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In remote regions of the South Pacific, cell phones have transformed daily life

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.


‘High-risk’ research receives University seed funding

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.


Three faculty members named 2018–19 Fulbright Scholars

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.


John Osburg to receive a Carnegie Fellowship

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.


Scholars call for more research into gun violence

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.


Symposium on gun violence research attracts leading scholars

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.


Looking at urban history as a fight for space, power

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?


One question sparks student’s research around race in America

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.


Summer in Malawi brings student researchers closer to community

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.


Six new faculty books for summer reading lists

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.