The sky announces the Moon Dress landing at Meliora Weekend

The sky announces the Moon Dress landing at Meliora Weekend

Siobhan Seigne. Talker sky writes above Rush Rhees Library: “Just Kidding” @ 11:45 a.m. 10/06/16 University of Rochester

Last year during Meliora Weekend, Dr. Ruth Lawrence kindly gave us a personal tour of the University of Rochester Medical Center. Indefensibly this year, again, there will be no public tour. To accommodate for your disappointment, we’ve chosen Meliora Weekend as the debut of Moon Dress.

In conjunction with the University of Rochester, we advertised the moon landing in today’s bluest of blue skies. The giant “e” is the “e” in moon dress.


The giant “e” is the “e” in moon dress @11:45 a.m. 10/06/16 University of Rochester

We thought it only appropriate that the inaugural Moon Dress pose be in the statue garden outside Meliora Hall. A gift of the Class of 1954, the four statues represent navigation, trade, geography, and — fittingly — astronomy. You met our lunar model in Fur is not yet dead at the University of














A personal tour of the URMC during Meliora Weekend with Dr. Ruth Lawrence, URMS ’49. And still on the active faculty.

First Timer at First Fridays. At the Hungerford Building with Courtney Kuhn

Moon Dress coming to Rochester from L.A. with love

Fur is not yet dead at the University of Rochester

About The Author

Welcome to Talker of the Town! My name is David Kramer. I have a Ph.D in English and teach at Keuka College. I am a former and still active Fellow at the Nazareth College Center for Public History and a Storyteller in Residence at the SmallMatters Institute. Over the years, I have taught at Monroe Community College, the Rochester Institute of Technology and St. John Fisher College. I have published numerous Guest Essays, Letters, Book Reviews and Opinion pieces in The New York Times, Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, the Buffalo News, the Rochester Patriot, the Providence Journal, the Providence Business News, the Brown Alumni Magazine, the New London Day, the Boston Herald, the Messenger Post Newspapers, the Wedge, the Empty Closet, the CITY, Lake Affect Magazine and Brighton Connections. My poetry appears in The Criterion: An International Journal in English and Rundenalia and my academic writing in War, Literature and the Arts and Twentieth Century Literary Criticism. Starting in February 2013, I wrote for three Democratic and Chronicle  blogs, "Make City Schools Better," "Unite Rochester," and the "Editorial Board." When my tenure at the D & C  ended, I wanted to continue conversations first begun there. And start new ones.  So we created this new space, Talker of the Town, where all are invited to join. I don’t like to say these posts are “mine.” Very few of them are the sole product of my sometimes overheated imagination. Instead, I call them partnerships and collaborations. Or as they say in education, “peer group work.” Talker of the Town might better be Talkers of the Town. The blog won’t thrive without your leads, text, pictures, ideas, facebook shares, tweets, comments and criticisms.


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