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Wed, 05 May 2021
The work of a fondly remembered faculty member is revived in an edition that foregrounds issues of immigration and exile.
Fri, 02 Apr 2021
Celebrate rhythm, rhyme, alliteration, and other literary techniques by exploring the collected papers of poets John A. Williams, Samuel Greenlee, and Vince Clemente.
Wed, 10 Feb 2021
Writers and musicians from Marianne Moore to Patti Smith are the subject of Longenbach’s new book The Lyric Now.
Wed, 09 Dec 2020
An adjunct instructor in the University of Rochester’s English department, Melissa Balmain is the Humor Writer of the Month this December.
Mon, 26 Oct 2020
English professor Bette London introduces students to Nobel-winning authors and the controversies surrounding the prize.
Fri, 18 Sep 2020
Students and faculty members adapt to new—and safety-conscious—ways of interacting as teachers, scholars, and researchers.
Wed, 16 Sep 2020
The pioneering Middle English Texts Series “puts the literature out there for everybody,” making medieval English texts available to scholars and students around the world.
Wed, 26 Feb 2020
Rochester professor Gregory Heyworth and his Lazarus Project colleagues have created a 3-D model of one of the treasures of the New York Public Library, the Hunt-Lenox Globe, one of the first globes to show the New World — and to warn "Here be dragons."
Thu, 23 Jan 2020
This tiny book was acquired by the Smithsonian in 1925. It’s made up of 147 folios of parchment, or treated animal hide, stitched together. The “over text”—the visible text—is of an Armenian prayer book, suspected to date from the 15th century. But there is also an “under text”—a work that was erased to recycle the parchment for the over text. The Smithsonian has turned to University of Rochester professor Gregory Heyworth and his Lazarus Project to help solve the mystery of what that long-ago effaced text might be.
Fri, 03 May 2019
The University of Rochester will recognize the outstanding contributions of distinguished alumni, educators, and scientists by bestowing the Eastman Medal, Hutchison Medal, and awards for scholarship and teaching.