• Eastman Grads Compete in Finals of Lotte Lenya Competition

    Two Eastman School of Music graduates, Natalie Ballenger and Diana Rose Becker, are among the 14 singer-actors in the finals of the 2014 Lotte Lenya Competition, which will be held on Saturday, April 12, in Eastman’s Kilbourn Hall.

    They will compete for top prizes of $15,000, $10,000, and $7,500 in front of judges Rob Berman, a Broadway conductor and music director of Encores!; two-time Tony Award winner Judy Kaye; and James Robinson, artistic director of the Opera Theatre of Saint Louis.


Wegman Foundation gives $17 million
Danny Wegman

Today, University of Rochester President Joel Seligman announced two extraordinary gifts from The Wegman Family Charitable Foundation (WFCF): a $10 million lead gift to the University’s Institute for Data Science and a $7 million gift to support the Golisano Children’s Hospital.


Admitted Student Loves Noodles

(ECNS) — A high school student in Fuzhou, Fujian province, has been admitted by a university in the US, thanks in part to his appetite for instant noodles, Southeast Express said on Wednesday.

Wang, a senior at Fuzhou No. 1 Middle School, is a big fan of instant noodles. He never thought that his appetite would contribute to his admission to the University of Rochester in the US.

Wang said he was admitted after he wrote about his love of snack noodles in his application to the school.

Freshman Publishes Article on Sleep
Freshman Sleep Author

Freshman Jacoby Krakow has entered college with extensive knowledge of something college students can’t get enough of: sleep.


Alum Builds Youth Engagement
Grad Yth Engag Comm Hlth Ctr

Last August, Alykhan Alani ’12 (T5) joined the newly-established adolescent health care team at Anthony Jordan’s Woodward Health Center to address the increasing need for care among youth…


Rochester Grad Pursues First MD/PhD in University History
Grad Working on Glasses

A PhD student at the Institute of Optics, Savage is about to undertake something that’s never been done at the University of Rochester – a dual PhD at the Institute of Optics and MD from the School of Medicine (MD-PhD Program).


Pep Band; The Tradition Continues
NEWS - Pep Band

Ten years ago, a bright-eyed young sophomore named Greg Savich and his roommate decided to revive the Pep Band at the University of Rochester.


Video: Learn more about MERT!

In the fall semester of 2013, I was approached by the River Campus Medical Emergency Response Team (R/C MERT) to film and produce a short promotional video highlighting the organization’s goals and operation.



Video: Inside a Carillon Rehearsal

I’d like to point out several crucial facets of my experience in filming the carillon and the carillonists.



“I Have Failed My Physics Final”

University of Rochester Physics Professor John Howell, searching for a unique way to motivate his Physics 121 students to attend workshops, recorded a music video to show his class.

MLK Volunteering Efforts
NEWS - King-for-Day-Volunteers

Across the city of Rochester, RochesterCares’ “King for a Day” project brought groups of students and community members together to participate in service activities.