Gregory Heyworth, associate professor of English recruited as part of the University's data science initiative, applies forensic science to literature and history when he recovers the lost words and images of cultural heritage objects. With the Lazarus Project, he and his collaborators use a transportable multispectral imaging lab—the only one in the world—to make the undecipherable, and even the invisible, legible again.
The works of Romantic era poet and artist William Blake pervade modern writing, music, film and TV. The newly redesigned William Blake Archive, co-edited by Professor of English Morris Eaves, has digitized nearly 7,000 images from Blake’s creations, making them more accessible than ever to scholars and fans.
One hundred years ago, on April 6, 1917, Congress voted to declare war on Germany, joining the bloody battle—then optimistically called the “Great War.” Rochester political scientist Hein Goemans explains why Germany was willing to risk American entry into the war.
A team of Rochester geologists, lead by Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences John Tarduno, has discovered a new species of bird in the Canadian Arctic. At approximately 90 million years old, the bird fossils are among the oldest avian records found in the northernmost latitude.
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