Our Work Is But Begun
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250 Pages

22.8 x 15.2 cm

60 b/w. Illustrations

Series: Meliora Press

Imprint: University of Rochester Press

Our Work Is But Begun

A History of the University of Rochester 1850-2005

by Janice Bullard Pieterse

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Traces the University of Rochester's development from a small college housed in a former hotel in 1850 to its place as a leading research university in 2005.
This volume traces the University of Rochester's development from a small college housed in a former hotel in 1850 to its place as a leading research university in 2005. The story is told in eight chapters, each of which chronicles the major issues and decisions the University's leaders faced. Highlights of the story include the University's founding in a city known as the first "western" boomtown; the university's relationship in the early twentieth century with Rochester benefactor George Eastman, which enabled the establishment of world-class schools of music and medicine; and the achievements of Rochester faculty members as researchers on war-related endeavors during World WarII. Author Janice Pieterse sets her history of the university in the context not only of the fortunes of its home city but of trends and issues in American higher education over the last 150 years.

Janice Pieterse is afreelance writer and journalist in Rochester, NY.
Foreword
Foundation: Martin Brewer Anderson, 1853-1888; David Jayne Hill, 1889-1896
Transformation: Rush Rhees, 1900-1935
Modern Thought and Old Ideals: Alan Chester Valentine, 1935-1950
A Dynamic Attitude: Cornelis W. de Kiewiet, 1951-1961
Expansion: W. Allen Wallis, 1962-1970
The Longest View of Time: Robert L. Sproull, 1970-1984
Passion for the Place: G. Dennis O'Brien, 1984-1994
Renaissance: Thomas H. Jackson, 1994-2005
Afterword
Acknowledgments
Sources
Index

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Title Details

250 Pages

2.28 x 1.52 cm

60 b/w. Illustrations

Series: Meliora Press

Imprint: University of Rochester Press