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Daguerreotype exhibit explores nanotechnology’s role in preserving local history

Daguerreotype exhibit explores nanotechnology’s role in preserving local history

November 13, 2015

While damage to daguerreotype plates is often visible by eye, evidence of further deterioration may only be detected at the nano level. The University is leading groundbreaking research that bridges the gap between science, history, and the arts.

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Barbara J. Burger commits $1 million to River Campus Libraries

Barbara J. Burger commits $1 million to River Campus Libraries

October 30, 2015

The gift will support the creation and implementation of the iZone, a collaborative, technology-rich space that will provide students with programs, services, and resources to explore their ideas and develop innovative projects for social, cultural, community, and economic impact.

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Melissa Mead receives 2015 Messinger Award for outstanding service as University archivist

Melissa Mead receives 2015 Messinger Award for outstanding service as University archivist

October 3, 2015

The photographs, texts, recordings, and additional items that fill the University Archives paint a full picture of the University of Rochester’s 165-year history. Few know this history better—or are more familiar with these materials—than Melissa Mead.

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New director appointed for Robbins Library, Koller-Collins Center

New director appointed for Robbins Library, Koller-Collins Center

June 16, 2015

Marie L. Turner has been appointed director of the Rossell Hope Robbins Library and the Koller-Collins Center for English Studies at the River Campus Libraries. The Rossell Hope Robbins Library houses one of the most comprehensive medieval studies collections in North America.

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Evans and Susanna Lam commit $1 million to River Campus Libraries

Evans and Susanna Lam commit $1 million to River Campus Libraries

April 20, 2015

Evans and Susanna Lam have committed $1 million to the River Campus Libraries to establish the Evans and Susanna Lam Library Revitalization Fund. The fund will support the modernization of the patron services area in Rush Rhees Library, which will be named Evans Lam Square.

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Libraries commemorate 150th anniversary of Civil War

Libraries commemorate 150th anniversary of Civil War

April 2, 2015

This journal was kept by William Carey Morey, a University of Rochester graduate who would later become a beloved professor and namesake of Morey Hall and who fought in the Battle of the Wilderness. River Campus Libraries is marking the 150th anniversary of the Civil War with a series of events commemorating the experiences of Rochester’s soldiers and citizens.

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University of Rochester Libraries join HathiTrust

University of Rochester Libraries join HathiTrust

March 23, 2015

The University of Rochester Libraries have become one of the newest members of HathiTrust, a worldwide partnership of more than one hundred major research institutions and libraries working to preserve and provide access to the cultural record in digital form.

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Mellon Grant helps River Campus Libraries establish Digital Humanities Institute

Mellon Grant helps River Campus Libraries establish Digital Humanities Institute

March 11, 2015

River Campus Libraries has been awarded a $100,672 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to fund a pilot program designed to strengthen librarians’ competencies in digital scholarship. “21st Century Skills: Digital Humanities Institute for Mid-Career Librarians” will launch during the summer of 2015.

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Professor’s 5 decades of research on Congress now available online

Professor’s 5 decades of research on Congress now available online

December 23, 2014

A lifetime of scholarly work by one of the University’s most preeminent political science professors is now available to researchers across the world. For the first time, the papers of Richard Fenno, Jr., Distinguished University Professor Emeritus in the Department of Political Science, are easily accessible through a new web portal: www.richardfenno.com.

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Marking nearly three decades of AIDS awareness on World AIDS Day

Marking nearly three decades of AIDS awareness on World AIDS Day

November 26, 2014

The AIDS Education Collection, housed in the River Campus Libraries’ Rare Books and Special Collections department, is comprised of more than 8,000 posters from 124 countries in 68 languages and dialects. An exhibit from the collection and the World AIDS Day Scientific Symposium hosted at the University’s Center for AIDS Research mark World AIDS Day in Rochester.

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