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Writing about music: Eastman Music Series fills gap in scholarly, popular understanding

Writing about music: Eastman Music Series fills gap in scholarly, popular understanding

December 19, 2014

“Music can be a problematic topic for a book,” writes Ralph P. Locke, professor of musicology at the Eastman School of Music and editor of the Eastman Studies in Music series, published by the University of Rochester Press. “Unlike novels or poems, plays or paintings, musical works cannot easily be represented in words or visual images.” With the recent publication of its 100th title, the series shows great breadth in an era of increasing musical specialization.

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Making his move

Making his move

December 9, 2014

Computer science major Francis Hinson ’16 says that chess is a game in which players improve through study, not just repeated play. His start-up, Chesscademy, which he founded with two other students, aims to make such instruction readily available and fun. (Photo: Josh Edelson/AP Images for Rochester Review)

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Beauty is in the eye of the beholder: International Theatre Program presents <i>Venus</i>

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder: International Theatre Program presents Venus

November 14, 2014

The play opens in Todd Theatre on Thursday, Dec. 4, and is based on the true story of Saartijie Baartman, a South African woman taken from her home in 1810 and brought to London where she becomes an overnight sensation on the freak-show circuit.

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University ranked among top ten ‘Best Colleges for Food’

University ranked among top ten ‘Best Colleges for Food’

August 14, 2014

The University’s dining services has been ranked 6th on the 2014 list of 75 Best Colleges for Food by the online publication The Daily Meal. In addition to the quality of the food, the rankings were determined by the “food scene of the surrounding area,” as well as nutrition, sustainability, accessibility, events, uniqueness, and “the overall quality of the dining experience.”

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Beyond Rochester’s ’64 riots

Beyond Rochester’s ’64 riots

July 24, 2014

July 24 marks the 50th anniversary of the race riots that rocked the city of Rochester in the summer of 1964. A new exhibit in Rush Rhees Library, “Beyond Rochester’s ’64 Riots: 50 Years Seeking to Make One City Out of Two,” showcases a balance of the past and the present-day, in search of a fresh perspective on ways to move our community forward.

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NAACP president to deliver MLK Address

NAACP president to deliver MLK Address

January 23, 2014

The youngest president in the NAACP’s history, Benjamin Jealous’ address will draw on the tradition of leadership.

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‘Thanks a Billion!’

‘Thanks a Billion!’

November 20, 2013

As the Meliora Challenge Campaign pushes past this historic mark, the University joins a group of 29 private U.S. colleges and universities to exceed $1 billion.

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Groundbreaking Digs In for College Town

Groundbreaking Digs In for College Town

May 2, 2013

The $100 million project at the intersection of Mt. Hope and Elmwood avenues has been a vision for local community partners since 2008.

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Steven Chu to Address College

Steven Chu to Address College

February 28, 2013

Steven Chu ’70 will deliver the 163rd College commencement address at the University of Rochester on Sunday, May 19.

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