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Calendar of Events

Events scheduled for Monday, February 22 (after 5 p.m.) through Monday, March 8 (before 5 p.m.)

ART

At Memorial Art Gallery--473-7720; www.rochester.edu/MAG

February 23--Lecture. Harry Henderson, author (with Ramare Bearden) of A History of African-American Artists, will speak on self-taught artists currently on exhibition. Lecture followed by book signing. Free with gallery admission. Auditorium, 7:30 p.m.

February 25--Preschool Family Workshop. "Textures and Towers: Sculpture," led by Warren Mianecke, is for children ages 2-5 accompanied by an adult. 10:15-11:45 a.m. For reservations and tickets, call the Creative Workshop at ext. 3056.

February 25 and 28--Exhibition Tour. Highlights works from the exhibit Self-Taught Artists of the 20th Century: An American Anthology. 2 p.m. Meet at the admission desk.

February 28--Curators Comment. "Of Princes, Prelates, and Painters." Candace Adelson, curator of European art, on Rigaud's 1731 portrait Charles de Vintimille du Luc, Archbishop of Paris. Informal talk followed by question-and-answer period. 3 p.m. Free with gallery admission.

March 5--First Fridays at the MAG. Enjoy live music, hors d'oeuvres, cash bar, and a chance to meet people. This month's theme is "Walk This Way," featuring music by the East Rochester Rock and Roll All-Star Band. 5-8 p.m. Reserve tickets by calling the gallery at ext. 3035.

March 6--Especially for Educators. This in-service for area educators features Patricia Cain Rodewald speaking about Odyssey Online, the award-winning Web site she developed for MAG and Emory University's Carlos Museum. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. To register, call the gallery at ext. 3027 or ext. 3072.

March 7--Sunday Funday: American Folk Festival. Celebrate Self-Taught Artists with storytellers Almeta Whitis and Jay Stetzer, musicians Mitzie Collins and the Brown Brothers, square and line dancing, and hands-on art activities. Admission fee. 1-5 p.m.

Sunday Drop-ins

February 28. Create your own masterpiece with local artists using some of the folk-art traditions showcased in Self-Taught Artists of the 20th Century. Appropriate for all ages. 1:30-3:30 p.m.

Creative Workshop--10-week session, which began January 9, features more than 90 courses in all media for adults, teens, and children as young as 2-1/2. Class fees vary from course to course. For a free catalog, call the Creative Workshop at ext. 3056.

Eloquent Testimony: 5000 Years of Art and Cultural History--Explore the breadth of the gallery's collection with distinguished faculty from the Rochester area and around the world. Mondays (began January 11, ongoing enrollment), 9:30-11:30 a.m., or 7-9 p.m.

Pre-Raphaelite Rebels: The Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood opposed all conventions of art, choosing instead fictional, historical, and fanciful subjects culled from Shakespeare, Keats, and Tennyson. Four Tuesdays, 7:30-9 p.m., beginning February 23, or Wednesdays, 10:15-11:45 a.m., beginning February 24.

Viewpoints Lectures--(free with gallery admission, Auditorium, 5:30 p.m.). The following are offered in celebration of Black History Month:

February 23--Sarah Boyd will give a 30-minute lecture on "Head of an Angel," a mosaic fragment in the Fountain Court.

March 2--Ruth Rosenberg-Naparsteck, Rochester city historian, will give a 30-minute lecture on portraits of the Genesee River.

CONCERTS

February 28--The Ideal Innovation. The Society for Chamber Music in Rochester presents works by Debussy, Beethoven, and Jeff Beal. Join Beal for a pre-concert talk at 7:30 p.m. Concert is at 8 p.m. Auditorium. Tickets required. Call 586-3429.

March 2--Arts and Humanities Showcase. Concert version of the first part of Madrigals of War and Love by Claudio Monteverdi. Features the University of Rochester Chamber Singers, the Eastman School's Collegium Musicum, and guest tenor Carl Johengen. Presented as part of the Genesee Early Music Society performance series at MAG. Free with gallery admission. Fountain Court, 7 p.m.

ONGOING EXHIBITS AND TOURS

At Memorial Art Gallery--473-7720; www.rochester.edu/MAG

Tours of the Collection--Free with gallery admission. Admission desk. February 23, March 2, 7:30 p.m.

