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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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History project tells a more complete story of Frances Seward

History project tells a more complete story of Frances Seward

March 11, 2021

Three women in the history PhD program have completed a video project showing the wife of Lincoln’s secretary of state as more influential than typically depicted.

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This year’s Art of Science competition a welcome respite from COVID-19

This year’s Art of Science competition a welcome respite from COVID-19

May 7, 2020

A student’s dazzling image of recrystallized urea, viewed under a microscope and shot with an iPhone, takes the top prize in the annual Art of Science competition.

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Sunset rainbow

Sunset rainbow

October 22, 2019

A rainbow appears over Eastman Quadrangle and Rush Rhees Library after an October rainstorm, and was widely photographed across campus and the city. (University of Rochester photo / J. Adam Fenster)

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‘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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