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Events scheduled for Tuesday, October 31 (after 5 p.m.) through Monday, November 14 (before 5 p.m.). All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.


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

November 3, 10Creative Workshop. Reservations required; call 473-7720, ext. 3056. 10:30 a.m. to noon.

November 3What's Up. Visual resources coordinator Susan Nurse gives a 20-minute lecture on The Triumph of Judith by early 18th-century Italian artist Francesco Solimena. Her talk is followed by an opportunity to ask questions. Free with gallery admission.

November 3Lecture. Talk by artist Lynne Feldman, whose recent tapestry collages celebrate the Jewish holidays. Free with gallery admission.

November 4CFine Craft Show Preview Party. To purchase tickets, call 473-7720, ext. 3014. 7 to 9 p.m.

November 5, 6Fine Craft Show. Juried show and sale features one-of-a-kind and limited- edition works by 40 master craft artists. Admission charge. Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

November 5, 6, 12, 13Wendell Castle Video. Tom Muir Wilson's award-winning film. Green Room, 3 p.m.

November 6, 13Going for Baroque. Annie Kirk, a graduate student at the Eastman School, gives a 15-minute presentation and mini-recital on the newly installed Italian Baroque organ. Free with gallery admission. Fountain Court, 1 and 3 p.m.

November 9Especially for Educators. "Picturing Ourselves: Teaching with Visual Documents." Peter Pappas leads an in-service for social studies teachers. Reservations required; call Larissa Masny, 473-7720, ext. 3027, or e-mail 4 to 6:30 p.m.

November 10Art a la Carte. "Family Gatherings." Photographer Richard Margolis speaks on his current project—photos of table settings for Passover, Thanksgiving, Ramadan, Kwanzaa, and Easter. Reservations required; call 473-7720, ext. 3072. Lecture, 11:30 a.m.; luncheon, 12:30 p.m.; optional tour, 2 p.m.


Memorial Art Gallery

Gallery Highlights Tour—Free with admission. Meet at the admission desk. November 3, 10; 6:30 p.m. November 4, 6, 11, 13; 2 p.m.

Through November 27For the Sake of a Single Verse: Lithographs by Ben Shahn. This exhibition presents a portfolio of lithographs by American painter and printmaker Ben Shahn. Presented in honor of President Joel Seligman. Lockhart Gallery.

River Campus

Through November 4Illustrating Cervantes. Related events celebrating the 400th anniversary of Cervantes's iconic figure, Don Quixote, include two lectures, a roundtable discussion, and a movie screening. Opening reception held November 1, Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, Rush Rhees Library, 1:30 p.m. For more details, call x5-4251.

Through November 6Playgrounds of Authorship: The Complete Art Experience Project. Installation by Chinese artists Wang Wei and Shi Qing. Hartnett Gallery, Wilson Commons.

Through February 25Tourmaline. Based on Professor of English Joanna Scott's book, Tourmaline, accompanied by examples of gems, manuscript pages, photographs, and correspondence. Hilfiker Gallery, Rare Books and Special Collections, Rush Rhees Library.

Through June75 Years Beside the Genesee. This exhibition commemorates the 75th anniversary of the dedication of the River Campus and includes rare photographs, memorabilia, and oversized drawings and objects. 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.

November 9—Basic Life Support Original Class: Session One. 5 to 8 p.m.

Childbirth Classes—For a list of classes offered through Highland Hospital and Strong Memorial Hospital, visit

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

November 8—Advanced Directives and Health Care Proxies: How to Make Your Wishes Known. Richard Demme, chair of the Strong Health Ethics Committee and associate professor of medicine and humanities, discusses questions about health directives and proxies. Strong Memorial Hospital, Room 3-6408 (K307), noon.

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

November 3—Salsa. 5:15 to 6:15 p.m.

October 31, November 3, 7, 10—Shotokan Karate. 6:15 to 7:30 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.

November 3Winners All! International competition winners from the piano studio of Natalya Antonova perform.

November 10Friends in Jazz. Performers include Chris Annara, piano; Mark Kellogg, trombone; Bob Sneider, guitar; Jeff Campbell, bass; and Mike Melito, drums.

Eastman School of Music—24-hour Music Line x4-1100.

November 3 to 6Eastman Opera Theatre. Robert Ward, Claudia Legare. Benton Hess, music director; Steven Daigle, stage director. Tickets required. November 3 to 5, 8 p.m.; November 6, 2 p.m.; Kilbourn Hall.

