in December. He is a leading scholar of monetary and financial economics and was formerly the president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis.
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