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Time to acknowledge Soviet Union’s ‘immense losses’ in World War II

Time to acknowledge Soviet Union’s ‘immense losses’ in World War II

December 12, 2018

Marking the December anniversary of the 1941 Soviet offensive at the Battle of Moscow, associate professor of history Matthew Lenoe writes in the Washington Post about Russian sacrifice and loss during World War II.

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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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Meet this year’s winners of the Goergen Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching

Meet this year’s winners of the Goergen Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching

October 16, 2018

Hayley Clatterbuck, an assistant professor in the Department of Philosophy; John Lambropoulos, chair of the Department of Mechanical Engineering; and Michael Jarvis, an associate professor in the Department of History are being recognized for their distinctive teaching accomplishments.

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Seward Family Digital Archive project tops $1 million in grant money

Seward Family Digital Archive project tops $1 million in grant money

October 11, 2018

The project brings together students in the humanities and computer science and retired volunteers to help transcribe the thousands of Seward family letters written in Victorian-era cursive handwriting.

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Authoritarian rhetoric about left-wing violence ‘distorted,’ ‘dangerous’

Authoritarian rhetoric about left-wing violence ‘distorted,’ ‘dangerous’

September 28, 2018

In a Washington Post essay, associate professor of history Matthew Lenoe draws parallels between recent unfounded warnings from the Trump administration about left-wing violence and the fascist movements of the 1920s, 1930s, and 1940s.

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Remembering scholar John Waters, a ‘proto-digital historian’

Remembering scholar John Waters, a ‘proto-digital historian’

September 20, 2018

John Waters, a professor emeritus of history, died September 14, at the age of 83. He is remember for his inspired teaching, energetic enthusiasm, and trailblazing approach to the history of ordinary folks.

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Three University professors to receive Goergen Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching

Three University professors to receive Goergen Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching

September 14, 2018

Hayley Clatterbuck in the Department of Philosophy, John Lambropoulos in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, and Michael Jarvis in the Department of History will be honored at a ceremony on October 18.

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Tracing the slave stories of colonial Mexico

Tracing the slave stories of colonial Mexico

April 26, 2018

Painstakingly searching through three colonial archives in Puebla, Mexico, assistant professor of history Pablo Miguel Sierra Silva reaches beyond traditional master-slave narratives in his latest study of afro-indigenous interactions in Mexico’s urban centers.

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Learning the lessons of Red October

Learning the lessons of Red October

April 13, 2018

Ronald Grigor Suny, one of the preeminent historians of the Soviet Union, ethnic conflict, and nationalism, will speak as part of the Russian Studies program’s commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution.

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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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