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Rochester’s college-in-prison program becomes western New York’s prison education hub
Thu, 15 Dec 2022
The Mellon Foundation has renewed its support for the Rochester Education Justice Initiative with an additional three-year, $1 million grant.Continue Reading
China’s future after party congress ‘more unpredictable than usual’
Thu, 27 Oct 2022
John Osburg, associate professor of anthropology and a China expert, says Chinese president Xi Jinping risks blame for the country’s mounting problems.Continue Reading
Yearlong research project explores social and political nuances of migration in the Americas
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.Continue Reading
Rochester’s latest CAREER award recipients pursue wide range of projects
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.Continue Reading
Will Biden’s immigration plan encourage illegal immigration?
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.Continue Reading
2020 honorary degrees, medals, and teaching awards announced
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.Continue Reading
Why do people hoard and socialize during a pandemic?
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.”Continue Reading
Millions migrate to mark the Year of the Rat
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.Continue Reading
How do physical spaces help create community?
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.Continue Reading
Kathryn Mariner wins Woodrow Wilson Fellowship for her work on social inequality
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.Continue Reading