From the Newscenter...
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?
Thu, 03 Aug 2017
Why does racism play a part in motivating some students to go on to college, while it seems to deter others? Winston Scott '19 is spending his summer preparing a study into how children react when they begin to perceive racism.
Mon, 31 Jul 2017
For the past 15 years, the University's Malawi Immersion Seminar has offered students a research experience in the remote village of Gowa, carrying out individual projects, and living and working among the community members.
Mon, 26 Jun 2017
The hostess of a popular Parisian salon, the role of presidential power, and bullying and aggression among teenage girls are among the topics examined in new books by Rochester faculty. Here’s a selection of recent work.
Fri, 16 Jun 2017
An anthropology professor chronicles her multi-year foray into a suburban high school to study female-specific bullying, competition, and aggression, concluding that actions assumed to be benign should be reclassified as violence.
Thu, 18 May 2017
In their senior capstone projects, students take on original research on topics as varied as housing policy in South Africa and campaign spending in the United States.
Thu, 06 Apr 2017
Daria Lynch ’18 (T5 ’19), a history major, and Christian Wooddell ’17, an anthropology major, will be heading overseas this summer as part of the U.S. State Department program.
Fri, 03 Feb 2017
In the early 1990s, Gurgaon was a small city in northern India. Today, it is a financial hub and modern success story. In her new book Landscapes of Accumulation, anthropology professor Llerena Searle says these cities are more--or less--than meets the eye.
Thu, 03 Nov 2016
The pending election has dominated news cycles for the past year. Four professors at the University of Rochester each raised and answered an important question they say we should be asking this election season.
Tue, 18 Oct 2016
Rupert Stasch, a social anthropologist at the University of Cambridge, has worked for more than two decades among the Korowai people.