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Rennes-Rochester Photo Contest 2018

 
To view the contest photos in exhibit order, please see the following pages: Wall 1 | Wall 2 | Wall 3

To cast your vote for the photo contest, please click here

There is also a photo dialogue between Eli Rogers (UR '18) and Lena Quinio (Rennes) with photos they have each taken of Rennes and Rochester, respectively. Those interested can view it here



ur shield in white on yellow background with rochester review in white letters on black boxes and november 1958 written below in black

Cementing International Bond

A unique cultural exchange program between the Universities of Rochester and Rennes, France, designed to improve Franco-American relations at the local level, took President de Kiewiet to France in October as a member of a good will delegation from Rochester. In an impressive ceremony, the French university awarded him an honorary degree on October 11. Two years ago this fall a delegation of five leaders from Rennes visited Rochester and the University, among them the rector of the University of Rennes, Dr. Paul Henry. During their visit, the University conferred an honorary Doctor of Laws degree on Dr. Henry at a special convocation. At that time, President de Kiewiet and the rector discussed possible educational relations between the two institutions. A color movie was made of the convocation and a print sent to Rennes as a souvenir of the French visit. During the past academic year, the two universities exchanged graduate students. Patricia Murphy, ’57, went to Rennes as an assistant in the English department, and Alain Blanchet, a Rennes graduate student, came to the River Campus as a language laboratory assistant.

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Sixty years later, the two universities continue to exchange graduate students. Eli Rogers, ’18, went to Rennes as an assistant in the English department, and Lena Quinio, a Rennes graduate student, came to the River Campus as a language instructor. The Rennes-Rochester: 60 ans d’amitié franco-américaine photo contest and exhibit celebrates this long-standing academic exchange along with the cultural and learning experience of students of French who have recently studied in Rennes Summer Study Abroad program and are enrolled in the French program of the Department of Modern Languages and Cultures at the University of Rochester. Sponsored by the Department of Modern Languages and Cultures, Education Abroad, the Language Center and the River Campus Libraries.

November 8, 2018



The UR ceremony to bestow an honorary degree upon the Rector of the University of Rennes, Paul Henry (1956)

 



Rennes and Rochester Books: History, Images and other Resources

  • Croix, Alain, Didier Guyvarc'h, and Marc Rapilliard. 2011. La Bretagne des photographes: La construction d'une image de 1841 à nos jours. Rennes: Presses universitaires de Rennes.  
    DC611 .B855 C76, George Eastman Museum, main stacks

  • Ducrest de Villeneuve, Émile, and Dominique Maillet. 1845. Histoire de Rennes.
    DC801 .R4 M49, Rush Rhees Stacks

  • Gatouillat, Françoise, Michel Hérold, and Inventaire général du patrimoine culturel (France). 2005. Les vitraux de Bretagne. Vol. 7 :7;  Rennes: Presses universitaires de Rennes.
    NK5349.B8 G38 2005, Rush Rhees Stacks

  • Meyer, Jean. 1972. Histoire de Rennes. Toulouse: Privat.
    DC801.R4 M49, Rush Rhees Stacks

  • McKelvey, Blake, and Ruth Rosenberg-Naparsteck. 2001. Rochester: A panoramic history. Sun Valley, Calif: American Historical Press.
    F130.3 .M1515 2001, Rush Rhees Stacks

  • Kabelac, Karl Sanford, and University of Rochester. Library. Department of Rare Books and Special Collections. 2010. Basic sources for Rochester history. 10th rev[is]. ed. Rochester, NY: University of Rochester, Dept. of Rare Books, Special Collections and Preservation. Link

  • Rosenberg-Naparsteck, Ruth, and Jerre Mangione. 1989. Rochester: A pictorial history. Norfolk, Va: Donning Co.
    F129 .R743 R67 1989, Rush Rhees Stacks



Images from the photo album that the Rector of the University of Rennes brought with him in 1956 when he visited our campus and received the honorary degree at the ceremony depicted in the short video above. 

black and white photo of a river with bridges crossing it and buildings on both sides

black and white photo of buildings stretch into distance on right, various cars parked near a grassy area between two parallel roads

black and white photo of buildings stretch into the distance on the left in front of parallel roads with grassy areas and parked cars between them

black and white photo of buildings stretch into distance on right, next to a river

black and white photo of two buildings next to each other with a taller clock tower between them and a parking lot of cars in front of them all

black and white photo of the front and entrance of an old brick building

black and white photo of houses facing a narrow street, there is a baby carriage outside one of the houses

black and white photo of inside a building, the decorative iron railing of a staircase between two stone pillars

black and white photo of a man sitting reading a newspaper in a garden, three greenhouses and a larger building are in the background

black and white photo of a brick gazebo in a large pond with willow trees along the far bank