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Events scheduled for Monday, January 21
(after 5 p.m.), through Monday, February 4 (before 5 p.m.)

Hoops Dreams HOOP DREAMS--Ashley Latimer '05 (left) and Kelly Wescott '05 scrimmage in preparation for the JPMorgan Chase Scholarship Tournament that began January 15. The Yellowjackets won against RIT to advance to the second round where they were defeated by Roberts Wesleyan. The women's team is scheduled to play St. John Fisher on Saturday, January 19, in the Palestra for third place in the tournament.



January 25, February 1--Preschool Family Workshop. Weekly thematic workshops featuring art projects, story reading and gallery tours. Admission fee and registration required. Creative Workshop, ext. 3056, 10:30 a.m.-noon.

February 3--Early Music Concert. "Pardessus de Viole-Aristocrat of Instruments." Tina Chancey and Webb Wiggins perform a program of French baroque music. Free to gallery and GEMS members; free with admission to all others. Fountain Court, 3 p.m.


At Memorial Art Gallery

Gallery Highlights Tour--Free with admission. Meet at the admission desk. January 22, 6:30 p.m., January 25, 27, 29, February 1, 3, 2 p.m.

January 21-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. Lockhart Gallery

Long-term installations

Through 2002--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

January 24--The Neilly Series: David Headlam. "Blues to Rock: Eric Clapton and Jimmy Page Discover Robert Johnson and Muddy Waters." David Headlam examines the roots of rock 'n' roll in African American music. Live music accompaniment. Welles-Brown Room, 4 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.

February 4-March 3--Legacy. Exhibit by photographer Jessica Todd Harper of portraits of female family members. Hartnett Gallery. Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, noon to 6 p.m. Opening reception held February 7 in Hartnett Galley, 5-7 p.m.


Africa Video & Film Series

January 23--Students and interested faculty are invited to this biweekly video and film documentary series that captures Africa's past and present, its varied cultures, socio-political and historical development, and visual portrayal by the news media. A discussion follows each presentation. Morey 302, 12:30-2 p.m.

Dance Program: Flamenco Series

The series features two films by Carolos Saura, an award-winning Spanish filmmaker, on the flamenco dance. Films will be shown back-to-back in Spurrier dance studio. For information, call x3-5150.

January 23--Flamenco, 6:15 p.m.

January 23--Sevillanas, 7:45 p.m.

Directors' Series: Satiajit Ray Film Series. Screenings of films by the Indian director sponsored by the Religion and Classics Undergraduate Council, the Department of Religion and Classics, and Wilson Commons Student Activities. Free in the Gowen Room, Wilson Commons, 7:30 p.m.

February 5--Devi (The Goddess).

Fairytales & Desire: Variations on Cinderella and Beauty and the Beast. Film series in connection with Professor Russell Peck's Course ENG 338: Myth, Fairytale, and the Didactics of Popular Culture. Sponsored by Wilson Commons Students Activities and the Department of English. Free in the Gowen Room, Wilson Commons, 7:30 p.m.

January 27--Cluny Brown.

February 3--Carrie.

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.

January 25--Hearts in Atlantis. 7 p.m., 9 p.m., 11 p.m.

January 26--Monsters, Inc. 7 p.m., 9 p.m., 11 p.m.

February 1--Bandits. 7 p.m., 9:30 p.m., midnight

February 2--The Deep End. 7 p.m., 9 p.m., 11 p.m.


The Center for Lifetime Wellness-Monroe Community Hospital, 435 E. Henrietta Road.

January 24, 31--Improving Your Memory: How to Remember What You Are Starting to Forget. This four-week self-help program provides an overview of how memory works, how it changes with age, as well as strategies for tackling those areas of memory that exist in day-to-day situations. Registration fee required. Call Kathy at 760-6600. Education Room, 1:30-3 p.m.

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 24--Basic Life Support Refresher Course, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

January 29--Basic Life Support Refresher Course, 1-5 p.m.


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

January 29--Faculty Artist Series. Tony Caramia, piano. Billy Mayerl 100th Birthday Concert. Admission fee. University ID holders and Kilbourn or Ranlet subscribers receive one free ticket. Kilbourn Hall, 8 p.m.

January 30--Eastman Philharmonia. Michael Butterman, guest conductor. Music of Strauss, Schoenberg, and Martin. Eastman Theatre, 8 p.m.

February 1--Eastman School Symphony Orchestra. Michael Butterman, guest conductor. Music of Wagner, Mozart, Weber/Berlioz, and Brahms. Eastman Theatre, 8 p.m.

February 3--Faculty Artist Series. Mark Kellogg, trombone with Joseph Werner, piano. Music of Schultz, Wagenseil, Mahler, and Neruda. Admission fee. University ID holders and Kilbourn or Ranlet subscribers receive one free ticket. Kilbourn Hall, 3 p.m.

Eastman at Washington Square--"Thursday Lunchtime Concerts" at the First Universalist Church, corner of South Clinton and Court Streets, 12:15-12:45 p.m. Brown Bag lunches are welcome during the performance.

January 24--Austro-Hungarian Rhapsodies. Fernando Laires studio features the music of Brahams, Paganini, and Rachmaninoff.

January 31--Fresh Winds. Eastman School of Music freshman wind players (flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, and horn) play a quintet repertoire. Anne Harrow, faculty coach.


River Campus Interfaith Chapel-x5-4321;

Roman Catholic Mass

Sunday Mass: January 27, February 3, 10:30 a.m., and 7 p.m., River Level.

