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Events scheduled for Monday, April 29 (after 5 p.m.), through Monday, May 13 (before 5 p.m.)



April 30--Volunteer Recognition Event. "Painting Trees." Docent Thea Tweet speaks on favorite works in the gallery's permanent collection. Her talk is presented in conjunction with National Volunteer Month. Free to volunteers from area cultural organizations; free with Gallery admission to all others. For more information, call Mary Ann Monley, 473-7720, ext. 3070. 5:30 p.m.

May 1--Especially for Educators. "The Story of Things: Object-Based Learning for Literacy." This in-service for elementary and ELS teachers is led by Alicia Van Borrsum and Nora Davison. Registration required. For more information, call 473-7720, ext. 3072. 4-6:30 p.m.

May 3, 10--Preschool Family Workshop. Weekly thematic workshops featuring art projects, story reading, and gallery tours. Registration required. Creative Workshop, ext. 3056, 10:30 a.m. to noon.

May 7--What's Up. Susan Nurse, slide librarian, gives an architectural walking tour of the gallery campus. Free with admission. Meet at the Admission Desk, 5:30 p.m.

May 7--Palette to Palate. "Degas, Dancers, Dinner." Enjoy a cooking demonstration, a gourmet meal, and an art history lecture. This program celebrates Impressionist master Edgar Degas, the subject of the gallery's fall exhibition. For reservations, call Creative Workshop, 473-7720, ext. 3056. Cutler Union, 6:30 p.m.


At Memorial Art Gallery

Gallery Highlights Tour--Free with admission. Meet at the admission desk. April 30, May 7, 6:30 p.m.; May 3, 5, 7, 10, 12, 2 p.m.

Through June 2--Art in Bloom: A Bouquet from the Permanent Collection. A showcase of ceramics, paintings, and works on paper from the 19th century to present day.

Lowell Blair Nesbitt's Iris (1971) is one of 22 floral works in MAG's Art in Bloom. Through June 2.

Long-term installations

Through 2002--New Acquisitions for a New Millennium. Showcases 21 masterworks acquired during the last four years, including 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 Hartnett Gallery

Through May 11--Searchworks. A photo-based art exhibition by Sue Lloyd, University of Toronto, comprised of images showing two different realms in each picture. Free and open to the public. Hartnett Gallery, Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, noon to 6 p.m.

At Rush Rhees Library

Through May 7--Senior Thesis Exhibitions. Works by senior art and art history majors on view in the gallery at the Art and Music Library, Rush Rhees Library, 9-11 a.m. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, and noon to 10 p.m. Sunday. Free and open to the public. For more information, contact the art and art history department at x5-9249.

Through August--Beauty for Commerce: Publishers' Bookbindings 1830-1910. This exhibit chronicles the aesthetic and technical changes in English and American cloth bookbindings. Department of Rare Books, Special Collections and Preservation.


Colors of Empathy--The Cluster of Health and Human Values and the Division for Medical Humanities present 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.

April 30--Color of Paradise.

Student Screening--For more information, call x3-5995.

May 3--Student Screening. Video and sound projects created by the students in Video and Sound Art 1 and Video and Sound Art 2-4. Free and open to the public. Hoyt Auditorium, 6 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.

May 3--The Usual Suspects. 9, 11, p.m., free.


April 29--Kidney Stone Prevention Educational Seminar. URMC physicians Erdal Erturk, associate professor of urology and director Kidney Stone Treatment Center and Rebecca Monk, assistant professor of medicine and director of the Nephrolithiasis Clinic, conduct a seminar entitled "Romancing the Kidney Stone." This presentation covers current prevention and treatment options for kidney stones. Free and open to the public. For more information call 254-0420. Brighton Memorial Library, 2300 Elmwood Avenue, 7 p.m.

May 1--New Birth Control Methods. Eric Schaff, professor of family medicine and of obstetrics and gynecology, offers a free community seminar on the newest contraception methods. Questions and answers to follow. For reservations and information, call 341-6292. Highland Hospital, 1000 South Avenue, 7 p.m.

May 4--18th Annual Skin Cancer Detection Clinic. A free skin cancer detection clinic will be held at Strong Memorial Hospital. For more information, contact Fran Parrish at x5-1976. Dermatology Outpatient Area, Ambulatory Care Center, 8:30 a.m. to noon.

