University of Rochester

Skip Navigation Bar
November 17,



In Brief




Currents home


Phone BookContact the UniversitySearch/IndexNews and Facts
Currents--University of Rochester newspaper


Events scheduled for Monday, November 3 (after 5 p.m.), through Monday, December 8 (before 5 p.m.)


Memorial Art Gallery--x5-3081;

November 20--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.

November 20--Poetry Reading. Award-winning poet Rennie McQuilkin, former director of the Sunken Garden Poetry Festival, reads from his book Counting to Christmas. Auditorium, 7 p.m.

November 21--Artist Lecture. Anne Currier, professor of ceramic art at Alfred University, kicks off this year's Fine Craft Show with an illustrated lecture, "As Time Goes By." Tickets required. For information, call 473-7720, ext. 3014. Auditorium, 6 p.m.

November 21--Fine Craft Show Preview Party. Mingle with the artists and have an opportunity to purchase their work. Refreshments available. Tickets required. For information, call 473-7720, ext. 3014. Cutler Union, 7 to 9 p.m.

November 22, 23--Fine Craft Show. This third annual juried show and sale features one-of-a-kind and limited-edition works by 40 master craft artists. Items include ceramics, glass, jewelry, metal, furniture, woodcrafts, wearable art, and more. Admission fee required. Cutler Union; November 22, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; November 23, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

December 4--What's Up. Sara Templar, a graduate student in art history at Nazareth College, speaks on Thomas Cole's Landscape Composition: Italian Scenery. Free with admission. 19th-Century American Gallery, 5:30 p.m.

December 4--Lecture. Norman Kleeblatt, a curator for the Jewish Museum in New York, presents "The Distanced Mirrors of Memory: Contemporary Artists Respond to Nazi Imagery and Evil." Free admission. Auditorium, 7 p.m.

December 4, 7--Christmas Concert. "Ave Maria! Images of Mary in Medieval and Renaissance Music, Art, and Sculpture." This program by Musica Spei includes chants and motets by such composers as Josquin, Isaac, Guerrero, and Hildegard von Bingen. Free with admission. Fountain Court; December 4, 7:30 p.m.; December 7, 3 p.m.

December 5--Lecture and Slide Show by Italian Sculptor Franca Ghitti. She will discuss her current exhibition of large works at the Cooper Union in New York City. Free and open to the public. For more information, call x5-4251. Auditorium, 5:30 p.m., followed by a reception in the Vanden Brul Pavilion.


Memorial Art Gallery

Gallery Highlights Tour--Free with admission. Meet at the admission desk. November 20, 6:30; December 4, 7 p.m.

Exhibition Tour--Free with admission. This tour highlights Modern Masters: From Corot to Kandinsky. November 21, 23, 28, 30, December 5, 7; 2 p.m.

Through January 4--Modern Masters: From Corot to Kandinsky. This exhibition features a collection of works by modern masters such as Picasso, Chagall, and Kandinsky hanging side by side with old favorites such as Corot and Renoir.

November 21 through January 4--Rembrandt's World: Prints and Drawings from the Dutch Golden Age. This exhibition examines the richness of Dutch culture during the 17th century through landscapes, portraits, religious images, and scenes of daily life. Included are prints and drawings from the permanent collection by such masters as Rembrandt, Adriaen, von Ostade, and Ferdinand Bol.

Through 2003--Protected for Eternity: The Coffins of Pa-debehu-Aset. This exhibition showcases the lavishly decorated inner coffin of an Egyptian official of the fourth century B.C.E. and other ancient artifacts.

Through 2003--New Acquisitions for a New Millennium. Showcases masterworks acquired during the last four years.

River Campus

Through December 14--Megaliths. A collection of color photographic studies of large rocks found in prehistoric monuments by Rochester native James Via. Hartnett Gallery, Wilson Commons.

