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Frederick Douglass
FREDERICK DOUGLASS PAPERS--The first book that abolitionist Frederick Douglass purchased after his escape from slavery is among the many items on display in a new exhibition, The Several Lives of Frederick Douglass, that opened February 14--his 185th birthday--in Rush Rhees Library. Materials on display were selected from the extensive Douglass collection at the library. The exhibition is a companion event to an academic conference in late March that will examine Douglass's 19th-century world of cultural and political reform. It is being organized by the Frederick Douglass Institute for African and African-American Studies.

Events scheduled for Monday, February 17 (after 5 p.m.), through Monday, March 3
(before 5 p.m.)



February 17-21--Winter Break Art Week. The gallery's Creative Workshop hosts art school for children ages 8-10 years. Registration fee required.

February 21, 28--Preschool Workshop. Children can enjoy an art project, story reading, and gallery tour, all with a unified theme. For ages 2 1/2 to 5 years with adult. Registration fee required. For reservations, call 473-7720, ext. 3056. Creative Workshop, 10:30 a.m. to noon.

February 23--Family Day. "Explore the Arts of Asia." Activities for the entire family, including hands-on art projects, crafts demonstrations, dance performances, storytelling, guided family tours, and more. Free refreshments in the Bausch & Lomb Parlor from 2 to 4 p.m. Memorial Art Gallery, noon to 5 p.m.


At Memorial Art Gallery

Gallery Highlights Tour--Free with admission. Meet at the admission desk. February 20, 27, 6:30 p.m.; February 21, 23, 28, March 2, 2 p.m.

Through March 23--Dimensions In Pop. This exhibition uses both 2-D and 3-D work from the permanent collection to examine the Pop Art movement. Focusing on the work of over fifteen artists, including Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, and Claes Oldenburg, the show explores their fascination with mass media and popular culture.

Long-term installations

Through 2003--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 May 2003--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, Wilson Commons--For more information, call x5-5911.

Through March 9--Retrospective. Exhibition of work by painter Luvon Sheppard, professor at the Rochester Institute of Technology, who was instrumental in the start of the Allofus Workshop. Free and open to the public.

At Rush Rhees Library

Through May 10--The Several Lives of Frederick Douglass. The exhibition includes historically important materials and images related to abolitionist Frederick Douglass (1818 & 1895) such as an underground railroad pass written and signed by him, letters, books, and other documents. Free and open to the public. Department of Rare Books, Special Collections and Preservation, x5-4477.

Through March 18--Remembrance: A Tribute to and Journey through Two Lives. In this artistic collaboration, photographers Marianne Pojman and Sharon Turner memorialize two important people in their lives: Pojman's father and Turner's grandmother. An artist's reception will be held on Saturday, February 22, from 3 to 5 p.m. Free and open to the public. The Gallery at the Art and Music Library, x5-9249.


University Cinema Group--All films shown in the Hoyt Hall Auditorium, unless otherwise noted. Tickets as well as semester passes available in advance at the Common Market, Wilson Commons.

February 21--Rules of Attraction. 7, 9, 11 p.m.

February 28--8 Femmes. 7, 9, 11 p.m.

March 1--Die Another Day. 7, 9, 11 p.m.


March 3--Book Reading and Discussion on Bipolar Disorder, Families, and Silence. Stephen Hinshaw, professor of psychology, University of California at Berkeley, reads excerpts from his latest book and hosts an open discussion with author Sascha DeBrul about the stigma associated with mental illness. Free and open to the public. Mt. Hope Family Center, 187 Edinburgh Street, 7 p.m.

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

February 17, 24--Memory Fitness: An Exercise Approach to Remembering. Two interactive classes that illustrate ways to improve daily memory. February 17: "Taking the Absent out of Absentmindedness." February 24: "Nutrition and Attitude: Two Choices You Have Control Over." Maria Justice, instructor. 2:30 to 4 p.m.

February 18, 25--Small Ball Muscle Stretch and Release. Learn a series of back exercises that can be practiced at home and included in an exercise program. Barb Battle, instructor. 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 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.

February 28--Basic Life Support Refresher Courses, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

MCAG Professional Development Brown-Bag Lunch Series

February 20--Headaches, Havoc or Harmony: Techniques for Stress Reduction. Anita Spoor, certified personal trainer, instructor. Natapow Room 1-9545, noon to 1 p.m.


