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Mellon Foundation awards Rochester $1 million grant for humanities

Mellon Foundation awards Rochester $1 million grant for humanities

March 24, 2017

The University of Rochester has received a $1 million grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to increase undergraduates’ engagement with the humanities.

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Walt Whitman ‘more important now than ever’

Walt Whitman ‘more important now than ever’

March 23, 2017

March 26 is the 125th anniversary of the death of Walt Whitman, one of the most influential voices in American—and world—literature. Ed Folsom ’76 (PhD), a professor of English at the University of Iowa, has devoted his professional life to understanding Whitman’s work, many examples of which have a home in the Rochester’s Rare Books and Special Collections.

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Distinguished Visiting Humanist Wendy Doniger discusses science, religion

Distinguished Visiting Humanist Wendy Doniger discusses science, religion

March 17, 2017

The University of Chicago professor will be in residence from March 22 to 24. A scholar of Hinduism and mythology, her work highlights the “often messy collision of religion, science, and politics.”

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English professors are Bogliasco Fellows this spring

English professors are Bogliasco Fellows this spring

March 9, 2017

Poet James Longenbach and novelist Joanna Scott, both members of the English department, have received fellowships from the Bogliasco Foundation this spring, for notable achievement in the arts and humanities.

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What would Machiavelli do?

What would Machiavelli do?

March 3, 2017

Christopher Celenza, a professor of classics at Johns Hopkins University, will speak on “Machiavelli: Yesterday and Today” as the keynote speaker of this year’s Ferrari Humanities Symposia on March 7.

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Composers, choreographer win Lillian Fairchild Award for community commitment

Composers, choreographer win Lillian Fairchild Award for community commitment

February 13, 2017

Composers Carlos Sanchez-Gutierrez and Ricardo Zohn-Muldoon—both professors of composition at the Eastman School of Music—and choreographer Darren Stevenson, the director of PUSH Physical Theater, were honored for their contributions to the original opera Don’t Blame Anyone.

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Online dating brings matches, but it isn’t scientific

Online dating brings matches, but it isn’t scientific

February 12, 2017

Online dating is second only to “meeting through friends” as the most popular form of matchmaking, and Rochester psychologist Harry Reis has been investigating the phenomenon as the stigma has lifted.

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Relationship problems? Don’t blame gender differences

Relationship problems? Don’t blame gender differences

February 11, 2017

“People think about the sexes as distinct categories,” says Rochester psychology professor Harry Reis, But when something goes wrong between partners, emphasizing inherent differences between the sexes can be harmful.

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Psychologist’s research probes matters of the heart

Psychologist’s research probes matters of the heart

February 10, 2017

Since the 1980s, psychology professor Harry Reis has been putting human relationships under a microscope. Over the years his research has led to insights into matters of the heart—both figuratively and literally.

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Douglas Crimp revisits art world, gay culture of 1970s New York

Douglas Crimp revisits art world, gay culture of 1970s New York

January 6, 2017

Before Pictures, a new book by art and culture critic Douglas Crimp, brings together anecdote, criticism, research, and illustration to describe the art world and gay life in New York City in the 1960s and ’70s.

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