Through December 31--Images: Recent Developments by President Thomas H. Jackson. This exhibition, composed of 36 color photographs by President Jackson, marks the introduction of President Jackson's photographic work into the public eye. Hilfiker Gallery of the Rare Books and Special Collections Library, Rush Rhees Library.

Through December 31--Our Olmsted Parks: Implementing His Vision in Rochester. This exhibition examines how elements of Frederick Law Olmsted's vision manifested themselves in the Rochester Parks and how the people of Rochester brought his vision to fruition. Great Hall of Rush Rhees Library.

Through February 27--Frozen in Time: Herman LeRoy Fairchild's Photographic Record of Rochester's Geologic Past. The exhibition examines Herman LeRoy Fairchild's achievements as a glacial geologist through his writings, maps, and photographs. Department of Rare Book and Special Collections, Rush Rhees Library.

Medical Center

Through December 31--(you see me.). This exhibit features a series of black and white images by local photographer Michael Parks. The portraits portray his one-year-old son's loss of an eye to a rare form of cancer. Edward G. Miner Library.


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

November 21--Open Range. 6:30 p.m., 9:15 p.m., midnight.

November 22--Dr. Strangelove or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb. 7 p.m., 9 p.m., 11 p.m.

December 5--American Wedding. 7 p.m., 9 p.m., 11 p.m.

December 6--American Splendor. 7 p.m., 9 p.m., 11 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.

November 18--Basic Life Support Refresher Course, 5 to 9 p.m.

November 19--Basic Life Support Original Course, 9 a.m. to noon.

December 2--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, 760-6600. Registration fee required.

November 18--Label Lingo. Learn the language of food labels. Taught by Maria Justice, 1 to 2:30 p.m.

November 19--Comfort Food and Comfort Touch: Enjoyment from the Inside Out. Taught by Maria Justice, 5:30 to 7 p.m.

Medical Center Fitness and Wellness Center--Call x5-2437 for information.

November 20, December 4--Traditional Hatha Yoga. Free to members of the center or $5 per class for nonmembers; walk-ins welcome. Medical Center, G-5680, 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

MCAG Brown Bag Lunch

November 20--Gung Ho! Succeeding in a Changing World. A video presentation featuring Ken Blanchard, coauthor of The One Minute Manager. All are welcome. Natapow Room (Medical Center 1-9545), noon to 1 p.m.


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

November 17--Guest Recital. Asako Urushighara and Barry Snyder, piano. Kilbourn Hall, 8 p.m.

November 18--Guest Recital. Ronald Leonard, cello. Kilbourn Hall, 8 p.m.

November 19--Musica Nova. Brad Lubman, conductor. Kilbourn Hall, 8 p.m.

November 20--World Music Series. Darma, featuring Eyal Sela. Tickets required (discount with University ID). Kilbourn Hall, 8 p.m.

November 21--Eastman Philharmonia. Mark Scatterday, conductor. Eastman Theatre, 8 p.m.

November 23--Eastman Chorale. William Weinert, conductor. Kilbourn Hall, 3 p.m.

November 24--Eastman Brass Guild. Kilbourn Hall, 8 p.m.

December 1--Ossia. Kilbourn Hall, 8 p.m.

December 3--Eastman Trombone Choir. John Marcellus, director. Kilbourn Hall 8 p.m.

December 5--Musica Nova and Zambouni's Peformance Ensemble. Brad Lubman, conductor. Kilbourn Hall, 8 p.m.

December 7--Eastman Chorale and Repertory Singers. William Weinert and Vera Volchansky, conductors. Kilbourn Hall, 3 p.m.

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

November 20--Chamber Jazz. Bob Sneider/Paul Hofmann duo perform original works.

December 4--Piano Spectacular. Students from the class of Professor Rebecca Penneys present a piano concert.

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

November 19--Chamber Ensembles. David Harman, coordinator. Lower Strong Auditorium, 8 p.m.

November 21--River Campus Jazz Ensemble. Eric Schmitz and Rodney Lancaster, directors. Strong Auditorium, 8 p.m.

