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December 2018

September 10, 2018 to February 24, 2019
This exhibit commemorates and celebrates the tenth anniversary of the University of Rochester’s Open Letter Books and the transfer of its archive to the Department of Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation.   Dedicated to publishing translations of international fiction, poetry, and essays, Open Letter...

Event | Friedlander Lobby, Rush Rhees Library
September 10, 2018 9:00am to February 24, 2019 9:00pm

October 15, 2018 to March 16, 2019
This exhibit features items from a collection of Amelia E.Barr (1831-1919) books and other materials, originally collected and described by Richard Minsky and acquired by River Campus Libraries’ Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation in 2017. Amelia Barr’s writing is rarely read today but at the beginning...

Event | October 15, 2018 8:00am to March 16, 2019 5:00pm

October 1, 2018 to May 17, 2019
Henry A. Ward (1834-1906), an early educational “entrepreneur” and University of Rochester professor from 1860-1875, played a key role in the development of the natural sciences in the US. His love for exploration and the acquisition of natural specimens resulted in an extensive personal collection later incorporated into the...

Event | Carlson Library, Floor 1
October 1, 2018 8:00am to May 17, 2019 5:00pm

October 1, 2018 to May 31, 2019
In 1950, new Physics Department chair Robert “Bob” Marshak organized a one-day conference to discuss recent developments in high energy physics. Unlike the earlier Shelter Island Conferences (1947-49), Marshak’s Rochester Conference sought to bring together balanced numbers of experimental and theoretical physicists...

Event | Physics-Optics-Astronomy Library, Baush and Lomb Hall, floor 3
October 1, 2018 9:00am to May 31, 2019 5:00pm

October 5, 2018 to June 1, 2019
To describe the year 1968—a year of assassinations, riots, war, and protests for civil and social rights—as a turning point, both at the University of Rochester and around the world, would be an understatement. But causes and effects of 1968 should not be viewed without the context of that which came before and after. At...

Event | October 5, 2018 8:00am to June 1, 2019 5:00pm

May 25, 2017 to December 31, 2019
Inspired perhaps by Harry Potter’s invisibility cloak, scientists have recently developed several ways—some simple and some involving new technologies—to hide objects from view. The latest effort, developed at the University of Rochester, not only overcomes some of the limitations of previous devices, but also uses...

Exhibit | Carlson Science & Engineering Library
May 25, 2017 9:00am to December 31, 2019 9:00am


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Julia Maddox, director, Barbara J. Burger iZone, is the 2018 recipient of the Martin E. Messinger Libraries Recognition Award for her...

News | 09/17/2018

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News | 08/28/2018

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