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Going beyond medieval times to explore early worlds

Going beyond medieval times to explore early worlds

April 13, 2018

The Early Worlds Initiative—an interdisciplinary research project at the University of Rochester—connects faculty researching social and cultural developments worldwide from medieval times to the early modern period.

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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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A professor and his robot study how we see

A professor and his robot study how we see

February 21, 2018

Meet Michele Rucci, a new professor in the University’s brain and cognitive sciences department, and his robot “Mr. T.” Rucci and his robot are using eye-tracking tools and virtual reality to replicate the small eye movements experienced by humans.

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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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The Rochester Curriculum: Freedom, with intentionality

The Rochester Curriculum: Freedom, with intentionality

February 15, 2018

By the time they graduate from the University of Rochester, students will have take 128 credits and only one required course. “More than 90 percent of incoming students surveyed last year indicated that Rochester’s unique curriculum had a positive to strongly positive effect on their decision to enroll,” says Executive Director of College Enrollment Scott Clyde.

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The Rochester Curriculum: Creating their own majors

The Rochester Curriculum: Creating their own majors

February 15, 2018

Urban studies, neuroeconomics and international relations, and digital communications: these are just some of the interdisciplinary majors students have crafted by availing themselves to the independent nature of the Rochester Curriculum.

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The Rochester Curriculum: ‘How come nobody else is doing this?’

The Rochester Curriculum: ‘How come nobody else is doing this?’

February 15, 2018

Twenty-five years ago, the chairs of the religion and physics departments united in a common goal: To rid the undergraduate curriculum of mandatory courses students didn’t want to take, and give students the freedom to delve more deeply into the subjects they loved.

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Q&A: Jane Marie Souza on shepherding programs that span the University

Q&A: Jane Marie Souza on shepherding programs that span the University

February 15, 2018

As associate provost for academic administration, Souza provides academic guidance and support to all schools across the University, ensuring programs meet educational standards. One new project is a pilot program to offer students an “outcomes transcript” which would help centralize transcripts from multiple schools or departments.

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A conversation with Rochester’s latest Nobel Prize winner

A conversation with Rochester’s latest Nobel Prize winner

February 14, 2018

Recognized by the Nobel committee for his contributions to behavioral economics—a field that he helped create—Thaler’s research bridges the gap between economics and psychology.

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Giving virtual reality a ‘visceral’ sound

Giving virtual reality a ‘visceral’ sound

February 13, 2018

Using recital halls as their “labs,” and recording some of the best music students in the world, University researchers are creating virtual reality videos of concerts that literally immerse viewers “within” the performance onstage.

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