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GOING, GOING, SOON TO BE GONE--Images such as Katsushika Hokusai's Travelers along the Minobu River with Mist Rising (above) offer a glimpse into Japanese culture during the 18th and 19th centuries. This print, along with others, is part of the Memorial Art Gallery's Japanese Prints from the Floating World, an exhibition that closes May 8.

Events scheduled for Monday, April 25 (after 5 p.m.) through Monday, May 9 (before 5 p.m.)


Memorial Art Gallery--x5-3081;

April 28--Preschool Workshop. 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.

April 28--Art à la Carte. Founder and president of Paddock Oriental Rug Exchange, Thomas Paddock, discusses "An Oriental Rug Primer." Tickets required. To register, call 473-7720, ext. 3072, or e-mail Lecture, noon; lunch, 1 p.m.; and tour, 2 p.m.

April 30--Smithsonian Museum Day. The gallery offers two free adult admissions to any visitor presenting a Museum Day card. Watch for the card in the April issue of Smithsonian magazine. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

April 30, May 2, 7, 8--Wendell Castle Video. View Tom Muir Wilson's award-winning film about The Music Stand, the 1964 work that brought Castle national acclaim. Offered in conjunction with the exhibition Wendell Castle in Rochester. Green Room, 3 p.m.

May 1--Family Day. Celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month with hands-on activities, family tours, dance performances, and music. Admission charge. Noon to 5 p.m.

May 5--What's Up. Ock Hee Hale speaks on three Bodhisattvas--personifications of Buddhist virtues--in the collection. Followed by question-and-answer session. Free with admission. Asian Gallery, 5:30 p.m.

May 6--Artist Lecture: Wendell Castle. Artist repeats sold-out talk from January. Auditorium, 7:30 p.m.

May 8--Mother's Day Special. All mothers enjoy free admission. Noon to 5 p.m.

May 8--Mothers in Art Tour. Free with gallery admission. 2 p.m.


Medical Center

Through May 27--The Children of Belfast. Images by local photographer Joe Territo. Call x5-3361 for library hours or more details. Edward G. Miner Library.

Memorial Art Gallery

Gallery Highlights Tour--Free with admission. Meet at the admission desk. April 28, May 5; 6:30 p.m.

Exhibition Tour--Free with admission. This tour highlights The View From Here. April 29, May 2, 6; 2 p.m.

Through June 26--The View From Here: Contemporary Russian and American Screenprints. Includes 70 prints by 21 leading Russian and American artists, including Jaune Quick-to-See Smith, William Christenberry, Carrie Mae Weems, Komar and Melamid, Igor Makarevich, and Pavel Makov.

Through May 8--Japanese Prints from the Floating World. Explores the ukiyo-e, or "floating world picture" print movement in Edo (now Tokyo). Offered in honor of President Jackson.

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 May 10--Senior Art Shows. Showcases senior art projects. Through April 26, A. Grant Lightner; April 27 through May 3, Becca Wolfson; May 4 through May 10, Jamil Thompson, The Gallery at the Art and Music Library. Through May 2, Jeff Lehn. AS/IS Gallery at Sage Art Center.

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.


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.

April 29--Maria Full of Grace. 7 p.m., 9 p.m., 11 p.m.

April 30--The Aviator. 8 p.m., 11 p.m.


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.

April 27--Basic Life Support Refresher Class. 5 to 9 p.m.

May 5--Basic Life Support Original Class. 5 to 8 p.m.

Highland Hospital Family Classes--Call 473-2229 for details on fees and registration.

May 3--Infant Care and Safety. Class one. 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

May 7--Breastfeeding. Basics of breastfeeding taught by certified lactation consultants. 9 a.m. to noon.

May 7--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. 10 to 10:45 a.m., 11 a.m. to noon.

May 8--Working and Breastfeeding. Learn strategies for balancing breastfeeding and work from a certified lactation consultant. 2 to 4 p.m.

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

April 25, 28, May 2, 5--Karate: Goshin Jutsu. Medical Center, G-5680, 6:15 to 7:30 p.m.

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

April 30--Marvelous Multiples Class. This class offers support and assistance in gaining knowledge about pregnancy and the birth process with multiples. Lund Room, 3-3211/3-3213, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Through May--Prepared Childbirth Classes. Lund Room (3-3211/3-3213), 7 to 9 p.m.

