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Tag: Department of Modern Languages and Cultures

Why is a 16th-century tradition attracting activists on the Christian right?

Why is a 16th-century tradition attracting activists on the Christian right?

January 3, 2023

Scholar Anna Rosensweig explains how early modern resistance theory is inspiring far-right individuals to defy local, state, and federal laws.

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New director of the Susan B. Anthony Institute reflects on her background and plans

New director of the Susan B. Anthony Institute reflects on her background and plans

March 29, 2022

June Hwang brings her whole self—a Korean American woman, a Northern Californian, and a scholar of German and Jewish studies with a specialty in film—to the role.

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Fact-checking Putin’s claims that Ukraine and Russia are ‘one people’

Fact-checking Putin’s claims that Ukraine and Russia are ‘one people’

March 3, 2022

Rochester historian Matthew Lenoe explains how Ukraine’s history is intertwined with Russia’s—but also with that of many other nations, empires, ethnicities, and religions.

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Meet the recipients of the 2021 Goergen Awards for teaching excellence

Meet the recipients of the 2021 Goergen Awards for teaching excellence

October 26, 2021

Rochester professors Will Bridges, Jason Middleton, and Elaine Sia will be formally recognized for their exceptional undergraduate teaching on October 28.

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Will Bridges: Innovation and student involvement as teaching tools

Will Bridges: Innovation and student involvement as teaching tools

October 26, 2021

A fourth-generation teacher with a passion for post-World War II Japanese literature, the associate professor is always searching for innovative ways to reach his students.

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Three professors to receive Goergen Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching

Three professors to receive Goergen Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching

September 13, 2021

Will Bridges, Jason Middleton, and Elaine Sia will be honored at an on-campus ceremony in October.

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Professor of Japanese remembered as a prolific and creative scholar

Professor of Japanese remembered as a prolific and creative scholar

July 28, 2021

David Holloway was a promising assistant professor in Japanese studies and director of the East Asian studies undergraduate program.

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Meet the 2019 recipients of the Goergen Award for teaching excellence

Meet the 2019 recipients of the Goergen Award for teaching excellence

October 18, 2019

Three University educators are being recognized as the recipients of the 2019 Goergen Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching: Matthew BaileyShea, Ryan Prendergast, and Katherine Schaefer.

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Ryan Prendergast: Teaching the principles of Don Quixote and beyond

Ryan Prendergast: Teaching the principles of Don Quixote and beyond

October 18, 2019

“We should give students the input and tools to be able to produce knowledge on their own,” says Ryan Prendergast, an associate professor in the Department of Modern Languages and Cultures.

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Students thrive at the intersections of engineering, computer science, and humanities

Students thrive at the intersections of engineering, computer science, and humanities

October 9, 2019

Seniors Melissa Wen, Nathan Nickerson, and Jarrod Young are this year’s winners of the Wells Award, given each year to high-achieving students in the Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Sciences who also excel in the humanities.

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