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HITTING THE HIGH NOTES

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The University’s lively a cappella group the Midnight Ramblers will celebrate the release of their seventh full-length CD, Manifesto!, during their annual fall concert on November 17 at 8 p.m. in Strong Auditorium. Student managed and directed, the harmonious bunch has other reasons to celebrate. For the second consecutive year one of their songs is featured on the international compilation album Sing IV, which showcases some of the best a cappella groups in the world. Read more


Think globally for International Education Week

With more than 1,300 international students from 90 countries, not to mention faculty and staff from around the world, the University can be a culturally and ethnically rich place to work and learn

Novelist Maryse Condé reflects on memory

Acclaimed novelist, playwright, and critic Maryse Condé will discuss erased memory or “memoiré ratureé,” a concept coined by the Martinican philosopher Edouard Glissant to express the damage wrought by colonization on the minds of the Caribbean people.

Simon announces $5.4M in major gifts

Five major gifts totaling $5.4 million will help shape the Simon School’s future, according to Simon School Dean Mark Zupan, who announced the gifts earlier this month.

Philosophy and computer science professor Henry Kyburg dies

Henry Kyburg Jr., a renowned and respected professor of philosophy and computer science, died of acute pancreatitis on October 30 at the age of 79 at Strong Memorial Hospital. He was well known for his cutting-edge studies of uncertain inference, which is the human process of reaching conclusions, and data mining, the process by which computers search for information in data or draw conclusions from it.

Competition spotlights tomorrow’s vocal stars

Local audiences will have the opportunity to hear rising vocal talents during the finals of the Friends of Eastman Opera Voice Competition at 4 p.m. on Saturday, November 17, in Kilbourn Hall. The annual event is free and open to the public.

Ramblers harmonize their way to the top

There was a time when the Midnight Ramblers, a male a cappella group at the University, was a warbling cry from center stage in the arena of collegiate a cappella.

Move Over, Mona Lisa

Artistically speaking, can animals take the place of a live human model? About 50 University students put that question to a squirming and challenging test during a student exhibition called the Animal Project at the Sage Art Center on November 6.

Political scientist celebrates milestone, offers his views on voting trends

Earlier this month Professor Richard Niemi, Don Alonzo Watson Professor of Political Science, celebrated his 40th anniversary at the University with a weekend-long conference in his honor.

Composer takes the helm as Eastman’s sixth dean

Music reigned supreme as the University officially celebrated the appointment of Douglas Lowry as the dean of the Eastman School during an investiture ceremony on October 27 in Eastman Theatre.

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