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Events scheduled for Monday, March 18
(after 5 p.m.), through Monday, April 1 (before 5 p.m.)

MEMORIAL ART GALLERY EVENTS

MAG--x5-3081;www.rochester.edu/MAG

March 21--Wine Tasting. Sample new wines at the latest tasting cosponsored by the Young Friends of MAG and the Rochester Chapter of Wine Brats. Enjoy new age jazz and flamenco performed by Jack Edward Smith. Admission fee. For information, call 473-7720, ext. 3035. Cutler Ballroom, 6:15 p.m.

March 24--Concert. "The French-Spanish Connection." Soprano Pamela Kurau joins The Society for Chamber Music in a program of works by Poulenc, Turina, DeFalla, Chausson, and Ravel. Admission fee (student discount). Tickets available by calling 461-2578. Auditorium, 7:30 p.m.

ONGOING EXHIBITS AND TOURS

At Memorial Art Gallery

Gallery Highlights Tour--Free with admission. Meet at the admission desk. March 26, 6:30 p.m.

Exhibition Tour--Free with admission. Meet at the admission desk. March 22, 24, 29, 31, 2 p.m.

Through 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.

Through April 21--Breathing Glass. The exhibition by Sandy Skuglund features mosaic-encrusted mannequins floating upside down above a blue floor. The backdrop is 50 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 Rush Rhees Library

Through March 31--Celebrating Famous February and March Birthdays. Memorabilia gathered entirely from the University's collections includes items from abolitionist Frederick Douglass and suffragist Susan B. Anthony to Presidents Abraham Lincoln and George Washington. The exhibit also highlights writers Langston Hughes and Gertrude Stein, and offers material associated with photographer Ansel Adams and aviator Charles A. Lindbergh, who were born 100 years ago this year. Friedlander Lobby.

At Wilson Commons

Through April 7--Out of the Icebox. Juried exhibition of undergraduate art. Hartnett Gallery. Opening reception on March 19, Hartnett Gallery, 5-7 p.m.

FILMS

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.

March 26--The Mystery of Kaspar Hauser

Department of Modern Languages and Cultures: Festival of Food and Film--For more information, call x5-4251.

March 21--Amarcord. Screening of the Italian film by Federico Fellini. Free and open to the public. Italian cuisine served in 401 Lattimore Hall, 6 p.m.; movie screening in 201 Lattimore Hall, 7 p.m.

Fairytales and 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 the Office of Student Activities and the Department of English. Free in the Gowen Room, Wilson Commons, 7:30 p.m.

March 24--My Fair Lady.

March 31--Like Water for Chocolate.

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.

March 22--Iron Monkey. 7, 9, 11, p.m.

March 23--Vanilla Sky. 7, 9:30, midnight.

March 29--Harry Potter and The Sorcerer's Stone. 8, 11, p.m.

March 30--Ocean's Eleven. 7, 9:30, midnight.

HEALTH AND WELLNESS

March 21--UHS Wellness Fair. Features vision screening, cholesterol screening, blood pressure testing, ergonomics assessments, and nutrition experts. Fee for cholesterol screening. Open to all members of the University community. For more information, call x3-5770. First floor, Wilson Commons, 1-3 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.

March 28--Basic Life Support Refresher Course, 5-9 p.m.

April 1--Basic Life Support Refresher Course, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

The Center for Lifetime Wellness--Monroe Community Hospital, 435 E. Henrietta Road. Registration fee required. Call Kathy at 760-6600.

March 21--Healthy Recipes with Five Ingredients or Less. Join in this interactive cooking and sampling presentation by making and tasting healthy recipes prepared with five ingredients or less. Education Room, noon-1:30 p.m.

MUSIC

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

March 19--Kilbourn Concert Series. Angela Hewitt, piano. Music of Bach, Messiaen, and Schumann. Admission fee. Kilbourn Hall, 8 p.m.

March 20--Eastman Chamber Jazz Concert. Ben Monder, guest guitarist. Kilbourn Hall, 8 p.m.

March 21--Chamber Percussion Ensemble. John Hain and Robert Sanderl, conductors. Kilbourn Hall, 8 p.m.

March 22--Ossia. Music of Sturm, Graham, Ziporyn, and Dowland. Kilbourn Hall, 8 p.m.

March 23--The 18th Century Sonata. Lynn Blakeslee, violin; Kristian Bezuidenhout, harpsichord and fortepiano. Music of LeClaire, Mozart, and Beethoven. Kilbourn Hall, 11 a.m.

March 24--Eastman-Ranlet Series. St. Petersburg Quartet. Music of Nadarejshvili, Shostakovich, and Glazunov. Admission fee. Kilbourn Hall, 3 p.m.

