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Events scheduled for Monday, February 18 (after 5 p.m.), through Monday, March 4 (before 5 p.m.)


February 19--Exhibition Walkthroughs. Staff and docents help explore the art in Ken Aptekar's Eye Contact and Sandy Skoglund's Breathing Glass, 6, 7, and 8 p.m.

February 21--Wine Tasting. Sample new flavors and brands, cosponsored by the Young Friends of MAG and Rochester Chapter of Wine Brats. Admission fee. For more information, call 473-7720, ext. 3035, or e-mail Wine Brats at Pavilion, 7-9 p.m.

February 22, March 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. to noon.


At Memorial Art Gallery

Gallery Highlights Tour--Free with admission. Meet at the admission desk. February 22, 24, 2 p.m.

Exhibition Tour--Free with admission. Meet at the admission desk. February 26, 6:30 p.m.

February 18-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

February 18-April 21--Eye Contact. The exhibition by Ken Aptekar features six paintings inspired by works in the gallery's collection and includes a computer station where visitors can create their own "pictures with text" for a display wall.

February 18-April 21--Breathing Glass. The exhibition by Sandy Skoglund features mosiac encrusted mannequins floating upside down above a blue floor. The backdrop is fifty deep panels, each studded with dozens of handmade glass dragonflies and miniature marshmallows that vibrate on wire filaments.

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 Wilson Commons

February 18-March 3--Legacy. Exhibition by photographer Jessica Todd Harper features 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.


Africa Video & Film Series--Students and faculty are invited to this biweekly video and film documentary series that captures Africa's past and present. A discussion follows each presentation.

February 27--Keita the Heritage of the Griot.

Colors of Empathy. The Cluster of Health and Human Values and the Division for Medical Humanities presents movies that depict life from a variety of different perspectives. Free and open to the public. Medical School, Case Method Room 1-9576, 7 p.m.

February 12--Bride of Frankenstein.

February 26--The Elephant Man.

Department of Modern Languages and Cultures: Festival of Food and Film

February 28--The Luzhin Defense. Lattimore Hall 201, 7:15 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 19--Charulata (The Lonely Wife).

February 26--Days and Nights in the Forest.

Fairytales & Desire: Variations on Cinderella and Beauty and the Beast--Film series in connection with Professor Russell Peck's course 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.

February 24--Turandot

March 3--Mondo Trasho

Francophone Caribbean Literature: Between History and Geography

February 21--Black Shack Alley. Meliora 203, 7 p.m.

February 28--Franz Fanon: Black Skin, White Skin. Rush Rhees, Department of Rare Books, Special Collections and Preservation 225, noon-1:10 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.

February 22--The Royal Tenenbaums, 7 p.m., 9:30 p.m., midnight.

March 1--Harry Potter and The Sorcerer's Stone. 8 p.m., 11 p.m.

March 2--The Man Who Wasn't There. 7 p.m., 9:30 p.m., midnight.


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.

February 19--Basic Life Support Refresher Course, 5-9 p.m.

February 20--Basic Life Support "Original" Course, 5:30-8:30 p.m.

February 27--Basic Life Support Refresher Course, 1-5 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

March 12--Adolescents and Stress: Parenting Strategies. Linda Alpert-Gillis, associate professor of pediatric psychiatry and clinical nursing director of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Outpatient Services, speaks on the sources of adolescent stress and ways parents and adolescents can cope with stress. Ambulatory Care Facility Rooms A & B (2-1322 & 2-1218).

Nutrition Celebration--x5-3392

February 25-March 1--Second annual nutrition week features events from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily, with guest lecturers from noon-12:45 p.m. Attendance is free and brown bag lunches are welcome. Visitors will be eligible to win several prizes. Healthy lunch specials also will be available. House of Six Nations Cafeteria.

University Health Services--x3-5770

February 20--Feel Fabulous in February. Fitness Center tour and tips for starting a fitness program. Sign-up required. Call x5-7643 or stop by the Information Desk in the Goergen Athletic Center. Goergen Athletic Center, 11a.m. to 1 p.m.

February 22--Feel Fabulous in February. Fitness and flexibility assessment, bone density screening, and blood pressure screening. Training room, Goergen Athletic Center, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

February 22--Feel Fabulous in February. Tips for choosing correct footwear. Training room, Goergen Athletic Center, noon to 12:20 p.m.


