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Hey, hey: Covach says Monkees stand the test of time

Hey, hey: Covach says Monkees stand the test of time

September 9, 2016

In 1967, the Monkees outsold the Beatles and the Rolling Stones combined, and remain the only band with four No. 1 albums in a 12-month period. “Their music stands up,” says John Covach, director of the University’s Institute for Popular Music.

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Star Trek’s half-century voyage

Star Trek’s half-century voyage

September 8, 2016

From the beginning, Star Trek has attracted a cerebral sort, so it’s not surprising to find an abundance of Rochester connections to the series. Faculty and alumni have composed its theme, written episodes, and been influenced in their work by the series.

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Award supports book on Ottoman Railway

Award supports book on Ottoman Railway

September 7, 2016

Peter Christensen’s book shows how the late 19th-early 20th century German-designed train stations, bridges, and other structures along the Ottoman Railway show the trademarks of imperialism and elements of emergent nationalism.

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New book brings shadow into the light

New book brings shadow into the light

July 22, 2016

A new book, edited by Kenneth Gross and compiled from lectures by the late John Hollander, traces shadow’s literary history from ancient to modern times.

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In Goethe’s novel families, love is all that matters

In Goethe’s novel families, love is all that matters

July 22, 2016

Susan Gustafson’s recently published book examines Johann Goethe’s depiction of family in his literary works, which were cutting-edge compared to the actual state of marriage and family in early 19th-century Germany.

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And the winners of this year’s Best Translated Book Awards are…

And the winners of this year’s Best Translated Book Awards are…

May 5, 2016

Chad Post, creator of Three Percent and a founder of the awards program as publisher of the University’s Open Letter Books, announced the winners May 4 during a ceremony in New York City.

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Brushing Up  on Older Scots

Brushing Up on Older Scots

May 4, 2016

In May, the University is hosting the Rochester–St Andrews Conference on Older Scots Literature and Culture, where specialists from the U.S., Canada, and Europe will share papers on 14th- to 16th-century literature in Older Scots

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SA Government names Professors of the Year

SA Government names Professors of the Year

May 2, 2016

Students submitted 63 nominations, and a Student Association Government academic affairs legislature committee deliberated and selected the winners.

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Humanities programs to benefit from $2 million commitment from alumnus

Humanities programs to benefit from $2 million commitment from alumnus

April 18, 2016

Joseph F. Cunningham ’67 and his wife, Andrea, have created an endowed fund to support research, lectures, and public forums within the humanities.

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Generations join forces to bring digital archive to life

Generations join forces to bring digital archive to life

April 13, 2016

The 19th-century life and times of William Henry Seward–governor, senator, secretary of state, husband, and father–move into the digital age as a team of students, professors, librarians, and Rochester senior citizens transcribes a one-of-a-kind collection of family correspondence.

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