November 7Jazz Lab Band. Russell Scarbrough and Clarence Hines, directors. Kilbourn Hall, 8 p.m.

November 8Kilbourn Concert Series. Musicians from Marlboro. Tickets required. Kilbourn Hall, 8 p.m.

November 9Musica Nova. Brad Lubman, conductor. Kilbourn Hall, 8 p.m.

November 10Bionic Bones. John Marcellus, director. Kilbourn Hall, 8 p.m.

November 11Eastman Wind Ensemble. Mark Davis Scatterday, conductor. Kilbourn Hall, 8 p.m.

November 13Eastman Philharmonia. Neil Varon and Daniel Black, conductors. Eastman Theatre, 3 p.m.

November 13Eastman Trombone Choir. John Marcellus, director. Kilbourn Hall, 8 p.m.

Department of Music in the College—

November 4Gospel Night! Rev. Alvin Parris III leads the University Gospel Choir. Admission charge. Strong Auditorium, 8 p.m.

November 5Midnight Ramblers Concert. David Soson leads the a cappella group. Admission charge. Strong Auditorium, 8 p.m.

November 11After Hours Concert. Kate Scally directs the coed a cappella group. Admission charge. Strong Auditorium, 8 p.m.


River Campus Interfaith Chapel—x5-4321;

Roman Catholic Mass (
November 1, 8—Sanctuary, 5:15 p.m.
November 2, 9—Friel Lounge, 10 p.m.
November 6, 13—River Level, 10:30 a.m., 7 p.m.

Jewish Services (
November 4, 11—Shabbat, River Level, 6 p.m.
November 5, 12—Shabbat, Commons Room, 10:30 a.m.

Muslim Services
Daily Prayers: Thuhr, 1:30 p.m.; Asr, 3 p.m.; Magrib, sunset; Isha, 7:30 p.m.; Jumma, Friday only, 1:15 p.m. (Commons Room). All prayers held in Meditation Room 220 unless otherwise specified.

Protestant Services
November 3, 10—University Christian Fellowship, Sanctuary, 8 p.m.
November 6, 13—University Christian Fellowship, Sanctuary, 3 p.m.
November 2, 9—Protestant Community Chapel, Sanctuary, 5:30 p.m.
November 6, 13—Protestant Community Chapel, Sanctuary, 5 p.m.


November 2Le Grand Blanc de Lambarene. Critical assessment of the life of doctor and philosopher Albert Schweitzer. African Video Series sponsored by Frederick Douglass Institute for African and African-American Studies. Morey 314, 5 p.m.

November 3Screening and Discussion: Don Quixote. Celebration of 400 years of Don Quixote concludes with Grigori Kozintsev's 1957 adaptation of the novel, originally in Russian but dubbed into English. Plutzik Library, Rush Rhees Library, 7 p.m.


November 1Illustrating Cervantes Lecture: Pablo Alvarez. The University's curator of rare books discusses "Illustrating Cervantes: The 18th- Century Interpretation of Don Quixote." Welles-Brown Room, Rush Rhees Library, 12:30 p.m.

November 1Illustrating Cervantes Lecture: Rachel Schmidt. The associate professor from the University of Calgary discusses "Gustave Doré's Don Quixote: A Case Study in Book Illustration and the Erotics of National Identity." Welles-Brown Room, Rush Rhees Library, 5 p.m.

November 3Illustrating Cervantes: Roundtable Discussion. Assistant Professor of Spanish Ryan Prendergast moderates a panel that includes Robert Horst, professor emeritus of Spanish; John Michael, professor of English; Richard Kaeuper, professor of history; and graduate student Andrew Wadoski. Gamble Room, Rush Rhees Library, 12:30 p.m.

November 3Visual Culture and the African Diaspora: A Talk by James Allen and Natasha Barnes. Discussion by Allen, a museum curator, and Barnes, associate professor of English at the University of Chicago, on topics related to an exhibit by Allen on the horrors of lynchings of African Americans in the South. For details, call x5-7235. Welles-Brown Room, Rush Rhees Library, 4 p.m.

November 3Scandling Lecture Series. James Paul Gee, a nationally known scholar and professor at the University of Wisconsin at Madison, discusses "Video Games, Learning, and Literacy." Great Hall, Rush Rhees Library, 7 p.m.

