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Rochester’s latest Nobel laureate to be honored

Fri, 08 Dec 2017

The 2017 Nobel laureates will receive their awards on Sunday, December 10, in Stockholm. Among them is Richard Thaler ’74 (PhD), a leading scholar on the intersection between human behavior and economic decision making, who will be awarded a Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences.


Professor assists NASA mission to measure disks that give birth to planets

Fri, 01 Dec 2017

Dan Watson is part of a team of researchers developing new instrumentation for the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA). Unlike typical observatories that are positioned on the ground or in space, SOFIA is situated in between -- on a Boeing 747SP jet airliner.


Poet James Longenbach unites spare and spooky in Earthling

Wed, 29 Nov 2017

This fifth collection of poetry from the Joseph H. Gilmore Professor of English had its roots in a poem he wrote called “Pastoral,” which would set the collection's tone of “feeling or spiritual development.”


Four questions for director Ken Rus Schmoll

Wed, 29 Nov 2017

The two-time Obie Award-winner is in Rochester to direct Octavia, a play ripped from the headlines in the year AD 62.


Octavia opens at Todd Theater

Wed, 22 Nov 2017

The International Theatre Program closes its fall semester with the production of the rarely staged play Octavia, directed by Obie Award-winning guest director Ken Rus Schmoll.


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