The Center for Lifetime Wellness--Monroe Community Hospital, 435 E. Henrietta Road, 760-6600.

May 2--Improving Your Memory: How to Remember What You Are Trying to Forget. Last of a four-part program. Learn how memory works, factors that affect memory, and easy techniques to improve memory. Registration required. Education Room, 6:30-8 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.

May 3--Basic Life Support Refresher Course, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

May 7--Basic Life Support Original Course, 1-4 p.m.


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

April 29--Eastman Wind Orchestra. Evan Feldman and Paul Shewan, conductors. Music of Ito and Jacob. Kilbourn Hall, 8 p.m.

April 30--Collegium Musicum. Paul O'Dette and Christel Thielmann, directors. Kilbourn Hall, 8 p.m.

May 1--Eastman Philharmonia and Eastman Wind Ensemble. David Gilbert, guest conductor; Evan Feldman and Paul Shewan, conductors. Music of Giannini and Welcher. Eastman Theatre, 8 p.m.

May 3--Guest Lecture. Libby Larson, composer. Kilbourn Hall, 3:30 p.m.

May 3--Eastman School Symphony Orchestra and Eastman-Rochester Chorus. William Weinert, conductor. Music of Szymanowski and Williams. Eastman Theatre, 8 p.m.

May 9--Marian McPartland Jazz Series. Jason Moran, guest pianist. Tickets required. Kilbourn Hall, 8 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.

May 2--The Great Romantics. Ines Draskovic, Eastman doctoral candidate, performs music of piano masters Rachmaninoff and Chopin.

May 7--A Taste of Italy. The ensemble Pegasus performs virtuoso string music of the Italian Baroque, including works of Vivaldi and his predecessors.

River Campus

April 29--University Choral Finale. The University Choir, the Chamber Singers, Vocal Point, the Yellowjackets, and Midnight Ramblers perform. L. Brett Scott, director. Free and open to the public. For more information, call the Department of Music at x5-2828. Strong Auditorium, 7 p.m.

April 30--University Chamber Orchestra. David Harman, director. In this last concert of the season, Vice President and University Dean of Students and Adjunct Professor of Music Paul Burgett narrates Prokofiev's classic tale, Peter and the Wolf. The music of Mendelssohn and Fasch performed by students. Free and open to the public. Lower Strong Auditorium. 8 p.m.

May 1--Yellowjackets. Dave Marvin, director. Tickets required. Strong Auditorium, 8 p.m.

Skalny Lecture and Artist Series--For more information, call x5-9898.

May 5--Polish Youth Concert. Young people celebrate Polish culture with musical performances. Free and open to the public. Memorial Art Gallery auditorium, 500 University Avenue, 2 p.m.


River Campus Interfaith Chapel--x5-4321;

Roman Catholic Mass

Sunday Mass: May 5, 12, 10:30 a.m., and 7 p.m., River Level.
Tuesday Mass: April 30, May 7, 5:30 p.m., Sanctuary.
Wednesday Mass: May 1, 8, 10 p.m., Friel Lounge.

Jewish Services

Conservative: May 3, 10, 6 p.m., River Level; May 4, 11, 10:30 a.m., Commons Room.
Orthodox: May 3, 10, 6 p.m., Conference Room; May 4, 11, 10 a.m., River Level.
Reform: May 3, 10, 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: May 5, 12, 3 p.m., Sanctuary.
Protestant Community Chapel: May 5, 12, 5 p.m., Sanctuary.

Medical Center Interfaith Chapel

Roman Catholic Communion Service

May 3, 10, 12:30 p.m.

Interdenominational Protestant Worship

May 5, 12, 10:15 a.m.


Baseball--St. John Fisher (2 games), May 5, 2 p.m.

Softball--Buffalo State, April 30, 3:30 p.m.; NYSWAA Tournamnent. May 3-5, TBA.

Track and Field--NYSCTC Championship, May 3-4.


The Visit--The International Theater Program presents Friedrich Durrenmatt's The Visit, a tragi-comedy set in a small Central European town. Nigel Maister, director. Tickets required. Discounts for senior citizens, University staff, and students. Tickets can be purchased at the box office, reserved online at, or by phone at x5-4088. Todd Theater, May 2, 3, 4, 8 p.m.

