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OBOC performs November 30

Off Broadway On Campus (OBOC), a student-run musical theatre group at the University, will hold its Fall Revue at 8 p.m. on Friday, November 30, in lower Strong Auditorium on the River Campus.

Titled OBOC and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamshow, the performance will consist of a night of musical theatre with selections from Ragtime, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, The Full Monty, The Lion King, and many more.

Admission fee required; discount for University ID holders. Tickets are available at the Common Market in Wilson Commons and also will be available at the door prior to the show.

For more information, contact Kary Haddad at x4-2395 or visit www.sa.rochester.edu/oboc.

New area code takes effect

As of November 15, the area code for the Greater Rochester area changed from 716 to 585. (Buffalo and its surrounding area will continue to use 716.) From November 15, 2001, until August 16, 2002, both 716 and 585 will work for long-distance calls to Rochester numbers.

After August 16, 2002, through spring of 2003, those using 716 for a Rochester-area number will receive a recorded message informing them about the new area code.

For more information, visit www.rochester.edu/its/areacode.

Scholar speaks on race, gender

Phillip Brian Harper, a noted scholar on issues of race, masculinity, and sexuality, will speak on "Social Identity, Abstractionist Aesthetics, and Prospects for Cultural Critique" at 6 p.m. on Friday, November 30, as the Craig Owens Memorial Lecturer and the Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender and Women's Studies Visiting Scholar.

Harper, who is professor of English and of American Studies at New York University, will present his talk in the Gowen Room of Wilson Commons on the River Campus. The presentation is free and open to the public and will be followed by a reception.

Harper also will conduct a seminar titled "When Identities Collide: Reflections on Race, Gender, Sexuality, and Nationality in Contemporary U.S. Culture" from 12:30-1:45 p.m., Thursday, November 29, in the Gamble Room of Rush Rhees Library.

For more information, call the Anthony Institute at x5-8318 or the art and art history department at x5-9249.

Center seeks nominations

The Anthony Center for Women's Leadership is seeking nominations for the 2002 Susan B. Anthony Lifetime Achievement Award. The award is given out annually to a woman who has demonstrated strong leadership qualities, personal as well as professional success, and has served as a role model for other women.

Nominees should have a strong affiliation with the University as an alumna, trustee, faculty member, or administrator. Retired faculty members and administrators are also considered for the award.

Nominations are due to the Anthony Center by Monday, December 3. Nomination forms may be sent to River Campus Box 270435 or e-mailed to anthonycenter@mail.rochester.edu. For more information, call x5-8799.

Note holiday schedule

This year the University will observe the Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday, November 22, and Friday, November 23. The Christmas holiday will be observed Tuesday, December 25, and the New Year's holiday will be observed Tuesday, January 1.

All full-time and part-time paid staff will be paid one-fifth their standard weekly work hours for each of these fixed holidays. Hourly paid staff members who work on a fixed holiday receive double time for hours worked, which includes holiday pay.

For more information, refer to the University's Policy and Procedures Manual, policy number 330. The manual can be accessed online at www.rochester.edu/admin/HR/policies.



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