Libraries' Friends host reading
The Friends of the University Libraries will hold its annual holiday reading at 6 p.m. Wednesday, December 6, in the Great Hall of Rush Rhees Library.
The evening includes a reception at 5:30 p.m. as well as entertainment by actors Sonya Raimi and Jim Scholes of the Geriactors, a local group, and by the Cant e Sonar Early Music Group, featuring Colleen Liggett, soprano, and Deborah Fox, lute.
Readings will be given by Sarah Higley, associate professor of English, students from the University's Debate Union, and Jim Memmott, senior editor and writer at the Democrat and Chronicle and adjunct assistant professor of English at the University.
The program is free and open to the community. For information and reservations, call x5-4461.
Religious diversity celebrated
The Interfaith Chapel will sponsor a program to showcase and to educate the community about the religious diversity on campus at 7 p.m., Thursday, December 7, in the main sanctuary of the chapel.
The annual celebration will spotlight different faith traditions including Jain, Sikh, Hindu, Buddhist, Latter Day Saints, Muslim, Reform Judaism, and Christian Science. Performers include dancers from the University's dance program, Native American dancers, and gospel singers. In addition, there will be recitations of prayers from different traditions and a presentation by local Ayurvedic physician Sonam Targee.
This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the Interfaith Chapel at x5-4321.
Professor discusses Durable Goods
Allen Topolski, associate professor of art and studio coordinator at the University, will discuss Durable Goods, his exhibit of linoleum block prints and sculptural work, during an artist's talk at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, December 7, at the Hartnett Gallery in Wilson Commons.
The evening also includes a reception from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. The exhibit is on display at the gallery through January 28.
Admission to the events and the gallery are free and open to the public. For more information, call x5-4188.
Chamber Orchestra gives concert
The University Chamber Orchestra, conducted by David Harman, professor of music and director of orchestral activities at the College, will present a concert at 8 p.m. Saturday, December 9, in Strong Auditorium.
The program includes Overture to the Barber of Seville by Rossini; Verdi's La Traviata: Prelude to Act 3; and Mozart's Symphony No. 40 in G Minor.
This concert is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the Department of Music at x5-2828.
Clark discusses history of disability
Stephanie Brown Clark, assistant professor in the Division of Medical Humanities at the School of Medicine and Dentistry, will speak on "Hideously Deformed and Loathsome: Monsters, Medicine and Mary Shelley's Frankenstein" at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, December 7, in the Gamble Room of Rush Rhees Library.
Clark teaches in the Division of Medical Humanities, an interdisciplinary group drawn from the medical specialties and the humanities.
The lecture, which is free, is part of a series sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities and co-sponsored by the Margaret Warner Graduate School of Education and Human Development and the Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender and Women's Studies.
For more information, contact Linda Ware at x5-3010.
Thirteen Days screened December 5
A new movie starring Kevin Costner that portrays a fictionalized account of the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis will be given a sneak preview at 9 p.m. Tuesday, December 5, in Hubbell Auditorium in Hutchison Hall.
The screening of Thirteen Days, a New Line Cinema film, is free and open to the public. Door passes are required and can be obtained at the Wilson Commons Information Desk.
The movie is presented by PricewaterhouseCoopers and WetFeet.com and sponsored by the Student Activities Office and the University Cinema Group.
For more information contact x5-5911.
University receives Chamber award
The Greater Rochester Metro Chamber of Commerce selected the University to receive a 2000 Chairman's Award in recognition of the University's 150 years of investment and contributions to the area.
The University was one of five area employers honored last month.
"The University has touched many of our lives as a major employer, educator, supporter of women's rights, culture, and the arts, and provider of medical care," said Chamber President Thomas T. Mooney.
Finance offices set Dec. 26 hours
The following University Finance offices will be closed or have reduced hours on Tuesday, December 26, University Controller Doug Wylie has announced.
For more information, contact the offices:
Bursar's Office (River Campus), closed, x5-5817;
Financial/General Accounting, closed, x5-8567;
Gift Office, open, reduced coverage, x5-4565;
Payroll Office (PERC), closed, x5-6711;
Sponsored Project Accounting, closed, x5-6449.
Also note that Suite 260 Towne House will not have pick-up/drop-off service.
Strong cashier cuts weekend hours
Effective January 6, the Strong Memorial Hospital Cashier's Office will be open on Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m..
Parking passes may be obtained at the Gift Shop.
Weintraub receives Anthony Award
Ann Weintraub, an educator and former administrator with the Rochester City School District, received the "Valued Colleague Award" presented by the Susan B. Anthony Center for Women's Leadership during the annual Elizabeth Cady Stanton/ Susan B. Anthony Conversations on Contemporary Issues at the Memorial Art Gallery.
Weintraub has been a colleague of the Anthony Center since 1995, when the center was formed, and headed the planning of the Stanton/Anthony Conversations for five years.
Warner hosts information session
The Warner School invites those interested in programs in Counseling, Human Development, Educational Leadership, or Teaching and Curriculum to stop by and meet with a Warner representative at an informational session on Wednesday, December 6, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Medical Center Green Room (Rm. 1-8136). Those interested in attending are asked to RSVP to x5-3969 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Research participants needed
Childhood depression--Cognitive and Behavioral Neurology is conducting a research study for children ages 6 to 17 who suffer from major depression or general anxiety. The purpose of the study is to evaluate the effectiveness of an investigational medication for children and adolescents. To find out more, call Chris at x5-0862
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