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

February 18--Kilbourn Concert Series. Music of Mozart, Beethoven, Martin, and Schumann. Paul Badura-Skoda, piano. Tickets required. Kilbourn Hall, 8 p.m.

February 18--Eastman Percussion Ensemble. Music of Balissat, Braun, McCarthy, and Kellis. Eastman Theatre, 8 p.m.

February 21--Eastman Chorale and Repertory Singers. Courtney Carey, Deanna Joseph, Brian Kittredge, Gregory Ristow, and Vera Volchansky, conductors. Kilbourn Hall, 8 p.m.

February 22--Eastman Chamber Orchestra. Music of Webern, Mozart, and Schubert Neil Varon, conductor. Kilbourn Hall, 8 p.m.

February 23--Faculty Artist Series. Charles Castleman, violin, with Tony Caramia and Jennifer Snyder, piano. Tickets purchased at the door (one free ticket per University ID holder). Kilbourn Hall, 3 p.m.

February 25--Eastman New Jazz Ensemble. Dave Rivello, director. Eastman Theatre, 8 p.m.

February 26--Eastman Wind Orchestra. Music of Shewan, Kucharzyk, Ticheli, and Vaughan Williams. Mark Scatterday, Paul Shewan, and Cindi Johnston-Turner, conductors. Kilbourn Hall, 8 p.m.

February 27--World Music Series. Hands On'Semble, a contemporary percussion quartet devoted to the art of hand drumming. Tickets required. Kilbourn Hall, 8 p.m.

February 28--Eastman Philharmonia. Music of Dvorák, Bartók, and Shostakovich. Neil Varon, conductor. Eastman Theatre, 8 p.m.

March 1--Morning Chamber Music. Music of Dvorák and Rossini. Kilbourn Hall, 11 a.m.

March 2-- Faculty Artist Series. Robert Morris, composer. Tickets purchased at the door (one free ticket per University ID holder). Kilbourn Hall, 3 p.m.

River Campus--Free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.

February 22--Chamber Orchestra. David Harman, director. Strong Auditorium, 8 p.m.

February 28--Wind Symphony. Cindi Johnston-Turner, director. Strong Auditorium, 8 p.m.

March 1--Symphony Orchestra. David Harman, director. Strong Auditorium, 8 p.m.

March 2--University Choir. L. Brett Scott, director. Strong Auditorium, 8 p.m.

Eastman at Washington Square--Thursday Lunchtime Concert Series at the First Universalist Church, corner of South Clinton and Court Streets, 12:15 to 12:45 p.m. Brown-bag lunches welcome.

February 20--Songs in English. Baritone Derrick Smith of the CED voice faculty is joined by Eastman staff accompanist Beryl Garver in a program of music by British composers Ralph Vaughn Williams and Gerald Finzi.

February 27--The Joy of Collaboration. Accompanying students from the class of Eastman Professor Jean Barr appear in concert together with their recital partners.


River Campus Interfaith Chapel--x5-4321;

Roman Catholic Mass

February 23, March 2, River Level, 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m.
February 18, 25, Sanctuary, 5:15 p.m.
February 19, 26, Friel Lounge, 10 p.m.

Jewish Services

Conservative: February 21, 28, River Level, 6 p.m.; February 22, March 1, River Level, 10:30 a.m.
Orthodox: February 21, 28, Conference Room, 6 p.m.; February 22, March 1, Commons Room, 10 a.m.
Reform: February 21, 28, Commons Room, 6 p.m.

Muslim Services--All prayers will be held in Meditation Room 200 unless otherwise specified.

Daily Prayers: Fajr, 5:45 a.m.; Zuhr, 1:30 p.m.; Asr, 3:30-5 p.m.; Magrib, sunset; Isha, 9 p.m.; Jumma, Friday, 1:15 p.m.

Protestant Services

University Christian Fellowship: February 23, March 1, 3 p.m., Sanctuary.
Protestant Community Chapel: February 23, March 1, 5 p.m., Sanctuary.

Sikh Services

Rahiras: February 19, 26, 7 p.m. Meditation Room

Medical Center Interfaith Chapel

Roman Catholic Communion Service

February 21, 28, 12:30 p.m.

Interdenominational Protestant Worship

February 23, March 1, 10:15 a.m.


Athletics and

Basketball (Men's)--Chicago, February 21, 8 p.m.; Washington University, February 23, 1 p.m.; Carnegie Mellon, March 1, 4 p.m.

