February 5, 2019
Plutzik Reading Series Presents Patrick Phillips
Patrick Phillips is the author of Blood at the Root: A Racial Cleansing in America, which won an American Book Award, and was named a best book of the year by the New York Times, the Boston Globe, and Smithsonian Magazine. He has also published three poetry collections. The author will give a lecture at 5 p.m. in the Welles-Brown Room, Rush Rhees Library. This event is free and open to the public.
February 2, 2019
"Lessons of the Hour": A Public Discussion between Hazel Cardby and Isaac Julien
Led by Rachel Haidu (Art and Art History; Visual and Cultural Studies) and Jason Middleton (English; Visual and Cultural Studies), this event will turn to the relationship between artists and intellectuals by focusing on the new work “Lessons of the Hour.” “Lessons of the Hour” is a multi-screen film and video installation by the pioneering media artist Isaac Julien. The work is freely inspired by the life of Frederick Douglass (1818–1895), the visionary African American abolitionist and freed slave, and by issues of social justice that shape so much of global history. The event takes place at 2 p.m. at the Memorial Art Gallery. "Lessons of the Hour" is the second in the Memorial Art Gallery’s “Reflections on Place” series.
February 1, 2019
Careers in Data Science: Meet the Researchers
Edgar Bernal, Lei Lin, and Trevor Richardson recently joined the Goergen Institute for Data Science as a team of research scientists for Rochester's Data Science Consortium. Hear about their backgrounds and experiences in data science at organizations like United Technologies Research Center, PARC/Xerox/Conduent, and Purdue University. Join us from noon to 1 p.m. in Wegmans Hall, room 1400 (auditorium). RSVP (available at the link below) appreciated.
October 13–27, 2018
Polish Film Festival: 100 Years of Poland's Regained Independence
In recognition of the 100th anniversary of Poland’s regained independence, the Skalny Center for Polish and Central European Studies presents the Polish Film Festival, which will screen five films reflecting the country’s history. The five films will be followed by screenings of more contemporary movies later this fall.
October 4–13, 2018
International Theatre Program presents Gone Missing
Gone Missing—a wonderfully theatrical and deliciously idiosyncratic musical—speaks to our shared experience of finding ourselves in the things we lose. The production was written by one of the most important musical composer/lyricists of the 21st century, Michael Friedman (Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson), and by Steve Cosson and his multi-award-winning theatre company, The Civilians.
October 11, 2018
On Earth, God's Work Must Truly Be Our Own: The Pursuit of Fusion
E. Michael Campbell, the director of the Laboratory for Laser Energetics, will present this public lecture, part of the Jesse L. Rosenberger Seminar Series. The event takes place at 7 p.m. in the Sloan Auditorium in Georgen Hall. Refreshments will be served after the lecture.
October 6, 2018
End of Discussion? The Future of Free Inquiry in Higher Education
Join political science professor David Primo as he moderates a panel discussion about free inquiry on college campuses. Panelists include University of Chicago Provost Daniel Diermeier '93 (MA),'95 (PhD), Middlebury College Professor Allison Stanger, and Vox.com co-founder Matthew Yglesias. The event, which takes place from 2:15 to 3:30 p.m. in Wegmans Hall, room 1400, is sponsored by the Politics and Markets Projects.
September 27, 2018
Humanities Center Public Lecture Series Presents Nick Lemann
Journalist Nick Lemann, staff writer for the New Yorker, will give a lecture titled "Are Journalists Experts? Does the Public Want Them to Be?" at 5 p.m. in the Hawkins-Carlson Room, Rush Rhees Library. This event is free and open to the public.
April 26–May 5, 2018
International Theatre Program presents The Pinter Plays
Works by Nobel Prize-winning British playwright Harold Pinter will close out the International Theatre Program's season. The production, which includes The Collection and The Lover, considered two of Pinter's most shocking one-act plays, opens on April 26 at Todd Theater on the River Campus.
