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Scholars to discuss <i>‘Transparent’</i> at first academic conference

Scholars to discuss ‘Transparent’ at first academic conference

February 11, 2016

In December, the Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies will host the first-of-its-kind conference on the hit Amazon series Transparent, examining the nexus of sex and gender studies, Jewish studies, American studies, and media studies themes that run through the show.

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Student video contest to fight racism offers $500 to winner

Student video contest to fight racism offers $500 to winner

February 11, 2016

From The Buzz: The University’s new anti-racism campaign working group will launch a student video contest featuring the theme, “We’re Better Than That.”

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Miracle basket goes viral

Miracle basket goes viral

February 9, 2016

Mack Montague nailed a buzzer-beating 3-pointer in overtime after teammate Sam Borst-Smith intentionally missed a free throw, giving the Yellowjackets a wild 77-76 win over 21st-ranked Chicago. Video of the shot has been posted and tweeted and retweeted thousands of times, making in on the ESPN’s Top Ten plays of the day.

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Scientists map genome of common bed bug

Scientists map genome of common bed bug

February 2, 2016

“There’s an explosion of insect genome sequencing right now,” said Jack Werren, a professor of biology and a member of the research team. “But the bed bug is particularly interesting because it’s a human parasite, a major pest, and has a unique biology.”

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Eastman hosts legendary jazz composer, arranger Bill Holman

Eastman hosts legendary jazz composer, arranger Bill Holman

February 2, 2016

The Grammy Award-winner and National Endowment of the Arts Jazz Master will host workshops and perform in concert with Eastman School of Music students beginning February 9.

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Pulitzer Prize winner to speak on Black Lives Matter, persistence of prejudice

Pulitzer Prize winner to speak on Black Lives Matter, persistence of prejudice

January 29, 2016

Journalist and professor Pamela Newkirk will deliver two lectures in February, discussing the case of Ota Benga — a Congolese pygmy who was exhibited across the U.S. at the turn of the century and who later took his own life — and on the media’s coverage of the Black Lives Matter movement.

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inspireDANCE to feature renowned choreographer  Jane Comfort and Company

inspireDANCE to feature renowned choreographer Jane Comfort and Company

December 23, 2015

The six-day celebration of dance, which is open to the public, will feature 25 classes taught by guest artists and faculty, including award–winning choreographer, Jane Comfort.

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Eastman Opera Theatre to present two stories of maternal love, loss

Eastman Opera Theatre to present two stories of maternal love, loss

December 21, 2015

The January double-bill production features the well-known work Suor Angelica (Sister Angelica) by Giacomo Puccini and the rarely performed Mese Mariano (Mary’s Month) by Umberto Giordano.

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New book examines rise of religious intolerance in medieval Spain

New book examines rise of religious intolerance in medieval Spain

December 14, 2015

Staged events—similar to this “Game of Stickes” played in Valladolid in honor of Philip the Fair—helped harden Christian attitudes toward Muslims in medieval Spain, argues historian Thomas Devaney in his new book Enemies in the Plaza: Urban Spectacle and the End of Spanish Frontier Culture, 1460–1492.

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