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Eastman School launches its first Coursera course

Eastman School launches its first Coursera course

April 29, 2016

“The Blues: Understanding an American Art Form,” a free course on the online learning platform Coursera, is taught by Dariusz Terefenko, pianist and associate professor of jazz studies.

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119 years of Shakespeare at Rochester

119 years of Shakespeare at Rochester

April 22, 2016

As the world marks the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death, we look back at how the works of the Bard have been very much alive in the University’s theater productions, dating back to the first-known Shakespeare production in 1897.

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2016 Best Translated Book Award finalists announced

2016 Best Translated Book Award finalists announced

April 20, 2016

Ten works of fiction and six poetry collections remain in the running for this year’s Best Translated Book Awards following the announcement of the two shortlists yesterday by Three Percent, the University’s translation-centric literary website.

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Thoughts on Hyam Plutzik, <em>Letter from a Young Poet</em>

Thoughts on Hyam Plutzik, Letter from a Young Poet

April 20, 2016

In the posthumously published memoir Letter from a Young Poet, University poet Hyam Plutzik, describes early aspects of his efforts to become a poet.

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Eastman School of Music receives $700,000 to renovate Kilbourn Hall

Eastman School of Music receives $700,000 to renovate Kilbourn Hall

April 18, 2016

The Avangrid Foundation has committed $400,000 to the project to renovate the historic space, and the Kenneth and Myra Monfort Charitable Foundation Inc. will contribute $300,000.

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ArtAwake festival returns to City of Rochester

ArtAwake festival returns to City of Rochester

April 13, 2016

ArtAwake, the one-day “festival of creativity” created by students and showcasing more than 140 pieces of art, returns on Saturday, April 16, at the site of the old Chase Tower in downtown Rochester.

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Finals of Lotte Lenya Competition showcase world’s top young vocalists

Finals of Lotte Lenya Competition showcase world’s top young vocalists

April 11, 2016

Named for the famed singer-actress, this year’s Lotte Lenya finalists represent a diverse range of performers, ages 21 to 31, from across the United States, Canada, Europe, and Israel.

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Eastman School marks 100th birthday of electronic music composer Milton Babbit

Eastman School marks 100th birthday of electronic music composer Milton Babbit

April 11, 2016

The Eastman School of Music will host a colloquium and concert honoring one of the most extraordinary American composers and musical thinkers of the twentieth century.

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Pop-Rock <strong><em>Mother Courage</em></strong> updates Brecht for contemporary world

Pop-Rock Mother Courage updates Brecht for contemporary world

April 4, 2016

Bertolt Brecht’s antiwar drama Mother Courage and Her Children begins its run on Thursday, April 7, featuring the International Theatre Program’s first ever commissioned score.

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‘To write one poem, you have to read a thousand’

‘To write one poem, you have to read a thousand’

April 4, 2016

Throughout National Poetry Month, faculty and students will share their favorite poems as well as the poetic richness that can be found across the University, including this handwritten manuscript of Hyam Plutzik’s poem, “Bomber Base” from Rare Books and Special Collections.

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