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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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Students gather in response to Yik Yak decision

Students gather in response to Yik Yak decision

February 4, 2016

Students assembled in front of Rush Rhees Library just before noon after staging a walkout to protest University President Joel Seligman’s decision to not ban the social media app Yik Yak.

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Institute for Popular Music pays tribute to progressive rock

Institute for Popular Music pays tribute to progressive rock

January 29, 2016

The 2015-2016 “In Performance” concert series continues on Saturday, Feb. 6, with a concert celebrating a genre that Institute for Popular Music director John Covach describes as “often overlooked by rock ‘n’ roll establishments like the Hall of Fame.”

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Susan B. Anthony Center honors music educator Donna Brink Fox with Lifetime Achievement Award

Susan B. Anthony Center honors music educator Donna Brink Fox with Lifetime Achievement Award

January 15, 2016

Brink Fox will be honored at the Susan B. Anthony Legacy Brunch, a long-standing University tradition that celebrates Anthony’s campaign for equal rights and to win women admission to the University in 1900.

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Rock history remembers David Bowie

Rock history remembers David Bowie

January 11, 2016

David Bowie, who died Sunday at the age of 69, wasn’t the first performer to create an alter ego. But as music professor and director of the Institute for Popular Music John Covach explains, the difference with Bowie was how his personas would change over the years, sometimes shifting drastically.

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inspireDANCE to feature renowned choreographer  Jane Comfort and Company

inspireDANCE to feature renowned choreographer Jane Comfort and Company

December 23, 2015

The six-day celebration of dance, which is open to the public, will feature 25 classes taught by guest artists and faculty, including award–winning choreographer, Jane Comfort.

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<em>Compartmented:</em> Regional artists to perform in historic space

Compartmented: Regional artists to perform in historic space

December 2, 2015

Seventeen artists from the region will take over ‘The Sunday School’ located in the back of the Rochester Lyric Opera Theatre for two evenings of site-specific installations, dance, and performance art organized by the University’s Program of Dance and Movement.

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Trapped between society and desire: International Theatre Program presents <i>Yerma</i>

Trapped between society and desire: International Theatre Program presents Yerma

November 16, 2015

The International Theatre program explores one woman’s struggle against the status quo through Federico Garcia Lorca’s famed tragedy, Yerma, which runs through December 13 in Todd Theater.

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Kate Weare Dance Company explores contemporary intimacy, truth

Kate Weare Dance Company explores contemporary intimacy, truth

November 5, 2015

The New York City-based dance company’s work explores contemporary views of intimacy and truth telling, such as the need for safety, longing to connect, and the desire to be seen.

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A Halloween dance/theater event: <i>When the Souls Rise</i>

A Halloween dance/theater event: When the Souls Rise

October 20, 2015

University of Rochester’s Program of Dance and Movement’s presents When the Souls Rise, an original production that celebrates Halloween through dance, music, and drama. This is the first time the show will be performed at a university.

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New book novelizes rise and fall of Rochester’s infamous mediums

New book novelizes rise and fall of Rochester’s infamous mediums

October 19, 2015

Rochester Knockings: A Novel of the Fox Sisters, a new book published by the University’s Open Letter Press, details the rise and fall of the infamous 12 and 15-year-old mediums who convinced the world they could communicate with dead.

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