University History

Aug 6, 2018
The Eastman Theatre Library, in Review
By Melissa Mead
How does a library just vanish? Supplemental information for the Ask the Archivist column in the July-August issue of Rochester Review
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Jun 29, 2018
Harlan Ellison's A Boy and His Dog: A Matter for Debate
By Melissa Mead
When the UR Cinema Group presented the film version of Harlan Ellison's "A Boy and His Dog" on January 28, 1977, it began an almost semester-long debate about sexism and freedom of speech, culminating in a campus visit by Ellison to debate the UR students.
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Jun 14, 2018
Baseball and Frank Zappa, in Review
By Melissa Mead
A recent "Ask the Archivist" column posed questions about the early history of baseball at the University, and Zappa's performances in Rochester -- a reader calls "foul!"
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Dec 26, 2017
University Charter Day: January 31, 2018
By Melissa Mead
A new tradition to celebrate our founding documents
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Sep 8, 2017
The Rochester Hello
By Melissa Mead
Perhaps the most appropriate way to begin a blog and a new academic year is by highlighting one of our oldest and best traditions...
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Sep 7, 2017
I Studied Abroad at Rochester
By Melissa Mead
International students have been an integral part of the University of Rochester from its earliest days--a new exhibition celebrates their contributions
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