Basketball (Women's)--Chicago, February 21, 6 p.m.; Washington University, February 23, 3 p.m.; Carnegie Mellon, March 1, 2 p.m.

Tennis (Men's)--University of Buffalo, February 19, 4 p.m.; Niagara, February 26, 4 p.m.

Tennis (Women's)--University of Buffalo, February 22, 10 a.m.

Track--NYSCTC Multi-Event, February 23, 10 a.m.


February 26--Neilly Series. Emil Homerin, professor of religion and chair of the Department of Religion and Classics, will discuss the religious and cultural dimensions of Islam and how they are interpreted in the West in his talk "Translating Islam." Welles-Brown Room, Rush Rhees Library, 5 p.m.

February 28--Department of Philosophy Colloquium. Delia Graff, assistant professor in the Sage School of Philosophy at Cornell University. Dewey 2-110E, 3:30 p.m.

Department of Chemical Engineering Seminar Series--All seminars are Wednesday at 2 p.m. in Gavatt 202 unless otherwise noted.

February 26--DNA Hybridization on Metal Nanowires for Biosensing and Materials Assembly. Christine Keating, Penn State University.

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

February 21--High Speed Chemistry at Pfizer: Evolution and Examples. Organic seminar: Kimberly Estep, Pfizer Inc. 9:30 a.m.

February 26--Synthesis of Natural and Unnatural Products. Colloquium: Jeffrey Winkler, University of Pennsylvania. Noon.

Laboratory for Laser Energetics--LLE Coliseum, noon to 1 p.m., unless otherwise noted.

February 21--Science and Technology Seminar Series. "Is It Bigger Than a Bread Box?" by Provost Charles Phelps.

February 28--Science and Technology Seminar Series. "Optical Sampling for Analog-to-Digital Conversion" by John Twichel, MIT Lincoln Laboratory.

Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender and Women's Studies--x5-8318.

February 27--Research Seminar. Hal Gladfelder, assistant professor of English, presents "Plague Spots: Deviance and the Body in the Writings of John Cleland," 540 Lattimore, 12:30 to 2 p.m.


February 21--Chili-Lunch Fund-raiser. Chili lunch to raise money for Alternative Spring Break programs. Proceeds from the fund-raiser will help pay for transportation, housing, and food expenses for students participating in Alternative Spring Break. Tickets are $6 and can be purchased in advance at the Common Market in Wilson Commons. For more information, contact Marie Lewis at x5-2195. Hirst Lounge, Wilson Commons, 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The Creative Process--A series of guest speakers and performers on creativity across a range of arts, sponsored by the Program of Movement and Dance. All programs are at 7:30 p.m. on Thursdays in the Spurrier Dance Studio on River Campus.

February 20--Hairdresser Jess Sutton. Local hairdresser speaks about the relationship between creativity and working with clients.

February 27--Folk Singer Maria Gillard. Gillard discusses the order of the creative process and how music and lyrics evolve.

March 6--Violist John Graham. A presentation and program by the Eastman School of Music professor on "The First Performance: Preparing and Imagining a Newly Written Piece of Music."

March 27--Hatmaker Dave Brown. Considered one of the premier master hatmakers in the country, Brown discusses his art form and preservation of traditional methods of the craft.

Information Technology Services--No registration 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 18--Web Traffic Logs.

February 19--PHP 1.

February 25--Secure Web Services.

February 26--PHP 2.

February 27--ADA and the Web.

Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender and Women's Studies--x5-8318. www.rochester. edu/college/wst

February 21--Welcome Reception. Ceremony to welcome Signithia Fordham, the new Susan B. Anthony Institute Professor of Gender and Women's Studies. Cosponsored by the Department of Anthropology. Welles-Brown Room, Rush Rhees Library, 4 to 5:30 p.m.

February 28--Tenth Annual Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference. The conference focuses on topics related to gender and women's studies; this year's conference features special sessions on gender-related issues in medical science and the construction of masculinity. Keynote speakers are Lisa Soccio, winner of the institute's dissertation fellowship, and Ramon Rivera-Servera, visiting scholar in the Department of Dance. Free and open to the public. 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Discounts for activities are available to all University staff and faculty. Specific discounts also are extended to students (call for details). All tickets are available at the hospital Cashier's Office and the Customer Service Center in the Susan B. Anthony Hall on the River Campus. The Eastman School of Music carries movie theater tickets only. For more information, check the University Activity Connection flyer or call x5-7942. The current discount list can be accessed at

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