Beyond Rochester

#NoBanNoWall protest draws students, faculty, admins

Holding a banner that read “#NoBanNoWall” in English, Spanish, Somali, Farsi, and Arabic, student organizers took turns denouncing the ban.

Film showing pushes racial questions

The audience, inspired after the film they had just watched, gave their opinion—people should speak up, and they have to take a stand against racism.

UR students rock the vote

For nearly all of them, it was their first time voting in a presidential election. Some had come by car,…

Debate Union hosts iDebate Rwanda

In the aftermath of genocide, is forgiveness more important than justice?

Roger Ferguson gives advice for graduates, defends Fed

Current TIAA CEO and former Federal Reserve Vice Chairman Roger Ferguson sits down with the CT.

Matt McGorry takes on social issues

Actor Matt McGorry—of “Orange is the New Black” and “How to Get Away with Murder” fame— spoke on campus last Thursday to a small but passionate audience at Strong Auditorium.

President Meets President

University President Joel Seligman met President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama last Tuesday night after the Commander in Chief’s final State of the Union address in Washington, D.C.

UR researcher receives NASA grant to study brain health in space

Dr. Michael O’Banion, a researcher at URMC, was recently awarded a $1.8 million grant to study the effect deep space…

In perceptions of international violence, students see disparity

With the Nov. 13 attacks in Paris prompting an international outpouring of support, juniors Ibrahim Mohammad, a Palestinian refugee, and…

CEIS renews official status and funding

The University of Rochester’s Center for Emerging and Innovative Sciences (CEIS) was recently  reinstated as a New York State Center…