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Events scheduled for Monday, January 31 (after 5 p.m.) through Monday, February 14 (before 5 p.m.)

MEMORIAL ART GALLERY EVENTS

Memorial Art Gallery--x5-3081; http://mag.rochester.edu

February 3, 10--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 3--What's Up. Marjorie Searl, chief curator, speaks about Christian Boltanski's Monument. Question-and-answer session follows. Free with admission. 20th-Century Gallery, 5:30 p.m.

February 5--Opening Party: The Paper Sculpture Show. This sneak preview features live music and entertainment by the Avengers, Steve Greene Trio, String Theory, and Ontario Ensemble. Reservations required; refreshments served. 8 to 11 p.m. For information, call 473-7720, ext. 3510.

February 6--Lecture. Jozef Bajus, first of eight Paper Trail speakers, discusses his work. Gallery visit follows. Auditorium, 2 p.m.

February 10--Art À La Carte. Film Critic Jack Garner of the Democrat & Chronicle presents "Putting Brush to Screen: Painters and the Movies." Tickets required, member discount. To register, call 473-7720, ext. 3072. Lecture, noon; lunch, 1 p.m.; tour, 2 p.m.

February 10--Lecture. Martha Schermerhorn, second of eight Paper Trail speakers, discusses her work. Gallery visit follows. Auditorium, 7 p.m.

February 13--Free Admission Day. Bring a friend to view The Paper Sculpture Show. Open to the public, noon to 5 p.m.

February 13--Storytelling: Paper Sculptures and Paper Stories. Enjoy storytelling and book talks with Alexandra Marris, children's librarian at the Rochester Public Library's Charlotte Branch. Free admission made possible by the Gallery Council. Grand Gallery, 1 p.m.

February 13--Lecture. Raphaela McCormack, third of eight Paper Trail speakers, discusses her work. Gallery visit follows. Auditorium, 7 p.m.

ONGOING EXHIBITS AND TOURS

Memorial Art Gallery

Gallery Highlights Tour--Free with admission. Meet at the admission desk. February 3, 10: 6:30 p.m.; February 4: 2 p.m.

Exhibition Tour--Free with admission. This tour highlights The Paper Sculpture Show and Paper Trail. February 6, 11: 2 p.m.; February 13: 1 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m.

Beginning February 6--The Paper Sculpture Show. This exhibition features designs by 26 artists that visitors can help create and display during the show.

Beginning February 6--Paper Trail. Features recent works by artists whose primary medium is paper. The 2-D and 3-D works are by Jozef Bajus, Judith Olson Gregory, Kumi Korf, Scott McCarney, Raphaela McCormack, Martha Schermerhorn, Nancy Lenker Topolski, and the late Lowell Williams.

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 February 14--Creative Workshop Adult Advanced Student Show. Includes works by adult students attending the gallery's art school.

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 February 18--Life. An exhibit of old and new photographs chronicling events in the life of the artist's father. Presented by Stephen Dybas. The Gallery at the Arts & Music Library, Rush Rhees Library.

Through February 20--Rochester Invitational Exhibition. Juried exhibition features the work of four upstate New York artists: Colleen Buzzard, Matthew Friday, Maria Friske, and Rolando Galardi Segura. Opening reception and artist's talk: February 2, 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.

FILMS

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.

February 4--National Treasure. 7 p.m., 9:30 p.m., midnight.

February 5--Ray. 7 p.m., 10 p.m.

February 8--House of Flying Daggers. 7 p.m.

February 8--Better Than Sex. 9:30 p.m.

February 11--Hero. 7 p.m., 9 p.m., 11 p.m.

February 12--Malcolm X. 6 p.m., 10 p.m.

HEALTH AND WELLNESS

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.

February 7--Basic Life Support Refresher Course. 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

February 17--Basic Life Support Refresher Course. 1 to 5 p.m.

