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University alumnus wins MacArthur ‘genius grant’

University alumnus wins MacArthur ‘genius grant’

October 11, 2017

Historian Derek Peterson ’93 has been awarded one of this year’s John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation fellowships—commonly known as the “genius grant”—for his work in reshaping the understanding of African colonialism and nationalism.

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New Gabrellian Director Rubin steers humanities in fresh directions

New Gabrellian Director Rubin steers humanities in fresh directions

May 26, 2017

“I want our center to touch the life of every University of Rochester undergraduate,” says Joan Shelley Rubin, who was installed as the inaugural Ani and Mark Gabrellian Director of the Humanities Center in May.

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Birthday bash fit for a president. The third, actually.

Birthday bash fit for a president. The third, actually.

April 13, 2017

To mark Jefferson’s birthday, Thomas Slaughter’s class is in for a rare treat: a historically accurate lunch, culled from the actual Monticello cuisine and prepared according to recipes taken directly from Thomas Jefferson’s Cookbook and Dining at Monticello.

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A new way to teach history in the 21st century

A new way to teach history in the 21st century

April 10, 2017

A “virtual” re-creation of early settlements on Smith’s Island, Bermuda, offers professor Michael Jarvis and his students immersive experience of the site they are working to excavate.

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Irish actor tells a story with <em>God Has No Country</em>

Irish actor tells a story with God Has No Country

March 28, 2017

Rochester will host the U.S. premiere of God Has No Country, a one-man play written and performed by Donal Courtney. The drama tells the story of Monsignor Hugh O’Flaherty, who used his Vatican connections to harbor Jews, ultimately saving more than 6,500 lives.

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Rochester’s black community had a deep—and underrecognized—influence on Frederick Douglass

Rochester’s black community had a deep—and underrecognized—influence on Frederick Douglass

February 1, 2017

Douglass was profoundly influenced by the Rochester region. But the region’s role in shaping the abolitionist leader has not been fully appreciated, according to history professor Larry Hudson.

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Experts answer election questions we should be asking

Experts answer election questions we should be asking

November 3, 2016

The pending election has dominated news cycles for the past year. Four professors at the University of Rochester each raised and answered an important question they say we should be asking this election season.

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Social critic Christopher Lasch’s enduring influence

Social critic Christopher Lasch’s enduring influence

October 21, 2016

In a recent interview, Vox editor Ezra Klein asked Hillary Clinton to name three books that have influenced how she thinks about policy. Clinton’s reply included the work of Christopher Lasch, who was a historian at the University of Rochester for nearly a quarter of a century.

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‘Looking like the enemy’ examines WWII internment, current debates

‘Looking like the enemy’ examines WWII internment, current debates

October 19, 2016

An upcoming Humanities Project event reviews the experiences of the more than 120,000 people of Japanese ancestry who were forcibly removed from their homes and placed in remote relocation camps after the bombing of Pearl Harbor.

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