Through April 18--Self-Taught Artists of the 20th Century: An American Anthology. This show features more than 250 works by some 30 artists with no formal schooling or training whose work resembles that of the American folk-art tradition. It demonstrates how the tradition has flourished throughout the past century and into the present day. The subjects range from the sacred to the profane, from apocalyptic visions to humor or eroticism. And the materials involved are just as diverse, from oil on canvas to carved stone and turkey bones. The show spills over from the Grand Gallery throughout MAG's entire first floor.

Through October 31--Fabulous Footwear: New Sculpture by Marilyn Gillespie. The 65 trompe l'oeil sculptures survey the history of footwear from 2,500 BCE to the present, from ancient Egypt to Elizabethan England, Imperial China to flapper-era America.

At Hartnett Gallery--Wilson Commons; x5-4188; www.rochester.edu/College/AAH/hartnett

Through March 7--Sundays at Sea. An exhibition by Angela Kelly, associate professor of photography at RIT. The exhibition is a collection of autobiographical photographs on digital "Iris" prints. Gallery hours: Monday-Friday, 11 a.m.-8 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, noon-6 p.m. Free and open to the public. For more information, call x5-5911.

FILMS

University Cinema Group--Movie hot line: x5-6743; www.cif.rochester.edu/sa-org/urcg/ (tickets required). All films are shown in Hoyt Auditorium unless otherwise noted. For more information, call x5-5911.

February 26--Apt Pupil. 7 p.m., 9:30 p.m., midnight.

Sneak Previews

February 24--Analyze This. Starring Billy Crystal and Robert De Niro with Friends' Lisa Kudrow in a supporting role. Free and open to the public. Hubbell Auditorium. 9 p.m. Admission passes are required and can be obtained at Wilson Commons Information Desk.

March 3--Cruel Intentions. Starring Sarah Michelle Gellar, Ryan Phillippe, Reese Witherspoon, and Selma Blair. Free and open to the public. Hubbell Auditorium. 9 p.m. Admission passes are required and can be obtained at Wilson Commons Information Desk.

Portrait of the Artist Film Series--New series on artists both in front of and behind the camera. Co-sponsored by MAG and George Eastman House. Dryden Theatre at the George Eastman House, 8 p.m. (tickets required)

February 24--Horse's Mouth (UK, 1959), stars Sir Alec Guinness as an eccentric, bohemian artist.

HEALTH AND WELLNESS

Weight Watchers at Work Program--Wednesdays, 11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m., Medical Center, Room 2-8513. For more information, call Lindy at 1-800-234-8080.

University Health Service Programs--x3-5770

February 23--When A Friend Won't Eat. Cindy Bitter will offer her insight about ways to help a friend and you survive an eating disorder. Free. Gilbert Hall, 1st-floor lounge. 7 p.m.

February 24--Cholesterol Screening. The screening, which includes a blood pressure screening, is open to students, staff, and faculty. Fee required. Hutchison Hall, Green Lounge. 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

February 24--Eating Disorders and Depression Screenings. Free. Wilson Commons 503. 4-6 p.m.

Noon-Hour Health Bites--Informal series of health-/wellness-related topics sponsored by the Strong Employee Assistance Program. Free. Tuesdays, noon-1 p.m.

February 23--New Treatment for Migraine Headaches. Neurology department faculty will discuss signs and symptoms, triggering events, and new treatment programs. Ambulatory Care Facility, Rooms A & B.

March 2--Living with Loss: Ten Best Ways to Help Yourself. Participants will consider the many types of losses and how to recognize common grief reactions. Theo Munson will share examples and elaborate on specific suggestions for working through these challenges. Ambulatory Care Facility, Rooms A & B.

Interfaith Chapel T'ai Chi Programs--River Level; Call x5-4321 for more information.

Night Moves with Kathy Thomas. 5-week program started February 17, but registration is ongoing. Free. Wednesdays, 7:30-8:30 p.m.

Professor Chunlei Lu from China. 5-week program started February 20, but registration is ongoing. Fee required. Saturdays, 3-4 p.m.

Kathy Thomas. Come for one session or come for all. 5-week program starts February 24. Free. Wednesdays, noon.

Complementary Medicine Program at the Highland Hospital Campus--Classes can be joined at any time; fees pro-rated. For more information, call 341-8020.

Yoga--8-week sessions, Tuesdays (began January 5): General Wellness (noon-1 p.m. or 6:30-7:45 p.m.), Back Care (5-6:15 p.m.).

Prenatal--12-week session, Wednesdays (call for start date), 5:45-7:15 p.m.