March 25--Eastman Horn Choir. Peter Kurau, director. Music of Beethoven, Turner, Berlioz, Sibelius, and Willey (world premiere). Kilbourn Hall, 8 p.m.

March 26--Faculty Artist Series. Steven Doane, cello; Barry Snyder, piano. Music of Barber and Martinu. Admission fee (one free ticket per University ID holder or concert series subscriber). Kilbourn Hall, 8 p.m.

March 29--Eastman Chamber Music Society. Kilbourn Hall, 7 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.

March 14--Lunch with Ludwig. Cello and piano music of Beethoven. Ingrid Bock performs his "G Minor Cello Sonata," and Mimi Hwang plays his seven variations on "Bei Männern, welche Liebe fühlen" from Mozart's The Magic Flute. Pianist Kristian Bezuidenhout accompanies.

March 21--American Arias. Vocalists perform arias from operas by American composers including Barber, Bernstein, Floyd, Gershwin, Menotti, Herrmann, and Moore.

March 28--Chamber Music from Many Lands. Flutist Sophia Gibbs Kim, cellist Melissa Burton, and pianist Alla Kuznetsov team up to perform Alfredo Casella's "Sicilienne and Burlesque," Villa-Lobos' "Jet Whistle," and the trio of Phillippe Gaubert.

River Campus

March 27--Gospel Fest. Alvin Parris III, director. Admission fee (student and senior citizen discounts). Strong Auditorium, 8 p.m.

RELIGION

River Campus Interfaith Chapel--x5-4321; www.rochester.edu/chapel/services.html

Roman Catholic Mass .
Sunday Mass: March 24, 31, 10:30 a.m., and 7 p.m., River Level.
Tuesday Mass: March 19, 26, 5:30 p.m., Sanctuary..
Wednesday Mass: March 20, 27, 10 p.m., Friel Lounge..

Jewish Services .
Conservative: March 22, 29, 6 p.m., River Level; March 23, 30, 10:30 a.m., Commons Room..
Orthodox: March 22, 29, 6 p.m., Conference Room; March 23, 30, 10 a.m., River Level..
Reform: March 22, 29, 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: March 24, 31, 3 p.m., Sanctuary.
Protestant Community Chapel: March 24, 318, 5 p.m., Sanctuary.

Medical Center Interfaith Chapel

Roman Catholic Communion Service .
March 22, 29, 12:30 p.m..

Interdenominational Protestant Worship .
March 24, 31, 10:15 a.m..

Roman Catholic Mass .
March 24, 31, 11:15 a.m..

SPORTS

Baseball--Brockport, March 26, 3:30 p.m.

Lacrosse--Ithaca, March 24, 1 p.m.; Geneseo, March 30, 1 p.m.

RIVER CAMPUS LECTURES

March 20--Art Spiegelman. Comic book artist and author speaks. Admission fee (discount for University undergraduates). Tickets may be purchased in advance at the Common Market in Wilson Commons or at the door. Strong Auditorium, 9 p.m.

March 21--Hyam Plutzik Memorial Series. Christine Hume reads from her work. Free and open to the public. For more information, contact the English Department at x 5-4092. Rush Rhees Library, Welles-Brown Room, 7 p.m.

March 22--Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender and Women's Studies Research Seminar. Sandra Alfoldy, postdoctoral fellow from the art and art history department, presents "Race and Ethnicity in North American Craft." Lunch provided. For reservations or to request special accommodations call x5-8318 or e-mail mslf@mail.rochester.edu 540 Lattimore Hall, Susan B. Anthony Institute Seminar Room, noon-1:30 p.m.

March 24--Janet Heidinger Kafka Prize. Carrie Brown reads from her award-winning book, The Hatbox Baby. Free and open to the public. Contact the Susan B. Anthony Institute at x5-8318; fax, 461-9376; or e-mail mslf@mail.rochester.edu by March 19 to request special accommodations. Rush Rhees Library, Welles-Brown Room, 4 p.m.

March 26--Monica, Felicity, and Buffy: A New Generation's Sexual Attitudes. Paula Kamen speaks about women and their sexuality in the current generation. Free and open to the public. Wilson Commons, Gowen Room, 7 p.m.

March 26--What's Hot and What's Not in the World of Perennials. Jesse Henson, botanical expert, discusses perennials. Admission fee. Tickets available for purchase at the door. Hoyt Auditorium, 7 p.m.

March 27--Neilly Series. Local historical mystery series writer Miriam Grace Monfredo speaks about the women's rights movement in the Rochester area. Free and open to the public. Rush Rhees Library, Welles-Brown Room, 4 p.m.

April 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 for Freedom, Justice, and Opportunity for All." Free and open to the public. Interfaith Chapel, 7 p.m.

