Profiles

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. 

Student discusses life with autoimmune disorder in forthcoming book

When she began her first semester at UR, M.A. felt as if everything was in place. She loved her classes, made new friends, and was starting to feel at home despite having moved across the world from Lebanon to the U.S. It wasn’t until finals week that she began to feel more exhausted than normal. 

Fenno remembered as scholar, teacher, and colleague

Fenno, who was vital to the development of UR’s political science department as one of the field’s best in the nation, died at the age of 93 on April 21, from what was deemed a likely case of COVID-19.

Student podcast ‘Classically Black’ builds bridges to classical world

Harris and Brown started “Classically Black” to create a community for African-American classical musicians, an often underrepresented group within the field. Harris remarked, “these people have been [there]; we are still here.”

Women Mean Business draws the curtain on discrimination in music

“I want to get to a place where female composers are regular instead of some special rare thing, where it’s not even a second thought.”