T'ai Chi--6- or 8-week sessions, Tuesdays (began January 12): Beginner (noon-1 p.m. or 5:45-6:30 p.m.), Intermediate (6:30-7:15 p.m.), Advanced (7:15-8 p.m.).

Personal Expressions: Healing Vibrations Music Class--5-week session, Thursdays (began January 7). No musical skills necessary. This course uses music to relieve stress, restore energy, and assist in self-healing by learning to play the mountain dulcimer (provided at no extra cost).

MUSIC

Eastman School of Music--www.rochester.edu/Eastman (* tickets required)

February 22--The Samuel Adler Series. "What Makes Making Music Great: An Interactive Concert." Kilbourn Hall, 8 p.m.

February 23--Kilbourn Concert Series.* Paris Piano Trio. All-French program. Trios by Ravel, Magnard, and Fauré. Kilbourn Hall, 8 p.m.

February 24--Eastman Wind Orchestra. Music of Holst, Schuman, Schwantner, Orr, and Larsen. Donald Hunsberger, conductor. Kilbourn Hall, 8 p.m.

February 25-28--Eastman Opera Theatre.* Donizetti's The Elixir of Love (L'elisir d'Amore). Steven Daigle, director. Peter Grunberg, music director of the San Francisco Opera and former conductor-in-residence of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, will guest-conduct the Eastman Philharmonia. Eastman Theatre, 8 p.m. February 28 concert at 2 p.m.

March 1--Eastman Wind Ensemble. Music of Mozart and Jeff Beal. Donald Hunsberger, conductor. Larry Combs, clarinet soloist. Kilbourn Hall, 8 p.m.

March 2--Kilbourn Concert Series.* Music of Chopin, Zhenmin, Satie, Messiaen, Pann, and Liszt. Barry Snyder, piano. Kilbourn Hall, 8 p.m.

March 3--New Eastman Symphony. Music of Adams and Stravinsky. Bradley Lubman, conductor. Eastman Theatre, 8 p.m.

March 5--Eastman School Symphony Orchestra. Concerto competition winners. David Harman, guest conductor. Eastman Theatre, 8 p.m.

Eastman at Washington Square--Thursday Lunchtime Concerts, First Universalist Church (corner of S. Clinton Ave. and Court St.), 12:15-12:45 p.m. Free admission. Brown-bag lunches welcome. For more information, call 274-1400.

February 25--Fresh Winds. Perennial favorites at Washington Square, featuring the students of Professor Ann Harrow on flute, oboe, clarinet, French horn, and bassoon.

March 4--Piano Kaleidoscope. The newest stars in Eastman's piano department will be featured.

River Campus

February 27--Annual Midwinter Jamboree. The Yellowjackets. David Wagner, director. Tickets required. Strong Auditorium, 8 p.m.

March 3--Arts and Humanities Showcase. Full staged version of the first part of Madrigals of War and Love by Claudio Monteverdi. Features the University of Rochester Chamber Singers, the Eastman School's Collegium Musicum, and guest tenor Carl Johengen. Todd Theater. 8 p.m.

March 4-5--Arts and Humanities Showcase. Selections from Madrigals of War and Love will be performed after The Misanthrope performances on those evenings, which are at 7:30 p.m. Todd Theater.

RELIGION

River Campus Interfaith Chapel

Roman Catholic Mass
February 23-25, March 1-4, March 8, 12:30 p.m.; February 28, March 7, 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Protestant Chapel Service
February 28, March 7, 5 p.m.

Interdenominational Worship Service
February 28, March 7, 3 p.m.

Medical Center Interfaith Chapel

Roman Catholic Mass
February 23-26, 12:30 p.m.; February 28, 11:15 a.m.

Interdenominational Protestant Worship
February 28, 10:15 a.m.

RIVER CAMPUS LECTURES

Biology Department Seminar--Hutchison Hall 473

February 25--Experimental Evolution of Myxobacterial Sociality. Gregory Velicer of Michigan State University. Noon.

Chemistry Department Seminar and Colloquium--Hutchison Hall 473

February 24--Colloquium. Professor Alois Fürstner of Max Planck Institute Fur Kohlenforschung, Mulheim, Germany. "Transition Metal Catalyzed C-C-Bond Formations: New Twists and Applications." Noon.

February 26--Organic Seminar. Jing Zhang of the Department of Chemistry. "Nonlinear Effect in Asymmetric Autocatalytic Reactions." 9:30 a.m.

