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8,000 posters, one collection

8,000 posters, one collection

December 1, 2016

The AIDS Education Poster Collection, housed in the Department of Rare Books, Special Collections and Preservation, is the world’s largest single online collection of visual resources related to the disease.

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Representing AIDS, then and now

Representing AIDS, then and now

November 30, 2016

Although AIDS is no longer the subject of his work, art and cultural critic Douglas Crimp—the Fanny Knapp Allen Professor of Art History and a professor of visual and cultural studies—played a central scholarly role in the first two decades of the AIDS crisis.

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Events pay homage to Cervantes on 400th anniversary of his death

Events pay homage to Cervantes on 400th anniversary of his death

November 10, 2016

For the 400th anniversary of Cervantes’s death, students and librarians are hosting an exhibit and a presentation examining how Cervantes and Quixote have inspired interpretations and representations across the centuries.

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Film series explores power of looking

Film series explores power of looking

November 9, 2016

A fall film series hosted by InVisible Culture, an electronic visual studies journal celebrating its 25th anniversary year at the University, and the George Eastman Museum, explores the power of looking.

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What was ‘unprecedented’ about Paris climate agreement?

What was ‘unprecedented’ about Paris climate agreement?

October 31, 2016

Andrew Light, a climate change policy expert and a philosopher, explains why the Paris Agreement is a breakthrough in climate change diplomacy, as this month’s Humanities Center Lecture Series continues its focus on the environment.

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Author Andrea Wulf on Alexander von Humboldt, ‘founding father’ of environmentalism

Author Andrea Wulf on Alexander von Humboldt, ‘founding father’ of environmentalism

September 27, 2016

Nineteenth-century explorer and scientist Alexander von Humboldt created the modern idea of nature, says author Andrea Wulf, who’ll be speaking on October 4, as part of the Humanities Center Lecture Series.

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Joan Shelley Rubin named director of the Humanities Center

Joan Shelley Rubin named director of the Humanities Center

September 18, 2016

Joan Shelley Rubin, a noted scholar of American history, has been named the Ani and Mark Gabrellian Director of the Humanities Center. The center will celebrate the opening of its permanent home in Rush Rhees Library in October.

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New book brings shadow into the light

New book brings shadow into the light

July 22, 2016

A new book, edited by Kenneth Gross and compiled from lectures by the late John Hollander, traces shadow’s literary history from ancient to modern times.

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