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Gift from Alan ’66 and Jane Batkin establishes professorship in Jewish studies

Fri, 22 Sep 2017

In recognition of her scholarship and teaching acumen, Nora Rubel has been named the inaugural holder of the Jane and Alan Batkin Endowed Professorship in Jewish Studies.

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Rainbow Lecture to explore harassment in online gameworlds

Tue, 11 Apr 2017

In his lecture “Locker Room Talk: Pussies, Guns, and Video Gaymers,” William Cheng, assistant professor of music at Dartmouth College, will explore some of the challenges of conducting field research in online arenas such as multiplayer games and Internet threads.

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Irish actor tells a story with God Has No Country

Tue, 28 Mar 2017

Rochester will host the U.S. premiere of God Has No Country, a one-man play written and performed by Donal Courtney. The drama tells the story of Monsignor Hugh O’Flaherty, who used his Vatican connections to harbor Jews, ultimately saving more than 6,500 lives.

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Author Mia Alvar receives 2016 Kafka Prize

Mon, 31 Oct 2016

On the 40th anniversary of its inception, the Janet Heininger Kafka Prize recognized a short story collection: Mia Alvar’s, In the Country. The University awards the annual prize to a promising but less established American woman writer of fiction.

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Bringing recognition to forgotten group of women veterans

Fri, 27 May 2016

Tiffany Miller '00 and her family worked for years to overturn a ruling that prohibited World War II Women Airforce Service Pilots—known as WASPs—from being buried at Arlington National Cemetery. President Barack Obama signed their bill into law last week.

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