February 22--Basic Life Support Refresher Course. 5 to 9 p.m.

Health Bites--Informal series of useful and timely health and wellness topics. For more information, visit www.urmc.rochester.edu/eap/bites. html or call x5-4987.

February 8--In The Bleak Mid-Winter: Strategies to Beat Back the Blues! Dennis Foley, psychologist, talks about strategies to fight depression. Call Strong EAP for location.

Highland Hospital Family Classes--Call 473-2229 to register. www.stronghealth.com/services/womenshealth/resources.cfm

Through February--Childbirth Classes. Visit www.stronghealth.com/services/womenshealth/Classes/schedule.cfm to view class schedules.

February 5--Breastfeeding. Basics of breastfeeding taught by certified lactation consultants. Fee: $35/mom and support person. Registration required. 9 a.m. to noon.

February 6--Working and Breastfeeding. Learn strategies for balancing breastfeeding and work from a certified lactation consultant. Fee: $20/couple. Registration required. 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

February 7--Infant Care and Safety. Fee: $60/couple for three-week miniseries or $25 per individual class. Registration required. Class One, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

February 12--Childbirth Express: One-Day Class. Late pregnancy class that provides preparation for labor, delivery, postpartum, and newborn care. Fee: $100/mom and coach. Registration required. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

February 12--Big Brothers- and Sisters-to-Be Class. The "ins and outs" of being a big brother or sister are covered in this class for expectant siblings and their parents. Fee: $15/parent/guardian(s) and child, $7 each additional child. Registration required. 10 to 10:45 a.m., 11 a.m. to noon.

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

January 31, February 3, 7, 10--Karate: Goshin Jutsu. $6 per class. Medical Center, G-5680, 6:15 to 7:30 p.m.

February 1, 8--Hatha Yoga. $60 for members or $65 for nonmembers. Medical Center, G-5680, 5:20 to 6:30 p.m.

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

Through February--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.

February 5--Sibling Class. Children learn about becoming a big sister or brother. For children ages 3 to 10. Fee: $20 for first child, $5 for each additional. Lund Room (3-3211/3-3213), part 1: 10 to 11:30 a.m., part 2: 11:30 a.m. to noon.

February 6--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.

February 6, 13--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.

February 12--Refresher/VBAC Class. Reflect on previous birth experiences, learn about vaginal birth after cesarean, sibling preparation, planning for changing family, and options for comfort measures including relaxation, breathing techniques, and medication. Fee: $30/mom and support person. Lund Room, 3-3211/3-3213, 1 to 4 p.m.

February 13--Grandparents Class. Grandparents can learn the latest information on baby care. Preregistration required. Lund Room, 3-3211/3-3213, 1 to 3 p.m.

MUSIC

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.

February 3--From Italy and Russia with Love. Marina Voronina, mezzo-soprano, is joined by pianist Yoko Oka in a concert of music from Russia and Italy.

February 10--The Three Fiddles: Music for Violin, Viola, and Cello. Janeen Wilkins, Katie Fitapaldi, and Katie Worley perform.

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

January 31--Eastman Wind Orchestra. Mark Davis Scatterday, conductor. Kilbourn Hall, 8 p.m.

February 1--Faculty Artist Series. Mikhail Kopelman, violin, with Anna Gurfinkel and Elizaveta Kopelman, piano, and Steven Doane, cello. Tickets required (free with University ID). Kilbourn Hall, 8 p.m.

February 1--Eastman Percussion Ensemble. John H. Beck, conductor and soloist, with John R. Beck, soloist. Eastman Theatre, 8 p.m.

February 2--Musica Nova. Brad Lubman, conductor. Harrison Birtwistle, guest composer. Kilbourn Hall, 8 p.m.

February 3--Eastman Chamber Music Society. Kilbourn Hall, 7 p.m.

