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Meet the 2019 recipients of the Goergen Award for teaching excellence

Fri, 18 Oct 2019

Three University educators are being recognized as the recipients of the 2019 Goergen Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching: Matthew BaileyShea, Ryan Prendergast, and Katherine Schaefer.


Ryan Prendergast: Teaching the principles of Don Quixote and beyond

Fri, 18 Oct 2019

“We should give students the input and tools to be able to produce knowledge on their own,” says Ryan Prendergast, an associate professor in the Department of Modern Languages and Cultures.


Students thrive at the intersections of engineering, computer science, and humanities

Wed, 09 Oct 2019

Seniors Melissa Wen, Nathan Nickerson, and Jarrod Young are this year's winners of the Wells Award, given each year to high-achieving students in the Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Sciences who also excel in the humanities.


Three professors to receive Goergen Awards for teaching excellence

Wed, 18 Sep 2019

Matthew BaileyShea, in the College’s Department of Music and the Eastman School of Music; Ryan Prendergast, in the Department of Modern Languages and Cultures; and Katherine Schaefer, in the Writing, Speaking, and Argument Program are this year’s teaching honorees.


What is belief in a secular age?

Wed, 05 Dec 2018

New books from Rochester scholars John Givens and John Michael examine the lives of iconic writers to ask what religious belief might look like in an age of science and secularism.


Digital scholars rescue lost Japanese film

Thu, 29 Nov 2018

A 1929 Japanese silent film inspired by a classic O. Henry short story was long thought lost until Rochester researchers collaborated to bring it back to the big screen.


Wells Award winners excel in engineering and humanities

Fri, 09 Nov 2018

They major in optical engineering and minor in Italian. Or work toward dual degrees in music and computer science. Or pursue two minors while majoring in audio and music engineering. Meet the graduating seniors from the Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Sciences honored for pursuing dual degrees or minors in the humanities.


‘Goethe was really an outlier in stressing that love was more important’

Tue, 18 Sep 2018

The first complete English translation of Goethe's original 1776 text of "Stella: A Play for Lovers" reveals greater differences in gender relations.


From Rochester to the world: Local student shares international focus

Wed, 29 Aug 2018

Lucy Farnham ’22 took her first Spanish class in seventh grade, and it was love at first syllable. The Rochester native joins the Class of 2022 as a Spanish major, is thinking of adding Japanese, and is considering a career in the US Foreign Service.


A local polyglot prepares to globe-trot

Fri, 11 May 2018

Rochester native Cherish Blackman has always had a knack for languages. “I wanted to study languages that weren’t very close to English,” she recalls. The double major in Russian and East Asian studies is heading to China next year, but is bringing her Spanish books with her.