May 1--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.

May 1, 8--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.

May 7--Sibling Class. Children learn about becoming a big sister or brother. For children ages 3 to 10. Lund Room (3-3211/3-3213), 10 to 11:30 a.m. (part 1)/11:30 a.m. to noon (part 2).


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.

April 28--Ballades and All That Jazz: Music of Chopin, Gould, and Alpert. Pianists from the classes of Eastman professors Vince Lenti and Tony Caramia perform in recital.

May 5--Singers of High Note. Scholarship vocalists from the studio of Cecile Saine perform famous songs and arias. Pianist Howard Spindler accompanies.

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

April 25--World Music Series. Gamelan Lila Muni and guests. Tickets required (discount with University ID). Kilbourn Hall, 8 p.m.

April 26--Collegium Musicum. Paul O'Dette and Christel Thielmann, directors. Kilbourn Hall, 8 p.m.

April 29--Eastman Jazz Ensemble/New Jazz Ensemble. Bill Dobbins and Dave Rivello, conductors. Eastman Theatre, 8 p.m.

April 29--Eastman Repertory Singers/Eastman Chorale/Women's Chorus. Mark Bartel, Susan Conkling, and Nathan Motta, conductors. Kilbourn Hall, 8 p.m.

May 2--Chamber Music Honors Society. Kilbourn Hall, 7 p.m.

River Campus

April 26--University Symphony Orchestra. Strong Auditorium, 8 p.m.

May 1--12th Annual Polish Youth Concert. Area students perform works by famed Polish and other composers. Sponsored by the Skalny Center for Polish and Central European Studies, the Department of Music, and the Polish Heritage Society of Rochester. Free and open to the public; reception follows. Lower Strong Auditorium, 1:30 p.m.


River Campus Interfaith Chapel--x5-4321;

Roman Catholic Mass

April 26, May 3--Sanctuary, 5:15 p.m.

April 27, May 4--Friel Lounge, 10 p.m.

May 1, 8--River Level, 10:30 a.m., 7 p.m.

Jewish Services

April 29, May 6--Conservative, River Level, 6 p.m.; Orthodox, Conference Room, 6 p.m.; Reform, Commons Room, 6 p.m.

April 30, May 7--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

May 1, 8--University Christian Fellowship, Sanctuary, 3 p.m.

May 1, 8--Protestant Community Chapel, Sanctuary, 5 p.m.


Athletics and

Baseball--Hartwick, April 26, 2 p.m. Skidmore, April 29, 1 p.m. Union, April 30, noon.


April 27-30--The Puzzle Locker. World premiere of the new play by Obie Award-winning playwright W. David Hancock, commissioned and presented by the International Theatre Program. Todd Theatre, 8 p.m.


April 26--High Energy Physics Seminar. George Gollin of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, "University-based Linear Collider R&D in the United States." Bausch & Lomb 372, 3:30 p.m.

April 27--Work in Progress Seminar. Katrina Gamble, predoctoral fellow at the Center for the Study of African-American Politics, "Having a Seat at the Table: The Impact of Black Legislators on Congressional Debate." Morey Hall 314, 12:30 to 2 p.m.

April 27--Department of Chemical Engineering: Su Distinguished Lectureship Series. Hector Abruna of Cornell University, "Ordered Intermetallics as Fuel Cell Electrocatalysts." To register, call x5-4913. Gavett Hall 202: Reception, 1 p.m., lecture, 2 p.m.

April 27--Physics and Astronomy Colloquium. Ian Shipsey of Purdue University, "Cochlear Implants: A Technical and Personal Account." Bausch & Lomb 109, 3:45 p.m.

May 4--Department of Chemistry Colloquium. Tarek Mansour of Wyeth Pharmaceuticals. Hutchison Hall 473, noon.


May 4--Video Coding and Cross-Layer Optimization for Transmission Over DS-CDMA Wireless Ssytems. Presented by Lisimachos Kondi of SUNY Buffalo. To register, call x5-0547. Center for Optoelectronics and Imaging, 240 E. River Road, COI auditorium. Pizza social, 6:30 p.m.; presentation, 7 p.m.

May 5--Daybreakers Toastmasters Club. Learn about Toastmasters, a public speaking support group. Open to the public; refreshments provided. 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 ActivitiesProg1.htm.

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