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Tanya Bakhmetyeva awarded prize for best Catholic biography

Tanya Bakhmetyeva awarded prize for best Catholic biography

December 14, 2018

Tanya Bakhmetyeva, associate professor of instruction in gender, sexuality, and women’s studies, has received the 2018 Harry C. Koenig Book Prize for Mother of the Church: Sophia Svechina, the Salon, and the Politics of Catholicism in Nineteenth-Century Russia and France.

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The science of seeing art and color

The science of seeing art and color

December 13, 2018

In each of more than 40 paintings of the same scene—London’s Waterloo Bridge—Impressionist artist Claude Monet manipulates viewer perception in a way that scientists at the time did not completely understand. Today, research conducted at Rochester’s Center for Visual Science provides insight into the complexity of the visual system, illuminating Monet’s processes and the intricacies of his work.

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Remembering political scientist William Bluhm

Remembering political scientist William Bluhm

December 10, 2018

Colleagues and friends are remembering William (Ted) Bluhm, a political theorist who served on the University faculty for nearly 40 years and whose work on political philosophy and ethics endures.

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In the lab where it happened: Nobel science in pictures

In the lab where it happened: Nobel science in pictures

December 8, 2018

Today’s Rochester researchers are taking science developed at the Laboratory for Laser Energetics to develop the next generation high-power lasers and to better understand the fundamentals of high-energy-density physics. 

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What is belief in a secular age?

What is belief in a secular age?

December 5, 2018

New books from Rochester scholars John Givens and John Michael examine the lives of iconic writers to ask what religious belief might look like in an age of science and secularism.

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Meet the Students’ Association presidents at the College and Eastman

Meet the Students’ Association presidents at the College and Eastman

December 5, 2018

Henry Carpender ’20, left, and Beatriz Gil ’19 were elected last spring as Students’ Association presidents for the College and the Eastman School of Music.

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‘Brave, kind, and modest’: Senior speechwriter remembers George H. W. Bush

‘Brave, kind, and modest’: Senior speechwriter remembers George H. W. Bush

December 1, 2018

Curt Smith, senior lecturer in the Department of English and speechwriter for George H. W. Bush from 1989 to 1993, remembers the former president as a man who “embodied the way the world has historically seen America.”

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Digital scholars rescue lost Japanese film

Digital scholars rescue lost Japanese film

November 29, 2018

A 1929 Japanese silent film inspired by a classic O. Henry short story was long thought lost until Rochester researchers collaborated to bring it back to the big screen.

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An academic understanding of hate

An academic understanding of hate

November 29, 2018

Listening to the news, it can feel as though acts of violence—particularly violence inspired by bigotry and hate—are on the rise, and unfortunately the numbers back that up. How are we to make sense of this rise? Three Rochester researchers sat down for an academic conversation about hate and intolerance, discussing reactions to recent incidents of hate, important lessons from history, and the psychology of stereotypes and intolerance.

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Conversation with visiting director Christina Roussos

Conversation with visiting director Christina Roussos

November 26, 2018

Christina Roussos, visiting Rochester from the School of Visual Arts in New York City, talks about directing students from diverse backgrounds in the play “Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again,” which opens November 29 for a two-weekend run.

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