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90 Years Beside the Genesee

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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

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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

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

Maps and Meliora

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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

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