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3 collections from the River Campus Libraries worth your time this National Poetry Month

3 collections from the River Campus Libraries worth your time this National Poetry Month

April 2, 2021

Celebrate rhythm, rhyme, alliteration, and other literary techniques by exploring the collected papers of poets John A. Williams, Samuel Greenlee, and Vince Clemente.

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Poet James Longenbach explores the ever-current ‘now’ of lyric poetry

Poet James Longenbach explores the ever-current ‘now’ of lyric poetry

February 10, 2021

Writers and musicians from Marianne Moore to Patti Smith are the subject of Longenbach’s new book The Lyric Now.

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Humor writer Melissa Balmain honored by Erma Bombeck Writers’ Workshop

Humor writer Melissa Balmain honored by Erma Bombeck Writers’ Workshop

December 9, 2020

An adjunct instructor in the University of Rochester’s English department, Melissa Balmain is the Humor Writer of the Month this December.

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Teaching the complexities of the Nobel Prize in Literature

Teaching the complexities of the Nobel Prize in Literature

October 26, 2020

English professor Bette London introduces students to Nobel-winning authors and the controversies surrounding the prize.

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An adapted classroom: Students and faculty find new ways to engage in teaching and learning

An adapted classroom: Students and faculty find new ways to engage in teaching and learning

September 18, 2020

Students and faculty members adapt to new—and safety-conscious—ways of interacting as teachers, scholars, and researchers.

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Rochester project democratizes access to medieval English literature

Rochester project democratizes access to medieval English literature

September 16, 2020

The pioneering Middle English Texts Series “puts the literature out there for everybody,” making medieval English texts available to scholars and students around the world.

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One of the world’s oldest globes is ready for its close-up

One of the world’s oldest globes is ready for its close-up

February 26, 2020

Rochester professor Gregory Heyworth and his Lazarus Project colleagues have created a 3-D model of one of the treasures of the New York Public Library, the Hunt-Lenox Globe, one of the first globes to show the New World — and to warn “Here be dragons.”

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Multispectral imaging unlocks a Smithsonian treasure’s secrets

Multispectral imaging unlocks a Smithsonian treasure’s secrets

January 23, 2020

This tiny book was acquired by the Smithsonian in 1925. It’s made up of 147 folios of parchment, or treated animal hide, stitched together. The “over text”—the visible text—is of an Armenian prayer book, suspected to date from the 15th century. But there is also an “under text”—a work that was erased to recycle the parchment for the over text. The Smithsonian has turned to University of Rochester professor Gregory Heyworth and his Lazarus Project to help solve the mystery of what that long-ago effaced text might be.

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Medals and teaching awards will honor outstanding achievement at 2019 Commencement

Medals and teaching awards will honor outstanding achievement at 2019 Commencement

May 3, 2019

The University of Rochester will recognize the outstanding contributions of distinguished alumni, educators, and scientists by bestowing the Eastman Medal, Hutchison Medal, and awards for scholarship and teaching.

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How do you make a poem?

How do you make a poem?

April 9, 2019

Speakers of a language rely on its words to carry out even the most mundane acts of communication. But the same words are poets’ medium of creation. In his newest book, How Poems Get Made, James Longenbach asks how poets turn bare utterance into art.

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