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Conversation with visiting director Christina Roussos

Conversation with visiting director Christina Roussos

November 26, 2018

Christina Roussos, visiting Rochester from the School of Visual Arts in New York City, talks about directing students from diverse backgrounds in the play “Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again,” which opens November 29 for a two-weekend run.

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Wells Award winners excel in engineering and humanities

Wells Award winners excel in engineering and humanities

November 9, 2018

They major in optical engineering and minor in Italian. Or work toward dual degrees in music and computer science. Or pursue two minors while majoring in audio and music engineering. Meet the graduating seniors from the Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Sciences honored for pursuing dual degrees or minors in the humanities.

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Horror films offer a psychological thrill ride

Horror films offer a psychological thrill ride

October 24, 2018

Jason Middleton, director of the Film and Media Studies Program and a student of horror films, talks about the paradox of horror—why people seek to be scared as entertainment.

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Internships prepare new generation of arts and humanities leaders

Internships prepare new generation of arts and humanities leaders

October 24, 2018

Traditionally, arts and cultural institutions don’t have funding for student internships, which leaves interested students having to choose between paying jobs and exploring career options.

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Film festival commemorates 100 years of Polish independence

Film festival commemorates 100 years of Polish independence

October 11, 2018

The movies were selected by the Polish Filmmakers Association, which has been presenting the series on four continents throughout the year.

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Pitching politics

Pitching politics

August 9, 2018

The story of baseball in the United States is intertwined with that of the presidency, says senior English lecturer Curt Smith. In his new book he traces the points of connection from the colonial era to the present.

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The ethics of autonomous vehicles

The ethics of autonomous vehicles

May 16, 2018

As a computer science major minoring in philosophy, Josh Pachter was ideally suited for developing concepts for programming self-driving cars that behave ethically. His idea: create ethical machines through a process similar to how we raise children.

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An improbable route to Rochester, then Harvard

An improbable route to Rochester, then Harvard

May 15, 2018

Growing up in Los Angeles, Matthew Lyskawa ’18 saw no purpose in school. But a teacher saw a spark and lit the fire that set Lyskawa on his journey, first to community college, then Rochester, and now to begin a doctoral program in philosophy at Harvard.

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Seniors show beauty of urban art with augmented reality

Seniors show beauty of urban art with augmented reality

May 11, 2018

Four Rochester students saw the beauty of graffiti art in abandoned city subway tunnels. Banding together as the ExSpace Artist Collective, they designed an augmented reality project to share that beauty with others.

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