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Events scheduled for Monday, December 17
(after 5 p.m.), through Monday, January 21
(before 5 p.m.)


Voices in the Gallery

TRAVELING MASTERWORKS--Edwin Romanzo Elmer's Mourning Picture (1890) is one of the 61 paintings and 14 sculptures featured in Memorial Art Gallery's exhibition American Spectrum: Paintings and Sculpture from the Smith College Museum of Art. Rarely permitted to travel, this sampling from Smith College features some of America's most acclaimed artists such as Winslow Homer, Edward Hopper, and Georgia O'Keeffe. The exhibition is on view through January 13 in the Grand Galley.


December 18--Concert. Aleksey Livhsitz, piano and accordion, and Colleen Liggett, saprano, present an evening of Jewish music. Free with admission. Auditorium, 7:30 p.m.

December 30--Kwanzaa Celebration. Celebrate Kwanzaa, the African-American cultural holiday, with music, ceremony, tours of the collection, and hands-on art activities. Free admission. Pavilion, noon-5 p.m.

January 6--Three Kings Day. Traditional Latino family activities mark the Twelfth Day of Christmas, when Christians worldwide celebrate the visit of the Magi to the infant Jesus. Enjoy seasonal music, a live nativity scene, and hands-on art activities. Free with admission, noon-5 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. December 21, 2 p.m.

Gallery Highlights Tour--Free with admission. Meet at the admission desk. December 18, 6:30 p.m.

Through January 13--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.

December 17-March 3--The Renaissance Print: Art and Culture in Germany and the Low Countries, 1470-1600. This exhibition features 33 works from the gallery's permanent collection and a rare book from Rush Rhees Library. Highlights include woodcuts and engravings by Albracht Dürer and others. Lockhart 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

Through 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 31--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.

Through January 31--Greetings in Verse: Holiday Cards by Contemporary Poets. The exhibition features holiday cards written by contemporary poets. The cards are part of the William and Hannelore Heyen Collection housed in the Department of Rare Books and Special Collections. Cards are on display in the main lobby of Rush Rhees Library and in the Robbins Library on the fourth floor during regular Rush Rhees and Robbins Library hours.

At Wilson Commons

Through January--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.


Noon Hour Health Bites--Informational monthly series of topics related to health and wellness. Sponsored by the Strong Employee Assistance Program. No fee or pre-registration is required. Feel free to bring a lunch. For more information, call x5-4987 or visit

January 8--Adoption: Where Do I Start? Lisa Maynard, co-president of the Adoption Resource Network, Inc., provides information for people considering adoption. The workshop will cover the basics of adoption and foster care including starting points, questions to ask, and resources to consult. Ambulatory Care Facility, Room A (2-1322).

CPR Classes--Classes are offered by the Office for Educational Resources (OER) from January through June. Registration fee required. All classes held in the OER Department (2-7500 area of the Medical Center). To register, call x5-7666.

January 9--Basic Life Support Refresher Course, 5-9 p.m.


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

January 19--Eastman Virtuosi. Kilbourn Hall, 8 p.m.

January 20--Faculty Artist Series. Charles Castleman, violin. Music of Mozart Saint-Saëns, Schumann, Messaien, and Hubay. Kilbourn Hall, 3 p.m. Admission fee. University ID holders and Kilbourn or Ranlet subscribers receive one free ticket.


River Campus Interfaith Chapel--x5-4321;

Roman Catholic Mass
Sunday Mass: December 23, January 13, 20, 10:30 a.m., River Level.
Monday Mass: December 24, 6 p.m., December 31, January 14, 21, 12:15 p.m., Sanctuary.
Tuesday Mass: January 15, 5:15 p.m., Sanctuary.
Wednesday Mass: January 16, 10 a.m., Friel Lounge.
Thursday Mass: January 17, 12:15 p.m., Sanctuary.

Jewish Services
Conservative: January 18, 6 p.m., River Level; January 19, 10:30 a.m., Commons Room.
Orthodox: January 18, 6 p.m., River Level; January 19, 10 a.m., Commons Room.
Reform: January 18, 6 p.m., Commons Room.

Muslim Services
Note: Services resume after the holidays on January 13.
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.

Protestant Services
Interdenominational Worship Community: January 13, 20, 3 p.m., Sanctuary
Protestant Community Chapel: January 13, 20, 5 p.m., Sanctuary

Buddhist Meditation: Monday/Friday, TBA
Sangha: Wednesday, TBA
Siddha Yoga: Saturday, TBA

Medical Center Interfaith Chapel

Roman Catholic Communion Service
December 21, 28, January 4, 11, 18, 12:30 p.m.

Interdenominational Protestant Worship
December 23, 30, January 6, 13, 20, 10:15 a.m.

Roman Catholic Mass
December 23, 30, January 6, 13, 20, 11:15 a.m.

Basketball (Men's)--Emory, 3 p.m., January 8; JPMorganChase Tourney, 1:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m., 6:15 p.m., 8:15 p.m., January 18; JPMorganChase Tourney, 3 p.m., 8 p.m., January 19; Case Western, 1 p.m., January 20.

Basketball (Women's)-- JPMorganChase Tourney, 1:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m., 6:15 p.m., 8:15 p.m., January 17; JPMorganChase Tourney, 1 p.m., 5:30 p.m., January 19; Case Western, 3 p.m., January 20

Track and Field--UR Invitational, 10 a.m., January 19

Intramural Sports--Spring Sign-ups, January 16-23.


Chemistry and Colloquium seminars--Free and open to the public. Hutchison Hall, Room 473.

December 17--Part I: Preparation and Study of Group 14 Cations in Non-polar Media; Part II: Monomolecular Imprinting Inside Dendrimers. Organic Seminar: Ilya Zaharov, Beckman Institute, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 4 p.m..

December 19--Part A: New Method for Synthesizing Deoxy-C-Nuleosides; Part B: Synthesis of the 7-Deoxy Zaragozic Acid Core. Ph.D. Defense: Cheng Zhu, Department of Chemistry, 1 p.m.

December 20--Part I: Total Synthesis of Bengamide Z; Part II: Studies Toward Asymmetric Acylation of a-Oxygenated Imides. Ph.D. Defense: Tammy Jo Clark, Department of Chemistry, 2 p.m.

December 21--Part I: Lewis Acid Promoted Asymmetric Thio-Claisen Rearrangement of S-Allyl N, S-Ketene Acetals; Part II: Synthesis and Towards the Synthesis of Analogs of (+)-Discodermolide. Ph.D. Defense: Antonio Jose del Moral Barbosa, Jr., Department of Chemistry, 2 p.m.


January 8--Simon School MBA Information Reception. Louise Slaughter Room, 1-9555, School of Medicine and Dentistry, 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m.

January 15--Simon School MBA Information Reception. Schlegel Hall, 5:30 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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