2018 marks the centennial of the end of the first World War. Almost 900 University students, alumni, alumnae, faculty, and staff participated in it, marching in the footsteps of those who served in the Civil War and Spanish-American War.
Later generations would follow, in times of war and as a chosen career – in World War II, Korea, Vietnam, Iraq, and Afghanistan. Some earned their degrees before their military service; others returned to join the faculty and staff, or to pick up their studies after discharge.
A third group combined education and military training: 2017 is also the 75th anniversary of the V-12 program to establish an accelerated training program for naval officers, followed soon after the war by the NROTC program which continues to this day and has just graduated its 70th class.
Thursday, August 9 at 9:00am to 5:00pm
Rush Rhees Library, Great Hall
755 Library Road, Rochester, NY 14626