February 5--Keys for a Cure: Benefit Piano Recital. Doctors with the Wilmot Cancer Center perform during this benefit recital: pianists George Abraham and Eugene Toy and vocalist Michelle Shayne. Tickets required. Call 242-8988. Kilbourn Hall 8 p.m.

February 6--Faculty Artist Series. Charles Castleman, violin. Tickets required (free with University ID). Kilbourn Hall, 3 p.m.

February 6--Guest Recital. Arkady Shilkloper, jazz horn. Kilbourn Hall, 7:30 p.m.

February 7--World Music Series. Ryuko Mizutani, koto, with Pia Liptak, violin. Tickets required (discount with University ID). Kilbourn Hall, 8 p.m.

February 8--Faculty Artist Series. Eastman Jazz Quartet. Tickets required (free with University ID). Kilbourn Hall, 8 p.m.

February 10-13--Eastman Opera Theatre: Monteverdi, The Coronation of Poppea (sung in English). Benton Hess, music director, and Steven Daigle, stage director. Tickets required (discount with University ID). February 10-12, 8 p.m.; February 13, 2 p.m. Annex 804.

February 13--Eastman Ranlet Series. Ying Quartet. Tickets required. Kilbourn Hall, 3 p.m.

February 13-14--Tuba Mirum Recital. Louis Ciminelli Lounge, 7 p.m.

River Campus

February 3--Music and Poetry in the 19th-Century Italian Salon. The Risorgimento Project, a chamber ensemble, presents a lecture/recital of art songs composed for performance in drawing rooms. Lower Strong Auditorium, 7:30 p.m.

February 6--University Wind Ensemble. With guest performers the Cornell University Wind Ensemble. Strong Auditorium, 1 p.m.

RELIGION

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

Roman Catholic Mass

February 1, 8--Sanctuary, 5:15 p.m.

February 2, 9--Friel Lounge, 10 p.m.

February 6, 13--River Level, 10:30 a.m., 7 p.m.

Jewish Services

February 4, 11--Conservative, River Level, 5:15 p.m.; Orthodox, Conference Room, 5:15 p.m.; Reform, Commons Room, 5:15 p.m.

February 5, 12--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

February 6, 13--University Christian Fellowship, Sanctuary, 3 p.m.

February 6, 13--Protestant Community Chapel, Sanctuary, 5 p.m.

SPORTS

Athletics and Recreation--www.rochester.edu/athletics

Basketball (Men's)--Emory University, February 4, 8 p.m.; Case Western Reserve, February 6, 1 p.m.; New York University, February 11, 8 p.m.; Brandeis University, February 13, 1 p.m.

Basketball (Women's)--Case Western Reserve, February 6, 3 p.m.; New York University, February 11, 6 p.m.; Brandeis University, February 13, 3 p.m.

LECTURES AND READINGS

February 1--Department of Physics and Astronomy: Ph.D. Defense. Chad Bigelow presents "Biological Applications of Confocal Fluorescence Polarization Microscopy." Bausch & Lomb 375, 9:30 a.m.

February 1--Department of Physics and Astronomy: Ph.D. Defense. Pedro Antonio Quinto Su presents "Probing and Manipulating Cold Atoms on an Atom Chip." Bausch & Lomb 375, 2 p.m.

February 1--Department of Physics and Astronomy: High Energy Physics Seminar. Tilman Plehn of CERN presents "SUSY at the LHC." Tea: Bausch & Lomb 271, 3:15 p.m. Talk: Bausch & Lomb 372, 3:30 p.m.

February 3--Talk by Lauren Berlant. Berlant, a professor of English at the University of Chicago, is a visiting scholar at the Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender and Women's Studies. Welles-Brown Room, Rush Rhees Library, 4:30 p.m.

February 4--Department of Chemistry: Organic Seminar. Daniel Canterbury presents "Short, Enantioselective Total Synthesis of Okaramine N: Overcoming Adversity." Hutchison Hall 473, 9:30 a.m.

