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What should schools teach about American Indians?

What should schools teach about American Indians?

November 19, 2018

Working with native communities, MaryBeth Yerdon ’13W (MS) of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian is helping to lead that conversation through a national initiative called Native Knowledge 360°.

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Empty high school becomes a playground for artists exploring memory, nostalgia

Empty high school becomes a playground for artists exploring memory, nostalgia

November 15, 2018

It has not been used as a high school for years, but the empty, Victorian-era building in Medina, New York, recently hosted a collaborative art project inspired by the fleetingness and permanence of memory.

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Rediscovered song honoring Frederick Douglass to be performed for the first time in a century

Rediscovered song honoring Frederick Douglass to be performed for the first time in a century

November 14, 2018

In 1847, as Frederick Douglass was preparing to leave England where he had lived to avoid being recaptured after his escape from slavery, his close companion and fellow abolitionist Julia Griffiths wrote a commemorative song. Only two copies of “Farewell Song of Frederick Douglass” are known to exist—and one of them was acquired earlier this year by River Campus Libraries.

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Michelangelo lived large—and ‘loved to laugh’

Michelangelo lived large—and ‘loved to laugh’

March 20, 2018

Renowned Michelangelo expert and this year’s Ferrari Humanities Symposia keynote speaker William Wallace has spent his career helping readers to find the familiar in the extraordinary artist’s day-to-day life.

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Meliora Weekend 2016 ‘Better Than Ever’

Meliora Weekend 2016 ‘Better Than Ever’

October 5, 2016

Thousands of alumni, parents, community members, and friends were on campus from October 6-9 for the annual Meliora Weekend celebrations. The weekend blends reunions, homecoming, family activities, performances, lectures, and community celebrations, offering something exciting for everyone.  This year the experience celebrated the success of The Meliora Challenge: The Campaign for the University of Rochester.

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Updates: University operating status for today, Feb. 16

Updates: University operating status for today, Feb. 16

February 16, 2016

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Allen Ginsberg’s beat poetry, Philip Glass’s hypnotic music create a portrait of social revolution

Allen Ginsberg’s beat poetry, Philip Glass’s hypnotic music create a portrait of social revolution

October 8, 2015

The seismic shifts in America’s cultural and political landscapes are reflected in words and music in Hydrogen Jukebox, a music theatre piece that will be presented by Eastman Opera Theatre November 5 through 8 in the Eastman School of Music’s Kilbourn Hall.

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25 years later: Fixing the Hubble Space Telescope

25 years later: Fixing the Hubble Space Telescope

April 24, 2015

Twenty-five years ago today, the Hubble Space Telescope was launched. The images it has been sending back to Earth for all these years have become iconic, and yet it came very close to being a billion dollar failure. One of the heroes who rescued Hubble from ruin and made it a great science success story is Rochester optics professor Duncan Moore.

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University Tops in Trees for Third Year Running

University Tops in Trees for Third Year Running

January 31, 2013

Tree Campus USA is a national program honoring colleges and universities for effective campus forest management and for engaging staff and students in conservation goals.

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