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National Endowment for the Arts grant supports Open Letter’s ‘International Voices’ project

Tue, 11 Jan 2022

Lauded for contributing to Rochester’s creative economy, the nonprofit literary translation press will publish five works of literature with the funding.


Monetary policy vs. fiscal policy: Which is more effective at stimulating the economy?

Wed, 05 Jan 2022

Rochester economist Narayana Kocherlakota explains the difference between the two—and why fiscal policy in the form of stimulus checks for all adults comes out ahead.


One year on, Republicans still don’t consider Biden the rightful winner

Wed, 22 Dec 2021

In their latest survey, Rochester political scientists in the Bright Line Watch watchdog group find divisions along partisan lines have notably deepened, and voters’ confidence in next year’s midterm elections has already been affected.


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.


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.’


Why don’t all politicians resort to antidemocratic tactics to stay in power?

Wed, 08 Dec 2021

A Rochester team of political scientists introduces the idea of ‘democracy by deterrence’—and shows why it might be weakening in the United States.


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.


Rochester students’ award-winning device instantly detects sepsis via sweat

Wed, 01 Dec 2021

Rochester undergraduates have developed a fast, noninvasive, affordable, and eco-friendly way to diagnose the life-threatening medical complication.


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.


Joseph Eberly honored as a ‘true visionary’ in optics

Tue, 23 Nov 2021

Joseph Eberly, the Andrew Carnegie Professor of Physics and a professor of optics, is recognized for pioneering contributions to quantum optics theory.


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