Profiles

UR Team competes to revolutionize hospital work

Team Bio-Sphere is working on developing a wearable biosensor (with an accompanying app) to help predict a risk of sepsis.

The Commissary revitalizes the food industry in downtown Rochester

In the heart of downtown Rochester sits the only community kitchen in Monroe County. Launched in October 2020 in the Sibley Building, The Commissary is Rochester’s first food business incubator.

UR Matched: A fresh start to matchmaking on campus

Given the hiatus of UR Marriage Pact, UR Matched aims to full this gap in matchmaking on campus, creating fulfilling relationships amongst students. Despite expectations, UR Matched has been extremely successful, attracting over a hundred applicants.

The students behind community weekend headliners

The artist selection process starts with a list generated by general members of SPB. At a general meeting, members will discuss who they think should be the artist for upcoming events. At the end of the discussions, SPB has a list of artists for future events. 

The orientation team: Planning for an uncertain future

Last-minute changes have been challenging for the team, but nothing exemplifies their tireless search for silver linings better than the forward-thinking orientation theme.

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.