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‘Goethe was really an outlier in stressing that love was more important’

‘Goethe was really an outlier in stressing that love was more important’

September 18, 2018

When Johann Wolfgang von Goethe rewrote his 1776 play, Stella: A Play for Lovers, most scholars contented that the only major change was to the original’s polygamous ending. Now a new English translation by Rochester professors Susan Gustafson and Kristina Becker Malett—the first time the original has been translated in its entirety—reveals greater differences in gender relations throughout the text.

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Top investment lawyer presents ‘a new mindset’ on women and leadership

Top investment lawyer presents ‘a new mindset’ on women and leadership

September 13, 2018

After a career of more than 40 years, Diane Ambler ’17 returns to campus as one of the world’s leading women in business law to talk about historical changes and work that remains to be done.

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Creating a ‘citizen economist’

Creating a ‘citizen economist’

September 12, 2018

In this episode of the Quadcast podcast, two University professors offer their thoughts on how a fundamental understanding of economics helps us make better decisions.

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U of R, U of R, ’68!

U of R, U of R, ’68!

September 4, 2018

While many of the historic events and cultural moments of 1968 continue to resonate in American social and political life, members of the Class of 1968 in their 50th reunion year also remember the era for their time on the River Campus.

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Committed to memory

Committed to memory

August 13, 2018

How does memory shape our sense of who we are? Discover how Rochester scientists, doctors, musicians, historians, and philosophers are studying and working with memory.

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An alumnus in space

An alumnus in space

August 6, 2018

University of Rochester alumnus Josh Cassada ’00 (PhD) has been named one of nine NASA astronauts making up the first U.S. crew in history to journey to space in American-made, commercial spacecraft. Cassada would be the third Rochester alumnus to go to space, joining Jim Pawelczyk ’82 and Ed Gibson ’59.

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Group ‘cleaves’ oxygen from surface of metal oxide, enhancing reactivity

Group ‘cleaves’ oxygen from surface of metal oxide, enhancing reactivity

August 1, 2018

A new method of opening solid state materials to oxygenation, using metallic oxide clusters, can eliminate guesswork from discovery of new catalysts. The ultimate goal is to more efficiently convert greenhouse gases to useful fuels.

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Dean Donald Hall shares priorities, vision for Arts, Sciences & Engineering

Dean Donald Hall shares priorities, vision for Arts, Sciences & Engineering

July 16, 2018

The Quadcast team sits down with Donald Hall, the new dean of the faculty for Arts, Sciences & Engineering, to discuss his approach to building academic communities, to growing an increasingly diverse and inclusive faculty, and to fostering the internationalization of higher education.

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Frederick Douglass speech still resonates

Frederick Douglass speech still resonates

July 3, 2018

“What, to the American slave, is your Fourth of July?” Hear notable passages of this iconic 1852 speech read by faculty, students, and staff in celebration of the University’s connection to Douglass and the city he called home.

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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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