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Timely political drama plays out on stage

Timely political drama plays out on stage

October 10, 2017

The play, created directly from transcripts, chronicles the 1954 Atomic Energy Commission hearing in which the physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer is called before the commission.

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Elizabeth Poliner receives 2017 Janet Heidinger Kafka Prize

Elizabeth Poliner receives 2017 Janet Heidinger Kafka Prize

October 6, 2017

The annual prize was created in 1976 to recognize American women on the precipice of promising writing careers.

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Hidden passions, creative lives

Hidden passions, creative lives

October 5, 2017

URMC’s Kishan Pandya kicks off this season’s “Hidden Passions: Inspiring Conversations about Hyphenated Lives,” a series sponsored by Memorial Art Gallery to showcase Rochesterians whose lives feature intriguing and unusual creative outlets.

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From Homer in the classroom to Meat Loaf on stage

From Homer in the classroom to Meat Loaf on stage

September 29, 2017

The former Midnight Rambler is finding success on the London stage. Bat Out of Hell: The Musical makes its North American premiere in Toronto in October.

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Humanities Center announces public lecture series speakers

Humanities Center announces public lecture series speakers

September 26, 2017

The Humanities Center has announced its slate of public lecture series speakers for this year’s theme of “memory and forgetting.”

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Composer Mark Watters says new media is changing the score

Composer Mark Watters says new media is changing the score

September 26, 2017

The Emmy winner has composed musical scores for movies, television, video games, even the Olympics. At the inaugural Light and Sound Interactive, he shares his thoughts on this rapidly changing field.

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University builds bridges to community through Fringe Fest

University builds bridges to community through Fringe Fest

September 22, 2017

Students, faculty, and alumni take their unique perspectives on difficult and controversial conversations into the community as part of the annual arts fest.

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Douglas Crimp to discuss memory and writing

Douglas Crimp to discuss memory and writing

September 19, 2017

The theme of this year’s Humanities Center lecture series is “Memory and Forgetting,” and in this first lecture, art and cultural critic Douglas Crimp will discuss “Relying on Memory: From AIDS to Merce Cunningham.”

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Mysteries shape Joanna Scott’s newest novel

Mysteries shape Joanna Scott’s newest novel

September 19, 2017

Careers for Women, a new novel by English professor Joanna Scott, had its beginnings in her attic where she rediscovered a paper bag full of newspaper clippings that she’d collected in the wake of September 11, 2001.

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Remembering John Ashbery

Remembering John Ashbery

September 13, 2017

John Ashbery was memorialized as one of America’s premiere poets upon his passing earlier this month. English professor James Longenbach reflects on a long friendship with Ashbery and his impact on poetry and literature.

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