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A passion turned scholarly pursuit

A passion turned scholarly pursuit

January 12, 2017

Seymour Schwartz, the University’s Distinguished Alumni Professor of Surgery, is also a renowned map historian whose collection has become one of the most acclaimed collections of rare maps in North America.

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Eastman hosts conference for music school leaders

Eastman hosts conference for music school leaders

January 11, 2017

Administrators from the most prominent music schools in the country will meet in Rochester in June for the Eastman Leadership Conference to discuss the unique 21st century challenges these schools face.

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Douglas Crimp revisits art world, gay culture of 1970s New York

Douglas Crimp revisits art world, gay culture of 1970s New York

January 6, 2017

Before Pictures, a new book by art and culture critic Douglas Crimp, brings together anecdote, criticism, research, and illustration to describe the art world and gay life in New York City in the 1960s and ’70s.

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English professor wins top prize for first book

English professor wins top prize for first book

January 4, 2017

Intertwining political economy and literature, Supritha Rajan, an associate professor of English, has won this year’s Modern Language Association’s Prize for a First Book for A Tale of Two Capitalisms: Sacred Economics in Nineteenth-Century Britain.

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Concert celebrates Rochester-Velikiy Novgorod sister cities connection

Concert celebrates Rochester-Velikiy Novgorod sister cities connection

December 30, 2016

The 11th annual “Russian-American Friendship Concert,” presented by the Eastman Community Music School, will feature a diverse program of vocal and instrumental works by Russian composers.

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Opening a window on poetry, inspiration

Opening a window on poetry, inspiration

December 15, 2016

In her newest book of poetry, Window Left Open, English professor Jennifer Grotz draws on her frequent visits to Monastère de Saorge in the French Alps. “It was like the monastery became a kind of vocabulary for me.”

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Concert marks 40th anniversary of William Warfield Scholarships

Concert marks 40th anniversary of William Warfield Scholarships

December 15, 2016

Scholarship recipient Alicia Rosser ’17 performs in this year’s concert, celebrating the legacy of William Warfield and promoting opportunities for African-American artists pursuing a career in vocal performance through advanced training at the Eastman School of Music.

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Dance, light, media come together in <em>Confluence</em>

Dance, light, media come together in Confluence

December 6, 2016

The Program of Dance and Movement will present a series of shows featuring students, faculty, and guest artists in new collaborative and multidisciplinary dance works exploring social issues in the wake of the 2016 election.

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Eastman School alumni earn Grammy nominations

Eastman School alumni earn Grammy nominations

December 6, 2016

Several graduates of the Eastman School of Music have received nominations for the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences’s 59th Grammy Awards.

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Representing AIDS, then and now

Representing AIDS, then and now

November 30, 2016

Although AIDS is no longer the subject of his work, art and cultural critic Douglas Crimp—the Fanny Knapp Allen Professor of Art History and a professor of visual and cultural studies—played a central scholarly role in the first two decades of the AIDS crisis.

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