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Gap year leads budding writer to Rochester

Gap year leads budding writer to Rochester

August 30, 2018

After graduating from high school, Olivia Alger ’22 decided college could wait. She worked in a hotel, taught refugee children in France, and wrote for a literary magazine. Now she joins the Class of 2022.

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Pitching politics

Pitching politics

August 9, 2018

The story of baseball in the United States is intertwined with that of the presidency, says senior English lecturer Curt Smith. In his new book he traces the points of connection from the colonial era to the present.

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‘I am content to be made known through this specimen of your art to all who may come after me’

‘I am content to be made known through this specimen of your art to all who may come after me’

June 27, 2018

In a letter recently acquired by River Campus Libraries, abolitionist and orator Frederick Douglass expresses his pleasure with a bust that can now be reproduced by anyone with a 3D printer.

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‘High-risk’ research receives University seed funding

‘High-risk’ research receives University seed funding

May 23, 2018

University Research Awards for 2018-19 have been awarded to 15 projects ranging from an analysis of the roles of prisons in the Rochester region, to a new approach to genome editing, to new initiatives for advanced materials for powerful lasers.

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Going beyond medieval times to explore early worlds

Going beyond medieval times to explore early worlds

April 13, 2018

The Early Worlds Initiative—an interdisciplinary research project at the University of Rochester—connects faculty researching social and cultural developments worldwide from medieval times to the early modern period.

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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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Digitizing Douglass

Digitizing Douglass

February 9, 2018

Victor Garza ’19, left, and associate professor of English Gregory Heyworth prepare to scan the marble bust of Frederick Douglass in the Frederick Douglass Building . The students in Heyworth’s Digital Imaging class are using a structured light scanner to create a digital rendering of the marble bust. Their goal is to create a file that can be accessed and the bust reproduced anywhere with a 3D printer. (University of Rochester photo / J. Adam Fenster)

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Can you read my handwriting?

Can you read my handwriting?

January 22, 2018

The teaching of formal cursive handwriting may have declined in our digital age, but to show our appreciation for scribes and their tools of the trade, we dug into our special collections to highlight a sampling of hand lettering, from ancient hieroglyphs to modern conscripts.

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Poet James Longenbach unites spare and spooky in <em>Earthling</em>

Poet James Longenbach unites spare and spooky in Earthling

November 29, 2017

This fifth collection of poetry from the Joseph H. Gilmore Professor of English had its roots in a poem he wrote called “Pastoral,” which would set the collection’s tone of “feeling or spiritual development.”

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