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Thu, 23 Jan 2020
With an outbreak of coronavirus making for an unusual travel season, Rochester faculty describe the traditions—and logistical challenges—as more than 1.3 billion Chinese go on vacation at the same time to mark the new year.
Mon, 16 Sep 2019
In her highly visual, multi-year project “Fertile Ground,” cultural anthropologist Kathryn Mariner is researching placemaking in the city of Rochester, and her focus on how community is formed is shared by this year’s Humanities Center lectures.
Fri, 19 Apr 2019
Kathryn Mariner, an assistant professor of anthropology and visual and cultural studies, is one of 32 faculty members in the United States named as new Career Enhancement Fellows.
Thu, 04 Apr 2019
Professor and author Daniel Reichman gives an overview of the last 40 years of Central American migration to the United States, and describes a system that is far more complicated than what’s often presented in the news.
Fri, 21 Dec 2018
A new digital project and exhibitions on and off campus mark the bicentennial year of one of the founders of social and cultural anthropology.
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.
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.
Wed, 25 Apr 2018
Two University of Rochester faculty members will be in India next fall, and a third will be in London after receiving Fulbright Scholar awards.
Wed, 25 Apr 2018
The associate professor of anthropology is one of 31 scholars in the humanities or social sciences to be awarded the prestigious honor, which will support his research exploring the revival of religion in China.
Fri, 06 Apr 2018
More than a dozen researchers—from Harvard, Johns Hopkins, and other major institutions around the country—presented at the two-day symposium, aimed at addressing dearth of research data on gun violence.