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Freedom Tower architect visits

Internationally renowned architect Daniel Libeskind has designed iconic buildings around the world, including the Jewish Museum in Berlin. He will share his vision for the 1776 Freedom Tower at the World Trade Center site on Thursday, November 10. Cosponsored by the Memorial Art Gallery, the talk, "Breaking Ground: Adventures in Life and Architecture," will be held at the School of the Arts, 45 Prince St., at 6 p.m., with a reception at 5 p.m. Tickets are available at the JCC (1200 Edgewood Avenue) and the Memorial Art Gallery Store.

A contestant on Jeopardy!
Who is Colin Brown?

Colin Brown

Colin Brown '06 recently had the chance to show off his skill answering in the form of a question as a contestant in the 2005 Jeopardy! College Championship. Brown competed against 14 other students from colleges around the nation for the quiz show's grand prize of $100,000 and a specially designed trophy.

Brown says he's been watching Jeopardy! as long as he can remember—except not in Rochester, where he doesn't have a television at school. But catching the series at home this summer, he saw promos for its annual college competition. He applied and was called to audition, a process that included a test, a mock interview, and a round of competition. Episodes were taped at North Carolina State University in Raleigh on October 1 and 2 and are scheduled to air nationally November 7 to 18.

Viennese Ball turns 20

The Viennese Ball, one of the University's most popular annual events, will be held from 9 p.m. to midnight on Saturday, November 12, in Wilson Commons. The University Chamber Orchestra and the University Chamber Singers sponsor the event and will perform while guests enjoy the spirit of an evening in "old Vienna."

This year, the Department of Music is celebrating the 20th anniversary of the formal black-tie gala open to students, faculty, staff, and community members. The Chamber Orchestra and Chamber Singers will perform well-known pieces from Johann Strauss as well as other favorite musical works. Proceeds benefit both ensembles, and tickets are available at the Common Market in Wilson Commons. For details, call x5-2828.

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