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Choral concert set for April 4

The University's Choir and Chamber Singers will present a concert at 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 4, in Strong Auditorium on the River Campus.

Conducted by Thomas Folan, director of choral activities at the University, the Choir will perform Mozart's Ave Verum Corpus, Bruckner's Locus Iste, Handel's Music, Spread Thy Voice Around, Bach's Jesus, Joy of Man's Desiring, the folksong arrangement Cold Blows the Wind, and three pieces by Rochester composer Dennis W. Rosenbaum.

The Chamber Singers will perform Byrd's Civitas Sancti Tui, Durufle's Tantum Ergo and Ubi Caritas, Monteverdi's Lasciatemi Morire, Victoria's O Magnum Mysterium, and various English madrigals.

The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, contact x5-2828.

Czech gender politics explored

Martina Pachmanova, assistant professor at the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague, Czech Republic, will give a lecture at 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 3, in the Welles-Brown Room of Rush Rhees Library.

Entitled "'Enjoy Yourself!': Gender and Identity Politics in Contemporary Czech Art," Pachmanova's talk will focus on issues of gender, race, and class and how they are used by modern Czech artists. The talk is free and open to the public.

An art historian and writer, Pachmanova has been the curator for more than 20 exhibitions. A candidate for her doctorate in the Department of Art History at Charles University in Prague, she currently is studying on a Fulbright Fellowship at Harvard University.

"Enjoy Yourself!" is sponsored by the Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender and Women's Studies.

Pachmanova's talk also is part of the Skalny Lecture and Artist Series, a program presented by the Skalny Center for Polish and Central European Studies, and is cosponsored by the Office of the Dean of the College and by the Department of Art and Art History.

For more information, contact the Susan B. Anthony Institute at x5-6948.

'Bourgeois Seriousness' discussed

Franco Moretti, professor of English and director of the Center for the Study of the Novel at Stanford University, will present the talk, "On Bourgeois Seriousness," at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 11, in the Welles-Brown Room of Rush Rhees Library.

Sponsored by the Department of Modern Languages and Cultures, the lecture is free and open to the public.

Moretti has taught English and comparative literature at several Italian universities and at Columbia University. He has given the Gauss seminars at Princeton University and has been a fellow at the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin.

For more information, contact x5-4251.

Poet Allardt reads April 12

Poet and former University professor Linda Allardt will read from her work at 7 p.m. April 12, in the Welles-Brown Room of Rush Rhees Library.

The author of four books of poetry, Allardt serves on the editorial board for State Street Press.

The reading is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact William Lavigne of the College Writing Program by e-mail at

Athletic Club schedules camp

The Medical Center Athletic Club is taking registrations for its Fitness Fun Camp, a New York State-certified summer camp for kids ages 7 to 12 years old.

The camp will run from 8:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. for the eight weeks between June 25 and August 17.

Cost for the camp is $130 a week or $30 a day, with a one-time registration fee of $40. The fee for all eight weeks is $950.

The camp offers a noncompetitive, confidence building experience for kids, and is supervised by three experienced counselors.

Fitness Fun Camp is open to all University affiliated families.

For more information, call x5-2437, or visit the MC Athletic Club (room G-5654).

Benefits posts Web Site

The Benefits Office of Human Resources announces that the office has made a new Web site available to provide information about the benefits program.

The site is located at working/employment/benefits/home.html.

Information and Summary Plan Descriptions about benefit plans, as well as links directly to several of the insurance and investment companies are available on the site.

Friends seek volunteers

Friends of Strong Memorial Hospital is seeking volunteers to fill patient contact, retail, office, and greeter positions.

Flexible times are available.

For more information, call x5-2420.

Hobbyists wanted

The Office of Residential Life is looking for crafters willing to share their interest in their hobbies for programming within the University. Contact Residential Life, x5-4029.

Research participants needed

Medication Interactions--Healthy, HIV negative volunteers needed to evaluate interactions between HIV medications. Requires two 15 hour visits and one 24 hour visit to the clinical research center. Women of child bearing potential are excluded. Up to $600 compensation. For information, contact the Infectious Diseases Unit, x5-2740 or x5-4768.

Polycystic ovary syndrome--Women ages 18-40 who are overweight with irregular periods due to polycystic ovary syndrome are needed for a research study evaluating lifestyle changes and the use of medications in women with the condition. $300 compensation. For more information, contact the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, x5-4149.

Flu--The Vaccine and Treatment Evaluation Unit is seeking volunteers for a research study on the flu. Participants must be between 18 and 45 years old, healthy, and able to stay in the hospital for eight days. Up to $750 compensation. For more information, contact x3-3990.

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