April 26, 2018
Panel Discussion: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Climate Change
Take part in a crucial conversation about the importance of interdisciplinary perspectives on a topic that affects us all: climate change. The even takes place at 5 p.m. in the Welles-Brown Room, Rush Rhees Library. Sponsored by the Center for Energy and the Environment and Department of History, and co-sponsored by the Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies.
April 24, 2018
Plutzik Reading Series Presents Rodrigo Fresán
Rodrigo Fresán is the author of ten novels, five of which are published or forthcoming from Open Letter Books. His works incorporate many elements from science fiction (Philip K. Dick in particular) alongside pop culture and literary references. The author will give a lecture at 5 p.m. in the Welles-Brown Room, Rush Rhees Library. This event is free and open to the public.
April 20, 2018
UpState 2018: Better Living Through Statistics
The seventh annual conference of the upstate chapters of the American Statistical Association welcomes statisticians and data scientists from all backgrounds to participate.
April 12, 2018
Humanities Center Public Lecture Series Presents Daniela Schiller
Daniela Schiller will present “Forgetting Fear,” part of the Humanities Center’s Public Lecture Series—this year on the theme of memory and forgetting—at 5 p.m. in the Hawkins-Carlson Room at Rush Rhees Library.
April 11, 2018
Tackling Harassment and Striving for Diversity
Join us for the inaugural AS&E Discussion on Topical Challenges Lecture, hosted by Gloria Culver, dean of the School of Arts and Sciences. We're welcoming Elizabeth Barkin Leight '89 (PsyD), a member of the AS&E National Council, for a talk and Q-and-A (from 3–4 p.m. in the Interfaith Chapel, River Level) followed by a reception (4–5 p.m. in the Eisenberg Rotunda, Schlegel Hall). This event is free and open to all students, faculty, and staff.
March 28, 2018
Revisiting the Cold War: History, Politics and Culture
Faculty from the Department of Political Science, Skalny Center for Polish and Central European Studies, Department of History, and Eastman School of Music will offer reassessments of the Cold War from the vantage point of nearly three decades of subsequent history. Join us in the Sloan Auditorium in Goergen Hall from 7:30–9 p.m.
March 1–10, 2018
International Theatre Program presents We Don't Live on Mars Yet
Helmed by Australian-South African director, writer, and theatre artist Talya Chalef—and created with an ensemble of University students—the newly devised work asks, "Why do we insist on calling some people 'alien' and why is society so afraid of them? How do we conceive of 'home' and what does the notion of 'sanctuary' mean to us?" The production opens on March 1 at Todd Theater on the River Campus.
March 1, 2018
Phelps Colloquium Presents Narayana Kocherlakota
Narayana Kocherlakota, the Lionel W. McKenzie Professor of Economics, will give a talk titled "Doing Better Next Time: Policy Lessons from the Great Recession and Not-So-Great Recovery." The lecture begins at 4 p.m. Visit the event page for updated location information.
February 17, 2018
Pump It Up: A 40th Anniversary Celebration of New Wave
The Institute for Popular Music presents a celebration of late 1970s new wave, featuring the music of Elvis Costello, Blondie, Talking Heads, The Police, The Cars, Joe Jackson, Devo, the B-52s, and more. The concert begins at 8 p.m. in Strong Auditorium, and is free and open to the public.
January 25, 2018
Humanities Lecture Series Presents Walid Raad
Conceptual artist Walid Raad ’96 (PhD), an associate professor of art at the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, will be the third speaker in the Humanities Center’s annual public lecture series, devoted this year to the theme of memory and forgetting. Join us for the lecture in the Hawkins-Carlson Room in Rush Rhees Library from 5 to 6 p.m.
January 20–26, 2018
Eighth Annual inspireDANCE Festival
Organized by the Program of Dance and Movement, the seven-day festival is open to the general public. This year's lineup features award-winning dance artist Maria Bauman and her dance company MBDance.
