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Student educational consultants from Project Level the Field wear University of Rochester gear and stand in front of a room full of high school students with a screen near them that reads.

Rochester students aim to ‘level the field’ for high schoolers applying to college

A trio of undergraduates teamed up to bring accessible, high-quality education consulting services to the community.

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Close-up of a Native American art replica Mimbres bowl featuring a geometric figure holding a fish aloft.

That’s not Native American art. Or is it?

A Rochester art historian on the proliferation of indigenous fakes and replicas—and the blurry line between appropriation and admiration.

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Close up of a woman's eyes and mid-face looking off camera to illustrate why eye blinking is important in humans.

Why do we blink so much?

Researchers find that blinking plays a pivotal role in processing visual information—adding to a growing body of evidence revising our conventional views of vision.

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Pablo Sierra Silva sits and gestures while teaching among a couple of students seen from behind.

Pablo Sierra Silva: Using primary sources to immerse students in the past

The history professor leads his class back in time to analyze events that shaped today’s world.

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Art History Professor Peter Christensen Awarded Berlin Prize

Peter Christensen, the Arthur Satz Professor of Humanities, has been named a recipient of the prestigious Berlin Prize, an annual award intended to foster transatlantic dialogue in the arts, humanities, and public policy.

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Majors & Minors

Pursue a degree or take courses in arts and humanities, natural sciences, or social sciences.

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Graduate Studies

Nationally recognized programs characterized by close contact between students and faculty.

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Embracing creativity, broadening our understanding of how the world works, and gaining insights into society.

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Faculty lauded for research and service contributions

The US Department of Energy and the European Academy of Sciences are among the organizations recognizing Rochester faculty.

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Nicole S. Sampson named as new Dean of the School of Arts & Sciences

Sampson brings an impressive background in academia and a commitment to excellence in higher education and student success to the role of the Robert L. and Mary L. Sproull Dean of the School of Arts & Sciences.

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Students in Italy

Language, art, culture, and history of Italy

Lisio Program in Italian Studies

The Arnold Lisio ’56, ’60M (MD) and Anne Moore Lisio Italian Studies Program supports University of Rochester students and faculty in their understanding of and appreciation for the language, art, culture, and history of Italy. The Lisio program funds:

  • Student scholarship prizes
  • Summer fellowships
  • Faculty and program grants
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