In Brief

Dry cleaning

The Medical Center Athletic Club will sponsor an ongoing dry cleaning service to the employees and students of the University, beginning March 17. Elite Valet Dry Cleaners, of Pittsford Plaza, will be available at the Medical Center Psychiatry entrance for pick up and drop off Mondays and Thursdays, from 6:30 to 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. A special introductory offer of 25 percent off all dry cleaning will be available for the first month of service at the Medical Center.

Call x5-2437 for a price list or more information.

Accessing Voyager

To access Voyager, the University Libraries' new system:

World Wide Web--; login and password: library

Modem--dial 256-7000; at the XYPLEX prompt: type *c voyager*; login and password: library

Rolm data switch--at call, display, modify, type:*c net*; at Local> type:*c voyager*; login and password: library

For help in configuring hardware, call CLARC at x5-8470.

For search assistance, call a library reference desk, Rush Rhees, x5-4498; Carlson, x5-4465; Miner, x5-2487; Sibley, x4-1320.

Sign of spring

The Children's Hospital at Strong will have a booth at the 1997 Flower and Garden Show, March 13 through 16, at the Dome Center. Volunteers are needed to sell fresh flowers and plants at the show to raise money for the Children's Hospital's services. Call x3-5948 for more information.

Multimedia Center classes

The following classes will be offered by the Rush Rhees Library's Multimedia Center this spring:

Introduction to Adobe Photoshop: A lecture style introduction to computer painting and image manipulation using the very popular program, Adobe Photoshop, March 17, 1 p.m., March 18, noon.

Advanced Photoshop: A demonstration of some of the more sophisticated tricks and techniques offered in Adobe Photoshop, March 24, 1p.m., March 25, noon.

Netscape Navigator Gold: Navigator Gold includes all the features of Netscape Navigator and integrates an easy-to-use editor allowing individuals to create, edit, and publish web pages all in one program, March 31, 1 p.m., April 1, noon.

Getting Your Course on the Web: Learn how to apply for funds to support a course on the web, April 14,1 p.m., April 15, noon.

For more information, call x3-5009.

Broadway's (and Rochester's) Abbott

The Eastman School has planned a tribute to the late Rochester alumnus George Abbott '11, a legendary director of some of Broadway's greatest shows, including Pal Joey, the Pajama Game, and Damn Yankees. The tribute will be held on March 21, at 8 p.m. in the Eastman Theatre. Performers will include Davis Gaines, Broadway's Phantom of the Opera, Donald Saddler, one of Broadway's premier choreographers, and singer Joy Abbott, George Abbott's widow.

Tickets are available through Ticket Express, 222-5000.


During March and April, on Wednesdays at noon, Carlson Library will offer classes on a variety of web-related topics, in the third floor conference room. Learn more about using the web in academic life. Participants are welcome to bring a lunch.

For more information, call x5-4488.

Beck's not a loser, baby

Beck, with opening act the Cardigans, will perform on the River Campus in March. Beck recently was named Spin magazine's Artist of the Year, and his album Odelay was named Rolling Stone's Album of the Year.

The concert will take place at 8 p.m., on Saturday, March 29, in the Alexander Palestra. Tickets are available at the Common Market in Wilson Commons and at Record Archive on Mount Hope Avenue. Student tickets are $12 for bleacher seats and $14 for floor seats. Tickets for the public are $14 for bleacher and $16 for floor.

For further information, call x5-5911.

1997 Arctic expedition

Students interested in joining an expedition to the Canadian Arctic this summer, should contact the Paleomagnetic Research Group's web site at for application information. During the expedition, students will be introduced to geological and geophysical field techniques and will earn six credits in field geology.

For more information, contact John Tarduno via e-mail at

Microbiology camp

The Summer Microbiology Academy is seeking high school students with an interest in the biological sciences to take part in a four-week summer program. The program will meet from July 21 through August 15 and will enroll 40 students. Tuition is $750; a limited number of scholarships are available. The program involves guided and independent lab projects, discussion workshops, computer labs, seminars, and field trips.

For information, call x5-8056 or e-mail

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