November 30–December 9, 2017
International Theatre Program Presents Octavia
Attributed to the Roman stoic philosopher Seneca, the play chronicles the dissolution of the marriage between Nero, the unstable, narcissistic emperor, and Octavia, his popular wife. The production opens on November 30 at Todd Theater on the River Campus.
November 30, 2017
Plutzik Reading Series Presents James Longenbach
James Longenbach, the Joseph H. Gilmore Professor of English at the University of Rochester, has published five books of poetry and is the recent recipient of an Academy Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Longenbach will give a lecture at 5 p.m. in the Welles-Brown Room, Rush Rhees Library. This event is free and open to the public.
November 17–18, 2017
The Future(s) of Microhistory: A Symposium
This conference brings together a small group of established historians from a range of specialties to discuss the current and prospective relevance of microhistory and microhistorically-inflected work at a time when scholars are turning toward global issues and harnessing big data.
November 14, 2017
Two Icons Lecture Features Zanele Muholi
South African artist and visual activist Zanele Muholi is the speaker at the annual Two Icons Lecture, which explores the intersection of race and gender while honoring the legacy of Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass. Join us at 5 p.m. in the Humanities Center, Conference Room D, in Rush Rhees Library. Free and open to the public.
November 7–12, 2017
Polish Film Festival 2017, Part II
The Skalny Center for Polish and Central European Studies presents the annual Polish Film Festival, now in its 20th year. Each fall, the festival features more than a dozen classic and contemporary films from the world of Polish cinema.
November 1, 2017
Kafka Prize Ceremony and Reading
The Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies presents the annual Janet Heidinger Kafka Prize ceremony and reading. This year's recipient is Elizabeth Poliner, author of the novel As Close to Us as Breathing (2016). Join us at 6 p.m. in the Hawkins-Carlson Room, Rush Rhees Library. Free and open to the public.
October 25, 2017
Humanities Center Public Lecture Series: Orhan Pamuk
Author Orhan Pamuk will present "Memories and Myths" at 5 p.m. in the Interfaith Chapel. Pamuk won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2006 and his novel My Name Is Red won the 2003 IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. His work has been translated into more than sixty languages.
October 6–7, 2017
Wallis Institute Annual Conference
The W. Allen Wallis Institute for Political Economy hosts its 24th annual conference at the Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School, 1100 South Goodman Street, Rochester, NY 14620.
October 5, 2017
An Evening with Douglas Crimp
Art and cultural critic Douglas Crimp, the Fanny Knapp Allen Professor of Art History and a professor of visual and cultural studies, will discuss Before Pictures, his new memoir and cultural history of New York City in the 1970s. The reading begins at 7 p.m. at the Memorial Art Gallery.
September 28, 2017
Plutzik Reading Series Presents Martha Rhodes
The author of five poetry collections (most recently, The Thin Wall) will give a reading at 5 p.m. in the Welles-Brown Room in Rush Rhees Library. Rhodes is the director of the annual summer Conference on Poetry at the Frost Place in New Hampshire and is a founding editor and director of Four Way Books in New York City. The event is free and open to all.
September 24, 2017
Reading by Joanna Scott
Novelist Joanna Scott, the Roswell Smith Burrows Professor of English, will read from her new novel, Careers for Women, at 3 p.m. at the Barnes and Noble Bookstore in College Town.
Arts & Sciences Dean's Lecture: A Conversation with Ambassador Thomas Pickering
Thomas Pickering, a retired U.S. diplomat and founding member of the Iran Project, will participate in a conversation with University President and CEO Joel Seligman at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, September 12, in Feldman Ballroom, Douglass Commons. Gloria Culver, dean of the School of Arts & Sciences, will moderate questions from the audience. The event is free and open to the public.
September 7, 14, and 18, 2017
Rationality, Evidence, and Public Discourse
When people disagree, and all involved in the discussion believe that theirs is the reasonable position, what's to be done? That question underlies a three-part lecture series by philosopher and former Dean of the College Richard Feldman. Feldman is the Romanell-Phi Beta Kappa Professor in Philosophy for this academic year.
