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Honoring Martin Luther King

Honoring Martin Luther King

April 3, 2018

On the 50th anniversary of the assassination of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., the University will join others across the nation who will ring their bells in tribute.

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The myth—and memorabilia—of Seward’s Folly

The myth—and memorabilia—of Seward’s Folly

March 29, 2018

Several generations after the purchase of Alaska on March 30, 1867, the William Henry Seward Papers at the University of Rochester show the supposed folly to be a shrewd bargain.

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Symposium on gun violence research attracts leading scholars

Symposium on gun violence research attracts leading scholars

March 26, 2018

“The Social Life of Guns” symposium brings researchers from Harvard, Johns Hopkins, Duke, and other universities and institutions to the University of Rochester for two days to spur more research on guns and gun violence.

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Series looks at ‘integral’ role of migrants in America

Series looks at ‘integral’ role of migrants in America

March 23, 2018

The Humanities Center is hosting a series of events titled “Planting a Seed: Migrant Workers in the American Landscape,” examining the long, complex, and storied history of migration from the Mexican border to the United States.

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Simon ranked as a top 15 MBA for women

Simon ranked as a top 15 MBA for women

March 8, 2018

The Simon Business School is ranked number 13 in the United States and number 21 in the world by the Financial Times in its first-ever ranking of the top 50 MBA programs for women.

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‘We still have a lot of work to do’

‘We still have a lot of work to do’

March 7, 2018

March 8 is International Women’s Day, a day marked by rallies and celebrations around the globe. The University’s Commission on Women and Gender Equity in Academia will host a panel discussion with local activists promoting gender equity.

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Scholars examine memory through many lenses

Scholars examine memory through many lenses

March 5, 2018

From the post-Reformation trauma of Shakespeare’s history plays, to the poignant scrapbooks created by the families of British soldiers killed in World War I, the fellowships sponsored by the Humanities Center this year focus on the interdisciplinary study of memory and forgetting.

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A conversation with Rochester’s latest Nobel Prize winner

A conversation with Rochester’s latest Nobel Prize winner

February 14, 2018

Recognized by the Nobel committee for his contributions to behavioral economics—a field that he helped create—Thaler’s research bridges the gap between economics and psychology.

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