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Douglas Crimp revisits art world, gay culture of 1970s New York

Douglas Crimp revisits art world, gay culture of 1970s New York

January 6, 2017

Before Pictures, a new book by art and culture critic Douglas Crimp, brings together anecdote, criticism, research, and illustration to describe the art world and gay life in New York City in the 1960s and ’70s.

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First-of-its-kind study examines Great Lakes methane

First-of-its-kind study examines Great Lakes methane

January 6, 2017

There is very little data on the methane levels in the Great Lakes, the world’s largest collection of freshwater. Early last spring, earth and environmental sciences professor John Kessler invited five undergraduate students and a master’s degree candidate on a research venture designed to change that.

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English professor wins top prize for first book

English professor wins top prize for first book

January 4, 2017

Intertwining political economy and literature, Supritha Rajan, an associate professor of English, has won this year’s Modern Language Association’s Prize for a First Book for A Tale of Two Capitalisms: Sacred Economics in Nineteenth-Century Britain.

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Harry Reis appointed Dean’s Professor

Harry Reis appointed Dean’s Professor

December 30, 2016

Harry Reis, a leading researcher in the field of social psychology credited with helping to launch the field of relationship science, was jointly appointed as Dean’s Professor in Arts, Sciences and Engineering effective December 1.

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New prehistoric bird species discovered

New prehistoric bird species discovered

December 16, 2016

A team of Rochester geologists has discovered a new species of bird in the Canadian Arctic. At approximately 90 million years old, the bird fossils are among the oldest avian records found in the northernmost latitude.

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Opening a window on poetry, inspiration

Opening a window on poetry, inspiration

December 15, 2016

In her newest book of poetry, Window Left Open, English professor Jennifer Grotz draws on her frequent visits to Monastère de Saorge in the French Alps. “It was like the monastery became a kind of vocabulary for me.”

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Generous alumni commit $5 million to support the performing arts

Generous alumni commit $5 million to support the performing arts

December 14, 2016

The Ed and Andy Smith Endowed Fund for the Performing Arts will support performing arts programming within the School of Arts & Sciences and seed funding for the proposed construction of a new theater on the River Campus.

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Heading home, feeling hungry

Heading home, feeling hungry

December 9, 2016

When you head home for winter break, what are you hungry for? Dani Douglas ’17 poses the question to four of her classmates, and provides links to recipes for these home-made favorites.

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Dance, light, media come together in <em>Confluence</em>

Dance, light, media come together in Confluence

December 6, 2016

The Program of Dance and Movement will present a series of shows featuring students, faculty, and guest artists in new collaborative and multidisciplinary dance works exploring social issues in the wake of the 2016 election.

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NASA’s historic, crucial role in earth science

NASA’s historic, crucial role in earth science

December 2, 2016

In an op-ed for the New York Times, Professor Adam Frank makes the case for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s role in earth-centric science. “Without NASA, climate research worldwide would be hobbled,” he writes.

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