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Wed, 08 Sep 2021
This year, the University’s prison education program starts courses at Attica, coinciding with the 50th anniversary of the prison uprising.
Tue, 07 Sep 2021
Rochester scholars in the humanities and social sciences will study human migration as part of a “temporary research center” supported by a Mellon Foundation Sawyer Seminar grant.
Wed, 05 May 2021
This year, five University of Rochester researchers have received the National Science Foundation’s most prestigious award for early-career faculty.
Tue, 09 Mar 2021
By enabling undocumented workers to travel freely between the US and their home countries, it may actually enable them to return home, writes Daniel Reichman.
Wed, 13 May 2020
The University of Rochester will bestow honorary degrees, medals, and awards to recognize the contributions of distinguished leaders, educators, and humanitarians.
Thu, 02 Apr 2020
“Proximity is usually associated with intimacy, and distance with strangeness,” explains Rochester anthropologist Robert Foster. “The public challenge at the moment is that we must learn to express our care and concern by maintaining distance, which is counter-intuitive.”
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.