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2020 honorary degrees, medals, and teaching awards announced

2020 honorary degrees, medals, and teaching awards announced

May 13, 2020

The University of Rochester will bestow honorary degrees, medals, and awards to recognize the contributions of distinguished leaders, educators, and humanitarians.

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Why do people hoard and socialize during a pandemic?

Why do people hoard and socialize during a pandemic?

April 2, 2020

“Proximity is usually associated with intimacy, and distance with strangeness,” explains Rochester anthropologist Robert Foster. “The public challenge at the moment is that we must learn to express our care and concern by maintaining distance, which is counter-intuitive.”

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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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Kathryn Mariner wins Woodrow Wilson Fellowship for her work on social inequality

Kathryn Mariner wins Woodrow Wilson Fellowship for her work on social inequality

April 19, 2019

Kathryn Mariner, an assistant professor of anthropology and visual and cultural studies, is one of 32 faculty members in the United States named as new Career Enhancement Fellows.

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Crisis at the border? Anthropologist looks at Central American migration

Crisis at the border? Anthropologist looks at Central American migration

April 4, 2019

Professor and author Daniel Reichman gives an overview of the last 40 years of Central American migration to the United States, and describes a system that is far more complicated than what’s often presented in the news.

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‘Lewis Henry Morgan at 200’ reintroduces a landmark scholar

‘Lewis Henry Morgan at 200’ reintroduces a landmark scholar

December 21, 2018

A new digital project and exhibitions on and off campus mark the bicentennial year of one of the founders of social and cultural anthropology.

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‘High-risk’ research receives University seed funding

‘High-risk’ research receives University seed funding

May 23, 2018

University Research Awards for 2018-19 have been awarded to 15 projects ranging from an analysis of the roles of prisons in the Rochester region, to a new approach to genome editing, to new initiatives for advanced materials for powerful lasers.

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