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Archive — 2020

Public Health is not only Critical in Pandemics: Learn from Public Health Week April 6-9



Learn from nine live, virtual talks April 6-9 on preventing other infections and suicide; promoting breastfeeding; addressing healthy aging during COVID-19, opioid use in pregnancy, health communication with diverse populations, environmental lead in Rochester, and sustainability in industry; and journeying from nursing to public health.

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Casa Italiana Honored with Foreign Language Award

Nazareth College's Casa Italiana brings Italy's culture and the Italian language to life for the Rochester community — one of the many reasons it is the 2020 recipient of the Friends of Foreign Language Award. The Rochester region of the New York State Association of Foreign Language Teachers (NYSAFLT) bestowed the honor to the Casa Italiana at a major conference of language teachers in western New York in early March

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Calidore String Quartet on April 4, plus Nazareth students shine in Dance Concert and Art Exhibitions

The Arts Center’s touring series of performances continues with the internationally acclaimed Calidore String Quartet at 8 p.m. on Saturday, April 4 in the Glazer Music Performance Center, performing Beethoven’s Op. 130 in B-flat Major, along with works by Schubert, Webern, and Bartók. Also upcoming is the Nazareth Theatre and Dance Department’s annual Spring Dance Concert on Friday, March 27 and Saturday, March 28, and the Art and Design Department’s annual Student Art Shows opening on Friday, March 27.

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Nazareth Receives First-gen Forward Designation

The Center for First-generation Student Success recently honored Nazareth College as among the 2020-21 cohort of First-gen Forward institutions.

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Nazareth College's Seventh President Rose Marie Beston Passes Away

Nazareth College is saddened to report that former president, Dr. Rose Marie Beston, has passed away. Beston served the College as Nazareth's seventh president for 14 years from 1984-1998. She died in Australia after a long battle with cancer.

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Nazareth Mourns the Loss of Trustee Hiry West

Nazareth Trustee Hiry West unexpectedly passed away last week. He served as a member of the College's board of trustees since 2017

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Abe Foxman Speaks at Nazareth College, March 30

Nazareth College's Konar Center for Tolerance and Jewish Studies, in partnership with the Jewish Federation of Greater Rochester, presents Abraham H. Foxman, a world-renowned leader in the fight against anti-Semitism, bigotry, and discrimination. Foxman will speak at Nazareth on March 30, at 7 p.m. in the Nazareth College Arts Center's Callahan Theater.

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Research Discovery: Switchgrass Sustainably Removes BPA From Environment

New research from Nazareth College students and faculty just published in a top-tier international journal, Scientific Reports (part of the prestigious Nature Research journals), is the first to show that a plant called switchgrass (native to most of the U.S. and Canada) can significantly help remove BPA from the environment.

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Arts Center Series continues with interactive Beatles music concert and a dance work for families

The Nazareth College Arts Center touring series continues in March with an all-request Beatles music concert experience and a dance work for families based on a New York Times best-selling book!

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Nazareth's 2020 Commmencement Speaker is Ann Costello

Ann Costello, excutive director of the Golisano Foundation, is the speaker for Nazareth College's 93rd Commencement.

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Interfaith Letter Opposes Anti-Semitism

More than 60 members of Rochester’s interfaith community are standing together against anti-Semitism.

Nazareth College’s interfaith leaders co-drafted the letter and asked members of a variety of religions around Rochester to show their support with a signature. It acts as a call to action after ongoing anti-Semitic violence in New York City and other areas in the U.S.

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Nazareth College Theatre and Dance Department presents "Polaroid Stories"

The Nazareth College Theatre and Dance Department is proud to present Polaroid Stories by Naomi lizuka. Combining Greek mythology with the real life stories of teenage runaways, Polaroid Stories will play in Studio A48 on Thursday, February 13 and Friday, February 14 at 7:30 p.m., and Saturday, February 15 and Sunday, February 16 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

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Coloring Mandalas Can Reduce Anxiety

Feeling anxious? Grab crayons. Coloring a mandala — those circles of intricate, geometric figures — has been shown to reduce anxiety significantly more than coloring on a plaid design or coloring on a blank paper.

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Elizabeth Paul, Ph.D., Named Nazareth College’s 10th President

Nazareth College's Board of Trustees has announced Elizabeth "Beth" L. Paul, Ph.D., as Nazareth's 10th president. Currently finishing her tenure as president of Capital University, Paul will take office on July 1.

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Nazareth College Arts Center in February: Dance, Taiko Drumming, Rainbow Fish, and Art Exhibitions

The Nazareth College Arts Center will present athletic dance, giant Japanese taiko drumming, and a black-light puppet performance based on a bestselling children's book this February as part of the Arts Center Series of professional productions by touring companies. In addition, two art exhibitions featuring the works of national artists will open.

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Three Nazareth Students Headed to Scotland for the Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) in April

In a highly competitive process, three Nazareth College students were selected to advance their social innovation projects at the 12th Annual Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) 2020 at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, from April 17-19 — the first international CGI U conference.

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Nazareth College Opera Workshop presents Hansel and Gretel

Witches and magical gingerbread houses come to life in Engelbert Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel, presented by the Nazareth College Opera Workshop. 

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Nazareth Celebrates MLK Jr. Holiday with Keynote Address by Danielle Ponder, Jan. 22

Nazareth College’s celebration of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. national holiday takes place on Wednesday, January 22, and will be centered around the theme Finding Our Power to Make a Difference: Racial Healing and Restorative Justice. The keynote speaker is Danielle Ponder, J.D., a well-known musician, attorney, and activist.

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Farida Hosaini Earns a Prestigious Gilman Scholarship to Study Abroad in Hungary

Nazareth student Farida Hosaini earns a prestigious Gilman Scholarship to study abroad in Hungary

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