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A ‘different kind of wonder’

Wed, 27 May 2020

The European Renaissance’s engagement with the Arctic is a little-known chapter of history but a relevant one today, when the region once again has become a site of anxious attention.


Rochester historian takes a role in preserving world cultural heritage

Wed, 20 Nov 2019

Peter Christensen, an associate professor of art and art history at the University of Rochester, has a new role as a juror advising the United Nations in its work designating UNESCO World Heritage sites.


Students thrive at the intersections of engineering, computer science, and humanities

Wed, 09 Oct 2019

Seniors Melissa Wen, Nathan Nickerson, and Jarrod Young are this year's winners of the Wells Award, given each year to high-achieving students in the Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Sciences who also excel in the humanities.


A ‘model of scholarly possibility’: Remembering Douglas Crimp

Tue, 23 Jul 2019

An internationally renowned art and cultural critic, theorist, curator, and activist, Rochester professor Douglas Crimp created work important to thinkers across the arts and humanities.


Studio art graduates put on a show

Tue, 14 May 2019

Works in the Class of 2019 senior art exhibition explored themes such as interpersonal relationships, environmentalism, and emotional expression.


Finding a place of her own at Rochester

Tue, 07 May 2019

Gillian Gingher ’19 didn’t want to attend the University of Rochester for one simple reason: her parents did. But in four years, this double major in art history and business has found her own way.


Is ‘convincing’ the new ‘real’?

Wed, 01 May 2019

As the University's first artist-in-residence, Ash Arder brings her artist’s sensibility to explorations of conceptual systems, from computer science and the nature of virtual reality to ecology and environmental humanities.


What’s the problem with civility?

Thu, 07 Feb 2019

Three Rochester professors discuss the nature of America's political and social divide and offer ideas on how higher education might help bridge the widening gap.


Empty high school becomes a playground for artists exploring memory, nostalgia

Thu, 15 Nov 2018

It has not been used as a high school for years, but the empty, Victorian-era building in Medina, New York, recently hosted a collaborative art project inspired by the fleetingness and permanence of memory.


‘High-risk’ research receives University seed funding

Wed, 23 May 2018

University Research Awards for 2018-19 have been awarded to 15 projects ranging from an analysis of the roles of prisons in the Rochester region, to a new approach to genome editing, to new initiatives for advanced materials for powerful lasers.


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