June 19–20, 2017
Rochester Cultural Heritage Imaging, Visualization, and Education brings together university researchers and students with the goal of extending the corpus of mankind's cultural heritage. Conference topics include best practices for imaging (including the use of reference targets), the next generation of imaging systems, studies of materials (ink and parchments) and consideration of how this may impact imaging and image processing, and developing new imaging tools to assist codicologists and scholars.
April 27–May 6, 2017
International Theatre Program Presents Buried Child
Sam Shepard's Pulitzer Prize-winning play launched the career of one of the most important American playwrights of the last decades of the 20th century. A darkly comic portrait of a family in disarray, Buried Child explores how home is both a place you can never really leave or ever really return to. The production opens on April 27 at Todd Theater on the River Campus.
April 25, 2017
Plutzik Reading Series Welcomes Nnedi Okorafor
The author—whose award-winning works include the book Lagoon, the novella Binti, and the children's book Chicken in the Kitchen—will give a reading at 5 p.m. in the Welles-Brown Room in Rush Rhees Library. Her work has received awards and accolades from the British Science Fiction Association, Publisher's Weekly, and Amazon.com, among other organizations. The event is free and open to all.
April 20, 2017
Expressing Identities in Africa and the Diaspora
Christine Mullen Kreamer, Deputy Director and Chief Curator at the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art, will present "Fashioning Identities: Africa’s Textile Arts" at 4 p.m. in Hawkins-Carlson Room, Rush Rhees Library. This keynote lecture, part of the New Direction Symposium, is sponsored by the Frederick Douglass Institute for African and African-American Studies.
March 31, 2017
Susan B. Anthony Institute International Graduate Conference
The Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies hosts its 24th annual International Graduate Conference. Graduate students from all disciplines will present, discuss, and explore research on the conference's theme: "On the Voice: Identity, Difference, Expression."
March 23, 2017
Plutzik Reading Series Welcomes Brooks Haxton
The award-winning poet and author of Uproar (2003), They Lift Their Wings to Cry (2008), and Fading Hearts on the River (2014) will give a reading at 5 p.m. in the Welles-Brown Room in Rush Rhees Library. The event is free and open to all.
March 23, 2017
Distinguished Visiting Humanist Talk: Wendy Doniger
Wendy Doniger of the University of Chicago presents "Life of Learning: How My Mother Prepared Me to Confront Hindu Fundamentalists in 2010." The lecture, which is free and open to the public, begins at 4 p.m. in the Hawkins-Carlson Room, Rush Rhees Library.
March 3, 2017
Science and Citizenship: A Teach-In
Faculty from the School of Arts and Sciences will present talks on a variety of topics, including uncertainty in climate modeling, evidence for evolution, and a scientist's thoughts on reading the media. The teach-in runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Attendees are welcome to stop by for one talk, multiple talks, or the whole day.
March 2–11, 2017
International Theatre Program Presents That Poor Girl and How He Killed Her
This contemporary play is by Jen Silverman, an emerging talent, whom critics have called “a fresh voice who takes chances, but also a playwright who plumbs the depth of humanity without sentimentality.” The production opens on March 2 at Todd Theater on the River Campus.
March 1, 2017
Phelps Colloquium: "Did Sgt. Pepper Really Teach the Band to Play?"
John Covach, professor of music theory, chair of the Department of Music, and director of the Institute for Popular Music, will present at 4 p.m. in the Frederick Douglass Commons Ballroom. The Phelps Colloquium series encourages faculty and administrative leaders from across the University to meet and discuss cross-discipline topics. Registration is required.
February 16, 2017
Plutzik Reading Series Welcomes A. Van Jordan
The poet and author of Rise, M-A-C-N-O-L-I-A, Quantum Lyrics, and The Cineaste will give a reading at 5 p.m. in the Welles-Brown Room in Rush Rhees Library. He has been awarded a Whiting Writers Award, an Anisfield-Wolf Book Award, and a Pushcart Prize. The event is free and open to all.
