At performances at Eastman Theatre and at Lincoln Center in New York City, the Eastman Philharmonia will present world premiere performances of Letters from Georgia, a new song cycle by Pulitzer Prize winner Kevin Puts ’94E, ’99 (DMA). Inspired by letters written by artist Georgia O’Keeffe, Puts wrote the piece specifically for the Eastman Philharmonia and for world-renowned soprano Renée Fleming ’83E (MM).
Two months after Japan attacked Pearl Harbor, 120,000 people of Japanese ancestry living on the West Coast were forcibly removed from their homes and placed in remote “relocation” camps. Almost two-thirds were second- or third-generation Japanese-American citizens born in the U.S. This upcoming Humanities Project event reviews their experiences, particularly in the light of current political debates.
Smith’s 2009 book, Pull Up a Chair: The Vin Scully Story is the only biography written on the iconic broadcaster. “He’s a very humble man, and I think he feels his work speaks for itself,” Smith says. “Nobody says a bad word about him. Nobody.”
Student foodie Rebecca Block ’18 presents a guide to eating well — and on the cheap — in Rochester this fall. The paninis and cider flights at Muller’s Cider House (above) are a favorite, along with new College Town eateries and well-remembered classics like Nick Tahou’s and Jay’s Diner.
In 1967, the Monkees outsold the Beatles and the Rolling Stones combined, and remain the only band with four No. 1 albums in a 12-month period. “Their music stands up,” says John Covach, director of the University’s Institute for Popular Music.
From the beginning, Star Trek has attracted a cerebral sort, so it’s not surprising to find an abundance of Rochester connections to the series. Faculty and alumni have composed its theme, written episodes, and been influenced in their work by the series.
A study from the Wilmot Cancer Institute is believed to be the first to examine how leukemia stem cells change over time, and the first to look for several known gene biomarkers simultaneously.
The brain uses a “just in time” system for delivering the oxygen that fuels nerve cells. These findings from the University’s Center for Translational Neuromedicine could shed light on the cognitive decline that accompanies diseases like Alzheimer’s.