May Bragdon Diaries, Optics Exhibit, Steven Torrisi
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The May Bragdon Diaries Project: Technology, Research, and New Teaching Opportunities

May Bragdon (1865-1947), the daughter of abolitionists and sister of architect Claude Bragdon, lived and worked in Rochester. She created remarkable diaries, augmenting her manuscript with original photographs, theater programs and ephemera. Developed by a team of Library staff, the May Bragdon Diaries Project presents a transcribed and annotated facsimile edition of ten of her diaries spanning 1893-1914. Read more
City of Lights: Rochester and the History of Optics

City of Lights: Rochester and the History of Optics is a new exhibit that explores the City of Rochester and the University of Rochester's deep ties to the world of optics technology. Held in conjunction with the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Optical Society of America, the exhibit illustrates the technology that allows us to look into the depths of far galaxies, take photos on our smartphones, and affects almost every aspect of our daily lives. Read more
A Student and a Library: Steven Torrisi '16 and the Physics, Optics, and Astronomy Library

This is the first installment of a series of stories dedicated to students' experience in one of the River Campus libraries. In this Tower Talk issue we focus on Steven Torrisi '16, a former Physics and Mathematics major. Currently a Ph.D. candidate in Physics at Harvard University, he considered the Physics, Optics, and Astronomy Library his home away from home during his time at the University of Rochester. Read more
Video: The University of Rochester Captured through the Lens of Ansel Adams

Before he became famous for his photographs of the American West and national parks, Ansel Adams brought his artistic sensibilities to the University of Rochester for a campaign that would shape its future as a leading research institution. Many of the photographs he took are currently on display as part of the exhibit "Transformative Lens: Ansel Adams' University of Rochester", in the Hilfiker Gallery, Rush Rhees Library. 
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Meliora Weekend Event: Evans Lam Square Open House
Join us for an open house at the newly redesigned Evans Lam Square on October 7, between 3:30pm-5:30pm. Located off of the Roger B. Friedlander Lobby, it serves as the central location for Q&i services, and provides library users with study spaces, as well as a place for research consultations and collaboration. During this two-hour showcase, you will be introduced to the “technology sandbar” which provides students with cutting-edge tools to support their coursework. You will also have the opportunity to enjoy interactive exhibits, a photo booth, and lots of giveaways.
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