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

February 19--Faculty Artist Series. Don Harry, tuba. Music of Bozza, Ewazen, Bach, and Wilder. Admission fee, (one free ticket per University ID holder or concert series subscriber) Kilbourn Hall, 8 p.m.

February 19--Eastman Percussion Ensemble. John Beck, conductor. Eastman Theatre, 8 p.m.

Februray 21--Eastman Repertory Singers. Thomas Trenney, conductor. Music of J. Michael Haydn and Bach. Kilbourn Hall, 8 p.m.

February 22--Eastman Chamber Music Society. Kilbourn Hall, 7 p.m.

February 24--Faculty Artist Series. Zvi Zeitlin, violin; Barry Snyder, piano. Music of Mozart, Brahms, Carter, and Schubert. Admission fee (one free ticket per University ID holder or concert series subscriber). Kilbourn Hall, 3 p.m.

February 25--Eastman School Symphony Orchestra. Mendi Rodan, conductor. Music of Shostakovich, Chabrier, and Copland. Eastman Theatre, 8 p.m.

February 26--Faculty Artist Series. Hans Davidsson, organ. Music of Bach, Nilsson, Hambraeus, Ligeti, and Messiaen. Admission fee at the door (one free ticket per University ID holder or concert series subscriber). United Presbyterian Church, 8 p.m.

March 1--Eastman Philharmonia. Mendi Rodan, conductor. Music of Beethoven, Barber, and Strauss. Eastman Theatre, 8 p.m.

March 2--Musical Elevenses. "Musical Magic." Lynn Blakeslee, director. Kilbourn Hall, 11 a.m.

March 3--Eastman Chorale and Eastman Chamber Orchestra. William Weinert, conductor. Bach and St. John Passion. 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.

February 21--Jazz Performance Workshop. Students of Eastman professor and bassist Jeff Campbell perform popular American standards and jazz.

February 28--Celebration of Black History Month. Presented by Hochstein faculty vocalists William Scott and Nadine Carey. Selections will include works from the wide range of contributions that play an important role in the history of America.

River Campus

February 22--Midnight Ramblers. Brad Hartman, director. Admission fee. Strong Auditorium, 8 p.m.

February 23--University Chamber Orchestra. David Harman, director. Lower Strong Auditorium, 8 p.m.

February 24--University Wind Symphony. Cindi Johnston-Turner, director. Strong Auditorium, 8 p.m.

March 1--University Choir and Chamber Singers. L. Brett Scott, director. Interfaith Chapel, 8 p.m.

March 2--University Symphony Orchestra. David Harman, director. Strong Auditorium, 8 p.m.


River Campus Interfaith Chapel--x5-4321;

Roman Catholic Mass

Sunday Mass: February 24, March 3, 10:30 a.m., and 7 p.m., River Level.

Tuesday Mass: February 19, 26, 5:30 p.m., Sanctuary.

Wednesday Mass: February 20, 27, 10 p.m., Friel Lounge.

Jewish Services

Conservative: February 22, March 1, 6 p.m., River Level; February 23, March 2, 10:30 a.m., Commons Room.

Orthodox: February 22, March 1, 6 p.m., Conference Room; February 23, March 2, 10 a.m., River Level.

Reform: February 22, March 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: February 24, March 3, 3 p.m., Sanctuary

Protestant Community Chapel: February 24, March 3, 5 p.m., Sanctuary

Medical Center Interfaith Chapel

Roman Catholic Communion Service

February 22, March 1, 12:30 p.m.

Interdenominational Protestant Worship

February 24, March 3, 10:15 a.m.

Roman Catholic Mass

February 24, March 3, 11:15 a.m.


Imperceptible Mutabilities in the Third Kingdom--The International Theatre Program opens its spring season with this Obie Award-winning play written by Suzan-Lori Parks. Admission fee; discounts for senior citizens. Tickets can be purchased or reserved at the box office by calling x5-4088, or online at Todd Theater. February 28, March 1, 2, 3, 8 p.m.; March 3, 3 p.m.


February 22--Feature Conflation in Cape Verdean Creole and its Socio-Historical Context. Marlyse Baptista, University of Georgia. Sponsored by the Department of Linguistics and the Frederick Douglass Institute for African and African-American Studies. Wells-Brown Room, Rush Rhees Library, 2 p.m.

February 25--Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar Lecture. Arlene Saxonhouse, University of Michigan, speaks on "Absence of Rights Rhetoric in Ancient Greece." Free and open to the public. Welles-Brown Room, 6:30 p.m.

