Finding roots of globalization in Ottoman Empire’s railway

Look at a map of roads or railroad tracks—the winding lines suffuse the terrain like veins in a body. That’s no accident, because “they are the stuff of life,” writes Peter Christensen, an assistant professor of art history. Trained as an architect as well as a scholar, Christensen is the author of a new book—GermanyContinue reading “Finding roots of globalization in Ottoman Empire’s railway”

Walt Whitman is ‘More Important Now than Ever’

The 125th anniversary of poet Walt Whitman’s death came at the end of March. His is one of the most influential voices in American—and world—literature. Ed Folsom ’76 (PhD), the Roy J. Carver Professor of English at the University of Iowa, has devoted his professional life to understanding Whitman’s work. He’s the author of 10Continue reading “Walt Whitman is ‘More Important Now than Ever’”

Pearl Harbor: When war came to campus

‘It has been a dull week’ On December 4, 1941, the Campus, the newspaper of the College for Men, declared a state of boredom on the University of Rochester’s River Campus. “Beside the muddy, turbid Genesee, it has been a dull week,” the paper reported. “Nobody spoke out of turn, nobody won unusual honors, nobodyContinue reading “Pearl Harbor: When war came to campus”

“I remember the courage with which they faced the unknown.”

The doctor who discovered AIDS In the spring of 1981, a Rochester-trained physician made a discovery that would launch a new chapter in medical history, and set the course of his career. by Karen McCally ’02 (PhD) Michael Gottlieb was just a few years out of his internal medicine residency at the University of RochesterContinue reading ““I remember the courage with which they faced the unknown.””