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Currents--University of Rochester newspaper

In Brief

Check out Student Currents

The 2005 issue of Student Currents, a special edition designed for undergraduates at Rochester, is available online at

Join the club

Club Rochester returns on Friday, September 16, and continues on select Fridays throughout the year. Join students, faculty, and staff for happy hour in The Meliora from 4 to 6 p.m. There are free appetizers and a variety of alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages available for purchase.

Concert benefits outreach center

Violinist Chris Greenman and pianist Erika Levy, both second-year medical students, will give a benefit recital on Tuesday, August 16, to support UR Well Student Outreach at St. Joseph's Neighborhood Center. Developed by University medical students, the outreach center offers health care services to uninsured patients through volunteer support from students and physicians.

The 8 p.m. concert at the Rochester Academy of Medicine, 1441 East Avenue, will feature the music of Mozart, Corigliano, and Faure. While there is no admission charge, a $5 donation is suggested. A reception follows the performance. For more details on the concert, visit, and to learn more about the outreach program, visit

Escape to the islands September 7

Student Activities and Dining Services kicks off the 2005-06 series of Wilson Commons Wednesdays on September 7 with "Islands of the Caribbean." The celebrations continue on the first Wednesday of each month with a themed lunch, entertainment, and vendors from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Hirst Lounge.

Don't miss the book sale

The Friends of the University Libraries will host its 33rd annual Friends Book Sale on Saturday and Sunday, August 27 and 28, on the River Campus. Admission is free with free parking available on University lots.

Located in the Great Hall on the second floor of Rush Rhees Library, the sale attracts donations and buyers from Western New York. For members of the Friends, a group of avid library supporters, a special preview will be held from 8 to 10 a.m. before the official opening of the sale on Saturday.

Hours for the public are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Books can be taken home by the bag at deep reductions from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday.

Proceeds benefit the University Libraries and their collections. For information about becoming a member of the Friends or about the sale, call x5-4461.

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