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With sincere gratitude for your continuous support, the River Campus Libraries staff wish you and your family a joyous holiday season! Enjoy this time of celebration, remembrance and new beginnings.
 
Mary Ann Mavrinac
Vice Provost and Andrew H. and Janet Dayton Neilly Dean
University of Rochester Libraries
Honoring Frederick Douglass in Word and Song
Rochester celebrated its best-known abolitionist at a sold-out event at Hochstein Hall—as the 200th anniversary year of Frederick Douglass’s birth draws to its close. Eastman School of Music students Jonathan Rhodes ’20E and doctoral student Lee Wright performed “Farewell Song of Frederick Douglass”—the first performance in a century of the rare, rediscovered piece of musicListen to the song here. The event, Prophet of FreedomHonoring Frederick Douglass in Word and Song, was organized by the University of Rochester’s Department of Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, in conjunction with Rochester Institute of Technology. Read more here.
Lisa Wright’s trip to the Museo Paludi di Cealano working with Prof Nick Gresens on ancient Roman tablets
One of the key resources in RCL’s Digital Scholarship Lab is Technical Associate Lisa Wright, who has unique experience in digitization, Reflectance Transformation Imaging (RTI) and photogrammetry. These skills are in demand for cutting edge research projects, like that of Classics professor Nicholas Gresens. Read More
Digital scholars rescue lost Japanese film
Tokkan Kozo is a 1929 Japanese silent film inspired by a classic O. Henry short story about a child kidnapping gone comically awry. The film was believed lost until partial 9.5mm versions surfaced in 1988 and again in 2015. Read More
‘Innovation is a muscle’ — 8 questions about the iZone
Julia Maddox, director of the new Barbara J. Burger iZone at Rush Rhees Library, talks about iZone’s problem-solving philosophy, what’s stopping many would-be innovators, and how the hub’s intentional design will help foster creative thinking and actions. The 12,000-square foot space is named after Barbara Burger ’83, an alumna and trustee of the University of Rochester, whose lifelong passion for libraries and innovation inspired her support. Read More
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