From the Newscenter...
Fri, 31 Aug 2018
In a new book, The Moral Economy of Mobile Phones, Rochester anthropologist Robert Foster describes the sometimes surprising developments when governments open up the telecommunications sector to competition.
Wed, 23 May 2018
University Research Awards for 2018-19 have been awarded to 15 projects ranging from an analysis of the roles of prisons in the Rochester region, to a new approach to genome editing, to new initiatives for advanced materials for powerful lasers.
Wed, 25 Apr 2018
Two University of Rochester faculty members will be in India next fall, and a third will be in London after receiving Fulbright Scholar awards.
Wed, 25 Apr 2018
The associate professor of anthropology is one of 31 scholars in the humanities or social sciences to be awarded the prestigious honor, which will support his research exploring the revival of religion in China.
Fri, 06 Apr 2018
More than a dozen researchers—from Harvard, Johns Hopkins, and other major institutions around the country—presented at the two-day symposium, aimed at addressing dearth of research data on gun violence.
Mon, 26 Mar 2018
“The Social Life of Guns” symposium brings researchers from Harvard, Johns Hopkins, Duke, and other universities and institutions to the University of Rochester for two days to spur more research on guns and gun violence.
Thu, 04 Jan 2018
Chicago and Delhi. Rome and Rochester. The students in the 100-level course “The City: Contested Spaces” take a virtual tour of them all, while pondering an overarching question—can people’s lives be reshaped by redesigning urban spaces?
Thu, 03 Aug 2017
Why does racism play a part in motivating some students to go on to college, while it seems to deter others? Winston Scott '19 is spending his summer preparing a study into how children react when they begin to perceive racism.
Mon, 31 Jul 2017
For the past 15 years, the University's Malawi Immersion Seminar has offered students a research experience in the remote village of Gowa, carrying out individual projects, and living and working among the community members.
Mon, 26 Jun 2017
The hostess of a popular Parisian salon, the role of presidential power, and bullying and aggression among teenage girls are among the topics examined in new books by Rochester faculty. Here’s a selection of recent work.