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IMAGES OF AMERICA--The image above, "Ludington, Michigan 19 May 1999," taken by the late Roger Mertin, is one of the works included in the exhibition Roger Mertin: Photography, on view in the Hartnett Gallery in Wilson Commons. (See related story.)

Events scheduled for Monday, November 19 (after 5 p.m.), through Monday, December 3 (before 5 p.m.)



November 20--Concert. "200 Years of Popular Song." This program of American music is offered in conjunction with American Spectrum. Micheal Lasser, narrator; Linda Foster, soprano; Stephen Stull, baritone; and Don Kot, piano. Free with admission. Auditorium, 7:30 p.m.

November 23, 30--Preschool Family Workshop. Weekly thematic workshops featuring story reading, gallery tours, and art projects. The workshops continue through November. Admission fee and registration required. Creative Workshop, ext. 3056, 10:30 a.m. to noon.

November 27--Lecture. In the mid-19th century, French artist Jean-Leon Gerome observed and recorded images of Middle and Near Eastern traditions for European audiences. Emil Homerin, chair of the Department of Religion and Classics, speaks on the work of Gerome and the roots of Western notions and prejudices about Islam. Free with admission. Auditorium, 7:30 p.m.

December 1, 2--Los Pastores (The Shepherd's Story). This 16th-century Renaissance play with music recounts the shepherd's journey at the time of Christ. Thomas Bohrer, director; Colleen Liggett, conductor. Admission fee; discounts for students with ID, GEMS contributors, and MAG members. Fountain Court, 1:30 and 3:30 p.m.

December 3--Concert. The Society for Chamber Music in Rochester presents Michael Webster for a program marking the 100th anniversary of Verdi's death. Admission fee. Auditorium, 8 p.m. (talk, 7:30 p.m.).


At Memorial Art Gallery--

Exhibition Tour--This tour highlights American Spectrum: Paintings and Sculpture from the Smith College Museum of Art. Free with admission. Meet at the admission desk. November 23, 25, 30, December 2, 2 p.m.

Gallery Highlights Tour--Free with admission. Meet at the admission desk. November 20, 27, 6:30 p.m.

Through December 2--Visions and Revisions: Etchings by Peter Milton. The black and white etchings of Peter Milton are drawn from literature, history, and the artist's own memories. Lockhart Gallery.

Through January 13, 2002--American Spectrum: Painting and Sculpture from the Smith College Museum of Art. Spanning 250 years of American art, American Spectrum includes 61 paintings and 14 sculptures by Alexander Calder, John Singleton Copley, Winslow Homer, Edward Hopper, Georgia O'Keeffe, and Joan Mitchell, to name a few. Grand Gallery.

Long-term installations

Through 2001--New Acquisitions for a New Millennium. Showcases 21 masterworks acquired during the last four years, including one of the most significant acquisitions in gallery history--the Inner Coffin of Pa-debehu-Aset, an Egyptian official of the fourth century B.C.E.

Through 2002--About Face: Copley's Portrait of a Colonial Silversmith. An interactive installation about Colonial American portrait painter John Singleton Copley and silversmith Nathaniel Hurd. Dorothy McBride Gill Education Center.

At Rush Rhees Library

November 25 to December 20--Mercator Projections. Exhibition of photographs by Stephen Eckel, studio technician at the Sage Art Center, taken using a pinhole camera. Gallery of Art and Music Library; Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday, noon to 5 p.m.; and Sunday, noon to 10 p.m.

Through December 31--Ansel Adams and the University of Rochester: Negotiating for Art. This exhibition, researched and organized by student curator Bella Muccari, includes 38 prints from Creative Change, a book created by the University to raise funds for a women's dormitory. The exhibit is presented in two parts. Materials on the background and development of Creative Change are located in the Friedlander Lobby; original Ansel Adams photographs are displayed on the second floor of Rush Rhees library in the Department of Rare Books, Special Collections and Preservation; Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.; and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Through January 2002--Freedom to Read: Books Banned through the Centuries. The exhibition features more than 80 pieces of written work, most of which come from the University's permanent collections, including first editions of Charles Darwin's On the Origin of Species and John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath. Department of Rare Books, Special Collections and Preservation; Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.; and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

At Wilson Commons

Through January 2002--Roger Mertin: Photography. An exhibition of the photographic works by the late Roger Mertin, who was professor of art and art history at the University for 26 years. Hartnett Gallery; Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, noon to 6 p.m.


University Cinema Group--All films shown in Hoyt Hall Auditorium unless otherwise noted. Tickets available in advance at the Common Market, Wilson Commons. For more information, call x5-5911.

November 30--The Rat Race, 7 p.m., 9:30 p.m., midnight.

December 1--Ghost World, 7 p.m., 9:30 p.m., midnight.


Eastman School of Music--24-hour Music Line x4-1100, Events are free unless otherwise noted.

November 19--Eastman Chamber Music Society. Kilbourn Hall, 7 p.m.

November 20--Chamber Brass Ensemble. Kilbourn Hall, 8 p.m.

