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April 2017

April 7, 2017
Marjorie Harrington, the current Helen Ann Robbins Fellow, will share her work on the British Library's Harley 913 manuscript. Harley 913 is one of the earliest and most important sources for English poetry written in medieval Ireland, but it also contains texts in Latin and Anglo-Norman French. Within this trilingual manuscript,...

Event | Robbins Library, Rush Rhees Room 416
April 7, 2017 3:00pm

April 14, 2017
Join us for an all-day event to connect with scholars who utilize video games in teaching, learning, and design contexts. Work from the University of Rochester, Rochester Institute of Technology, and the Strong Museum will be presented by faculty, students, and library staff. Demos will showcase video games from the Art & Music...

Event | Humanities Center, Rush Rhees Library
April 14, 2017 9:00am to 4:00pm

April 20, 2017
Join us for a party in our "yarn garden," where we will celebrate our exhibit, A Walk in the Garden: Special Collections’ Blossoms. The exhibit is the fruit of a collaboration between all of our dedicated curators and exhibitions manager, who joined to share some of their floral discoveries, found in the books,...

Event | Rare Books, Special Collections & Preservation, Rush Rhees Library
April 20, 2017 5:00pm to 7:00pm

June 1, 2016 to April 15, 2017
Evelyne Leblanc-Roberge is an Assistant Professor of Art and Art History. Her Entrances is an installation piece that explores the multiple tangible and philosophical functions of a passageway. It consists of composite images of six impossibly strange rooms. Once adhered on the surface of the walls, imaginary extensions are added to the...

Exhibit | Ground Floor Gallery, Rush Rhees Library
June 1, 2016 9:00am to April 15, 2017 5:00pm

January 16, 2017 to May 26, 2017
The notion of the “craft cocktail” is a relatively new concept, but the city of Rochester has a long and rich history relating to alcohol, alcohol production, and the culture that surrounds it. Curated by Amanda Chestnut, this exhibit explores a bit of that culture. Chestnut, who worked as a graduate intern in the Department...

Exhibit | Seward Room, Rare Books and Special Collections
January 16, 2017 9:00pm to May 26, 2017 5:00pm

March 6, 2017 to May 31, 2017
This exhibit showcases key developments of the typewriter, from its origin in 1856 up to the more modern commercial electric models introduced in the 1920s. Several original typewriters from the late 1800s to the 1950s will be on display. Rochester played a significant role in the history of the typewriter, and is the birthplace of...

Exhibit | Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservations
March 6, 2017 9:00am to May 31, 2017 5:00pm

January 16, 2017 to June 30, 2017
Blooms and blossoms come in many shapes and sizes, and the Department of Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation is a fertile ground for exploring the wonders of nature and the beauty of flowers and gardens that weave their way through our vast and diverse holdings. A Walk in the Garden: Special Collections’ Blossoms...

Exhibit | Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation
January 16, 2017 9:00am to June 30, 2017 5:00pm

April 26, 2017 to October 16, 2017
Inspired by City of Lights, Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation’s fall 2016 exhibit celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Optical Society of America, Physics-Optics-Astronomy Library’s (POA) current exhibit focuses on the founding and early years of the Institute of Optics and also highlights the impact the...

Exhibit | Physics-Optics-Astronomy Library
April 26, 2017 5:00pm to October 16, 2017 5:00pm


The University of Rochester’s River Campus Libraries (RCL) and the Gay Alliance of the Genesee Valley (GAGV) were awarded a NEH...

News | 03/30/2017

Come help us cultivate a “yarn garden” by creating hand-crafted flowers, plants, and other garden inhabitants. Between now and...

News | 03/13/2017

The picture most people know of famed suffragists Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton is one painted in broad strokes and grand...

News | 03/30/2017

Some of the most popular children's books of all time - The Hobbit, The Chronicles of Narnia, even the Harry Potter series - share a...

News | 02/13/2017

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