Monday Mass: January 28, February 4, 12:15 p.m., Sanctuary.

Tuesday Mass: January 22, 29, 5:15 p.m., Sanctuary.

Wednesday Mass: January 23, 30, 10 p.m., Friel Lounge.

Thursday Mass: January 24, 31, 12:15 p.m., Sanctuary.

Jewish Services

Conservative: January 25, February 1, 6 p.m., River Level; January 26, February 2, 10:30 a.m., Commons Room.

Orthodox: January 25, February 1, 6 p.m., Conference Room; January 26, February 2, 10 a.m., River Level.

Reform: January 25, February 1, 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.

Protestant Services

Interdenominational Worship Community: January 27, February 3, 3 p.m., Sanctuary

Protestant Community Chapel: January 27, February 3, 5 p.m., Sanctuary

Medical Center Interfaith Chapel

Roman Catholic Communion Service

January 25, February 1, 12:30 p.m.

Interdenominational Protestant Worship

January 27, February 3, 10:15 a.m.

Roman Catholic Mass

January 27, February 3, 11:15 a.m.

Basketball (Men)-Chicago, 8 p.m. Febrary 1; Washington University, 1 p.m., February 3.

Basketball (Women)-Chicago, 6 p.m. February 1; Washington University., 3 p.m., February 3.

Squash--Navy, 6 p.m., February 1.

Swimming--William Smith, 7 p.m., January 23; Ithaca, 1 p.m., January 26.

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


Confessions--Buffalo playwright Matthew Crehan Higgins's 90-minute, one-act play features a series of monologues by young gay men coming to grips with their sexuality. The play is sponsored by the University Pride Network. Tickets can be purchased at the Common Market in Wilson Commons and at the door. For information, visit or e-mail Performances begin at 8 p.m., January 25-26, in the May Room of Wilson Commons.


January 30--Janet Reno. The nation's first female attorney general, talks about her experiences in the Clinton cabinet, the current political climate, and other topics. Admission is free for faculty, staff, and students. Strong Auditorium, 9 p.m. Call x5-7800 for information.

February 1--The Supreme Court and the Supreme Court Justices. Colloquium: Gabriel Uzquiano, assistant professor of philosophy. Free and open to the public. 2110-D Dewey Hall, 3:30 p.m.

February 1--Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Address. Mary Frances Berry, chairwoman of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, presents "Empowering the Dream: Reaffirming the American Ideals of Freedom, Justice, and Opportunity for All." Free and open to the public. Strong Auditorium, 5:30 p.m.

Department of Physics and Astronomy

January 28--The Mass Functions of Stars, Brown Dwarfs, and Planets. Astronomy/Astrophysics Seminar: Kevin Luhman, Center for Astrophysics, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Tea, B&L 271, 3:45 p.m.; talk, B&L 106, 4 p.m.

January 31--The Cosmic Infrared Background and SIRTF1. Colloquium: Edward Wright, University of California at Los Angeles. Tea, B&L 374, 3:40 p.m.; talk, B&L 106, 4 p.m.

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

January 21--Ribonucleotide Reductases: Radical Enzymes with Suicidal Tendencies. Hutchison Memorial Lecture: Joanne Stubbe, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 4 p.m. Reception in Hutchison Lounge following the lecture.

January 22--The Status of Women Faculty in Science: The MIT Report. Joanne Stubbe from MIT discusses her role in a 1999 study that revealed a pattern of gender inequity among senior faculty in the sciences at MIT. Open to the University community. Reservations required. Call x5-8318 or e-mail for more information. Rush Rhees, Gamble Room 361, noon-2 p.m.

January 22--Plastics and Peppers: Polyhydroxybutyrate Synthases Producers of Biodegradable Polymers with Properties of Thermoplastics. Hutchison Memorial Lecture: Joanne Stubbe, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Lander Auditorium, 4 p.m.

January 23--Bleomycins: Toward Understanding the Mechanism of Double-Strand DNA Cleavage and Repair. Hutchison Memorial Lecture: Joanne Stubbe, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Lander Auditorium, noon.

January 28--Simulating Quantum Processes with Classical Trajectories. Physical Seminar: Professor Craig Martens, University of California-Irvine, 4:45 p.m.

Februray 1--TBA. Organic Seminar: Bryant Jones, Department of Chemistry, 9:30 a.m.

Frederick Douglass Institute's Work in Progress Seminar Series. Multidisciplinary seminars on topics related to African culture. Frederick Douglass Institute conference room, Morey 302, 12:30-2 p.m.

January 30--Frances Beal, the Third World Women's Alliance, and Radical Black Feminism During the Black Power Movement. Steven Ward, Department of Political Science.


January 23-24--Flamenco Workshops. "A Sevillanas Session," will be held on January 23, from 9-11 a.m. "Feeling and Dancing Flamenco," will be held January 24, from 11 a.m. to 12:25 p.m. For information, call x3-5150.

January 26--Flamenco: From Tragedy to Triumph. Rebecca Thomas '99 traces the history of flamenco, shows its various forms and expressions, and examines the cultural elements which have enriched this dance over the centuries. Spurrier Hall, 7 p.m.

February 1--Bobcat Goldthwait. The standup comic performs at 9 p.m. in Strong Auditorium. Admission fee required. Tickets are available at the Common Market in Wilson Commons and the Record Archive, 1394 Mt. Hope Ave. Call the Wilson Commons Information Desk at x5-5911 for more information.


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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