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Can we trust forensic evidence?

Can we trust forensic evidence?

March 20, 2019

In the final lecture in this year’s Humanities Center series, UCLA law school dean Jennifer Mnookin discusses the troubling role faulty forensic science continues to play in the criminal justice system.

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Keeping Leonard Bernstein alive for the current generation

Keeping Leonard Bernstein alive for the current generation

March 15, 2019

Jamie Bernstein, writer, broadcaster, and narrator, will discuss her father’s legacy as part of a series of events celebrating “Leonard Bernstein and American Musical Theater.”

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What’s the problem with civility?

What’s the problem with civility?

February 7, 2019

Three Rochester professors discuss the nature of America’s political and social divide and offer ideas on how higher education might help bridge the widening gap.

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Philosopher Jennifer Lackey on why we’re so apt to believe confessions

Philosopher Jennifer Lackey on why we’re so apt to believe confessions

January 30, 2019

In the latest Humanities Center lecture on evidence and expertise, the director of the Northwestern Prison Education Program discusses how a confession can turn into a miscarriage of justice.

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Distinguished Visiting Humanist Hazel Carby dissects race and empire

Distinguished Visiting Humanist Hazel Carby dissects race and empire

January 23, 2019

In a variety of events during her visit to Rochester’s Humanities Center, the Yale historian unravels the complex processes of colonialism while tracing her family history through Jamaica, Wales, and England.

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Empty high school becomes a playground for artists exploring memory, nostalgia

Empty high school becomes a playground for artists exploring memory, nostalgia

November 15, 2018

It has not been used as a high school for years, but the empty, Victorian-era building in Medina, New York, recently hosted a collaborative art project inspired by the fleetingness and permanence of memory.

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Psychiatrist Peter Kramer looks back—and always, around

Psychiatrist Peter Kramer looks back—and always, around

November 2, 2018

Sigmund Freud could write about a broad range of subjects, from religion to politics. In this age of specialization, why has that changed? Kramer, a clinical professor emeritus at Brown University, tackles this topic in the Humanities Center Public Lecture Series.

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Internships prepare new generation of arts and humanities leaders

Internships prepare new generation of arts and humanities leaders

October 24, 2018

Traditionally, arts and cultural institutions don’t have funding for student internships, which leaves interested students having to choose between paying jobs and exploring career options.

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Rochester premieres recovered landmark opera

Rochester premieres recovered landmark opera

October 8, 2018

In its day, the comic opera Love in a Village was performed more often than Shakespeare’s tragedies. Now the Humanities Project brings it back, with the first performance since the 18th century of the full production with its original score.

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What is a journalistic ‘expert’ in a social media age?

What is a journalistic ‘expert’ in a social media age?

September 24, 2018

If we’re surrounded by “fake news,” was there ever a golden age of “real news?” Journalist and former dean of Columbia’s journalism school Nicholas Lemann kicks off the Humanities Center Public Lecture Series, this year focusing on themes of expertise and evidence.

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