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A scientist wearing lab googles and gloves examines a beaker of water containing PFAS chemicals.

Harmful ‘forever chemicals’ removed from water with new electrocatalysis method

A novel approach using laser-made nanomaterials created from nonprecious metals could lay the foundation for globally scalable remediation techniques.

New pollution solution

Science & Technology
March 1, 2024 | 01:47 pm

Plasma oscillations propel breakthroughs in fusion energy

Rochester researchers have discovered a new class of plasma oscillations, paving the way for improved particle accelerators and commercial fusion energy.

topics: Department of Mechanical Engineering, Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Institute of Optics, John Palastro, Laboratory for Laser Energetics, research finding,
In Photos
February 29, 2024 | 01:55 pm

February 2024 in photos

As we make the leap into March, enjoy a look back at how we spent February at the University of Rochester—from snow to sun and everything in between.

topics: Department of Biomedical Engineering, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Eastman School of Music, Medical Center,
The Arts
February 20, 2024 | 07:56 am

A poet’s meditation on loss, light, and legacy

Still Falling, English professor Jennifer Grotz’s fourth collection of poems, illuminates the connection between art and time.

topics: Department of English, Jennifer Grotz, literature, School of Arts and Sciences,
Society & Culture
February 19, 2024 | 06:04 pm

Why did Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny have to die?

Rochester experts discuss Putin’s intense fear of critics, the history of Russian and Soviet opposition movements, and what’s next for Russia’s dissidents.

topics: Department of History, Department of Political Science, global engagement, Matthew Lenoe, Randall Stone, School of Arts and Sciences,
Campus Life
February 7, 2024 | 11:49 am

Get ready for the total solar eclipse on April 8

Mark your calendars for April 8, 2024, when the University of Rochester’s River Campus will be among the prime viewing spots for the next total solar eclipse.

topics: Dan Watson, Department of Physics and Astronomy, events, School of Arts & Sciences,

University news

University News
March 1, 2024 | 07:37 am

Rochester faculty appointed to named professorships

Named positions celebrate the contributions of professors as researchers, scholars, and teachers.

topics: Eastman Institute for Oral Health, Eastman School of Music, faculty, Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Medical Center,
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