February 8, 2017
Nazerian Humanities Lectures Presents Laura Smoller
Professor of History Laura Ackerman Smoller will present a lecture titled "Dominicans and Demons: Possession and Temptation in the Cult of Saint Vincent Ferrer" as part of the annual Hagop and Artemis Nazerian Humanities Lectures. Her presentation begins at 5 p.m.
December 1–10, 2016
International Theatre Program Presents Circle Mirror Transformation
Annie Baker’s award-winning play explores the lives of a group of small town Vermonters through the minutely detailed lens of those characters taking an acting class. The production opens Thursday, December 1, in Todd Theater on the River Campus.
November 30–December 2, 2016
Transparent: A Multidisciplinary Symposium
This two-day academic event brings scholars, writers, and critics together to discuss topics such as sexuality and gender studies, Jewish studies, American studies, and media studies. The symposium kicks off with a reading by iconic poet, novelist, performer and art journalist Eileen Myles. It also includes discussions with Transparent's Zackary Drucker (producer), Alexandra Grey (actor), and Rabbi Susan Goldberg (consultant). All events are free and open to the public.
November 20, 2016
G. Milton Wing Lecture: Mathematics and the Art of M.C. Escher
The imagery in M.C. Escher’s graphic works not only makes obvious use of geometry, but often provides visual metaphors for abstract mathematical concepts. This lecture will examine mathematical concepts implicit in several of Escher’s works, outline the transformation geometry that governs his interlocking figures, and reveal how this “math anxious” artist actually did pioneering mathematical research in order to accomplish his artistic goals.
Mathematician and alumna Doris Schattschneider '61, professor emeritus from Moravian College, will present from 1–2 p.m. in the Memorial Art Gallery Auditorium.
November 17–December 11, 2016
Looking Like the Enemy: The WWII Japanese-American Experience
An upcoming Humanities Project event reviews the experiences of the more than 120,000 people of Japanese ancestry who were forcibly removed from their homes and placed in remote relocation camps after the bombing of Pearl Harbor. The exhibition, featuring Margaret Miyake’s photographs in the Hartnett Gallery of Wilson Commons, begins with a reception from 5 to 7 p.m. on November 17.
November 3, 2016
Humanities Center Lecture on "The Pragmatic Achievement of the Paris Climate Agreement"
Andrew Light, University Professor of Philosophy and Public Policy and director of the Institute for Philosophy and Public Policy at George Mason University, will present as part of the Humanities Center Lecture Series, focused this year on the theme of the environment. The public lecture begins at 5 p.m. in the Hawkins-Carlson Room at Rush Rhees Library.
October 27, 2016
Kafka Prize Winner to Read from Work
Join the Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies for its annual Janet Heidinger Kafka Prize ceremony and reading featuring Mia Alvar and her debut work of fiction, In the Country, from 5 to 6:15 p.m. in the Hawkins-Carlson Room, Rush Rhees Library.
October 25, 2016
Plutzik Reading Series Welcomes Dinaw Mengestu
Dinaw Mengestu has published three novels, all of them New York Times Notable Books, including his most recent, All Our Names. A 2012 MacArthur Foundation Fellow, he is the recipient of a Lannan Fiction Fellowship, the Guardian First Book Award, the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, and the Prix du Premier Roman Etranger, among numerous other awards. He will read at 5 p.m. in the Welles-Brown Room, Rush Rhees Library.
October 22–24, 2016
The inaugural iteration of this film festival showcases contemporary German, Austrian, and Swiss films. Sponsored by the Department of Modern Languages and Cultures, Film and Media Studies Program, and Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies.
October 19, 2016
2016 Morgan Lecture Explores 'First Contact' Tourism in New Guinea
From the University of Cambridge's Division of Social Anthropology, Dr. Rupert Stasch will present "Dramas of Otherness: 'First Contact' Tourism in New Guinea" from 7–9 p.m. in Lander Auditorium, Hutchison Hall.
