This year’s Polish Film Festival celebrates Eastern Europe’s move toward freedom, and the 20th anniversary of the Skalny Center for Polish and Central European Studies, which organizes the annual festival.
The Frederick Douglass Institute for African and African-American Studies will host Haitian filmmaker Raoul Peck for a screening and discussion of his film, Fatal Assistance.
In an effort to increase awareness of and participation in the democratic process, the University of Rochester’s Committee for Political Engagement (CPE) held a two-day photo shoot on October 28-29 called #TurnOutForWhat to document and share photos of Rochester students, faculty, and staff identifying what issues compel them to vote.
Alumni, parents, friends, students, and community members gathered on campus for Meliora and Eastman Weekends 2014, October 16–19. This year’s program featured dozens of events, including guest speakers, performances, lectures, athletics, receptions, and much more. Enjoy these highlights and snapshots from this weekend’s festivities.
One of the world’s most celebrated scholars in the humanities, Stephen Greenblatt will visit the University to lecture and participate in workshops with the campus community. Greenblatt will give a public talk for the University’s Ferrari Humanities Symposia on Thursday, Oct. 30 based on ideas introduced in his Pulitzer Prize-winning book, The Swerve: How the World Became Modern.
Sheree Toth, the executive director of the Mt. Hope Family Center and professor of clinical psychology, will deliver this year’s keynote speech at this year’s annual Stanton/Anthony Conversations, which will focus on the mental wellness of children.
Composer, conductor, and pianist Andre Previn speaks during a discussion in the Eastman School of Music’s Hatch Hall. A new work by Previn, Music for Wind Orchestra (No Strings Attached) will receive its world premiere in a concert by the Eastman Wind Ensemble on Friday, Oct. 10, as part of an all-Previn program.
Sex, authority, and psychoanalysis take center stage on Thursday, Oct. 16, in Todd Theatre as the International Theatre Program begins its 25th season with the provocative farce, What the Butler Saw.
Francesca Zambello, artistic director of the Washington National Opera and artistic and general director of the Glimmerglass Opera, will give the Eastman School of Music’s 2014 Glenn Watkins Lecture on Friday, Oct. 3, at 3 p.m. in the school’s Hatch Recital Hall.