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Philosopher Randall Curren considers why sustainability matters

Mon, 10 Jul 2017

In his new book Living Well Now and in the Future: Why Sustainability Matters Curren argues that the core of sustainability is the “long-term preservation of opportunities to live well.”


New faculty books examine sustainability, time, and more

Tue, 16 May 2017

Each academic year, Rochester faculty members publish books that advance scholarship and investigate questions of broad interest. New Reads offers a selection of some of their most recent work.


Rainbow Lecture to explore harassment in online gameworlds

Tue, 11 Apr 2017

In his lecture “Locker Room Talk: Pussies, Guns, and Video Gaymers,” William Cheng, assistant professor of music at Dartmouth College, will explore some of the challenges of conducting field research in online arenas such as multiplayer games and Internet threads.


University students, youth farmers collaborate for food justice

Mon, 03 Apr 2017

Students enrolled in a new course in Food Justice & Social Practice combine urban farming, food security, and socially engaged art.


Heading home, feeling hungry

Fri, 09 Dec 2016

When you head home for winter break, what are you hungry for? Dani Douglas ’17 poses the question to four of her classmates, and provides links to recipes for these home-made favorites.


What drives humans to explore the unknown?

Fri, 27 Feb 2015

In his new book, professor of history Stewart Weaver chronicles journeys of discovery from the pre-historic trek of humans across the land bridge over the Bering Strait some 12,000 years ago to the mid-20th century deep sea voyages of Jacques-Yves Cousteau.


Journeys into the unknown

Mon, 25 Aug 2014

Stewart Weaver Surveys Exploration Through the Ages What is exploration, and what distinguishes it from travel, discovery, or adventure? Stewart Weaver’s survey of the history of exploration, slated for publication by Oxford University Press in December, offers a compelling set of answers. In 160 succinct pages, Exploration: A Very Short Introduction chronicles journeys of discovery […]


Festival brings student films to the big screen

Tue, 06 May 2014

A diverse group of 19 student films was presented at the University's 9th annual Gollin Film Festival on Wednesday, May 1, with the top films winning $1,200 in cash prizes.


Edible art

Mon, 31 Mar 2014

The New Media Fermentation Workshop, a collaboration between University professors Leila Nadir (sustainability) and Cary Peppermint (art and art history) meets in Burton Hall. The workshop consist of students making their own personal vegetable ferments, such as kimchi, and new media art students who will be documenting and remixing the experience. The workshops are part of EcoArtTech's new work-in-progress, Edible Ecologies, which involves collaborating with local communities to resuscitate historic food practices and foodways.


Digital artist receives Lillian Fairchild Award

Wed, 05 Feb 2014

The selection committee chose Cary Peppermint for his portfolio of innovative and collaborative projects exploring connections between industry and nature.