October 8, 2016
Indescribable Joy: Pilgrimage in 17th-Century Spain as Emotional Experience
Seventeenth-century documents on Spanish pilgrimages provide an important window into the interior lives of people living in a deeply religious society. Assistant Professor of History Thomas Devaney will discuss his current research into the emotional experiences of these pilgrims. The lecture and reception take place from 3-5 p.m. as part of Meliora Weekend.
October 8, 2016
Religion and the Race for the White House
Associate Professor of Religion Nora Rubel, PhD, will discuss religion and politics in the U.S. during this presidential election year. Her lecture takes place from 8:45-10:15 a.m. as part of Meliora Weekend.
October 7, 2016
Plutzik Reading Series Presents Richard Blanco
Richard Blanco is the fifth inaugural poet in U.S. history, reading his original work “One Today” at President Barack Obama’s 2013 inauguration ceremony. Blanco is the youngest and first Latino, immigrant, and gay person to serve in such a role. His reading will take place at 4 p.m. in Lander Auditorium, Hutchison Hall.
October 7, 2016
Hartnett Gallery Exhibit Opening Reception
Sculptor Judith Modrak ’85 presents her newest exhibit, Fundamental Filaments, of cast figures, derived from human, biological, and organic forms which unmask themes of aging, family dynamics and neurological conditions. Artist talk begins at 4 p.m. with reception to follow.
October 7, 2016
Scholar Showcase: Celebration of Research, Culture, Programs, and Community
As part of Meliora Weekend, explore open houses, performances, presentations, and lectures, including ones from the School of Arts and Sciences departments:
- Dance and Movement: Introduction to Yoga Workshop | Spurrier, Room 104, 3:30-5 p.m.
- Digital History: Cutting-Edge Work at the Department of History | Rush Rhees Library, Room 446, and the Digital Humanities Center, Rush Rhees, G-122
- Earth and Environmental Sciences: Lab Tours | Hutchison Hall, Room 224, 4:15-5:15 p.m.
- Mathematics Department | Hylan Building, 11th Floor
- Public Health: Meet Public Health Alumni | Morey Hall, Room 321
October 6–15, 2016
International Theatre Program Presents When You Comin Back, Red Ryder?
The International Theatre Program opens its 2016-17 season with Mark Medoff's Obie Award-winning drama. When a small, sleepy New Mexico diner is visited by a fugitive couple on the run, locals and visitors have their lives upended and their dreams and inner desires confronted. Tense and gripping, Red Ryder explores the myths of American manhood and heroism with brutality, humor, and nail-biting suspense. Recommended for adult audiences only.
October 6, 2016
Dedication of Wegmans Hall and Goergen Institute for Data Science
Wegmans Hall will serve as a state-of-the-art home for the new Goergen Institute for Data Science. As part of Meliora Weekend, join us at 4:30 p.m. for the formal dedication of this new data science hub at the University.
September 26, 2016
The Destruction of Memory: Film Screening with Q-and-A
Based on the book of the same name by Robert Bevan, The Destruction of Memory looks at how cultural destruction has wrought catastrophic results across the globe. The screening will be followed by a Q-and-A with Tim Slade, the film's writer, producer, and director; Amila Buturovic, associate professor of humanities and religious studies at York University; Th. Emil Homerin, professor and chair of the Department of Religion and Classics at the University of Rochester; and Aaron Hughes, the Philip S. Bernstein Professor of Jewish Studies at the University of Rochester.
September 23–24, 2016
Wallis Institute Annual Conference
The W. Allen Wallis Institute for Political Economy hosts its 23rd annual conference in Schlegel Hall.
March 1–July 29, 2016
Exhibit: Language Architecture Through the Ages
The exhibition showcases new and old examples of the imaginative use of strange alphabets, ciphers, asemic writing, and invented languages from medieval to modern times with a special emphasis on the original artwork and calligraphy donations. Curated by Sarah Higley, professor of English, and sponsored by the Medieval Studies Council and the Robbins Library.
