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90 Years Beside the Genesee


October 2020 marks 90 years since the dedication of the River Campus. The groundbreaking ceremony occurred in May 1927, and...

University Traditions: The Boar's Head Dinner


Since 1934, the students of the University of Rochester have welcomed the winter season with the Boar's Head Dinner.

Evolutions in Space: The Rush Rhees Library Addition at 50

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By the early 1960s, Rush Rhees Library was full. Space for both staff and collections was at a premium, and...

To the Dandelion Yellow We Will E'er Be True

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In 1861, the University of Rochester moved to a new campus. It had just one building, some houses for faculty,...

Neilly Series Lectures


In 2001, the Neilly Series was established through an endowment gift of Life Trustee Andrew H. Neilly and his wife,...

Maps and Meliora


Our earliest map of Western New York—the gift of Dr. Seymour Schwartz—dates to 1724. A little more than a century later,...

Wilson's Days: The Life and Legacy of Joseph C. Wilson


Meliora is the motto of the University of Rochester, and translates from the Latin as “ever better.” The form in...