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SA launches IMPACT website for student petitions

SA officially launched and announced the beta version of IMPACT, a petition site “for students by students,” on Tuesday, Feb. 24. SA President’s Cabinet member and senior Ryan Puffer coded the site and Technology & Web Coordinator Sarah Hedrych designed it and will serve to guide future teams of students in maintaining the site. Once students log in with their netIDs at sa.rochester.edu/impact, they can create, sign and comment on petitions. Students cannot edit or delete petitions once they create them, and their names are attached to any of their petitions... [More]

Security Update: Student takes unwitting visitor’s coat

1. On Saturday, Feb. 21 at 2:11 a.m., Department of Public Safety (DPS) officers were advised by a visitor that her coat and personal belongings ...

Scientific American editor and UR alumnus Fred Guterl gives lecture

Parsa Lotfi – Photo Editor In the latest installment of the River Campus Libraries’ Neilly Lecture Series, executive editor of Scientific American magazine Fred Guterl ...

Sig Ep, Drama House and DLH staying on Frat Quad

Rachel Hammelman – Photo Editor This week, UR Residential Life finalized its selection process for the Academic Living Centers (ALCs) housed on the Fraternity Quadrangle. ...

Career Center names new director

Joe Testani, who is currently the director of the Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU)’s Career Center,  will be replacing the current Director of the Gwen M. ...

Editor of Scientific American gives library lecture

In the latest installment of the River Campus Libraries’ Neilly Lecture Series, executive editor of Scientific American magazine Fred Guterl addressed students and community members ...

Career Center names new director

Joe Testani, who is currently the director of the Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU)’s Career Center,  will be replacing the current Director of the Gwen M. ...

Newly discovered star “flew by” our solar system

A newly discovered binary star system was found to have passed exceedingly close to our solar system within the last 70,000 years. Associate Professor of ...

Student takes unwitting visitor’s coat

1. On Saturday, Feb. 21 at 2:11 a.m., Department of Public Safety (DPS) officers were advised by a visitor that her coat and personal ...

SA launches IMPACT website for student petitions

SA officially launched and announced the beta version of IMPACT, a petition site “for students by students,” on Tuesday, Feb. 24. SA President’s Cabinet member ...

SigEp, Drama House and DLH to keep houses on Frat Quad

This week, UR Residential Life finalized its selection process for the Academic Living Centers (ALCs) housed on the Fraternity Quadrangle. The ALC program was started ...

SA passes resolution for better funding of counseling services

After representatives on the Student Advisory Committee learned of lengthy waits to receive a weekly appointment schedule with the University Counseling Center (UCC), the Students ...

Study suggests toxic effects of e-cigarette flavor chemicals

A URMC research team led by professor of Environmental Medicine Dr. Irfan Rahman released a study on the health hazards of e-cigarette vapors that suggests ...

Medieval Academy recognizes UR English professor

The Medieval Academy of America recently chose Russell Peck, John Hall Deane Professor of English, as the recipient of the 2015 Robert L. Kindrick-CARA Award ...

New shape-shifting polymer could be used in medical, robotics fields

Researchers in the Department of Chemical Engineering at UR recently developed a new type of synthetic, shape-shifting material that exhibits many improvements over the existing ...

UR enters virtual reality system in Microsoft contest

Last week, the Computer Science HapTech Research Team worked to become one of four teams to make it to the U.S. finals round of the ...

Student flies drone over Eastman Quad

1. On Feb. 13 at 2:12 p.m., a Department of Public Safety (DPS) officer responded to the report of a person flying a drone in ...

National Photonics Initiative names Rochester as a finalist

Photo courtesy of UR Communications The City of Rochester was announced as one of three finalists for the location of a new Integrated Photonics Institute ...

Public Market due for $7.2 million redesign

Parsa Lotfi, Photo Editor The Rochester Public Market announced in this month’s issue of Market Matters that they will begin work this spring on a ...

UR joins ‘It’s On Us’ campaign against sexual assault

Photos courtesy of UR CommunicationsGraphic by Rachel Hammelman, Photo Editor The UR Students’ Association (SA) collaborated with UR Communications to release a video featuring students, ...