November 29--Eastman Marimba Ensemble. John Beck, conductor. Kilbourn Hall, 8 p.m.

November 30--Eastman New Jazz Ensemble. "Eastman Jazz Alumni Showcase" featuring ESM alumna composer/pianist Ellen Rowe. Dave Rivello, director. Admission fee. Eastman Theatre, 8 p.m.

December 1--Musical Elevenses. "Music for Everyone." Lynn Blakeslee, director. Kilbourn Hall, 11 a.m.

December 1--Eastman Jazz Ensemble. "Looking Forward: New Music for Jazz Ensemble." Fred Sturm, director. Eastman Theatre, 8 p.m.

December 2--Eastman-Ranlet Series. Colorado Quartet. Music of Beethoven, Shostakovich, and Brahms. Admission fee. Kilbourn Hall, 3 p.m.

December 2--George Crumb Festival. David Mattingly performs Crumb's Makrokosmos. Kilbourn Hall, 8 p.m.

River Campus

November 30--OBOC and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamshow. Off Broadway On Campus, a student-run musical theatre group, performs Broadway musical selections. Admission fee. Tickets on sale at the Common Market, located in Wilson Commons. For more information, contact Kary Haddad at x4-2395 or visit OBOC's Web site at Strong Auditorium, 8 p.m.


River Campus Interfaith Chapel--x5-4321;

Roman Catholic Mass

Sunday Mass: November 25, December 2, 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m., River Level.

Monday Mass: November 26, December 3, 12:15 p.m.

Tuesday Mass: November 20, 27, 5:15 p.m.

Wednesday Mass: November 21, 28, 10 p.m., Friel Lounge.

Thursday Mass: November 29, 12:15 p.m.

Jewish Services

Conservative: November 30, 6 p.m., River Level; December 1, 10:30 a.m., Commons Room

Orthodox: November 30, 6 p.m., Conference Room; December 1, 10 a.m., River Level

Reform: November 30, 6 p.m., Commons Room

Muslim Services

Daily Prayers: Fajr, Dawn-6:45 a.m.; Zuhr, 12:20-3 p.m. (Monday-Thursday, 12:30-2 p.m., Conference Room); Asr, 3:30 p.m.-Sunset; Magrib, Sunset; Isha, 7 p.m.; and Jumma, Friday, 1:10 p.m., Commons Room. (Note: No Muslim services held November 23.)

Protestant Services

Interdenominational Worship Community: December 2, 3 p.m., Sanctuary

Protestant Community Chapel: November 25, December 2, 5 p.m., Sanctuary


Buddhist Meditation: Monday/Friday, TBA

Sangha: Wednesday, TBA

Siddha Yoga: Saturday, TBA

Medical Center Interfaith Chapel

Roman Catholic Communion Service

November 23, 30, 12:30 p.m.

Interdenominational Protestant Worship

November 25, 2, 10:15 a.m.

Basketball Holiday Inn Invitational (Men's)--Medaille, 8 p.m., November 24; Consolation, 1 p.m., Championship, 3 p.m., November 25; Hobart, 7 p.m., November 27; CMU, 4 p.m., December 1.

Basketball (Women's)--CMU, 2 p.m., December 1; Emory, 3 p.m., December 3.


November 27--Epistemic Voluntarism in Philosophy of Science. Colloquium: Kathleen Okruhlik, associate professor of philosophy at the University of Western Ontario, speaks on the history and philosophy of science. Havens Lounge, Wilson Commons, 4:30 p.m.

November 28--Howard Zinn. Professor emeritus of political science at Boston University. Admission fee for general public and free for students, faculty, and staff with University ID. Strong Auditorium, 9 p.m.

November 29--When Identities Collide: Reflections on Race, Gender, Sexuality, and Nationality in Contemporary U.S. Culture. Seminar by Phillip Brian Harper, professor of English and of American Studies, New York University, who is the Susan B. Anthony Institute for Women's Studies Visiting Scholar. Advance readings available through the Voyager course reserve system. Gamble Room, Rush Rhees Library, 12:30-1:45 p.m.

November 30--Social Identity, Abstractionist Aesthetics, and Prospects for Cultural Critique. The Craig Owens Memorial Lecture features Phillip Brian Harper of New York University. Reception follows. Gowen Room, Wilson Commons, 6 p.m.


November 27-- Global Conflict Series. Faculty speakers will discuss "How to Wage a War" and explore topics of national unity, war, and censorship. Welles-Brown Room, Rush Rhees Library, 7 p.m.

November 29--40th Annual Hyam Plutzik Memorial Poetry Series. Nathaniel Mackey, poet, editor, and professor of literature at the University of California at Santa Cruz, reads from his works. Welles-Brown Room, Rush Rhees Library, 8 p.m.


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 Susan B. Anthony Halls on the River Campus. The Eastman School and Memorial Art Gallery carry movie theater tickets only. For further information check the University Activities Program flier or call x5-7942. The current list can be accessed at

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