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Open Letter Books receives NEA grant

The National Endowment for the Arts has recognized the University's literary translation press for the Open Letter Books Women Writers Series.

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Training brains with virtual reality

Can VR games enhance visual attention and cognition the way video games do? Researchers from the River Campus, Medical Center, and School of Nursing aim to find out.

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Promising compound could transform energy storage

Rochester chemists are working on changes to existing batteries to provide clean energy when the sun isn't shining and the wind doesn't blow.

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Rochester alumnus wins Nobel in economics

Richard Thaler ’74 (PhD), a pioneer in the field of behavioral economics, wins the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences.

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Majors & Minors

Pursue a degree or take courses in arts and humanities, natural sciences, or social sciences.

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Graduate Studies

Nationally recognized programs characterized by close contact between students and faculty.

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Embracing creativity, broadening our understanding of how the world works, and gaining insights into society.

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Students in Italy

Lisio Program in Italian Studies

The Arnold Lisio ’56, ’60M (MD) and Anne Moore Lisio Italian Studies Program supports University of Rochester students and faculty in their understanding of and appreciation for the language, art, culture, and history of Italy. The Lisio program funds:

  • Student scholarship prizes
  • Summer fellowships
  • Faculty and program grants
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Gloria Culver

Defining the future of arts, sciences

A strong liberal arts education is at the heart of the School of Arts and Sciences, and at the University of Rochester. For us, this means sparking curiosity, a thirst for knowledge, and a drive to conduct research of global consequence.

Today, there is a blurring of lines between disciplines, and our faculty have become increasingly inter- and multi-disciplinary. The same is true—perhaps more so—for our students.

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