Category - Humanities

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Orhan Pamuk Visits Rochester
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David Berry Visits Rochester
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Introducing UR Makers
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Laurel Ulrich Thatcher Visits Rochester
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Let’s Get Multidisciplinary with ATHS!
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The Big Three: Writing, Speaking, and Arguing
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The International Theatre Program
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Meet Students Conducting Humanities Research
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Modern Languages and Cultures Spotlight: Japanese  
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Introducing the Meliora Humanities Seminars!

Orhan Pamuk Visits Rochester

by Sara Kowalski, Class of 2017, Humanities Fellow As part of their Memory and Forgetting series, the Humanities Center has hosted and will continue to host some amazing guests this year. Our October guest was the esteemed Nobel Laureate and Turkish novelist Orhan Pamuk. In addition to class visits and a lunchtime Q&A, he also[…]

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David Berry Visits Rochester

by Sara Kowalski, Class of 2017, Humanities Fellow Last month, National Humanities Medalist and University of Rochester alumnus David Berry gave a guest lecture at the Humanities Center titled “Humanities Against All Odds.” Berry gave an overview of the history of the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the National Endowment for the Arts[…]

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Introducing UR Makers

by Sara Kowalski, Class of 2017, Humanities Fellow UR Makers is a fantastic new student group on campus dedicated to bridging the divide between art and technology. Students learn to work together as a team to make their ideas a reality. According to UR Makers’ president David Lippman, “Our goal is to just be a[…]

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Laurel Ulrich Thatcher Visits Rochester

by Sara Kowalski, Class of 2017, Humanities Fellow As part of their Memory and Forgetting series, the Humanities Center has hosted and will continue to host some amazing guests this academic year. Our November guest was none other than Pulitzer Prize-winner Laurel Thatcher Ulrich, a historian, women’s studies scholar, and professor at Harvard. Thatcher gave[…]

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Let’s Get Multidisciplinary with ATHS!

Archeology, Technology, and Historical Structures (ATHS) is one the multidisciplinary programs offered at Rochester. That means it incorporates aspects of the natural sciences, social sciences, and humanities, and that students choose to weight their course load in one direction or the other for it to count as either a natural sciences, social sciences, or humanities major or[…]

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The Big Three: Writing, Speaking, and Arguing

by Sara Kowalski, Class of 2017, Humanities Fellow  Communication. It’s how we solve problems, work together, express our ideas, and explain ourselves and our discoveries. Communication is how we speak and how we listen—on and off the page. WRT 105, the only mandatory course at Rochester, is brought to you by the Writing, Speaking, and[…]

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The International Theatre Program

by Sara Kowalski, Class of 2017, Humanities Fellow Interested in theater? Students seeking a major or minor in theater from the Department of English do so in conjunction with Rochester’s very own International Theatre Program, which is a great opportunity for emerging thespians! That being said, students can get involved with Rochester’s theater program and its[…]

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Meet Students Conducting Humanities Research

by Sara Kowalski, Class of 2017, Humanities Fellow Meet the students who have received Humanities Research and Innovation Grants! There are almost forty humanities students who are currently delving into their own fascinating research projects thanks to the Research and Innovation Grants they received upon their acceptance here at Rochester. To give you a glimpse[…]

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Modern Languages and Cultures Spotlight: Japanese  

by Sara Kowalski, Class of 2017, Humanities Fellow Here at the University of Rochester, our Japanese program is a major under the vast umbrella of the Department of Modern Languages and Cultures, which offers several foreign-language majors including Chinese, French, German, Italian, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish. (The department also offers majors in comparative literature[…]

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Introducing the Meliora Humanities Seminars!

by Sara Kowalski, Class of 2017, Humanities Fellow The Meliora Humanities Seminars (Meliora Seminars for short) are an exciting new program at Rochester. Capped at fifteen students and exclusively for first-years, these courses are unlike any other. They are all interdisciplinary, integrate community-engaged and community-aware aspects, and provide a close-knit classroom atmosphere in which students make discoveries[…]

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