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Thinking about ‘visual privilege’ and the 2018 Oscars

Thu, 01 Mar 2018

Sharon Willis, a member of Rochester’s Film and Media Studies program faculty, says this year’s nominations show that change may be afoot in Hollywood—but that how much movies will be transformed remains to be seen.


Looking at urban history as a fight for space, power

Thu, 04 Jan 2018

Chicago and Delhi. Rome and Rochester. The students in the 100-level course “The City: Contested Spaces” take a virtual tour of them all, while pondering an overarching question—can people’s lives be reshaped by redesigning urban spaces?


Introductory Painting course turns Rochester waiting rooms into ‘welcome rooms’

Mon, 18 Dec 2017

Students in Heather Layton's classes this year have worked with staff and community members at the Jordan Health Centers to fill these spaces with art.


Engineering students recognized for excelling in humanities

Mon, 18 Dec 2017

Astra Zhang '18, a double major in electrical and computer engineering and in studio arts, and Ivan Suminski '18, a mechanical engineering major who is earning a dual degree in violin performance will share this year's Wells Award.


Finding roots of globalization in Ottoman Empire’s railway

Wed, 13 Dec 2017

In his new book, assistant professor of art history Peter Christensen focuses on infrastructure--railway stations specifically--and their place in architectural history not just as technology, but also as art.


Humanities Center announces public lecture series speakers

Tue, 26 Sep 2017

The Humanities Center has announced its slate of public lecture series speakers for this year’s theme of “memory and forgetting.”


Artist Elizabeth Cohen remembered for gifts of observation

Fri, 14 Jul 2017

Colleagues pay tribute to Elizabeth Cohen, an associate professor in the Department of Art and Art History and director of the University's Art New York program, who died in May.


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.


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