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Tag: River Campus Libraries

‘The great democratic voice’

‘The great democratic voice’

May 30, 2019

May 31 is the 200th anniversary of poet Walt Whitman’s birth, and Rochester has a few ties of its own to the poet who contained multitudes.

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University to receive Louise Slaughter Congressional collection

University to receive Louise Slaughter Congressional collection

May 14, 2019

The family of Louise and Bob Slaughter is donating the late congresswoman’s official papers to the University of Rochester. River Campus Libraries’ will house, archive, and make available the Louise M. Slaughter Congressional Collection in the coming years.

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Victoria depicted, Victoria defined

Victoria depicted, Victoria defined

May 3, 2019

A new exhibit in Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation chronicles the often radical difference between the real and figurative queen through illustrations, etchings, letters, photographs, and other ephemera.

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What historical artifacts like the ‘Lincoln bullet’ mean

What historical artifacts like the ‘Lincoln bullet’ mean

April 12, 2019

Associate Professor of History Larry Hudson, a specialist in 19th-century African-American history whose scholarly interests include the Civil War, answers questions about the significance and meaning of the bullet that killed President Abraham Lincoln.

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Has the Renaissance warped our view of the Middle Ages?

Has the Renaissance warped our view of the Middle Ages?

April 2, 2019

The picture of the Middle Ages as “awful, smelly, stinky, [and] dangerous” is not accurate, says medievalist and University of Pennsylvania professor David Wallace, this year’s Ferrari Humanities Symposia visiting scholar.

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Celebrating 60 years of ‘Seward’s Folly’

Celebrating 60 years of ‘Seward’s Folly’

March 28, 2019

The Alaskan flag, with its simple Big Dipper and North star design, was the winning entry submitted by a 13-year-old Aleut boy, John Bell Benson, for a competition by the Alaska Department of the American Legion. Chosen in 1927, this particular example is now part of the University’s William Henry Seward Papers.

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The student as author

The student as author

March 26, 2019

Vlad Cazacu ’20 knew he wanted to make the most of his time at Rochester, but was unsure how. Now as the founder of Rochester Creators, he is helping himself and his fellow students gain confidence and credibility by writing and publishing books.

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Should higher education go digital?

Should higher education go digital?

March 25, 2019

From smartphones and social media to augmented spaces and virtual reality —three Rochester professors discuss the role digital technologies play in our learning.

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How to fail properly and often

How to fail properly and often

March 19, 2019

Julia Maddox, director of the University’s Barbara J. Burger iZone in Rush Rhees Library, talks about creating a safe space for students to try things, and fail, while reducing the pressure to have to succeed all the time.

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Turning the gears of an early modern search engine

Turning the gears of an early modern search engine

February 18, 2019

A collaboration between librarians and engineering students, the book wheel in Rossell Hope Robbins Library is a recreation of a 16th century design, solving the problem of needing access to multiple books at the same time.

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