February 26--Neilly Series. "A Beautiful Mind: Genius, Madness, Reawakening." Sylvia Nasar lectures on her prize-winning biography. Free and open to the public. Welles-Brown Room, 4 p.m.

February 26--Acid Rain Revisited. Charles Driscoll, Syracuse University, describes his research findings about the effects of acid rain on the environment and outcomes of efforts to deal with it. Refreshments follow. Cosponsored by the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences and Syracuse University. Call 647-2101 or e-mail for more information. Hutchison Hall, Lander Auditorium, 7:30 p.m.

February 26--Plutzik Series. Maureen Howard reads from her work. Free and open to the public. For more information, contact the English Department at x5-4092. Welles-Brown Room, 8 p.m.

March 1--Philosophy Colloquium: Dean Zimmerman, Syracuse University. Dewey Hall 2110-D, 3:30 p.m

Creative Process Series. Series of six lectures by artists, dancers, and writers on the creative process. Sponsored by the Dance Program, x3-5150. Free in the dance studio in Spurrier Hall, 7:30 p.m.

February 28--Big Eye? Big Mind? Big Act? Sculptor Judd Williams presents a slide show and leads a discussion on the artistic creative process.

Department of Chemistry--Hutchison Hall, Room 473, unless otherwise noted.

February 18--Dioxygen Activation by Low Valent Nickel Complexes. Inorganic seminar: Charles Riordan, University of Delaware, 4:45 p.m.

February 20--Models for the New Bioorganometallic Chemistry: Molecular Construction of Fe-Only Hydrogenase Active Sites. Colloquium: Marcetta Darensbourg, Texas A&M University, noon.

February 22--The Merged 1,2- and 1,3-Asymmetric Induction in Diastereoselective Mukaiyama Aldol Addition Reactions. Organic seminar: Xiaorong Liu, Department of Chemistry, 9:30 a.m.

February 25--Organometallic Chemistry at the Edge of Polycyclic Aromatic Carbon Compounds. Inorganic seminar: Paul Sharp, University of Missouri, 4:45 p.m.

February 27--Electronic Polymers as Self-Amplifying Sensory Materials. Colloquium: Timothy Swager, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, noon.

Department of Physics and Astronomy--x5-4351

February 18--Extraction of Protein Interaction Energy via Protein Threading and Learning. Condensed matter physics seminar: Iksoo Chang, Pusan National University and Pennsylvania State University. Baush & Lomb 271, 3:45 p.m.

February 19--Nonlinear Ultrafast X-ray Spectroscopy of Molecules. Quantum optics seminar: Satoshi Tanaka, Department of Chemistry and Osaka University. Bausch & Lomb 271, 3:45 p.m.

February 20--A Layman's Guide to M-theory. Colloquium: Michael Duff, University of Michigan. Baush & Lomb 374, 3:40 p.m.

Frederick Douglas Institute Work in Progress Seminar Series--Multidisiplinary seminars on topics related to African culture. Frederick Douglas Conference Room, Morey 302, 12:30-2 p.m.

February 20--Presentation by Valeria Sinclair-Chapman, Department of Political Science. Refreshments provided.

Frederick Douglass Institute for African and African-American Studies Visiting Speakers Series

February 22--Feature Conflation in Cape Verdean Creole and Its Social Historical Context. Talk by Marlyse Baptista, University of Georgia. Cosponsored by the Department of Linguistics. Welles-Brown Room, 2 p.m. Reception following talk in 501 Lattimore Hall, 4 p.m.


February 27--Educational Issues in the 21st Century: A Fireside Chat. Panelists will discuss education issues. Registration deadline is Wednesday, February 20. To register, contact Lea Levin by phone at 249-7021 or email at

February 28--Simon School MBA Information Reception. Schlegel Hall, 5:30 p.m.

March 1, 2--Music Song and Dance of Quebec by Matapat. Trio of musicians perform songs, ballads, jigs, and reels, inviting the audience to learn a line dance. For ticket information, contact the Dance Program, x3-5150. Dance studio in Spurrier Hall, 7:30 p.m.

Information Technology Services--No registration is required. Seating is on a first come, first served basis. Briefings will be held in Rush Rhees G113, noon to 1 p.m., unless otherwise noted.

February 21--ADA: Americans with Disabilities Act and the University Web.

February 28--Cascading Style Sheets.


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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