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PEN America Literary Awards longlist two poetry translations with Rochester ties

Thu, 16 Dec 2021

English professor Jennifer Grotz co-translated the poems of Polish poet Jerzy Ficowski, and Open Letter published its first poetry book translated from the Korean.

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Novelist Joanna Scott returns to short stories in Excuse Me While I Disappear

Thu, 09 Dec 2021

The acclaimed writer and University of Rochester English professor explores the theme of ‘lost stories.’

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Mortality informs creativity in poet James Longenbach’s latest collection

Thu, 02 Dec 2021

Written in the aftermath of a cancer diagnosis, Forever is the University of Rochester English professor’s sixth book of poetry.

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Inaugural theater production at Sloan Performing Arts Center opens December 2

Mon, 29 Nov 2021

The International Theatre Program returns to in-person performances as it presents Aaron Posner’s Stupid F*cking Bird, a modern adaptation of Anton Chekhov’s The Seagull.

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Meet the recipients of the 2021 Goergen Awards for teaching excellence

Tue, 26 Oct 2021

Rochester professors Will Bridges, Jason Middleton, and Elaine Sia will be formally recognized for their exceptional undergraduate teaching on October 28.

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Jason Middleton: Looking at film with a critical eye

Tue, 26 Oct 2021

The associate professor of English and visual and cultural studies lived all over the globe growing up, and developed a love of film at an early age.

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New imaging system captures text from barely open books

Thu, 21 Oct 2021

Rochester textual scientist Gregory Heyworth led the development of a digitization method for books with fragile binding.

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Curtis Award spotlights PhD teaching assistants’ ‘amazing’ efforts during the pandemic

Thu, 14 Oct 2021

The annual award honors the contributions of graduate students in classrooms and laboratories across the University. This year’s recipients come from different disciplines, but share many things in common.

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Three professors to receive Goergen Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching

Mon, 13 Sep 2021

Will Bridges, Jason Middleton, and Elaine Sia will be honored at an on-campus ceremony in October.

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Hyam Plutzik’s poetry finds new voice in Spanish/English edition

Wed, 05 May 2021

The work of a fondly remembered faculty member is revived in an edition that foregrounds issues of immigration and exile.

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