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Fanfare for the Common Student

Fanfare for the Common Student

August 30, 2017

Rachel Waddell, director of orchestral activities, conducts a brass and percussion ensemble composed of Department of Music students as they perform Aaron Copland’s Fanfare for the Common Man to mark the beginning of classes. (University photo / J. Adam Fenster)

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Nothing I can say, a partial eclipse of the sun

Nothing I can say, a partial eclipse of the sun

August 21, 2017

From Eastman Quad to the Engineering Quad, River Campus was filled with people, eclipse glasses in hand, to view the moon passing across the face of the sun, offering views of a partial eclipse. Despite some passing clouds, the show didn’t disappoint.

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Donning the white coat

Donning the white coat

August 18, 2017

David Lambert, senior associate dean for medical student education at the School of Medicine and Dentistry, takes a selfie with first-year students as they assemble after the twelfth annual Dr. Robert L. & Lillian H. Brent White Coat Ceremony marking the start of their medical careers. (University photo / J. Adam Fenster)

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Bringing the music

Bringing the music

August 10, 2017

Eastman School of Music alumnus Thapelo Masita ’17 rehearses for the final orchestra performance of the Gateways Music Festival in Kodak Hall. Now in its 24th year, the festival brings together classical musicians of African descent for a week of workshops and free performances. (University photo / J. Adam Fenster)

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Creating communal spaces through public art

Creating communal spaces through public art

August 3, 2017

As part of the Take Five Scholars Program, Madison Carter ’18 is researching how public art—such as murals, sculptures, even performance art—influences social interactions in the city of Rochester.

This summer, the English literature and environmental studies major is interning with Richard Margolis, a well-known area photographer who documents art, architecture, and landmarks, and then compiles them into searchable databases. Carter is contributing to the descriptions of each piece of public art, researching the stories associated with their creation, and contacting the artists themselves for their input. She is also identifying additional works of public art to include in the database. (University photo / J. Adam Fenster)

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Happy Pride, Rochester!

Happy Pride, Rochester!

July 17, 2017

Sunshine, cheery faces, and colorful attire were on full display at this weekend’s Pride Parade, with the University represented by the Susan B. Anthony Center and a contingent of students, staff, and friends. The parade was the culmination of the week-long ROC Pridefest, sponsored by Rochester’s Gay Alliance—an organization with roots going back to the creation of the Rochester Gay Liberation Front, founded by two Rochester students in 1970.

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Coming through

Coming through

May 30, 2017

The view from the Moore Street bridge across from the River Campus as a barge transporting the large beer fermentation tanks destined for the Genesee Brewing Company heads down the Erie Canal. (University photo / J. Adam Fenster)

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All in the family

All in the family

May 24, 2017

Mitchell Gruber gets a peck on the cheek from uncle Alan Gruber ’80 after receiving his doctoral degree in history. (University photo / J. Adam Fenster)

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Going out with a bang

Going out with a bang

May 3, 2017

Students on River Campus celebrate the last day of classes with a performance by the chamber orchestra, conducted by David Harman, of Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture on the steps of Rush Rhees Library. The performance marked the final conducting appearance by Harman, who is retiring this semester. Richard Feldman, who is also retiring this year as dean of the college, performed the cannon solo.

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International Theatre Program presents <em>Buried Child</em>

International Theatre Program presents Buried Child

April 21, 2017

The International Theatre Program ends its spring semester with a production of Sam Shepard’s Pulitzer Prize-winning drama Buried Child. The production opens on April 27 and runs through May 6 at the Todd Theater on the University of Rochester’s River Campus. The play, called a “darkly comic portrait of a family brought to its knees by betrayal, adultery, and murder,” is directed by Rochester senior Aishwarya Krishnamoorthy ’17.

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