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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New book explores awkward moments in film and media

New book explores awkward moments in film and media

May 7, 2014

Films like This is Spinal Tap have built large followings around their use of awkward and cringeworthy comedy. But according to Jason Middleton, assistant professor of English and director of the film and media studies program, the use of staged “awkwardness” extends far beyond the domain of contemporary popular culture and into the earliest days of filmmaking.

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Festival brings student films to the big screen

Festival brings student films to the big screen

May 6, 2014

A diverse group of 19 student films was presented at the University’s 9th annual Gollin Film Festival on Wednesday, May 1, with the top films winning $1,200 in cash prizes.

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Krasznahorkai and Biagini win 2014 Best Translated Book Awards

Krasznahorkai and Biagini win 2014 Best Translated Book Awards

April 29, 2014

The award is the only prize of its kind to honor the best original works of international literature and poetry published in the United States over the previous year.

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Best Translated Book Award honored at London Book Fair

Best Translated Book Award honored at London Book Fair

April 17, 2014

The Best Translated Book Award — launched in 2008 by Three Percent, the University’s website for translated literature — is the only prize of its kind to honor the best original works of international fiction and poetry published in the United States.

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Devotion, deviance face off in ‘Madame de Sade’

Devotion, deviance face off in ‘Madame de Sade’

April 11, 2014

On Thursday, April 24, the International Theatre Program presents the rarely performed Madame de Sade, a work that explores deeply disquieting questions about the nature of suffering and belief.

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Symposium explores trouble with ‘Post-Blackness’

Symposium explores trouble with ‘Post-Blackness’

April 8, 2014

The Humanities Project presents a symposium in which 16 distinguished scholars will discuss what it means to be black in the 21st century.

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Scholar Kenneth Gross named first holder of Alan F. Hilfiker Distinguished Professorship in English

Scholar Kenneth Gross named first holder of Alan F. Hilfiker Distinguished Professorship in English

April 8, 2014

Kenneth Gross, a Renaissance scholar and professor of English, became the inaugural holder of the Alan F. Hilfiker Distinguished Professorship in English on Friday, April 4.

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2014 Day of the Arts showcases street art

2014 Day of the Arts showcases street art

April 4, 2014

Students, faculty, and staff will gather together to celebrate Day of the Arts 2014: Street Art on Friday, April 11. This two-day series will showcase movement, dance, and art executed outside of traditional art venues.

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3-day series looks at reporting in the ‘post-feminist’ age

3-day series looks at reporting in the ‘post-feminist’ age

March 14, 2014

A three-day film and lecture series looks at the work of female journalists, authors, and filmmakers working to bring attention to stories about motherhood in America, sex and sexuality, reproductive rights, and racial inequality.

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Nigel Maister is first recipient of Peck Artistic Directorship

Nigel Maister is first recipient of Peck Artistic Directorship

March 5, 2014

Created with a lead gift by University Trustee Janice M. Willett ’78S (MBA) and Joseph T. Willett ’75S (MBA), the Russell and Ruth Peck Artistic Directorship is endowed thanks to generous contributions from 176 additional University alumni and friends.

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