Kurt Bertram was found dead on Aug. 29 in his Rochester apartment. An autopsy is scheduled to determine the cause of death.

Bertram received his master of science last spring and was about to embark on his Ph.D. studies this fall in the Toxicology Training Program.

A member of the Department of Environmental Medicine, Bertram engaged in various humanitarian efforts, such as work with the Protestant Chapel Community.

The UR flag will be lowered when details of a funeral are known.

Ostrander is a member of the class of 2013

Quiz: Should you overload next semester?

Do you have friends/a social life? "A. If my laptop, iPad, and three-foot stack of biology notes count, then yes."


They moved in packs, resembling clouds of yellow pain. Their intent: to drive students into buildings, away from campus center, and just generally insane.

Confronting colorism is more complicated than we think

Even now, I remember thinking if such an extreme degree of caution was worth it, if paleness truly was enough to sacrifice the plain, irreplaceable pleasure of sunlight on bare skin.