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University jumps to No. 18 worldwide for performing arts

University jumps to No. 18 worldwide for performing arts

March 10, 2017

According to the 2017 QS World University Rankings released on March 8, eleven U.S. universities ranked in the top 25, with the University of Rochester No. 8 among them.

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English professors are Bogliasco Fellows this spring

English professors are Bogliasco Fellows this spring

March 9, 2017

Poet James Longenbach and novelist Joanna Scott, both members of the English department, have received fellowships from the Bogliasco Foundation this spring, for notable achievement in the arts and humanities.

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Composers, choreographer win Lillian Fairchild Award for community commitment

Composers, choreographer win Lillian Fairchild Award for community commitment

February 13, 2017

Composers Carlos Sanchez-Gutierrez and Ricardo Zohn-Muldoon—both professors of composition at the Eastman School of Music—and choreographer Darren Stevenson, the director of PUSH Physical Theater, were honored for their contributions to the original opera Don’t Blame Anyone.

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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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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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Cast reflects on <em>Circle Mirror Transformation</em>

Cast reflects on Circle Mirror Transformation

November 30, 2016

A mixture of theater rookies and veterans, the student cast and crew of Circle Mirror Transformation share some of the insights they’ve gained in working on the production, which runs through December 10.

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Five lives connect, unspool in Annie Baker’s <em>Circle Mirror Transformation</em>

Five lives connect, unspool in Annie Baker’s Circle Mirror Transformation

November 16, 2016

The International Theatre Program closes its fall semester with guest director Pirronne Yousefzadeh’s production of what she calls “a love letter to the theater.”

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Author Mia Alvar receives 2016 Kafka Prize

Author Mia Alvar receives 2016 Kafka Prize

October 31, 2016

On the 40th anniversary of its inception, the Janet Heininger Kafka Prize recognized a short story collection: Mia Alvar’s, In the Country. The University awards the annual prize to a promising but less established American woman writer of fiction.

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‘Looking like the enemy’ examines WWII internment, current debates

‘Looking like the enemy’ examines WWII internment, current debates

October 19, 2016

An upcoming Humanities Project event reviews the experiences of the more than 120,000 people of Japanese ancestry who were forcibly removed from their homes and placed in remote relocation camps after the bombing of Pearl Harbor.

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Character studies: Students take the stage in <em>Red Ryder</em>

Character studies: Students take the stage in Red Ryder

October 7, 2016

Welcome to Foster’s Diner, a little joint forgotten by all but a few sorry souls. It may not be much too look at but it sure has… character. Here are a few of the Rochester students who bring the cast to life.

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