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Prison education initiative awarded $1M Mellon Foundation grant

While education is a short-term goal, the long-term goal of the Rochester Education Justice Initiative is social change.

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Mathematical model will monitor spread of COVID-19

National Science Foundation grant enables Rochester computational scientists to develop the tool for policymakers.

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Reopening the US will do little to restore the economy

A Rochester economist says multiple factors—not just stay-at-home orders—combined to generate the coronavirus-related economic collapse.

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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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Gloria Culver

Arts & Sciences In Focus

September 2020

Dear members of the School of Arts & Sciences community,

I’m going to start by saying something potentially controversial: It’s good to be back. And I mean that with all sincerity. Being back—even in this modified capacity—allows us to work toward our goals of offering the educational experiences and opportunities our students, faculty, and staff expect and deserve, while offering a safe place for scholarly work and conversations that are difficult in the best of times. I hope that you and yours are well and healthy.

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Jeffrey Q. McCune, Jr.

Jeffrey McCune named Frederick Douglass Institute director

He will bring together people from across academic disciplines to collaborate in the study of the African diaspora and offer programming that promotes African and African American studies at the University.

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The Inspiration Project

A collaborative effort between the University of Rochester and CP Rochester, the Inspiration Project is a volunteer program that connects University of Rochester students with consumers served by CP Rochester.

During the spring semester, students who show strength in writing are paired with an adult from CP Rochester and together, the pairs work to produce a complete, purposeful, polished work, in the form of a story, a short memoir, or a selection of poems.

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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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