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Laura Ackerman Smoller wins La Corónica International Book Award

Laura Ackerman Smoller wins La Corónica International Book Award

May 23, 2016

The professor of history was honored by the largest gathering of medievalist scholars in North America for her book The Saint and the Chopped-Up Baby: The Cult of Vincent Ferrer in Medieval and Early Modern Europe.

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Rochester’s prison education program aims to transform lives of inmates, undergraduates

Rochester’s prison education program aims to transform lives of inmates, undergraduates

May 10, 2016

Rochester will join forces with the Cornell Prison Education Program next year, as assistant professor of religion Joshua Dubler and his students bring the value of a higher education to an often invisible population while addressing the epidemic of mass incarceration.

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And the winners of this year’s Best Translated Book Awards are…

And the winners of this year’s Best Translated Book Awards are…

May 5, 2016

Chad Post, creator of Three Percent and a founder of the awards program as publisher of the University’s Open Letter Books, announced the winners May 4 during a ceremony in New York City.

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Brushing Up  on Older Scots

Brushing Up on Older Scots

May 4, 2016

In May, the University is hosting the Rochester–St Andrews Conference on Older Scots Literature and Culture, where specialists from the U.S., Canada, and Europe will share papers on 14th- to 16th-century literature in Older Scots

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Joshua Dubler awarded Carnegie Fellowship to explore prison abolition

Joshua Dubler awarded Carnegie Fellowship to explore prison abolition

April 20, 2016

Joshua Dubler, assistant professor of religion, will spend the next two years pursuing the question of whether the prison itself is a necessary component of modern society.

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Do you know your Rochester Pulitzer Prize winners?

Do you know your Rochester Pulitzer Prize winners?

April 18, 2016

A total of 13 members of the University community have won the Pulitzer Prize since the awards were established in 1917. Take this quiz to see if you can match the winners and the works for which they won?

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Humanities programs to benefit from $2 million commitment from alumnus

Humanities programs to benefit from $2 million commitment from alumnus

April 18, 2016

Joseph F. Cunningham ’67 and his wife, Andrea, have created an endowed fund to support research, lectures, and public forums within the humanities.

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Conversations on linguistics and politics with Noam Chomsky

Conversations on linguistics and politics with Noam Chomsky

April 18, 2016

Noam Chomsky, professor of linguistics, emeritus, at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, is the University’s Distinguished Visiting Humanist. Chomsky, an esteemed linguist, philosopher, political commentator, and activist, will meet with students and faculty this week. In advance of his visit, Jeffrey Runner, Chair of the Department of Linguistics, and Theodore Brown, Professor of History and Charles E. and Dale L. Phelps Professor of Public Health and Policy, talked with Chomsky about his seminal works in linguistics and politics.

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Q&A: Poland’s evolving democracy

Q&A: Poland’s evolving democracy

April 13, 2016

Urszula Gacek, consul general of the Republic of Poland in New York, will discuss the transformation of local government in Poland and its integration of public-private partnership, participatory budgeting, and civil society.

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Generations join forces to bring digital archive to life

Generations join forces to bring digital archive to life

April 13, 2016

The 19th-century life and times of William Henry Seward–governor, senator, secretary of state, husband, and father–move into the digital age as a team of students, professors, librarians, and Rochester senior citizens transcribes a one-of-a-kind collection of family correspondence.

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