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Needlework artist evokes detail of tragic history

Needlework artist evokes detail of tragic history

November 14, 2018

The intricate needlework and fabric panels Esther Nisenthal Krinitz created for her two daughters, simply to record her memories, are the subject of a Memorial Art Gallery exhibit evoking both beauty and tragedy in rich detail.

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar discusses racism, social injustice

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar discusses racism, social injustice

November 5, 2018

In the first of an ongoing initiative to bring challenging conversations to campus, Donald Hall (right), the Robert L. and Mary L. Sproull Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Sciences & Engineering, welcomed basketball icon and activist Kareem Abdul Jabbar to meet with students and host a talk on the issues dividing America, including racism, economic inequality, and social injustice. “Basically we have to overcome fear … That type of bigotry has no basis in logic,” Abdul Jabbar told the audience in the Palestra last night. “We have to learn to appreciate that people of intelligence come in all shapes and sizes and colors, and if we don’t learn to appreciate that then I think we’re just doomed as a species.” (University photo by J. Adam Fenster)

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Author Samina Ali to speak at University’s 2019 Diversity Conference

Author Samina Ali to speak at University’s 2019 Diversity Conference

November 5, 2018

Novelist, activist, and cultural commentator Samina Ali will be the keynote speaker for the University’s 2019 Diversity Conference.

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Psychiatrist Peter Kramer looks back—and always, around

Psychiatrist Peter Kramer looks back—and always, around

November 2, 2018

Sigmund Freud could write about a broad range of subjects, from religion to politics. In this age of specialization, why has that changed? Kramer, a clinical professor emeritus at Brown University, tackles this topic in the Humanities Center Public Lecture Series.

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Drama and history mark the 2018 Polish Film Festival

Drama and history mark the 2018 Polish Film Festival

November 1, 2018

Now in its 21st year, the Polish Film Festival features nine films that tackle universal themes of human struggle, triumph, and love.

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Exclusive exhibit offers eight views of Monet

Exclusive exhibit offers eight views of Monet

October 22, 2018

The Memorial Art Gallery’s focus exhibit “Monet’s Waterloo Bridge: Vision and Process” includes eight versions of the same scene, in which Claude Monet captures London’s foggy Thames River landscape. The exhibition includes one Monet painting owned by MAG and seven others on loan from North American sister institutions.

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What is fusion, and why is it so difficult to create?

What is fusion, and why is it so difficult to create?

October 9, 2018

“All the stars, including the sun, are powered by fusion. We are here because of fusion. But fusion is really hard to create,” says E. Michael Campbell, director of the Laboratory for Laser Energetics.

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Rochester premieres recovered landmark opera

Rochester premieres recovered landmark opera

October 8, 2018

In its day, the comic opera Love in a Village was performed more often than Shakespeare’s tragedies. Now the Humanities Project brings it back, with the first performance since the 18th century of the full production with its original score.

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar to speak at River Campus

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar to speak at River Campus

October 7, 2018

The basketball icon, activist, author, and ambassador, will give the first lecture in a series on “Difficult Conversations as a Catalyst for Change,” presented by Donald Hall, the University’s Robert L. and Mary L. Sproull Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Sciences & Engineering.

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<em>Gone Missing</em> a ‘quirky, documentary musical’

Gone Missing a ‘quirky, documentary musical’

September 25, 2018

Keys, phone, pets,… your mind?—when’s the last time you lost something? It’s the theme of the new theatrical production Gone Missing, produced by the International Theatre Program and set to open during Meliora Weekend.

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