April 7–23, 2016
International Theatre Program presents Mother Courage and Her Children
The International Theatre Program commissions its first original theatrical score, a pop-rock version of Bertolt Brecht’s timely and powerful work about the brutality and sacrifice of war, with music by acclaimed up-and-coming composer, Matt Marks, and directed by Nigel Maister.
March 14, 2016
Frederick Douglass Institute Speaker Series Presents Charles Blow
New York Times columnist, CNN commentator, and best-selling author of Fire Shut Up In My Bones: A Memoir will present at 5 p.m. in the Hawkins-Carlson Room, Rush Rhees Library. Blow's lecture is titled "Up From Pain: How One Man Overcame Adversity to Find, Accept and Celebrate Himself."
March 2, 2016
Nazerian Humanities Lectures Presents Joan Saab
The inaugural lecture “Making Sense of What We See: Hoaxes and the American Visual Imagination” will be presented by Joan Saab at 5 p.m. in the Hawkins-Carlson Room, Rush Rhees Library.
January 28, 2016
Inaugural Year Lecture Series Presents Deborah Jenson
Deborah Jenson is professor of romance studies and global health, and director of the Franklin Humanities Institute at Duke University. Her lecture takes place from 5–7 p.m. in the Hawkins-Carlson Room, Rush Rhees Library.
December 14, 2015
Presentation: Scientific Advances Surrounding Daguerreotype
The presentation takes place from 7–8 p.m. in Rush Rhees Library's Hawkins-Carlson Room. It will be led by Nicholas Bigelow, Lee A. DuBridge Professor of Physics; Ralph Wiegandt, visiting research scientist and conservator; and Jim Kuhn, the Joseph N. Lambert and Harold B. Schleifer Director of the Department of Rare Books, Special Collections and Preservation.
December 3–5, 9–13, 2015
International Theatre Program presents Yerma by Federico García Lorca
The University of Rochester’s International Theatre Program will explore one woman’s struggle against the status quo. Written in 1934, the play chronicles a time in which women were expected to bear children. The inability to fulfill this expectation leads the protagonist to commit a crime with tragic consequences.
November 19, 2015
2015–16 Plutzik Reading Series Presents Maud Casey
Maud Casey is the author of three novels, The Shape of Things to Come (a New York Times Notable Book), Genealogy, and The Man Who Walked Away, as well as a collection of stories titled Drastic. Casey's reading is at 5 p.m. in the Welles-Brown Room, Rush Rhees Library.
October 14, 2015
2015 Morgan Lecture explores Native American water rights in the Everglades
Anthropologist Jessica Cattelino will give the 53rd annual Lewis Henry Morgan Lecture, “The Cultural Politics of Water in the Everglades and Beyond,” which explores the human story of the ongoing Everglades restoration project that began over a half-century ago.
October 9, 2015
Annual Stanton/Anthony conversations event to focus on domestic violence and health
In order to better understand domestic violence and its long-lasting effects on people and the communities in which they live, the University of Rochester’s Susan B. Anthony Center will focus its 2015 Stanton/Anthony luncheon and conversations event on the widely discussed topic.
October 8–10, 14–17, 2015
International Theatre Program presents Under Milk Wood by Dylan Thomas
The University of Rochester’s International Theatre Program kicks off its 26th season with a rare stage production of Dylan Thomas’ play, Under Milk Wood. Originally written for radio in the 1950s as a “play for voices,” Under Milk Wood was the only play Thomas ever completed.
September 17–26, 2015
Rochester on the Fringe: Your guide to University performers at this year's Fringe Festival
Students, faculty, staff, and alumni from across the University—including the After Hours student a capella ensemble above—will participate in the 2015 First Niagara Rochester Fringe Festival in downtown Rochester.
September 2, 2015
Cultural critic Gerald Early to discuss race, community at Humanities Center inaugural lecture
On Thursday, September 24, the University of Rochester will celebrate the opening of its Humanities Center with an inaugural talk by Gerald Early, a leading authority on race and American culture.