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Clothesline Festival returns

Rochester's largest and longest-running arts and crafts festival, the Clothesline Festival, takes over the Memorial Art Gallery's 17-acre campus on Saturday, September 9, and Sunday, September 10, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. both days--rain or shine. The festival is MAG's biggest fund-raiser, and all artists' entry fees and public admission fees go directly to the gallery's operating fund.

Begun more than 40 years ago, the Clothesline Festival today showcases 600 artists and craftsmen from a 27-county region of Upstate New York; 10 exhibitors will be chosen to receive Merit Awards. In addition, the festival offers "The Step Show," free 20-minute performances every hour, noon-4 p.m., on the steps of the 1913 building. Featured performers represent the Rochester City Ballet, Rochester Children's Theatre, and the Boland School of Irish Dance, among others. There also will be food and beverage concessions, Clothesline T-shirts and sweatshirts for purchase, and a painting activity for children ages 4-8 called the "Paint Pen."

Admission is $5; children age 12 and under are admitted free if accompanied by an adult. Two-day passes are $7.50. Passes will be available at the gallery's admission desk through Friday, September 8; they also will be available at the event at festival headquarters and all exit gates. Free parking and shuttlebus service will be available at Atlantic and Anderson Avenues or at the East End Garage at East Main and Scio Streets. Buses are handicapped-accessible. Handicapped parked on the gallery grounds is by permit only. There will be no other onsite parking.

For more information call x5-3081, ext. 3032 or 3020.

Beowulf reading scheduled

Beowulf, an eighth-century poem about a heroic warrior who battles monsters and dragons, has often confounded many literature students who may get mired in its Old English vocabulary and overlook the mystery, myth, and adventure of the story.

But a recent translation of the epic was well received by both critical and popular audiences and has generated new interest and appreciation for the work. Composed at a time when books were rare and few people were literate, the poem is full of imagery that's meant to be spoken aloud and heard.

Select passages from Beowulf, as translated by Nobel Prize-winner and poet Seamus Heaney, will be read as part of the Wednesday Evening Lecture Series sponsored by the Office of Alumni Relations and Development. The event will take place on Wednesday, September 13, at 7 p.m. in the Meliora in the Frederick Douglass Building. It is free and open to the public, but reservations are requested. Reduced-price copies of Heaney's translation will be available.

The readers will include Thomas Hahn, professor of English. Hahn is a specialist in Old and Middle English literature, has edited several texts and numerous articles on Medieval and Renaissance literature, and is the recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Council of Learned Societies.

For more information and reservations call the Fairbank Alumni House, x3-5888.

Institute draws women leaders

The third annual institute on educational leadership will draw leading women in education, business, and the professions who will gather to discuss various approaches to the politics of leadership and to offer tips and techniques for the advancement of women in the workplace. The event will take place on Monday, September 11, 4-7:30 p.m., at the Holiday Inn Airport, Brooks Avenue at Interstate 390.

Focusing on this year's theme, "Navigating the Leadership Maze," participants will explore women's differing needs and management styles, tips on leveraging women's strengths and circumventing leadership obstacles, and advice for retaining and advancing women.

Mary Beth Schoening, a national consultant on successful advancement strategies for women in the workplace and co-founder of WorkVision, will give the opening address. Roundtable discussions--led by community business leaders, educators, and administrators--also will take place.

The institute is presented by the Warner School's Office of Professional Development with collaboration and sponsorship of numerous Rochester-area educational organizations, school districts, businesses, and professional groups. Registration is $49, $47 for members of sponsoring groups, and $25 for full-time students. The registration deadline is Tuesday, September 5.

For additional information contact the Office of Professional Development, x5-8270.

Children's Hospital holds raffle

John Holtz Audi has teamed with Children's Hospital at Strong to raffle off a one-year lease of a 2001 Audi TT Roadster convertible.

Tickets for a chance to win the lease are $25 each, or five tickets for $100. Proceeds from the raffle will benefit the Children's Hospital. The raffle will be held during the hospital's annual Auction Gala on Saturday, October 28. Ticket holders do not need to be present to win.

For more information or to purchase a raffle ticket, call x3-5948.

Simon offers leadership program

The Simon School is once again offering a program in health care leadership. The program is designed especially for physicians, clinical chiefs, nurse managers, and other health care professionals who have significant management responsibility or who plan to obtain a management position.

Classes for the 2000-01 academic year will begin with an orientation on Friday, September 29, in Schlegel Hall, room 107, 1:30-4:40 p.m. Modules take place on Fridays, 1:30-6:45 p.m., in Schlegel 107, and Saturdays, 8 a.m.-3:15 p.m., also in Schlegel 107, approximately every other week, for a total of eight weekend modules. The first weekend module will be on October 6 and 7. There also are two Monday night dinner seminars featuring guest speakers from the health care industry.

University employees can enroll in the course using a tuition waiver from the Human Resources Office. There is a $500 out-of-pocket fee for books, cases, and materials. The deadline for enrollment is Friday, September 22.

For more information contact the Executive Development Program office, x5-3439.

Research participants needed

Shingles--Volunteers age 60 or older who have never had shingles and are in good health are needed for a research study investigating a vaccine against shingles. Participants will visit Strong Memorial Hospital once to answer questions about their health, and then they'll receive either the vaccine or a placebo. Patients will be tracked by telephone to see whether or not they eventually contract the disease. Call x5-1238.

Dental study--Children ages 10 to 14 who are in good health, live in a fluoridated area, and have not been to a dental hygienist for a cleaning for a week or more are needed for a mouth-rinse research study. The subjects must not have used an antibiotic in the past three months. Study participants will be paid $10 for each of four visits for a total of $40. Call x5-9001 or x5-5780.

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