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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2015 Day of Arts explores ‘Silence’

2015 Day of Arts explores ‘Silence’

April 3, 2015

University students, faculty, and staff will celebrate Day of the Arts 2015: Silence,which includes five events centered on the question “What is Silence?” This two-day series starting on Wednesday, April 8, explores movement, dance, art, and music.

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Tunnel mural project in progress

Tunnel mural project in progress

March 24, 2015

A new mural by Rochester-based artist Sarah Rutherford, is taking shape in the tunnel system under Dewey Hall, thanks in part to a new initiative to bring more public art to the University’s River Campus.

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International Theatre Program presents gender-bending adaptation of Shakespeare’s <i>The Taming of the Shrew</i>

International Theatre Program presents gender-bending adaptation of Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew

March 16, 2015

Shakespeare’s play The Taming of the Shrew is often criticized for its portrayal of women as weak and submissive. But on Thursday, April 9, the University’s International Theatre Program will present a new take on the classic comedy in a production performed by a largely male cast.

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Image is everything: Was marketing key to success of Rolling Stones?

Image is everything: Was marketing key to success of Rolling Stones?

March 12, 2015

For the past five decades the Rolling Stones have enjoyed tremendous success as the original bad boys of rock for their image based on sex, drugs, and rock ‘n’ roll. But what many people don’t realize is that this hasn’t always been the case for the group, according to John Covach, director of the Institute for Popular Music.

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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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