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How journalist Masha Gessen and Rochester scholars examine the marginalization of communities

How journalist Masha Gessen and Rochester scholars examine the marginalization of communities

October 14, 2019

Journalist and activist Masha Gessen will discuss marginalization during this year’s Humanities Center Public Lecture Series. But the subject is also central to the work of several Rochester scholars.

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How do physical spaces help create community?

How do physical spaces help create community?

September 16, 2019

In her highly visual, multi-year project “Fertile Ground,” cultural anthropologist Kathryn Mariner is researching placemaking in the city of Rochester, and her focus on how community is formed is shared by this year’s Humanities Center lectures.

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‘Experiencing Civic Life’ through the humanities

‘Experiencing Civic Life’ through the humanities

July 26, 2019

For two weeks in July, the Humanities Center at the University of Rochester led high school students in a quest to understand the philosophical underpinnings and practical expressions of civic life. This was the first year of “Experiencing Civic Life,” an academic preparation and enrichment program designed to help participants become successful college students and active citizens of American democracy.

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A ‘model of scholarly possibility’: Remembering Douglas Crimp

A ‘model of scholarly possibility’: Remembering Douglas Crimp

July 23, 2019

An internationally renowned art and cultural critic, theorist, curator, and activist, Rochester professor Douglas Crimp created work important to thinkers across the arts and humanities.

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Should we teach children patriotism in school?

Should we teach children patriotism in school?

June 24, 2019

In an interview with the Irish Times, University of Rochester philosopher Randall Curren discusses the role of “a proper, virtuous kind of patriotism.”

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‘The great democratic voice’

‘The great democratic voice’

May 30, 2019

May 31 is the 200th anniversary of poet Walt Whitman’s birth, and Rochester has a few ties of its own to the poet who contained multitudes.

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Open Letter novel is a Best Translated Book Award finalist

Open Letter novel is a Best Translated Book Award finalist

May 21, 2019

Fox, a novel by Croatian author Dubravka Ugrešić and translated into English by the University’s nonprofit literary translation press, is a finalist for the annual award honoring literature in translation.

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Where can philosophical thinking help? Everywhere.

Where can philosophical thinking help? Everywhere.

May 9, 2019

Philosopher Zeynep Soysal, who joined Rochester’s faculty this year as an assistant professor of philosophy, works at the place where mathematics and linguistics converge.

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Is ‘convincing’ the new ‘real’?

Is ‘convincing’ the new ‘real’?

May 1, 2019

As the University’s first artist-in-residence, Ash Arder brings her artist’s sensibility to explorations of conceptual systems, from computer science and the nature of virtual reality to ecology and environmental humanities.

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‘Filtering the patterns that matter to us’

‘Filtering the patterns that matter to us’

April 30, 2019

Epistemologist Jens Kipper has joined the University’s Department of Philosophy, bringing with him a focus on the nature of intelligence that spans the fields of philosophy, computer science, and artificial intelligence.

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