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Tag: Department of Modern Languages and Cultures

A local polyglot prepares to globe-trot

A local polyglot prepares to globe-trot

May 11, 2018

Rochester native Cherish Blackman has always had a knack for languages. “I wanted to study languages that weren’t very close to English,” she recalls. The double major in Russian and East Asian studies is heading to China next year, but is bringing her Spanish books with her.

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New book explores ‘ethical turn’ of critical theory

New book explores ‘ethical turn’ of critical theory

December 20, 2017

Professor Robert Doran focuses on iconic 20th-century philosophers like Michel Foucault, Hayden White, Gayatri Spivak, and Richard Rorty, and explores critical theory’s pivot away from a narrowly focused investigation of meaning and text.

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Seniors in social sciences take on big policy questions

Seniors in social sciences take on big policy questions

May 18, 2017

In their senior capstone projects, students take on original research on topics as varied as housing policy in South Africa and campaign spending in the United States.

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Givens, Madhu, Rizzo earn SA Professor of Year honors

Givens, Madhu, Rizzo earn SA Professor of Year honors

May 16, 2017

Three faculty members have been named Students’ Association Government’s Professor of the Year in their respective fields of humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences and engineering.

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New faculty books examine sustainability, time, and more

New faculty books examine sustainability, time, and more

May 16, 2017

Each academic year, Rochester faculty members publish books that advance scholarship and investigate questions of broad interest. New Reads offers a selection of some of their most recent work.

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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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Events pay homage to Cervantes on 400th anniversary of his death

Events pay homage to Cervantes on 400th anniversary of his death

November 10, 2016

For the 400th anniversary of Cervantes’s death, students and librarians are hosting an exhibit and a presentation examining how Cervantes and Quixote have inspired interpretations and representations across the centuries.

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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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Film festival showcases contemporary French cinema

Film festival showcases contemporary French cinema

October 18, 2016

This fall’s theme reflects a combination of contemporary films and genres that have been selected by students in French classes, focusing on action, biopic, comedy, documentary & drama.

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Trio of longtime professors recipients of Goergen Awards for teaching excellence

Trio of longtime professors recipients of Goergen Awards for teaching excellence

October 3, 2016

Bradley Nilsson, associate professor of chemistry; Amy Lerner, associate professor of biomedical engineering; and Beth Jörgensen, professor of Spanish, are the recipients of the 2016 Goergen Awards for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching.

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