November 21--Friday Night Live: Edie Carey. New York City-based singer/songwriter performs. Common Ground Café, Wilson Commons,
8 p.m.

November 21--Friday Night Live: Katy Pfaffl. Pfaffl's music blends folk rock, jazz, and world rhythms. Common Ground Café, Wilson Commons, 11 p.m.

November 23--Zora Mihailovich. Piano recital. Lower Strong Auditorium, 3 p.m.

December 5--University Wind Symphony and University Choir. Cindi Johnston-Turner and L. Brett Scott, conductors. Strong Auditorium,
8 p.m.

December 5--Friday Night Live: We're About 9. The three-part harmony, adult alternative-contemporary-Americana-folk group performs. Common Ground Café, Wilson Commons,
8 p.m.

December 6--University Symphony Orchestra. David Harman, conductor. Strong Auditorium, 8 p.m.

December 7--Gospel Choir. Alvin Parris III, director. Interfaith Chapel, 3 p.m.


River Campus Interfaith Chapel--x5-4321;

Roman Catholic Mass

November 23, 30, December 7, River Level, 10:30 a.m., 7 p.m.

November 18, 25, December 2, Sanctuary, 5:15 p.m.

November 19, 26, December 3, Friel Lounge, 10 p.m.

Jewish Services

Conservative: November 21, 28, December 5, River Level, 5:15 p.m.; November 22, 29, December 6, Commons Room, 10:30 a.m.

Orthodox: November 21, 28, December 5, Conference Room, 5:15 p.m.; November 22, 29, December 6, River Level, 10 a.m.

Reform: November 21, 28 December 5, Commons Room, 5:15 p.m.

Muslim Services--All prayers will be held in Meditation Room 220 unless otherwise specified.

Daily Prayers: Fajr, 5 a.m. (Commons Room); Thuhr, 1:30 p.m.; Asr, 5:30 p.m.; Magrib, sunset; Isha, 10 p.m.; Jumma, Friday only, 1:15 p.m. (Commons Room).

Protestant Services

University Christian Fellowship: November 23, 30, December 7, Sanctuary, 3 p.m.

Protestant Community Chapel: November 23, 30, December 7, Sanctuary, 5 p.m.

Sikh Services

Rahiras: November 19, 26, December 3, Meditation Room, 7 p.m.

Hindu Study Group

November 23, 30, December 7, Meditation Room, 11 a.m.


November 17, 24, December 1, Commons Room, 8 p.m.


November 19, 26, December 3, Conference Room, 9 p.m.


Athletics and

Basketball (Men's)--Endicott, November 21,
8 p.m.; New Paltz, November 23, 1 p.m.; Wesleyan, November 29, 8 p.m.; Carnegie Mellon, December 6, 4 p.m.

Basketball (Women's)--Ithaca, November 21, 6 p.m.; Carnegie Mellon, December 6, 2 p.m.

Cross Country (Men's)--NCAA, November 22.

Cross Country (Women's)--NCAA, November 22.

Swimming and Diving--UCAA Championships, December 6, 7.



'Tis Pity She's a Whore--The International Theatre Program presents a modern interpretation of John Ford's epic tragedy of forbidden love. Tickets can be reserved online at or by phone at x5-4088. December 4, 5, 6, 10, 11, 12, and 13, at 8 p.m. with a matinee scheduled for 3 p.m. on Sunday, December 7.


November 18--Department of Physics and Astronomy Particle Physics Seminar. J. C. Wang of Syracuse University presents "The D_sJ Particles-a Review." Tea: Bausch & Lomb 271, 3:30 p.m.; talk: Bausch & Lomb 372, 3:45 p.m. (

November 18--The Plutzik Reading Series. Poet Sally Keith reads from her works. Welles-Brown Room, Rush Rhees Library, 8 p.m.

November 19--Department of Physics and Astronomy Colloquium. Karel Svoboda of the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory presents "Using Light to Study the Brain at the Level of Molecules, Synapses, and Neural Circuits." Tea: Bausch & Lomb Lobby, 3:30 p.m.; talk: Bausch & Lomb 106, 3:45 p.m. (www.pas.

