Profiles

The founding of Justice For Asian Americans

One of JFAA’s main goals is to build solidarity between the different Asian and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities on campus.

Chatting with Starbucks’ very own Ms. Mona

As synonymous as Starbucks is with a few warm, momentary reprieves from stress of our day-to-day grind, so is its manager Romona Gray — or just Mona for short. You’ve probably told her your order before, or if you’re a regular, she knew it as soon as she recognized your face. And when Mona’s not at the register taking drink orders or training new employees, she’s chatting and sharing a laugh with students.

UR alum and mayoral candidate Malik Evans encourages UR students to make a difference through politics

For months, protestors have been calling for Mayor Lovely Warren to be replaced, and Rochester City Council Member and UR alum Malik Evans ’02 is her main competitor. Although Evans reveals he too is "turned off by politics," he encourages UR students still consider how they can make a difference through political participation.

UR Professor Ranga Dias has brought the world one step closer to hoverboards and magnetic levitation trains

Superconductors have been around since the beginning of the 20th century and scientists have been working for years to bring them up to room temperature. In the last five years, Dias and his team have advanced that research significantly.

Watch: Demetrious Dowdell, skating through UR

If you live on River Campus, it's likely you've seen him zooming around. Grad student Demetrious Dowdell reflects on rollerblading at UR in an interview with the Campus Times.

Dean discusses compliance with health guidelines

As of the interview with Burns two weeks ago, there were 357 individual reports of conduct violations. While this may seem to represent a larger number of students, Burns was quick to assure that many reports concern the same case.

PA Attorney General reflects on his time at UR

But after deciding against pre-med and getting cut from the basketball team, Shapiro decided to try out student government, spending his first year as a senator. That spring, “when they were taking nominations for president, I said ‘you know what, I love this school, I care deeply about these issues [...] I’ll give it a shot.’”

Harvey Alter talks Nobel Prize, time at UR

“I’d go back to school in a heartbeat [...] The lessons I learned just kind of stayed with me. And if you want to trade places, I will do that,” he joked.

Arthur Satz: Visionary of the humanities

Earlier this month, UR announced the largest-ever endowed gift for the Humanities from alum Arthur Satz ‘51. Satz, who passed away two years ago at 89 years old, left the gift through his estate.

Struggles of a semester abroad

On the night of Oct. 1, I made a new friend. There was precious little that drew us to one another — not taste in music, nor hair color, or even species.