Alcestis--The Department of Religion and Classics and Greek Drama 203 present a modern adaptation of Euripides's classical Greek tragedy. Free and open to the public. For more information, contact Monica Florence at x5-7215 or e-mail Performed outside at the Colonnade between Morey and Lattimore Halls (inclement weather location: Welles-Brown Room in Rush Rhees Library). May 3, 3:30 p.m.


May 1--The Rich, the Poor, and American Politics. Author and political activist Frances Fox Piven, City University of New York, speaks on the use of political science to promote democratic reform. Sponsored by the Department of Community and Preventive Medicine and the Departments of History and of Political Science. Free and open to the public. Case Method Room, (1-9576) of the Medical School, 5:30 p.m.

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

May 6--Stalking the Wild Arthropod with Probe and Antibody: What the Hox Genes Have to Say. Thom Kaufman, University of Indiana. Noon-1 p.m.

Department of Chemistry--Hutchison Hall, Room 473 (unless otherwise noted), x5-8286,

April 29--New Luminescent Compounds and Their Use in OLEDs, Sensors, and Catalysis. Inorganic Seminar: Suning Wang, Queen's University, 4:45 p.m.

May 1--One Second in the life of HCl in Lipid Glycerol: A Molecular Beam Scattering Study. Colloquium: Gilbert Nathanson, University of Wisconsin & Madison, noon.

May 3--The Use of Information Technologies in Teaching Chemistry at Columbia: From the Wilderness Years to the Columbia Center for New Media, Teaching and Learning. Organic Seminar: Nicholas Turro, Columbia University, 9:30 a.m.

May 6--Dr. Frankenstein and the Lye of Blood. And Other Things Associated with the Bioinorganic Chemistry of Hydrogenase Enzymes. Inorganic seminar: Stephen Koch, SUNY Stony Brook, 4:45 p.m.

May 8--Cascade Processes for Alkaloid Synthesis. Colloquium: Albert Padwa, Emory University, noon.

May 9--Optical Properties of Cylindrical J-Aggregates and Chlorosomes. Joint Chemistry and Biological Physics seminar: Jasper Knoester, Institute of Theoretical Physics, Groningen, The Netherlands. Bausch & Lomb 106, 3:45 p.m.

May 13--Sculpting of the Eukaryotic Pre-mRNA Branch Site Recognition Motif. Physical seminar: Nancy Greenbaum, Florida State University, 4:45 p.m.

Department of Physics and Astronomy--x5-4351

April 29--Extrasolar Planets. Astronomy/Astrophysics Seminar: Norman Murray, University of Toronto. Tea, Bausch & Lomb 271, 3:30 p.m.; talk, Bausch & Lomb 106, 3:45 p.m.

April 29--Unraveling the Secrets of Electroweak Symmetry Breaking at an e+e- Linear Collider. High Energy Physics Seminar: Aurelio Juste, Fermilab. Tea, Bausch & Lomb 271, 2:45 p.m.; talk, Bausch & Lomb 372, 3 p.m.

May 1--Brane Worlds and Ekpyrotic Cosmology. Colloquium: Burt Ovrut, University of Pennsylvania. Tea, Bausch & Lomb 374, 3:30 p.m.; talk, Bausch & Lomb 106, 3:45 p.m.

Program in Visual and Cultural Studies--For more information, call x5-9249.

May 1--Visual and Cultural Studies under Construction: Media Culture. John Tagg, SUNY Binghamton, presents "Melancholy Realism," an investigation of melancholia and politics in the photographs of Dorothea Lange and Walker Evans. Free and open to the public. Management Library Conference Room, Rush Rhees Library, 12:30-2 p.m.


May 3--Lecture/Recital. Composer Libby Larsen speaks about music as a vehicle for cultural voice and about the musical choices she made for the string quartet. Performers will include: Eileen Strempel, soprano; and Sylvie Beaudette, piano. Also the Suzie Kelly String Quartet with Caleb Burhans and David Wish, violins; John Pickford Richards, viola; and Susannah Kelly, cello. Cosponsored by the Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender and Women's Studies and the Eastman School of Music. Kilbourn Hall, Eastman School, 3:30 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.

May 1--Dreamweaver Basics.

May 2--Creating Web Forms.


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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