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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International Theatre Program starts 25th anniversary season with <i>What the Butler Saw</i>

International Theatre Program starts 25th anniversary season with What the Butler Saw

October 3, 2014

Sex, authority, and psychoanalysis take center stage on Thursday, Oct. 16, in Todd Theatre as the International Theatre Program begins its 25th season with the provocative farce, What the Butler Saw.

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Symposia, exhibit, opera look behind the veils of Salomé

Symposia, exhibit, opera look behind the veils of Salomé

September 23, 2014

The story of Salomé has been recreated in popular culture for more than 2,000 years. On Oct. 8-11, her evolving role in religion, society, and the arts will be explored in a two-day symposia and series of events titled The Veils of Salomé, at both the River Campus and the Eastman School of Music.

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Acclaimed author’s new novel steeped in family mystery

Acclaimed author’s new novel steeped in family mystery

September 16, 2014

As a child, professor and noted author Joanna Scott played with figurines collected by her great-grandfather, Armand de Potter. After unearthing a trunk filled with diaries and documents, Scott realized her great-grandfather wasn’t the man he seemed. This disquieting discovery became the basis for her new novel, De Potter’s Grand Tour.

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Institute for Popular Music celebrates Led Zeppelin, Rolling Stones

Institute for Popular Music celebrates Led Zeppelin, Rolling Stones

September 9, 2014

Institute for Popular Music kicks off its 2014-2015 performance and lecture series with a tribute to the iconic 70s rock band, Led Zeppelin. In the spring, lectures and a concert will focus on the music of the Rolling Stones and the 50th anniversary of the group’s career-making hit “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction.”

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International celebration honors work of scholar, activist Douglas Crimp

International celebration honors work of scholar, activist Douglas Crimp

August 26, 2014

Leading scholars, artists, and critics from around the world will gather at the Arsenal Institute for Film and Video Art in Berlin on August 28 to celebrate the work of Douglas Crimp, who turned 70 this month. Known for his work as an art critic, theorist, curator, and activist, his work was instrumental in the development of the field of queer studies.

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University ranked among top ten ‘Best Colleges for Food’

University ranked among top ten ‘Best Colleges for Food’

August 14, 2014

The University’s dining services has been ranked 6th on the 2014 list of 75 Best Colleges for Food by the online publication The Daily Meal. In addition to the quality of the food, the rankings were determined by the “food scene of the surrounding area,” as well as nutrition, sustainability, accessibility, events, uniqueness, and “the overall quality of the dining experience.”

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Debut novel explores betrayal, brotherhood in the South

Debut novel explores betrayal, brotherhood in the South

August 5, 2014

Tough economic times can bring out the worst in people, especially when you mix in family, desperation, and the drive to get ahead in business. This is one of the messages in Bluff City Pawn, a new novel by professor Stephen Schottenfeld, which hits bookstores this week.

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University of Rochester is on the Fringe

University of Rochester is on the Fringe

July 16, 2014

The University is a sponsor and major participant in the 2014 First Niagara Rochester Fringe Festival, taking place Sept. 18–27 in Rochester’s East End. Students, faculty, and alumni will perform in more than 40 shows during the 10-day city arts fest.

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Celebrating 59 Days of Independence

Celebrating 59 Days of Independence

June 23, 2014

In their 59 Days of Independence project, artist and senior lecturer Heather Layton and Brian Bailey ‘09W (PhD) invite people around the world to celebrate the independence of countries other than their own. “By recognizing someone else’s independence, you’re showing that you care about his or her well-being in the same way you care about your own,” says Layton.

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Move over, Chaucer, these days poet John Gower is all the rage

Move over, Chaucer, these days poet John Gower is all the rage

June 13, 2014

During the 3rd International Congress of the John Gower Society, scholars will explore the life and work of Gower, a contemporary of Geoffrey Chaucer, and one of the major poets during the reign of Richard II.

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