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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EVENT: Ferrari Humanities Symposia: Reformations in Western Thought

EVENT: Ferrari Humanities Symposia: Reformations in Western Thought

April 4, 2013

Titled “Reformations in Western Thought,” the 2013 installment of the Ferrari Humanities Symposia looks at many of the advances associated with the Protestant Reformation.

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EVENT: Community Celebrates Day of Brass

March 22, 2013

Participants will take part in free workshops, lectures, demonstrations, and rehearsals. A final festival performance and a special show by Prime Time Brass begins at 3 p.m.

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The Day of the Arts

The Day of the Arts

February 8, 2013

The two-day series of events combines dance, music, theatre, art, and culture to bring awareness to the many artistic disciplines housed across the University.

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Events Explore Susan B. Anthony’s Life and Legacy

Events Explore Susan B. Anthony’s Life and Legacy

February 7, 2013

It may be difficult for many people to see Susan B. Anthony, who was often photographed looking dignified and austere, as the controversial figure that she was.

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Premiering: <em>The Rochester Plays</em>

Premiering: The Rochester Plays

January 31, 2013

Set on a snowy inner-city street during a time of blizzard, a young single mother embarks on a friendship with an ex-con and with a reclusive welfare recipient looking to overcome his addictions.

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An Urban App to Slow You Down

An Urban App to Slow You Down

January 23, 2013

“Indeterminate Hikes” encourages users to focus on their environment in unexpected ways, via an app developed by a faculty art professor and a sustainability writer.

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A Presidential Voice

A Presidential Voice

January 14, 2013

Just in time for President Barack Obama’s inaugural address on Monday, Jan. 21, the University of Rochester will open an exhibit on the history of presidential speechwriting.

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Kenneth Gross Receives Award for Dramatic Criticism

Kenneth Gross Receives Award for Dramatic Criticism

December 18, 2012

Kenneth Gross, Renaissance scholar and professor of English at the University of Rochester, will share the 2011-2012 George Jean Nathan Award for Dramatic Criticism for his book Puppet: An Essay on Uncanny Life. Cornell University’s Department of English, which administers the prize, calls it one of the most distinguished in American theater. Endowed by the […]

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Everybody Talkin’ ‘Bout Pop Music

Everybody Talkin’ ‘Bout Pop Music

December 17, 2012

From rock ‘n’ roll to pop and hip hop, popular music may be, well, popular. But it is rarely understood as a musical form. Now that’s about to change. The new Institute for Popular Music, led by founding director John Covach, will treat the study of popular genres as seriously as classical music.

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NEA Grant Translates into Support for <em>Open Letter</em>

NEA Grant Translates into Support for Open Letter

December 4, 2012

Selected from a pool of 1,509, the press was awarded $45,000 to support the promotion of books in translation and the continuation of the translation centric website, Three Percent.

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