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Senior exhibitions reflect visual art in a changing world

Thu, 20 Apr 2017

Seniors final art projects are a culmination of study in contemporary visual art-making through practice, presentation, and analysis.


‘This is a golden era’ for TV news

Wed, 22 Mar 2017

Tommy Evans '99 has combined his eye for photography and his interest in politics into a journalism career that has led him to the post of London bureau chief at CNN International.


Award supports book on Ottoman Railway

Wed, 07 Sep 2016

Peter Christensen’s book shows how the late 19th-early 20th century German-designed train stations, bridges, and other structures along the Ottoman Railway show the trademarks of imperialism and elements of emergent nationalism.


NEH grants support three Rochester professors

Wed, 30 Mar 2016

Susan Uselmann and Thomas Devaney were awarded “Enduring Questions” grants, which aim to help in “the development of a new course that demonstrates the enduring value of the Humanities by extending beyond traditional disciplinary boundaries.” Peter Christensen has received a Summer Stipend.


Taking a ‘look’ at historical hoaxes

Mon, 29 Feb 2016

During the mid-19th century, a series of grand hoaxes captured the American imagination: the Great Moon Hoax, the Cardiff Giant, and the fantastical creatures of P. T. Barnum. Joan Saab, an associate professor of art history and visual and cultural studies, examines the relationship between seeing and believing.


The Poitier Effect: New book by film scholar examines ‘change without change’

Mon, 06 Apr 2015

Sir Sidney Poitier became a cultural icon in the 1950s as the first black actor to break racial barriers in film. But as art and art history professor Sharon Willis argues in her new book, his image on screen creates a false sense of equality that continues to appear in the popular media and remains damaging to race relations today.


2015 Day of Arts explores ‘Silence’

Fri, 03 Apr 2015

University students, faculty, and staff will celebrate Day of the Arts 2015: Silence,which includes five events centered on the question “What is Silence?” This two-day series starting on Wednesday, April 8, explores movement, dance, art, and music.


Tunnel mural project in progress

Tue, 24 Mar 2015

A new mural by Rochester-based artist Sarah Rutherford, is taking shape in the tunnel system under Dewey Hall, thanks in part to a new initiative to bring more public art to the University’s River Campus.


Event: University of Rochester hosts Tino Sehgal’s This situation

Mon, 09 Feb 2015

Rochester will be the second university to produce This situation, a piece by British-German artist Tino Sehgal. The piece is described as a “constructed situation” akin to a contemporary salon in which live interpreters discuss among themselves and with visitors such issues as the aesthetics of existence and the implications of moving from a society of lack to a society of abundance.


(en)Gendered exhibit marks tenth anniversary

Tue, 27 Jan 2015

For ten years, this annual competition has showcased the artwork of undergraduate students exploring ideas of gender and sexuality. From January 23 through February 27, an exhibition in Rush Rhees Library features the 2015 jury’s top selections.