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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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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Growing World’s Largest Collection of AIDS Posters

Growing World’s Largest Collection of AIDS Posters

November 29, 2012

To mark World AIDS Day on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012, more than 1,000 new posters from one of the world’s largest AIDS education poster collections have been digitized and put online by archivists at the University of Rochester.

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Poet Jennifer Grotz Receives Lillian Fairchild Award

Poet Jennifer Grotz Receives Lillian Fairchild Award

November 7, 2012

Grotz’s second selection of poems, The Needle, “is one of the most affecting poetic explorations of locale and loss that I know,” says English department chair John Michael.

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Project Explores Role of Observation in the Arts and Sciences

Project Explores Role of Observation in the Arts and Sciences

November 7, 2012

Do you see what they saw? Speakers explore the link between the observation process in the sciences and the humanities in this series.

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Celebrate International Home Movie Day

Celebrate International Home Movie Day

October 19, 2012 | 0 Comments

Free and open to the public, the event provides an opportunity for communities to experience these personal records of the past and learn how to preserve them for the future.

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