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Mentoring undergraduates through ‘uncharted territory’ in chemistry research

Wed, 14 Apr 2021

Chemistry professor Ignacio Franco is the 2021 recipient of the College Award for Undergraduate Teaching and Research Mentorship.


17 sophomores honored with O’Brien Book Award

Mon, 12 Apr 2021

Seventeen sophomores are recognized with the Suzanne J. O'Brien Book Award for their exceptional academic and leadership accomplishments during their first year of college.


Is it time for a universal wage for housework?

Thu, 08 Apr 2021

In an essay in the Washington Post, history PhD student Kevin Sapere argues the pandemic has made it “all the more relevant” to compensate housework.


How patents transformed the world of architecture

Thu, 08 Apr 2021

Associate professor of art history Peter Christensen has been awarded a 2021 Guggenheim fellowship for his project exploring an understudied shift in architectural history.


Frederick Douglass Institute announces two postdoctoral fellows

Wed, 31 Mar 2021

Mia Alafaireet and Ricardo Milhouse will join the University for the 2021–22 academic year to teach and continue their research.


Room temperature superconductor? Rochester lab sets new record toward long-sought goal

Tue, 30 Mar 2021

In a pair of studies, University physical scientists synthesized new superconducting materials, developing processes that may help ‘open the door to many potential applications.’


Laser-driven experiments provide insights into the formation of the universe

Thu, 25 Mar 2021

Researchers at the Laboratory for Laser Energetics have captured for the first time in a laboratory setting the process thought to be responsible for generating and sustaining astrophysical magnetic fields.


University of Rochester students win Air Force research grant

Mon, 22 Mar 2021

Started and operated by Rochester undergraduates, WetWare Biosystems incorporates new medical technologies into existing equipment to stem the effects of traumatic brain injuries.


History project tells a more complete story of Frances Seward

Thu, 11 Mar 2021

Three women in the history PhD program have completed a video project showing the wife of Lincoln’s secretary of state as more influential than typically depicted.


Will Biden’s immigration plan encourage illegal immigration?

Tue, 09 Mar 2021

By enabling undocumented workers to travel freely between the US and their home countries, it may actually enable them to return home, writes Daniel Reichman.


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