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Events scheduled for Monday, May 9 (after 5 p.m.) through Monday, May 23 (before 5 p.m.)


Memorial Art Gallery--x5-3081;

May 12--Artist Lecture: Nancy Gong. A lecture about her architectural stained glass by the owner and principal designer of Gong Glass Works. Presented by the Asian/Pacific Islander/ American History Project of Greater Rochester. Auditorium, 7:30 p.m.

May 14, 15, 21, 23--Wendell Castle Video. View Tom Muir Wilson's award-winning film on 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 19--Artist Lecture: The Paradoxes of Collaboration. Russian-born artist Vitaly Komar speaks on his work, both solo and in collaboration with Alexander Melamind. Auditorium, 7:30 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. May 12, 19; 6:30 p.m.

Exhibition Tour--Free with admission. This tour highlights The View From Here. May 13, 15, 20, 22; 2 p.m.

May 20 to July 31--A High Style: Alex Katz's Alex and Ada Portfolio. Arriving on the New York art scene in the 1950s, Alex Katz rejected the popular Abstract Expressionist movement and gained a respected position within the contemporary art world. This 1990 portfolio of eight prints is based on earlier paintings of the artist and his wife Ada. Lockhart Gallery.

Through June 26--The View From Here: Contemporary Russian and American Screenprints. Includes 70 prints by 21 leading Russian and American artists.

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 May 10, Jamil Thompson, The Gallery at the Art and Music 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.

Through October--A Nation at War. The display, which commemorates the 60th anniversary of the end of World War II, features letters, drawings, photographs, and memorabilia all drawn from the department's collections. Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, 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.

May 10--Basic Life Support Refresher Class. 1 to 5 p.m.

May 12--Basic Life Support Original Class. 5 to 8 p.m.

May 20--Basic Life Support Refresher Class. 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Health Bites--Informal series of useful and timely health and wellness topics. For more information, visit or call x5-4987.

May 10--Parenting for High Self-Esteem. Pam Finger, CSW, talks about the ten things that will make a lasting change in a child's view of him/herself and the world. Call Strong EAP for location.

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

Through May--Childbirth Classes. See Web site for schedules.

May 10, 17--Infant Care and Safety. Classes two and three, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

May 14--Childbirth Express: One-Day Class. Late pregnancy class that provides preparation for labor, delivery, postpartum, and newborn care. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

May 14--Childbirth Refresher. This three-hour "express" class is for expectant parents who have attended childbirth classes within the past five years. 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

May 18--Breastfeeding. Basics of breastfeeding taught by certified lactation consultants. 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

May 21--Infant and Child CPR. Training for parents, grandparents, and child care providers taught by certified American Red Cross instructors. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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

May 9, 12, 16, 19--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.

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

May 15--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 15, 22--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 21--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.

May 12--Mothers' Voices. Celebrate Mother's Day with this concert presented by soprano Eileen Strempel and pianist Sylvie Beaudette.

May 19--Flutissimo! The Eastman community Music School Flute Choir returns for a spring concert of music for many flutes.


River Campus Interfaith Chapel--x5-4321;

Roman Catholic Mass

May 10, 17--Sanctuary, 5:15 p.m.

May 11, 18--Friel Lounge, 10 p.m.

May 15, 22--River Level, 10:30 a.m., 7 p.m.

Jewish Services

May 13, 20--Conservative, River Level, 6 p.m.; Orthodox, Conference Room, 6 p.m.; Reform, Commons Room, 6 p.m.

May 14, 21--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 15, 22--University Christian Fellowship, Sanctuary, 3 p.m.

May 15, 22--Protestant Community Chapel, Sanctuary, 5 p.m.


May 9--Inclusion: Dwell in the Possibilities. Douglas Fisher of San Diego State University discusses inclusive schools and why they matter to all children in the classroom. The event is sponsored by the Midwest Regional Task Force on Quality Inclusive Schooling in cooperation with the Margaret Warner Graduate School of Education and Human Development. Dewey Hall 2-162, 7:30 p.m.

May 13--Department of Chemistry Organic Seminar. Ben Davis of Oxford University presents "Sugars and Enzymes." Hutchison Hall 473, 9:30 a.m.

May 18--Department of Chemistry Inorganic Seminar. Robin Perutz of the University of York presents "Lasers, NMR and Theory: New Approaches to Fundamental Reaction Steps in Catalysis." Lander Auditorium, Hutchison Hall, 4 p.m.

May 23--Department of Chemistry Inorganic Seminar. Graduate student Ying Yu presents "Iron-Sulfur Cluster: A Protein with Functions Adaptive to Structure Conversions." Lander Auditorium, Hutchison Hall, 4 p.m.


May 11--Simon School Information Session: Masters in Medical Management. Lunch served. RSVP to x5-3736 or Anderson Room (G5843), Medical Center, noon to 1:30 p.m.

May 12--School of Medicine and Dentistry Commencement. Master's degree candidates. Memorial Art Gallery, 4 p.m.

May 12--Celebrate the Power of Women's Friendship. Recognition event that commemorates the 50-year friendship between suffragists Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton. Tickets and registration required. For information, call x5-8799 or visit Hosted by the Susan B. Anthony Center for Women's Leadership. Memorial Art Gallery, 5:30 p.m.

May 13--School of Medicine and Dentistry Commencement. M.D. graduates. Eastman Theatre, 4 p.m.

May 14--Doctoral Commencement. All divisions. Eastman Theatre, 10 a.m.

May 14--Book Signing with Curt Smith. Smith is an author, sports broadcasting historian, political commentator, and senior lecturer in the English department. He will sign copies of his newest book, Voices of Summer: Ranking Baseball's 101 All-Time Best Announcers. Barnes & Noble Bookstore on the River Campus, 3 to 5 p.m.

May 15--College of Arts, Sciences, and Engineering Commencement. Eastman Quadrangle, River Campus, 9 a.m.

May 15--School of Nursing Commencement. River Road Auditorium, 11 a.m.

May 15--Margaret Warner Graduate School of Education and Human Development Commencement. Interfaith Chapel, River Campus, 11 a.m.

May 15--Eastman School of Music Commencement. Eastman Theatre, 11:15 a.m.

May 19--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

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