February 4--Skalny Luncheon Seminar. Agneiszka Graff and Tomasz Basiuk, of the American Studies Center at the University of Warsaw, present "Letting Them See Us: The New Visibility of Gender and Sexuality in the Public Sphere in Poland." Lunch provided. To register, call x5-9898. Gable Room, Rush Rhees Library, noon.

February 6--Tea Talks. John Thomas, professor of mechanical and aerospace sciences and of astronomy, talks about surface activity on the Sun. Free and open to the public. Welles-Brown Room, Rush Rhees Library, 2 p.m.

February 7--Department of Biology Donut Talk. Rebecca Fuller of the Florida State University School of Computational Science presents "The Evolution of Color Patterns and Color Vision in Bluefin Killifish." Hutchison Hall 473, noon.

February 8--Department of Physics and Astronomy: Ph.D. Defense. DooKee Cho presents "Measurement of the Top-Antitop Production Cross Section at sqrt(s)=1.96 TeV in the e + jets Final State of P Anti-p." Bausch & Lomb 372, 1:30 p.m.

February 8--Department of Physics and Astronomy: High Energy Physics Seminar. Dan Magestro of Ohio State University presents "New Jet Studies with High-pT Correlations at RHIC." Tea: Bausch & Lomb 271, 3:15 p.m. Talk: Bausch & Lomb 372, 3:30 p.m.

February 9--Frederick Douglass Institute: Work in Progress Seminar. Dior Konate, predoctoral fellow in the Frederick Douglass Institute for African and African-American Studies, presents "The Location of Colonial Prisons in Senegal: Controlling Men, Securing Colonial Space, and Enforcing Labor." Morey 314, 12:30 to 2 p.m.

February 9--Department of Chemical Engineering Seminar. Isarel Cabasso of the State University of New York presents "Research and Production of Membrane-Electrode-Assembly (MEA) for High Performance Polyelectrolyte Fuel Cell (PEM-FC)." Gavett Hall 202, 2 p.m.

February 10--Department of Biology Donut Talk. Richard Glor of the University of California at Davis Center for Population Biology presents "The Evolution of Species Diversity in an Adaptive Radiation." Hutchison Hall 473, 2 p.m.

February 11--Department of Chemistry: Organic Seminar. Presented by Eduard Casillas of Villanova University. Hutchison Hall 473, 9:30 a.m.

MISCELLANY

February 3--Daybreakers Toastmasters Club. Learn about Toastmasters, a public speaking support group. Seneca Room (1-2604), Strong Memorial Hospital, 7:30 to 9 a.m.

February 4--Comedian/Television Commentator Mo Rocca. Sponsored by the Campus Activities Board. Tickets required. For information, call x5-5911. Strong Auditorium, 9 p.m.

February 5--Simone Forti Dance Lecture/ Demonstration. Dancer/choreographer/writer Forti discusses her exploration of movement forms and performs her improvisational work "Logomotion." Spurrier Dance Studio, 7 p.m.

February 9--Wilson Commons Wednesday. Food and entertainment celebrating the Chinese New Year. Hirst Lounge, Wilson Commons, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

February 9, 10--Blood Drive. Appointments preferred, contact x5-4085. Friel Lounge, Susan B. Anthony Hall, River Campus, noon to 5 p.m.

February 10--Susan B. Anthony Legacy Dinner. Program includes presentation of Lifetime Achievement Award and student scholarships and prizes. Legacy Address by the Hon. Laura E. Drager '70, acting justice of the New York State Supreme Court. Reservation deadline Feb. 4, online at www.rochester.edu/SBA or x5-8799. May Room, Wilson Commons, 6 p.m.

February 14--Feelin' Groovy. "Enhancing Your Relationships." Sponsored by UCC. Wilson Commons 122, noon.

ACTIVITY CONNECTION

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 www.rochester.edu/working/services/ auxops/ActivitiesProg1.htm.



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