Valerie Alhart

Valerie Alhart is press officer for humanities and broadcast media, and covers humanities and the arts at the University.

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Rochester professor awarded research fellowship to study impact of religion on mass incarceration

Rochester professor awarded research fellowship to study impact of religion on mass incarceration

February 27, 2015

Joshua Dubler’s project will shed new light on how changes in the religious landscape in America have contributed to tremendous growth in the prison system over the last 40 years.

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Celebrating Susan B. Anthony’s 195th Birthday

Celebrating Susan B. Anthony’s 195th Birthday

February 13, 2015

Faculty, students, and staff will celebrate Susan B. Anthony’s birthday with a visit to her gravesite in Mount Hope Cemetery on Monday, Feb. 16.

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Event: University of Rochester hosts Tino Sehgal’s This situation

February 9, 2015

Rochester will be the second university to produce This situation, a piece by British-German artist Tino Sehgal. The piece is described as a “constructed situation” akin to a contemporary salon in which live interpreters discuss among themselves and with visitors such issues as the aesthetics of existence and the implications of moving from a society of lack to a society of abundance.

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Rochester choreographers receive Lillian Fairchild Award for commitment to community

Rochester choreographers receive Lillian Fairchild Award for commitment to community

January 30, 2015

The Department of English has named N’jelle Gage and Guy Thorne of FuturPointe Dance the recipients of the 2014 Lillian Fairchild Memorial Award.

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Susan B. Anthony Center honors Dr. Linda Chaudron with Lifetime Achievement Award

Susan B. Anthony Center honors Dr. Linda Chaudron with Lifetime Achievement Award

January 29, 2015

Linda Chaudron, professor of psychiatry, of obstetrics and gynecology, and of pediatrics and senior associate dean for diversity at the University of Rochester’s School of Medicine and Dentistry, will receive this year’s Susan B. Anthony Lifetime Achievement Award for her work as a champion of women in science and medicine.

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Fifth annual inspireDANCE Festival features roster of renowned artists

Fifth annual inspireDANCE Festival features roster of renowned artists

January 23, 2015

From contemporary to ballet, hip-hop to tango, more than 30 performances, master classes and workshops taught by guest artists and faculty will be available to the general public at the fifth annual inspireDANCE Festival, the University’s annual celebration of dance and community.

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A tribute to the Rolling Stones: celebrating 50 years of Satisfaction

A tribute to the Rolling Stones: celebrating 50 years of Satisfaction

January 8, 2015

The Institute for Popular Music (IPM) celebrates the 50th year of the Rolling Stone’s breakthrough hit, “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction,” with a special concert January 24. This musical tribute coincides with the launch of a free online course on “The Music of The Rolling Stones.”

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Open Letter awarded National Endowment for the Arts grant

Open Letter awarded National Endowment for the Arts grant

December 9, 2014

The literary translation press recently received one of this year’s largest Arts Works grants in literature. The $60,000 grant will support the publication and promotion of several books in 2015, including Rochester Knockings, a novel based on the Rochester-based religious movement of Spiritualism and the famous Fox Sisters.

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Beauty is in the eye of the beholder: International Theatre Program presents <i>Venus</i>

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder: International Theatre Program presents Venus

November 14, 2014

The play opens in Todd Theatre on Thursday, Dec. 4, and is based on the true story of Saartijie Baartman, a South African woman taken from her home in 1810 and brought to London where she becomes an overnight sensation on the freak-show circuit.

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Pulitzer Prize-winning author Stephen Greenblatt speaks at humanities symposia

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Stephen Greenblatt speaks at humanities symposia

October 15, 2014

One of the world’s most celebrated scholars in the humanities, Stephen Greenblatt will visit the University to lecture and participate in workshops with the campus community. Greenblatt will give a public talk for the University’s Ferrari Humanities Symposia on Thursday, Oct. 30 based on ideas introduced in his Pulitzer Prize-winning book, The Swerve: How the World Became Modern.

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