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April 2019

April 1, 2019
Do you love stories of queens, knights, and castles? Do you also love languages? Join us for an evening of stories of King Arthur told in languages from around the world! If you'd like to do a reading, please contact Anna Siebach-Larsen.

Event | Robbins Library
April 1, 2019 5:00pm

April 18, 2019
Join us for a talk by Julie Chamberlin (Indiana University, Bloomington), the Helen Ann Mins Robbins Dissertation Fellow, on medieval animal trials, talking foxes, and the idea of what it means to be human. The talk will be followed by a reception.

Event | Rossell Hope Robbins Library
April 18, 2019 5:00pm to 7:00pm

April 18, 2019
Aubrey Anable applies affect theory to game studies, arguing that video games let us “rehearse” feelings, states, and emotions that give new tones and textures to our everyday lives and interactions with digital devices. Rather than seeing video games as an escape from reality, Anable demonstrates how they have been...

Event | Hawkins-Carlson Room, Rush Rhees Library
April 18, 2019 6:00pm to 7:30pm

April 25, 2019
Join us for an exciting lecture by Tamara Golan (Johns Hopkins) on magic, heresy, and witchcraft in late medieval Switzerland. The talk will be followed by a reception.

Event | Rossell Hope Robbins Library
April 25, 2019 5:00pm to 7:00pm

April 30, 2019
River Campus Libraries invites you to UR Comic Con on April 30th in Lam Square from 11:30am to 4pm!  Wear your favorite character t-shirt or show up in cosplay— it’s a Comic Con after all!  Activities will include student booths highlighting undergraduate research on comics and culture, free concessions, chances to...

Event | Evans Lam Square, Rush Rhees
April 30, 2019 11:00am to 4:00pm

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

March 27, 2019 to October 5, 2019
From 1837 to 1901, Queen Victoria ruled a British Empire that grew to span a quarter of the globe and include some 450 million people. Her reign coincided with a period of extraordinary social and technological change—and a revolution in visual culture. Images of Victoria were ubiquitous. Broadsides, weeklies, literary annuals,...

Exhibit | Rare Books & Special Collections (RBSCP)
March 27, 2019 7:00pm to October 5, 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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