English Department Lecture

March 3--Public Lecture and Workshop. "What It's Like to Work in Publishing, and What It Takes to Get Your Book Published," by alumna Meredith Goodman Bernstein, who runs her own literary agency in New York City. This talk is co-sponsored by the College Center for Career and Work Development. Welles-Brown Room, Rush Rhees Library. 7 p.m. Call x5-4098 for further information.

History Department Lecture--Morey Hall 321

February 26--Undesirable Aliens/Unfree Labor: Race and Class in Immigration Law and Politics, 1885-1921. William Forbath, leading legal historian. Free and open to the public. 4:30 p.m. Call x5-2052 for more information.

Political Science Department Seminar--Harkness Hall 329

February 26--Interests and Ideas in Foreign Policy: A Theoretical Prelude to an Empirical Inquiry. Ken Shultz of Princeton University. 3:30-5 p.m.

Modern Languages and Cultures Department Lecture

February 22--Oedipus Was Framed (by Freud) or, Believing Is Seeing. Thomas DiPiero of the Department of Modern Languages and Cultures explores how Freud's theories owe a great deal to historical context. Welles-Brown Room, Rush-Rhees Library. 5 p.m. Free and open to the public. Call x5-4253 for more information.

Other Lectures

February 24--Women's Devotional Voices of Egypt. Musicologist Virginia Danielson will discuss her field work among Egypt's women devotional singers. Danielson, who is curator of the Archive of World Music at Harvard University and acting director of the Harvard Music Library, researches and teaches on the topic of music in central Asia and the Middle East. Free and open to the public. Welles-Brown Room, Rush Rhees Library. 7 p.m.

February 25--State and Church in Today's Poland. Grzegorz Babinski, professor of sociology at Jagiellonian University in Krakow and visiting professor of religion and classics at the University, is the first lecturer in this spring's Skalny Lecture and Artist Series. Dewey Hall, Room 2-110D. 7:30 p.m. Reception to follow presentation. The lecture series is organized by the Center for Polish and Central European Studies, x5-9898.

February 27--Digitizing the Past: The Promise and Perils of History and New Media. Roy Rosenzweig of George Mason University will deliver the keynote speech at the "Developing Democratic Citizens" conference. It will include a multimedia demonstration of CD-ROM technology; he'll present a related workshop later in the day. The conference is free and open to the public, but registration is strongly suggested. Hoyt Hall. 9:30 a.m. Contact Michelle Erklenz, x5-0048, to register or e-mail milesw@frontiernet.net.

SPORTS--www.cc.rochester.edu:80/student-srvcs/sports/ICsports/

Women's basketball--Brandeis, February 27, 6 p.m.

Men's basketball--Brandeis, February 27, 8 p.m.

THEATER

February 25-March 6--The Misanthrope. French playwright Moliere's comedy is presented by the International Theater Program as part of the Arts and Humanities Showcase. ITP's artistic director, Mervyn Willis, directs this production, which has been updated to the world of media-driven celebrity in 20th century London. Todd Theater. February 25-27, March 6, 8 p.m.; March 4-5, 7:30 p.m.; ASL-interpreted matinee, February 28, 3 p.m. For tickets or more information, call x5-4088

MISCELLANY

February 26--The Community Service Network Pasta Luncheon. Lunch will benefit University undergraduates who will be spending their spring break in service in different areas across the country. Hillside Dining Center. 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Tickets required. For more information, contact the Dean of Students office, CSN advisors and members, or the Common Market in Wilson Commons.

February 27--Conference. The Margaret Warner Graduate School of Education and Human Development will sponsor "Developing Democratic Citizens," a conference on teaching social history. Speakers, workshops, and group discussions will be included. Hoyt Hall, 9 a.m.-3:15 p.m. For more information or registration, call x5-0048.

March 6--Educational Leadership Institute. Second annual institute on educational leadership on the theme "Preparing for the Millennium." Program features small group sessions in three areas: leadership development, personal development, and professional development. 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Registration deadline is February 27. To register, contact the Warner School at x5-8270.

ACTIVITIES PROGRAM

Discounts for activities are available to all University staff, faculty, and students through the University Activities Program. All tickets are available at the Hospital Cashier's Office and the Customer Service Center in the SBA building on the River Campus. The Eastman School and MAG carry theater tickets only. Discount cards/brochures are available at the Customer Service Center on the River Campus and across from the bookstore in the Hospital. For further information, check the University Activities Program newsletter or call x5-7942.

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