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‘Goethe was really an outlier in stressing that love was more important’

Tue, 18 Sep 2018

When Johann Wolfgang von Goethe rewrote his 1776 play, Stella: A Play for Lovers, most scholars contented that the only major change was to the original's polygamous ending. Now a new English translation by Rochester professors Susan Gustafson and Kristina Becker Malett—the first time the original has been translated in its entirety—reveals greater differences in gender relations throughout the text.


Three University professors to receive Goergen Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching

Fri, 14 Sep 2018

Hayley Clatterbuck in the Department of Philosophy, John Lambropoulos in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, and Michael Jarvis in the Department of History will be honored at a ceremony on October 18.


Economics conference to honor Mark Bils, explore changes in the US economy

Thu, 13 Sep 2018

At a weekend conference “Dynamics of the US Economy: Challenges Ahead,” economists from four continents will gather at the University to honor the 30-year career of Mark Bils, the Hazel Fyfe Professor in Economics.


In his new book, author takes readers back to psychology class at Rochester

Thu, 06 Sep 2018

Peter Lovenheim, whose articles have appeared in the New York Times, Politico, and elsewhere, uses the first chapter of his new book to remember his time in professor Harry Reis's classroom.


Professor recognized for transforming understanding of human language

Tue, 04 Sep 2018

The Cognitive Sciences Society has presented longtime professor of brain and cognitive sciences Michael K. Tanenhaus with the David E. Rumelhart Prize, recognizing a “significant contribution to the theoretical foundations of human cognition.”


In remote regions of the South Pacific, cell phones have transformed daily life

Fri, 31 Aug 2018

In a new book, The Moral Economy of Mobile Phones, Rochester anthropologist Robert Foster describes the sometimes surprising developments when governments open up the telecommunications sector to competition.


Gap year leads budding writer to Rochester

Thu, 30 Aug 2018

After graduating from high school, Olivia Alger ’22 decided college could wait. She worked in a hotel, taught refugee children in France, and wrote for a literary magazine. Now she joins the Class of 2022.


From Rochester to the world: Local student shares international focus

Wed, 29 Aug 2018

Lucy Farnham ’22 took her first Spanish class in seventh grade, and it was love at first syllable. The Rochester native joins the Class of 2022 as a Spanish major, is thinking of adding Japanese, and is considering a career in the US Foreign Service.


Researchers target protein that protects bacteria’s DNA ‘recipes’

Thu, 16 Aug 2018

In a new study, Rochester biologists describe some of the unique characteristics of the protein that makes bacterial like E. coli so resilient. Their research may lead to more targeted antibiotics and other drug therapies.


Pitching politics

Thu, 09 Aug 2018

The story of baseball in the United States is intertwined with that of the presidency, says senior English lecturer Curt Smith. In his new book he traces the points of connection from the colonial era to the present.


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