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Much ado about nothing

Tue, 24 Jul 2018

The concept of nothingness is the subject of everything from children’s books to philosophical debate. In the universe, however, is nothing ever possible? How have scientists, philosophers, and mathematicians thought about the concept of nothing throughout history and up to the present?


Rochester’s undergraduate math program is ahead of the curve

Tue, 13 Mar 2018

In 2017, nearly 10 percent of the total number of Arts, Sciences & Engineering graduates completed a math major, the highest percentage ever at the University, and one of the highest of any institution in the country.


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.


Seniors in social sciences take on big policy questions

Thu, 18 May 2017

In their senior capstone projects, students take on original research on topics as varied as housing policy in South Africa and campaign spending in the United States.


Givens, Madhu, Rizzo earn SA Professor of Year honors

Tue, 16 May 2017

Three faculty members have been named Students’ Association Government’s Professor of the Year in their respective fields of humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences and engineering.