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Memorial Art Gallery reopens as Finger Lakes region enters Phase Four

Memorial Art Gallery reopens as Finger Lakes region enters Phase Four

June 29, 2020

With masks, social distancing, and other safety measures in place, the University’s museum has reopened and is once again welcoming visitors.

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Pablo Miguel Sierra Silva Receives Inaugural President’s Ferrari Humanities Research Award

Pablo Miguel Sierra Silva Receives Inaugural President’s Ferrari Humanities Research Award

May 13, 2020

The assistant professor of history is the first recipient of the award, which will support research for his forthcoming book, In the Wake of the Raid: Piracy, Captivity and the 1683 Raid on Veracruz.

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What to stream: Add some Rochester to your queue

What to stream: Add some Rochester to your queue

April 16, 2020

You’ll find University of Rochester connections in some of your favorite movies, musicals, and television series, all ready for binge watching.

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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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Rochester historian takes a role in preserving world cultural heritage

Rochester historian takes a role in preserving world cultural heritage

November 20, 2019

Peter Christensen, an associate professor of art and art history at the University of Rochester, has a new role as a juror advising the United Nations in its work designating UNESCO World Heritage sites.

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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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Spotlight on the performing arts: Visiting theater director opens 30th anniversary season

Spotlight on the performing arts: Visiting theater director opens 30th anniversary season

October 9, 2019

Kate Eminger—a director and filmmaker based in New York—is visiting guest director of the International Theatre Program’s production of The Grown-Up, a play that, as she says, “captures this idea that there’s magic in everyday life.”

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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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