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Horror films offer a psychological thrill ride

Horror films offer a psychological thrill ride

October 24, 2018

Jason Middleton, director of the Film and Media Studies Program and a student of horror films, talks about the paradox of horror—why people seek to be scared as entertainment.

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Internships prepare new generation of arts and humanities leaders

Internships prepare new generation of arts and humanities leaders

October 24, 2018

Traditionally, arts and cultural institutions don’t have funding for student internships, which leaves interested students having to choose between paying jobs and exploring career options.

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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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