University of Rochester
Currents--University of Rochester newspaper


Events scheduled for Monday, January 17 (after 5 p.m.) through Monday, January 31 (before 5 p.m.)


Memorial Art Gallery--x5-3081;

January 20, 27--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.


Memorial Art Gallery

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

Through February 13--Better Things: Photographs of Gallery Art by Douglas Holleley. A collection of photographs and essays that discuss how art can be "read," interpreted, and enjoyed.

Through 2005--Wendell Castle in Rochester. Features furniture and sculpture along with preliminary drawings and photos of some of Castle's corporate and public commissions.

River Campus

Through January 23--Returned Peace Corps Volunteers Share Their World: An Exhibition. Showcases artifacts and crafts from Third World countries. Opening reception and panel discussion: January 17, 5 p.m. Hartnett Gallery, Wilson Commons.

Through March 15--Beowulfiana: Modern Adaptations of Beowulf. An exhibition of novels, comic books, films, and other items based on the Old English epic poem Beowulf. Robbins Library, Rush Rhees Library.

Through March 15--Gilbert and Sullivan: From London to America. Features photographs, programs, letters, and other materials of original productions that traveled from London to New York and other major American cities. Rare Books and Special Collections, Rush Rhees Library.

Through July 12--George Eastman and His University: How the Relationship Grew. Celebrates the 150th anniversary of Eastman's birth and centers on his relationship with University President Rush Rhees. Great Hall, Rush Rhees Library.


CPR Classes--Offered by the Office for Educational Resources (OER) from January through June. Registration required. All classes held in the OER Department (2-7500 area of the Medical Center). To register, call x5-7666.

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

January 27--Basic Life Support Refresher Course. 5 to 9 p.m.

Highland Hospital Family Classes--Call 473-2229 to register.

Through January--Childbirth Classes. Visit to view class schedules.

January 18--Infant Care and Safety. Fee: $60/couple for three-week miniseries or $20 per individual class. Registration required. Class Three, 7 to 9 p.m.

January 19--Breastfeeding. Basics of breastfeeding taught by certified lactation consultants. Fee: $35/mom and support person. Registration required. 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.

January 22--Childbirth Refresher. This three-hour "express" class is for expectant parents who have attended childbirth classes within the past five years. Fee: $35/mom and support person. Registration required. 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

January 29--Infant and Child CPR. Training for parents, grandparents, and child care providers taught by certified American Red Cross instructors. Fee: $45/person. Registration required. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Strong Beginnings Classes--Preregistration required. Call x5-0096 for information and x5-4058 to register.

Through January--Prepared Childbirth Classes. Fee: $75/mom and support person, includes parking and refreshments. For information and schedule, call x5-0096. Lund Room (3-3211/3-3213), 7 to 9 p.m.

January 22--Infant Massage. Learn the basics of infant massage. Fee of $20 includes baby and adult(s). Theid Room (2-2355), 1 to 3 p.m.

January 23--Prenatal Newborn Care Class. Outlines newborn appearance, behaviors, and reflexes. Also covers bathing, diapering, taking a temperature, cord care, safety equipment, and when to call the doctor. Free. Conference Room A&B (2-1318/2-1322), 1 to 2:30 p.m.

January 23, 30--Orientation Class and Walking Tour. Learn what to expect during a hospital stay and take a walking tour of obstetrics services. Meet at information desk in main lobby, 3 to 4 p.m.

January 29--Exploring Breastfeeding. Information to help parents make an informed choice about feeding. Preregistration required. Fee: $20 includes mother and support person. Conference Room A&B (2-1318/2-1322), 1 to 3 p.m.


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

January 20--Flute Cocktail. Flutist Sophia Gibbs Kim and pianist Irina Lupynis perform music by Telemann, Demersseman, and Korean composer Isang Yun.

January 27--Fresh Winds. Freshmen wind players perform a woodwind quintet repertoire, coached by Eastman faculty member Anne Harrow.

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

January 18--Faculty Artist Series. Peter Kurau, horn, with Joseph Werner, piano, perform "Songs and Dances." Tickets required (free with University ID). Kilbourn Hall, 8 p.m.

January 21--The True Story of Cinderella. Concert performance of Warren Martin's opera by Eastman voice students. Tickets required (discount with student ID). Proceeds benefit the William McIver Scholarship Fund. Kilbourn Hall, 8 p.m.

