Tradition and Innovation, Undergraduate Research, Neilly Speaker
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In with the Old and in with the New: Combining Tradition and Innovation in a Postdoctoral Project
Sub-Saharan Christianity and the Genesee River: Research Initiative Award for Undergraduates
 Forming Intellectual Relationships in the Carlson Student Research Space
Neilly Series Lecture: Carol J. Adams '72
World-Renowned Soprano Visits Special Collections


In with the Old and in with the New: Combining Tradition and Innovation in a Postdoctoral Project

Can a person help support the democratization of information and introduce innovative ways of using technology for educational purposes, all from an office in Rush Rhees library? The answer is yes. Kyle Parry, who joined the Digital Humanities Center as a CLIR postdoctoral fellow, has been doing exactly that. Read more
Sub-Saharan Christianity and the Genesee River:Research Initiative Award for Undergraduates

What does Pentecostal Christianity in the sub-Sahara have to do with chloride ion concentration level in the Genesee River? Both were the focus of two projects that have recently won the Research Initiative Award for Undergraduates. Claire Webster '16 and Amy Eisenstadt '16 were recognized for excellence in undergraduate research by the Friends of the University of Rochester Libraries. Webster, a Political Science and Religion major, and Eisenstadt, a Geological Sciences major, were presented with their awards in a ceremony that took place on January 21. Read more
Forming Intellectual Relationships in the Carlson Student Research Space

“When I came to the University of Rochester, it was very clear to me that I wanted to get involved in research,” says Mackenzie Lee ’19. “The problem was that as a freshman, I had no idea where to start.” Looking for ways to become more actively involved in academic research on campus, Lee signed up for the Take Control of Your Research Path workshop. The workshop, that started as a pilot program last fall, has been extremely successful in exposing undergraduate students to real research opportunities. Read more
Neilly Series Lecture: Carol J. Adams '72

Carol J. Adams, author of The Sexual Politics of Meat, will talk about her work as part of the Neilly Series on Wednesday, March 16, 2016. Adams is the author and editor of more than 20 books about feminism, animal rights, and social justice. She graduated from the University of Rochester in 1972 with degrees in English and History, and received a Master of Divinity degree from Yale University in 1976. Following her graduation, she served as the director of the Chautauqua County Rural Ministry, a not-for-profit organization that works with resettled migrant workers and other dislocated and at-risk individuals. Since 1987, Adams has lived in Dallas, Texas.

The event begins at 7:00 p.m. in the Hawkins-Carlson Room, Rush Rhees Library. It is free and open to the public, with reserved parking available in the Library Lot. Read more.
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World-Renowned Soprano Visits Special Collections
Five-time Grammy Award-winner Kathleen Battle visited Rare Books and Special Collections, Rush Rhees library on January 29, to look at original Frederick Douglass materials. Ms. Battle came to Rochester to perform in “Underground Railroad: A Spiritual Journey” as part of the Eastman School of Music's Eastman Presents Series. The concert explores traditional slave spirituals and includes readings from the letters and diaries of Douglass and fellow abolitionist Harriet Tubman. Following her visit to the University of Rochester, Ms. Battle incorporated some of the information she found during her library tour into her concert. 

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