November 7Department of Biology Donut Talk. Xin Jie Chen of UT Southwestern Medical Center, "Role of Mitochondria in Aging-Dependent Degenerative Cell Death." Hutchison Hall 473, noon to 1 p.m.

November 7University Council for Interdisciplinary Studies Cluster on Global Studies. Tim Dye, chief of the Division of Public Health Practice and associate professor of community and preventive medicine, "Plans and Prospects for the New UR Center for Global Health." For information, contact Robert Foster, x5-8614, Management Library Conference Room, Rush Rhees Library 354, 3 to 4:30 p.m.

November 7Works-in-Progress Reading Series: William Gass. Fiction writer and essayist, Gass is emeritus professor of philosophy and David May Distinguished University Professor in the Humanities at Washington University in St. Louis. For details, call x5-4092. Welles-Brown Room, Rush Rhees Library, 8 p.m.

November 9FDI Work in Progress Seminars. Millery Polyné, postdoctoral fellow at Frederick Douglass Institute for African and African-American Studies, on "Haitian/African-American Relations in the 19th Century." Morey 314, 2 p.m.

November 9Lewis Henry Morgan Lectures: Public Lecture. Kay Warren, Charles B. Tillinghast Jr '62 Professor of International Students and professor of anthropology at Brown University, "Victim and Victimizer in Antitrafficking Campaigns." Introduction by President Seligman. Reception follows. Lander Auditorium, Hutchison Hall, 7 p.m.

November 10Lewis Henry Morgan Lectures: Panel Discussion. "Inproving the World: Promises and Perils of Transnationalism." Panelists include Kay Warren of Brown University, Assistant Professor of Anthropology Beth Buggenhagen, William Fisher of Clark University, Shannon Speed of the University of Texas at Austin. Moderated by Robert Foster, Mercer Brugler Distinguished Teaching Professor and professor of anthropology. Robbing Room, Rush Rhees Library, 4:30 p.m.

November 10Neilly Series: William Calvin. A theoretical neurobiologist and professor at the University of Washington at Seattle, Calvin talks about A Brief History of the Mind: Apes to Intellect and Beyond, his latest book that analyzes what led to the "Mind's Big Bang" about 50,000 years ago. Hawkins-Carlson Room, Rush Rhees Library, 5 p.m.

November 10Reni Celeste Memorial Alumni Lecture. Darby English, assistant professor of art history at the University of Chicago, discusses "The Aesthetics of Dispossession: William Pope.L's Actions." Gamble Room, Rush Rhees Library, 6 p.m.

November 10Skalny Lecture and Artist Series. Izabela Kalinowska, assistant professor of Slavic literatures and cultures at Stony Brook University, describes 19th-century Polish and Russian literary accounts and how different Slavic cultures reveal their views of the Orient during her talk "How to Travel? The East-West Encounter According to Mickiewicz." Reception and book signing follow. Register for the reception by calling x5-9898 by November 7. The Meliora, 7:30 p.m.

November 11Poetry Reading by Wyn Cooper. Author of three books of poetry and known for his lyrics set to music, Cooper's reading celebrates acquisition of BOA Editions' publishing archive by Rare Books and Special Collections Library. Reception with live music and refreshments follows. Gamble Room, Rush Rhees Library, 7 p.m.

November 13Tea Talks Series. David McHardy Reid, international business expert and strategist, discusses China's past 25 years of economic progress in "China: Threat, Foe or Phantom to the U.S. Economy." Welles-Brown Room, Rush Rhees Library, 2 p.m.

November 14Department of Biology Donut Talk. Kim McKim of Waksman Institute of Microbiology at Rutgers University, "Assembling the Meiotic Acentrosomal Spindle in Drosophila Oocytes. Hutchison Hall 473, noon to 1 p.m.


November 3, 9Understanding the University's Retirement Program and Fundamentals of Investing. November 3: K-307 (3-6408), Medical Center, noon to 1 p.m.; November 9: Whipple Auditorium (2-6424), Medical Center, 10 to 11 a.m.

November 12Viennese Ball: 20th Anniversary. The University Chamber Orchestra and the University Chamber Singers sponsor the annual black-tie event and will perform while guests enjoy the spirit of an evening in "old Vienna." Tickets are $10 in advance, available at the Common Market in Wilson Commons, and $13 at the door. For more information, call x5-2828. Wilson Commons, 9 p.m. to midnight.

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