Skip to main content

A&AH News

From the Newscenter...

 

Empty high school becomes a playground for artists exploring memory, nostalgia

Thu, 15 Nov 2018

It has not been used as a high school for years, but the empty, Victorian-era building in Medina, New York, recently hosted a collaborative art project inspired by the fleetingness and permanence of memory.

Read more...


‘High-risk’ research receives University seed funding

Wed, 23 May 2018

University Research Awards for 2018-19 have been awarded to 15 projects ranging from an analysis of the roles of prisons in the Rochester region, to a new approach to genome editing, to new initiatives for advanced materials for powerful lasers.

Read more...


Seniors show beauty of urban art with augmented reality

Fri, 11 May 2018

Four Rochester students saw the beauty of graffiti art in abandoned city subway tunnels. Banding together as the ExSpace Artist Collective, they designed an augmented reality project to share that beauty with others.

Read more...


An art exhibition of their own

Fri, 11 May 2018

Rochester’s studio arts majors cap off their senior year with an art thesis exhibition that serves as the culmination of each student’s hard work and dedication as artists.

Read more...


Three faculty members named 2018–19 Fulbright Scholars

Wed, 25 Apr 2018

Two University of Rochester faculty members will be in India next fall, and a third will be in London after receiving Fulbright Scholar awards.

Read more...


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.

Read more...


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?

Read more...


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.

Read more...


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.

Read more...


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.

Read more...

The Humanities Center supports multidisciplinary engagement around literature, history, the arts, and philosophies of cultures past and present.

Learn More