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Polish Film Festival marks 20th year

Thu, 19 Oct 2017

Now in its 20th year, the Polish Film Festival is a fixture in Rochester, and for most of the last two decades, the job of choosing which films to feature has belonged to Bozenna Sobolewska, the administrative assistant of the Skalny Center for Polish and European Studies.


Political experts say U.S. democracy healthier than public thinks

Tue, 17 Oct 2017

The third Bright Line Watch survey, co-authored by Rochester political scientist Gretchen Helmke, focuses on the health of U.S. democratic institutions and compares the results from thousands of political professionals with the general public.


Three honored with Goergen Awards for teaching excellence

Mon, 16 Oct 2017

Established in 1997, the award recognizes distinctive teaching accomplishments of faculty in Arts, Science, and Engineering. “The recipients embody all that we value in teaching at the University,” says Dean of the College Jeffrey Runner.


University alumnus wins MacArthur ‘genius grant’

Wed, 11 Oct 2017

Historian Derek Peterson '93 has been awarded one of this year's John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation fellowships—commonly known as the “genius grant”—for his work in reshaping the understanding of African colonialism and nationalism.


Timely political drama plays out on stage

Tue, 10 Oct 2017

The play, created directly from transcripts, chronicles the 1954 Atomic Energy Commission hearing in which the physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer is called before the commission.


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