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.
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.”
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.
Open Letter, the University’s nonprofit literary translation press, sold its 100,000th book this fall. Seven years after the press’s founding, and with 78 books in its list, director Chad Post says that he hopes to broaden Open Letter’s geographic perspective even more.
“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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.