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Michelangelo lived large—and ‘loved to laugh’

Michelangelo lived large—and ‘loved to laugh’

March 20, 2018

Renowned Michelangelo expert and this year’s Ferrari Humanities Symposia keynote speaker William Wallace has spent his career helping readers to find the familiar in the extraordinary artist’s day-to-day life.

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Events mark International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

Events mark International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

March 19, 2018

On this annual observance by the United Nations, We’re Better Than That—the University’s anti-racism committee comprised of students, faculty, and staff—will sponsor a panel discussion and invite members of the community to sign a pledge to fight racism.

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Rochester’s undergraduate math program is ahead of the curve

Rochester’s undergraduate math program is ahead of the curve

March 13, 2018

In 2017, nearly 10 percent of the total number of Arts, Sciences & Engineering graduates completed a math major, the highest percentage ever at the University, and one of the highest of any institution in the country.

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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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International Theatre Program presents its first ‘devised’ work

International Theatre Program presents its first ‘devised’ work

March 2, 2018

The spring production We Don’t Live on Mars Yet never started out as your typical theater production. It’s what’s called a devised work — where actors, production artists, and even the director don’t know what the final play will be.

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Symphony Orchestra, dancers to explore theme of immigration

Symphony Orchestra, dancers to explore theme of immigration

March 1, 2018

In her new role in the Department of Music, Rachel Waddell encourages people to “listen to classical music in a different way,” connecting an upcoming performance of Antonin Dvořák’s New World Symphony to issues of immigration, and the meaning of “home.”

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Black history every month

Black history every month

February 26, 2018

As February draws to an end, members of the University of Rochester community offer their thoughts on the ways in which black history is inseparable from American history.

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Rochester’s cross-disciplinary approach to teaching, learning, and research

Rochester’s cross-disciplinary approach to teaching, learning, and research

February 19, 2018

The independent nature of the Rochester Curriculum allows students to create their own interdisciplinary majors and focus on the subjects they love, while University faculty cross the boundaries of traditional disciplines to create new perspectives and approaches to the problems they work to understand.

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New high-tech hub for entrepreneurship debuts in Sibley Square

New high-tech hub for entrepreneurship debuts in Sibley Square

February 16, 2018

Now in its new space on the sixth floor of historic Sibley Square, NextCorps (formerly High Tech Rochester) will serve as one of the cornerstones of the revitalization of downtown Rochester. NextCorps is an affiliate of the University of Rochester and the region’s only state- and federally-designated business incubator.

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20 insider tips for getting into your dream college

20 insider tips for getting into your dream college

February 7, 2018

Grades. Clubs. Scores. Essays. Interviews. We’ve culled the advice of seasoned admissions professionals from the University of Rochester for a roadmap of what to do—and what to avoid.

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