November 20--Department of Chemistry Organic Seminar. Bogan Olenyuk of the California Institute of Technology presents "New Motifs and Strategies in Gene-Specific Transcriptional Regulation with Designed DNA-Binding Molecules." Hutchison Hall 473, 4 p.m.

November 20--Turning Away from Hate. Former skinhead activisit T. J. Leyden shares his experiences with hate groups and the transformation that led him to fight against intolerance. Tickets required (free with University ID). Strong Auditorium, 8 p.m.

November 21--Department of Chemistry Organic Seminar. Graduate student Xinyi Song presents "On the Selectivity in Olefin Cross Metathesis." Hutchison Hall 473, 9:30 a.m.

November 21--Department of Physics and Astronomy Teaching Seminar. Professor Nicholas Bigelow presents "Academic Honesty." Bausch & Lomb 208, noon. (

November 21--Meaning and the 'A Priori.' Philosophy colloquium by Paul Boghossian of New York University. Dewey 2-110-D, 3:45 p.m. Reception follows in Lattimore 501.

November 21--The Effects of Positive Affect. Presented by Alice Isen of Cornell University. Sponsored by the Department of Clinical and Social Sciences in Psychology. Meliora 366,
4 p.m.

November 24--Department of Physics and Astronomy Ph.D. Defense. Benjamin John Kilminster presents "A Search for Nonstandard Model W Helicity in Top Quark Decays." Bausch & Lomb 375, 1:30 p.m. (

November 24-- Department of Chemistry Physical Seminar. Garegin Paoian of the University of California at San Diego presents "Water in Biomolecular Recognition Landscapes." Hutchison Hall 473, 4 p.m.

December 3--Department of Physics and Astronomy Colloquium. Gerald Gabrielse of Harvard University presents "Observations of Cold Antihydrogen." Tea: Bausch & Lomb Lobby, 3:30 p.m.; talk: Bausch & Lomb 106, 3:45 p.m. (

December 5--Transforming the Culture of Computing: The Carnegie Mellon Experience. Lenore Blum of Carnegie Mellon University discusses changes in the school's information technology program that attracted more women. For information, call x5-8318. Welles-Brown Room, Rush Rhees Library, 4 p.m.


November 18--Part-time and Executive MBA Programs Information Reception. Registration required. Sponsored by the William E. Simon Graduate School of Business Administration. For more details, call x5-3439 or visit Schlegel Hall, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

November 19--Wilson Common Wednesdays: Fall Harvest. Event features music by Rose Polenzani and menu items such as fall vegetable salad, carved turkey, London broil, cornmeal dumplings, mashed sweet potatoes with roasted garlic, and pumpkin cheesecake. Also featured is a vendor showcase from Small Indulgence Jewelry, Tupperware, Tastefully Simple Gourmet Foods, and Mehndi Body Art by ADITI. Wilson Commons, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

November 20--Toastmasters International Daybreakers: Guest Day. Learn about Toastmasters, a public speaking support group. Seneca Room (1-2604), Strong Memorial Hospital, 7:30 to 9 a.m.

December 2--An Evening with Maya Angelou. Rescheduled event. Tickets required. For information, call x5-5911. Goergen Athletic Center Palestra, 8 p.m.

December 3-- Wilson Common Wednesdays: The Holiday Season. Event features holiday music and menu items such as broccoli and red pepper salad, cranberry walnut stuffed chicken, pesto-sautéed cauliflower, Greek rice pilaf, and croquenbouche. Also featured is a vendor showcase from J.K. Designs and Jason's Jewelry. Wilson Commons, 11 a.m. to 3 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

Maintained by University Public Relations
Please send your comments and suggestions to:
Public Relations.

SEARCH:     Directory | Index | Contact | Calendar | News | Giving
                     ©Copyright 1999 — 2004 University of Rochester