There are a handful of cities we think of, when we think of high-tech innovation and startups: San Francisco, New York, London, Bangalore, Tel Aviv . . . but today, high-tech development has been democratized. Easy and cheap availability of cloud-based resources, sophisticated telecommunications tools, platforms-as-a-service and lean models that accelerate the development and deployment process, and – sorry, California – a net outmigration from traditional tech centers, has already started to shift high-tech development to the most unlikely places.
Undergrad Research Recognized
In the last week of January, four Rochester undergraduates traveled to Harvard University to give a presentation at the National College Research Conference.
Just Try and Cross Them!
This year, for the first time since the group’s founding in 1999, the University of Rochester Mock Trial club sent two teams to the prestigious Open Round Championships (ORCs).
"Outrageous" Trip to Tanzania
Eli Witkin ’13, a geology major, recently returned from a research trip to Africa to install seismic monitoring devices in a variety of locations across rural Tanzania.
Reading All Over the Lines (2/21/2012)
After ten weeks of bribing a spectacular army of readers (like Patrick O'Neill here) with snacks, I've signed almost 4,000 decision letters addressed to students who had applied Early Decision or for Priority Review (PR) notification.
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"The field of audio and music technology is rapidly changing," observed Mark Bocko, chair of the Department of Electrical and Computer Science in the Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Science. "More and more musicians are producing high-quality audio CDs at home, causing a decline in employment opportunities in traditional recording studios. But the industry that builds the audio equipment and software is booming, as are a number of audio-related industries. So instead of focusing on traditional audio recording, we chose to address the technological demands of the entire field."
Legacy of Susan B. Anthony (2/6/2012)
Today, the term "radical" often brings to mind the image of a vagrant with extreme views. So it may be difficult for many people to see Susan B. Anthony, who was often photographed looking dignified and austere, as the controversial figure that she was.
In one of the many science labs that make up Hutchinson Hall, there is a room full of thousands of different species of Drosophila, or as most people know them, fruit flies.
Kennedy Center Showcases ESM Students (2/5/2012)
Thirteen students have been chosen to represent the Eastman School of Music in the prestigious Conservatory Project at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, Feb. 12.
Meet Samantha Whalen: Meliora Leader (12/24/2012)
Though only a sophomore, Samantha Whalen ’15 has managed to effectively find a real-world application for her majors in anthropology and health, behavior & society and complement her interests in peer health advocacy and community outreach.