January 22--Lotte Lenya Competition 2005. Preliminary round. Kilbourn Hall, noon.

January 23--Faculty Artist Series. Zvi Zeitlin, violin, with Russell Miller, piano. Tickets required (free with University ID). Kilbourn Hall, 3 p.m.

January 25--Faculty Artist Series. John Graham, viola, performs "Personal Collection." Tickets required (free with University ID). Kilbourn Hall, 8 p.m.

January 26--Composers Forum. Kilbourn Hall, 7 p.m.

January 26--Eastman Wind Ensemble. Mark Davis Scatterday, conductor. Eastman Theatre, 8 p.m.

January 28--Eastman Philharmonia. Neil Varon, conductor; Paul Burgett, narrator. Eastman Theatre, 8 p.m.

January 30--Eastman School Symphony Orchestra. Neil Varon, conductor. Eastman Theatre, 3 p.m. ;


River Campus Interfaith Chapel--x5-4321;

Roman Catholic Mass

January 18, 25--Sanctuary, 5:15 p.m.

January 19, 26--Friel Lounge, 10 p.m.

January 23, 30--River Level, 10:30 a.m., 7 p.m.

Jewish Services

January 21, 28--Conservative, River Level, 5:15 p.m.; Orthodox, Conference Room, 5:15 p.m.; Reform, Commons Room, 5:15 p.m.

January 22, 29--Conservative, Commons Room, 10:30 a.m.; Orthodox, River Level, 10 a.m.

Muslim Services

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). All prayers held in Meditation Room 220 unless otherwise specified.

Protestant Services

January 23, 30--University Christian Fellowship, Sanctuary, 3 p.m.

January 23, 30--Protestant Community Chapel, Sanctuary, 5 p.m.


Athletics and

Basketball (Men's)--Washington University, January 21, 8 p.m.; University of Chicago, January 23, noon.

Basketball (Women's)--Washington University, January 21, 6 p.m.; University of Chicago, January 23, 2 p.m.

Swimming (Men's)--Fredonia, McMaster (ONT), January 22, 1 p.m.

Swimming (Women's)--Fredonia, McMaster (ONT), January 22, 1 p.m.


January 19--Department of Chemical Engineering Seminar. James Piret of the University of British Columbia presents "Mammalian Cell Processing Using Acoustic Technology for Cell Retention in Bioreactors and for Viral Transfection Applications." Gavett Hall 202, 2 p.m.

January 20--Department of Chemistry Physical Seminar. Peng Chen of Harvard University presents "From Bioinorganic Spectroscopy to Single Molecule Biophysics: N2 Activation by the Tetranuclear CuZ Cluster and Single Motor Protein Tracking Inside Living Cells." Hutchison Hall 473, 4 p.m.

January 24--Department of Biology Donut Talk. Veronica Hinman of the California Institute of Technology presents "Developmental Gene Regulatory Network Architectures across 500 MY of Echinoderm Evolution." Hutchison Hall 473, noon.

January 24--Department of Chemistry Physical Seminar. Christopher Jaroniec of National Institutes of Health presents "High Resolution Structural Studies of Peptides, Proteins and Nucleic Acids Using Novel NMR Methods." Hutchison Hall 473, 4 p.m.

January 27--Department of Biology Donut Talk. Nicholas Barton of Edinburgh University presents "Understanding the Effects of Genome-wide Selection." Hutchison Hall 473, 2 p.m.

January 27--Department of Chemistry Physical Seminar. Hanbin Mao of the University of California at Berkeley presents "High-Throughput Microfluidic Assays and Single Molecular Experiments." Hutchison Hall 473, 4 p.m.

January 27--Neilly Series: Because It Was There: Mallory, Everest, and the 1920s. Presented by Professor of History Stuart Weaver. Introduction by Ernestine McHugh, associate professor at the Eastman School of Music and author of Love and Honor in the Himalayas: Coming to Know Another Culture. Welles-Brown Room, Rush Rhees Library, 5 p.m.

January 31--Department of Biology Donut Talk. Alex Shingleton of Princeton University presents "Insulin, Developmental Plasticity and the Evolution of Size and Shape in Drosophila." Hutchison Hall 473, noon.


January 20--Daybreakers Toastmasters Club. Learn about Toastmasters, a public speaking support group. Seneca Room (1-2604), Strong Memorial Hospital, 7:30 to 9 a.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.