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Time to acknowledge Soviet Union’s ‘immense losses’ in World War II

Time to acknowledge Soviet Union’s ‘immense losses’ in World War II

December 12, 2018

Marking the December anniversary of the 1941 Soviet offensive at the Battle of Moscow, associate professor of history Matthew Lenoe writes in the Washington Post about Russian sacrifice and loss during World War II.

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December 7, 1941: The University of Rochester at war

December 7, 1941: The University of Rochester at war

December 4, 2018

In many ways, life on campus would continue as it did before. But the four years following Pearl Harbor would be among the most challenging, heartbreaking, and sobering in University history.

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Institute of Optics specialized in devices for night warfare

Institute of Optics specialized in devices for night warfare

December 7, 2016

By the time the United States formally entered World War II, Brian O’Brien and his colleagues at the Institute of Optics had “essentially initiated the whole science of night warfare.”

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Pearl Harbor at 75: When war came to campus

Pearl Harbor at 75: When war came to campus

December 7, 2016

On December 7, 1941, the lives of Rochester faculty and students were immediately changed, and a sleepy campus by the Genesee River was transformed into a vital hub for the war effort.

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Bringing recognition to forgotten group of women veterans

Bringing recognition to forgotten group of women veterans

May 27, 2016

Tiffany Miller ’00 and her family worked for years to overturn a ruling that prohibited World War II Women Airforce Service Pilots—known as WASPs—from being buried at Arlington National Cemetery. President Barack Obama signed their bill into law last week.

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Race, sex, and Allied power relations during WWII

Race, sex, and Allied power relations during WWII

March 29, 2016

Mary Louise Roberts talk, “The Leroy Henry Case: Sexual Violence and Allied Relations in Great Britain, 1944,” takes place on Thursday, March 31, 2016, at 5 p.m. in the Hawkins-Carlson Room.

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Talk explores ‘Hidden American Histories of World War II’

Talk explores ‘Hidden American Histories of World War II’

March 24, 2015

Combat GIs dominate the history of Americans abroad during World War II. But these soldiers constituted only a small fraction of the unprecedented millions of Americans who mobilized for war. Brooke Blower, a Boston University historian, explores the backstories of a diverse group of noncombatants and their paths into global war.

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