Tag: global engagement
For the last 15 years, Joanne Bernardi, associate professor of Japanese, has been on a mission. She’s been collecting postcards, brochures, films, and other visual representations of early 20th century Japan. But her very success — her collection now includes several hundred postcards and more than 1,150 film prints, brochures, and other objects — posed a dilemma: How to present all this in a way that would allow the collection to grow AND would allow other scholars to register and contribute content? Enter the Digital Humanities Center.
In response to Business Insider’s article listing the least “livable” cities, international students discussed the opportunities and challenges of life in their hometowns and in Rochester.
Faculty and students at Rochester are turning to increasingly available imaging, 3-D visualization, and immersive world technology to imagine virtual spaces. They allow researchers to simulate experiences and conduct experiments that would not otherwise be possible, and may offer insights into ways to preserve ancient objects and structures.
This year’s Polish Film Festival celebrates Eastern Europe’s move toward freedom, and the 20th anniversary of the Skalny Center for Polish and Central European Studies, which organizes the annual festival.
The Frederick Douglass Institute for African and African-American Studies will host Haitian filmmaker Raoul Peck for a screening and discussion of his film, Fatal Assistance.
The University ranks as the number one destination for graduates of the African Leadership Academy (ALA), a selective college preparatory program in South Africa. Last week the University hosted the academy’s 4th annual indaba, meaning “gathering” in Zulu – the largest conference in North America for students who have graduated from ALA.
I asked a group of students who, if anyone, planned to migrate to the United States. I expected a few hands to go up. Instead, every single child in the room raised his or her hand. — Daniel Reichman, professor of anthropology at the University of Rochester and author of The Broken Village: Coffee, Migration, and Globalization in Honduras.
The research institutions on this list whose Fulbright applicants had the highest rates of success were the University of California at San Diego, the University of Rochester, and Arizona State University.
University of Rochester research often has a global reach. And there is no better example of that than the work Timothy Dye, professor of obstetrics and gynecology, is conducting in India with colleagues to assess hepatitis B among Tibetan refugees.
“This internship has been the most enriching, most difficult, most thought-provoking, and heartbreaking experience,” said Humma Sheikh ’15, rising senior, a neuroscience major.