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President announces Elizabeth Stauderman as new vice president for Communications

President announces Elizabeth Stauderman as new vice president for Communications

May 28, 2015

Stauderman is an experienced leader in external relations, institutional positioning and issues management. Her career in higher education of more than 20 years has included roles in communications, alumni relations, annual fundraising, and student affairs.

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Can Xue, Rocío Cerón win 2015 Best Translated Book Awards

Can Xue, Rocío Cerón win 2015 Best Translated Book Awards

May 27, 2015

The eighth annual Best Translated Book Awards were announced at BookExpo America on Wednesday, May 27, with Chinese author Can Xue’s The Last Lover taking home the award for fiction, and Spanish poet Rocío Cerón’s Diorama winning for poetry. Organized by Three Percent at the University of Rochester, the Best Translated Book Award (BTBA) is […]

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Thinking alike changes how we speak

Thinking alike changes how we speak

May 19, 2015

As social creatures, we tend to mimic each other’s posture, laughter, and other behaviors, including how we speak. Now a new study from brain and cognitive sciences researchers shows that people with similar views tend to more closely mirror, or align, each other’s speech patterns. In addition, people who are better at compromising align more closely.

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University announces 2015 commencement honorary degrees and award recipients

University announces 2015 commencement honorary degrees and award recipients

April 28, 2015

The University of Rochester will recognize the outstanding contributions of distinguished leaders and scholars by bestowing honorary degrees, the Eastman Medal, Hutchison Medals for exemplary service, and awards for scholarship and teaching. Deborah Bial, founder and president of the Posse Foundation, will receive an honorary doctor of humane letters degree and deliver the College’s commencement address on May 17.

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Something for everyone in College Town

Something for everyone in College Town

April 22, 2015

Euakarn (Som) Liengtiraphan ’17, a student employee from University Communications visited College Town with seniors Joseph Bailey and Christopher Marsh, and offers a sample of what College Town has to offer Rochester students.

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Gloria Culver appointed dean of the School of Arts & Sciences

Gloria Culver appointed dean of the School of Arts & Sciences

April 21, 2015

Gloria Culver has been appointed dean of the School of Arts & Sciences, effective immediately. Culver has been serving as interim dean since July 1, 2014.

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Institute for Popular Music’s ‘In Conversation’ series to explore lives, careers of industry leaders

Institute for Popular Music’s ‘In Conversation’ series to explore lives, careers of industry leaders

April 8, 2015

Kara DioGuardi, songwriter and former judge on TV’s American Idol, and Bill Flanagan, a veteran music journalist who has spent the last 15 years as an executive at both MTV and VH1, will sit down for a behind-the-scenes look at their careers on Wednesday, April 22 and Wednesday, April 29.

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International Theatre Program presents gender-bending adaptation of Shakespeare’s <i>The Taming of the Shrew</i>

International Theatre Program presents gender-bending adaptation of Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew

March 16, 2015

Shakespeare’s play The Taming of the Shrew is often criticized for its portrayal of women as weak and submissive. But on Thursday, April 9, the University’s International Theatre Program will present a new take on the classic comedy in a production performed by a largely male cast.

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Eastman presents opera version of classic American play ‘Our Town’

Eastman presents opera version of classic American play ‘Our Town’

March 12, 2015

Ned Rorem’s opera treatment of Our Town, the renowned Pulitzer Prize-winning play by Thornton Wilder, will be presented by Eastman Opera Theatre April 9 through 12 in Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre. The production is the first in upstate New York since the opera’s professional debut at the Lake George Opera in July 2006.

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