Signed, sealed, delivered, in Review
The University's official seal has undergone more than a handful of revisions, since it was first designed.
Ring out, wild bells (with a side sauce), in Review
A photomontage of the carillon installation in 1973, and the recipe for Mel Sauce
Making the Community and the University Ever Better, in Review
The University's connection to the Rochester community goes back to its very beginnings
The Cutler Lecture Centennial, In Review
The first Cutler Lecture was delivered in 1921 by former US President (and future US Supreme Court justice) William Howard Taft.
Accessing the hive mind, in Review
The wooden sculpture of our Yellowjacket mascot sits quietly in a corner of Wilson Commons--it took a swarm of people to tell its story.
You Can Hear It Now, in Review
Winston Churchill, Edward R. Murrow, Muhammad Ali, and Barbara Jordan all spoke to audiences at the University. Were you there?
US Presidents at the UR, in Review
With the inauguration of Joseph Biden on January 20, 2021, the University of Rochester logs visits from eight former or future presidents.
Where active concern becomes concerned action
In 1921, 3-year-old Naomi Hooker and her family were targets of the Tulsa race massacre.
"Who were my deaf predecessors?", in Review
Corinna Hill, PhD student in history, sent in a newspaper clipping from 1921 that described six deaf students who attended the University together
ExhiBit Series #3: It's Earlier Than You Think -- Women at the University of Rochester, 1875-1925
1900 is the year that women were formally admitted as undergraduates to the University of Rochester, but their influence precedes that date.
Azariah Boody: Our Dandelion Fellow, in Review
Azariah Boody (1815-1885) is remembered (when we remember him) for donating the land for the University’s first campus.
Shedding Light on the University Mace, in Review
No Inauguration or Commencement would be complete without the presence of this symbol of the President's authority.
Born on this day: David Jayne Hill
David Jayne Hill was born in the same year as the University of Rochester, 1850, and would become its second president in 1889.
Taking the Prize for Student Life Contributions, in Review
A question from Dean of Students Matthew Burns in the Spring 2019 issue of Rochester Review asked for the history of the Terry Prize, and others.
The University Portfolio, in Review
A group of 19th and early 20th century stocks and bonds sheds light on the University's early investments.
Pranks-giving, in Review
From ping-pong balls to bubble machines, pranks have long been a part of University of Rochester student life.
The Eastman Theatre Library, in Review
How does a library just vanish? Supplemental information for the Ask the Archivist column in the July-August issue of Rochester Review
Harlan Ellison's A Boy and His Dog: A Matter for Debate
When the UR Cinema Group presented the film version of Harlan Ellison's "A Boy and His Dog" in January, 1977, it began an almost semester-long debate.
Baseball and Frank Zappa, in Review
A recent "Ask the Archivist" column posed questions about the early history of baseball at the University, and Zappa's performances in Rochester
Searching for Ward's--and finding him
In 1860 a new professor joined the University--he was often absent from the classroom, but his impact has been as long-lasting as his fossils.
The Rochester Hello
Perhaps the most appropriate way to begin a blog and a new academic year is by highlighting one of our oldest and best traditions...