LIU alumnus Seph Rodney (BA in English, ’97), senior editor and writer for Hyperallergic, gave a guest lecture on art criticism at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. His talk, entitled “The Language of Art Criticism: What Can Words Do?” discussed the function of art criticism and the power of compelling storytelling. In addition to his work for Hyperallergic, Rodney has also written for CNN Op-ed pages, American Craft magazine and NBC Universal. His book, The Personalization of the Museum Visit, was published by Routledge in May. Rodney is also a frequent guest on the podcast “The American Age.”