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Susan B. Anthony Center partners with COPE for equal pay in Rochester

Susan B. Anthony Center partners with COPE for equal pay in Rochester

April 13, 2015

A significant pay gap still exists between men and women on a national scale. In order to help raise awareness of this issue, the Susan. B Anthony Center has partnered with the Coalition on Pay Equity (or COPE) to survey this inequality in the Rochester area.

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<i>The Poitier Effect</i>: New book by film scholar examines ‘change without change’

The Poitier Effect: New book by film scholar examines ‘change without change’

April 6, 2015

Sir Sidney Poitier became a cultural icon in the 1950s as the first black actor to break racial barriers in film. But as art and art history professor Sharon Willis argues in her new book, his image on screen creates a false sense of equality that continues to appear in the popular media and remains damaging to race relations today.

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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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Talk explores ‘Hidden American Histories of World War II’

Talk explores ‘Hidden American Histories of World War II’

March 24, 2015

Combat GIs dominate the history of Americans abroad during World War II. But these soldiers constituted only a small fraction of the unprecedented millions of Americans who mobilized for war. Brooke Blower, a Boston University historian, explores the backstories of a diverse group of noncombatants and their paths into global war.

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Rush Rhees Library exhibit spotlights ‘The Glory of Old Monroe: Rochester in the Civil War’

Rush Rhees Library exhibit spotlights ‘The Glory of Old Monroe: Rochester in the Civil War’

March 16, 2015

A new exhibit commemorates the experiences of Rochester’s soldiers and citizens, from national heroes to unsung drummer boys, prisoners of war, and local activists.

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Edward Ayers to lecture on ‘The Shape of the Civil War’

Edward Ayers to lecture on ‘The Shape of the Civil War’

March 11, 2015

Edward Ayers will appear on campus as the 2015 Distinguished Visitor in the Humanities. Ayers’ digital archive project, The Valley of the Shadow: Two Communities in the American Civil War, has been used in thousands of classrooms around the world.

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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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Teacher candidates lack a clear understanding of new performance assessment

Teacher candidates lack a clear understanding of new performance assessment

March 2, 2015

Teacher education programs nationwide anticipate a smooth transition to edTPA, a new performance assessment for initial teacher certification. But a new study of teacher candidates in Wisconsin and New York state shows that many did not necessarily understand how the edTPA process works.

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What drives humans to explore the unknown?

What drives humans to explore the unknown?

February 27, 2015

In his new book, professor of history Stewart Weaver chronicles journeys of discovery from the pre-historic trek of humans across the land bridge over the Bering Strait some 12,000 years ago to the mid-20th century deep sea voyages of Jacques-Yves Cousteau.

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Rochester professor awarded research fellowship to study impact of religion on mass incarceration

Rochester professor awarded research fellowship to study impact of religion on mass incarceration

February 27, 2015

Joshua Dubler’s project will shed new light on how changes in the religious landscape in America have contributed to tremendous growth in the prison system over the last 40 years.

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