April 2, 2007
Words and Music
Literary and musical worlds collided on March 26 during a unique performance featuring novelist Margaret Atwood and composer Tania León. The event, held at Rochester Institute of Technology and sponsored by the Eastman School’s Women in Music Festival, marked the local debut of Atwood Sings, León’s vocal-instrumental work based on five Atwood poems.
In a discussion that followed an initial performance, Atwood (above right) told the audience that she looked for threads in the music and found two in León’s composition: emptiness and fire. León agreed. Atwood also noted that she is drawn to music with a narrative, such as country and western as well as opera—even joking that she had written an opera for a home economics class in school.
Undergraduates in the College will see an increase of 5 percent in their term bills for tuition, room, and board for the 2007-08 academic year.
Peter Lennie recently announced changes to the College administration, highlighting new appointments and describing the rationale behind the restructuring
All conversations stopped abruptly during brunch on Sunday, January 28, as a few dozen students paraded through Danforth Dining Center. Some were shirtless, others covered in green paint, some in all green clothing. They banged on makeshift recycle bin drums and chanted “Recyclemania!"
Nominations are being accepted through April 20 for the 2007 Goergen Awards.
On a recent Tuesday morning, some 25 students filed into a Meliora Hall classroom, trading early-spring Rochester for the frenzy, excitement, and anxiety of Weimar Germany of the 1920s.
When James Allen and Judith Hook began organizing the University’s first sustainability conference last fall they didn’t know who would be invited to speak or how they would pull it off.
Harvard law professor Lani Guinier and Latino rights expert Gerald Torres will speak in this inaugural year of the Frederick Douglass Lectures and examine the themes of power and social change.
The International Theatre Program is staging Shakespeare’s tragic masterpiece this April. The stark set design and contemporary adaptation of the classic tale come via the artistic vision of Nigel Maister.
A roundup of news and announcements.