Department of Biology Donut Talks--Hutchison Hall, Room 473.

March 25--Is the Population Size of a Species Relevant to Its Evolution? John Gillespie, University of California-Davis, noon-1 p.m.

April 1--Genetic Control and Evolution of Sexual Dimorphism in Drosophila. Artyom Kopp, University of Wisconsin, noon-1 p.m.

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

March 18--The Trouble with Nitrogenase Catalysis. Inorganic seminar: Dennis Dean, Virginia Polytechnical, 4:45 p.m.

March 20--Fluorescence Superquenching and Its Applications in Biosensing. Colloquium: David Whitten, QTL Biosystems, noon.

March 22--Modulating the Affinities of Protein-Ligand Interactions. Organic seminar: Thomas Wandless, Stanford University, 9:30 a.m.

March 26--Single-Molecule Enzymatic and Conformational Dynamics. Noyes Memorial Lecturer: Sunney Xie, Harvard University, 4-5 p.m.

March 27--Coherent Anti-Stokes Raman Scattering Microscopy: A Fresh Look into Living Cells. Noyes Memorial Lecturer: Sunney Xie, Harvard University, noon-1 p.m.

March 28--High Resolution Near-Field Microscopy: Toward Spectroscopic Mapping of Photosynthetic Membranes. Noyes Memorial Lecturer: Sunney Xie, Harvard University, 4-5 p.m.

April 1--Synthesis and Coordination Properties of Unsymmetrical 9-Bora-and Phosphafluorenes. Inorganic Seminar: Rudi Wehmschulte, University of Oklahoma, 4:45 p.m.

Department of Philosophy--Dewey 2110-D

March 22--Toleration through Trust. Colloquium: Richard Dees, St. Louis University. 3:30 p.m. and Lomb 372, 4 p.m.; tea, Bausch & Lomb 271, 3:45 p.m.

Department of Physics and Astronomy--x5-4351

March 20--Brane Worlds and Ekpyrotic Cosmology. Colloquium: Burt Ovrut, University of Pennsylvania. Tea, Bausch and Lomb 374, 3:40 p.m.; talk, Bausch and Lomb 106, 4 p.m.

March 25--Results and Algorithms for the Random Field Ising Model. Condensed matter physics seminar: Jonathan Machta, University of Massachusetts. Tea, Bausch and Lomb 271, 3:45 p.m.; talk, Bausch and Lomb 372, 4 p.m.

April 1--A Close-up View of a Merger System: Molecular Gas and Star Formation in the Antennae. Astronomy/Astrophysics seminar: Christine Wilson, McMaster University. Tea, Bausch and Lomb 271, 3:45 p.m.; talk, Bausch and Lomb 106, 4 p.m.

Frederick Douglass Institute for African and African-American Studies--For more information, call x5-7235.

March 20--Work in Progress Seminar Series. TBA. Jeffrey Tucker, Department of English. Refreshments provided. Multidisciplinary seminars on topics related to African culture. Frederick Douglas Conference Room, Morey 302, 12:30-2 p.m.

March 22--Visiting Speakers Series. Cesare Poppi, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK, presents "The Path of Sigma: Secrecy, Knowledge, and Masks in an African Initiation Society." Welles-Brown Room, 4 p.m.

Laboratory for Laser Energetics Science and Technology Seminar Series--LLE Coliseum, noon to 1 p.m., unless otherwise noted.

March 22--The Smart Home. Philippe Fauchet, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Sandwiches provided.

March 29--A Stitch in Time: The Conservation of Rare Books. Andrea Reithmayr, University of Rochester Libraries. Sandwiches provided.

Visual and Cultural Studies Under Construction: Media Culture Series--For more information, call x5-9249.

March 27--Invisible War: The Befores and Afters of 9/11, War and Public Media. Patricia Zimmerman, Ithaca College. Free and open to the public. Light refreshments served. Management Library Conference Room in Rush Rhees Library, 12:30-2 p.m.

MISCELLANY

March 26--Simon School MBA Programs Information Reception. Schlegel Hall, 5:30 p.m.

March 28--There Is Another World and It Is in This One. Tom Ward, poet and editor/development director of BOA Editions, Ltd., gives an interactive poetry reading. Free and open to the public. Dance Studio, Spurrier Hall, 7:30 p.m.

April 2--Margaret Warner Graduate School of Education and Human Development Open House. Reservations required. Call x5-8940 or e-mail warner@rochester.edu if you are planning to attend. Welles-Brown Room, 4 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.

March 21--What Every Manager Should Know About the Web.

March 28--PDF: Portable Document Format.

ACTIVITIES PROGRAM

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 www.rochester.edu/working/services/auxops/Activities1.htm.



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