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China Nite

A TASTE OF CHINA--The fan dance, pictured above, is one of several traditional dances featured at this year's China Nite cultural celebration January 28. Organized by the Chinese Students Association, the annual event is designed to usher in the Chinese New Year--2006 is the year of the dog--and spotlight Chinese culture. The dinner features a buffet from Shanghai Restaurant and is followed by a performance that features traditional dances such as the umbrella dance, handkerchief dance, and fan dance as well as modern dances with contemporary Chinese hip-hop influence, a fashion show, vocal performances, and a skit.

Leading up to the China Nite celebration is a series of events that are part of an "Awareness Week," including film screenings, a game night, and an art and literature fair.

"China Nite is one of the biggest and most successful annual events on campus. Audiences and participants have always had a great time and learned more about our culture," says Sherry Chen, vice president of the association.

The dinner starts at 5:30 p.m. in the Douglass Dinning Center. The cultural performance will be held in Strong Auditorium and begins at 8 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at the Common Market in Wilson Commons and will be available at the door.

To learn more, visit www.sa.rochester.edu/csa or contact Chen at x4-3081 or xchen7@mail.rochester.edu.

Events scheduled for Monday, January 16 (after 5 p.m.) through Monday, January 30 (before 5 p.m.). All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.

MEMORIAL ART GALLERY EVENTS

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

January 21, 22, 28, 29--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.

January 22, 29--Going for Baroque. 25-minute presentation and mini-recital on the newly installed Italian Baroque organ. Free with gallery admission. Fountain Court, 1 and 3 p.m.

EXHIBITS AND TOURS

Memorial Art Gallery

Through January 22--Harry Sternberg: A Life in Woodcuts. On display are 38 woodcuts by the late artist who was born on New York's Lower East Side to European Jewish immigrants. Print Corridor.

Through January 29--Extreme Materials Teaser. The full exhibition opens January 29, but on view now are a pair of installations from the show.

Through April 9--Extreme Materials. Organized by the gallery, this exhibition includes about 40 startling artworks from both public and private collections that incorporate nontraditional materials.

Ongoing Exhibitions--

Wendell Castle in Rochester

Protected for Eternity: The Coffins of Pa-Debehu-Aset

Italian Baroque Organ

Gallery Highlights Tour--Free with admission. Meet at the admission desk. January 19, 26; 6:30 p.m. January 20, 22, 27; 2 p.m.

River Campus

Through January 18--Der Blaue Reiter. A series of 27 black-and-white photographs by Christopher Nakis of Rochester that pay homage to a group of pre-World War I expressionists. Gallery at the Art and Music Library, Rush Rhees Library. For hours, visit www.library.rochester.edu or call x5-4476.

Through February 25--Tourmaline. 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 February 28--Science by the Book: From Hippocrates to Darwin. Examines the role of the book in spreading scientific knowledge from the 1450s when printing by movable type was invented to 1859 when Charles Darwin published On the Origin of Species by the Means of Natural Selection. A large display of reproductions from 18th-century engravings is included. Rare Books and Special Collections Library, Rush Rhees Library.

Through March--'Oh Death!': Death, Dying, and the Culture of the Macabre in the Late Middle Ages. Illustrates death-culture in the European late Middle Ages by focusing on artwork and literature from the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries. Robbins Library, Rush Rhees Library.

Through June--75 Years Beside the Genesee. Commemorates the 75th anniversary of the dedication of the River Campus. Great Hall, Rush Rhees Library.

MUSIC

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.

January 19--Clearly Clarinet. Eastman graduate students Lauren Miner, clarinet, and Siu Yan Luk, piano, perform.

January 26--Harp through the Centuries. Harpist Patricia Kline, Eastman graduate student, performs.

Eastman School of Music--24-hour Music Line x4-1100. www.rochester.edu/Eastman

January 16--Faculty Artist Series. Mark Kellogg, trombone, with Joseph Werner, piano; Mark Davis Scatterday, conductor, with Eastman faculty and RPO artists. Kilbourn Hall, 8 p.m. Tickets required; free to University ID holders. January 17--Music for All Presentation. An informal performance with commentary by the Amelia Piano Trio. Ciminelli Formal Lounge, 7:30 p.m.

January 17--Faculty Artist Series. Mikhail Kopelman, violin, with Anna Gurfinkel and Elena Kopelman, piano; Steven Doane, cello. Kilbourn Hall, 8 p.m. Tickets required; free to University ID holders.

January 19--Composer's Forum. Kilbourn Hall, 12:30 p.m.

January 21--Eastman Virtuosi. Charles Castleman, violin; Nicholas Goluses, guitar; Robert Swensen, tenor; Bonita Boyd, flute. Kilbourn Hall, 8 p.m.

January 22--Faculty Artist Series. Barry Snyder, piano. Kilbourn Hall, 3 p.m. Tickets required; free to University ID holders.

January 23--Faculty Artist Series. Peter Kurau, horn, with Joseph Werner, piano. Kilbourn Hall, 8 p.m. Tickets required; free to University ID holders.

January 24--World Music Series. Huun-Huur Tu Mongolian throat singers. Kilbourn Hall, 8 p.m. Tickets required.

January 27, 29--Puccini, Madama Butterfly. Mercury Opera Rochester. Benton Hess, conductor. Eastman Theatre, 8 p.m. Tickets required.

January 28--Faculty Artist Series. Lynn Blakeslee, violin, and Russell Miller, piano. Kilbourn Hall, 11 a.m.

River Campus--Department of Music in the College, x5-2828

January 25--Gabriel Alegria. Afro-Peruvian jazz artist performs with his six-piece ensemble. Strong Auditorium, 8 p.m.

RELIGION

River Campus Interfaith Chapel--x5-4321; www.rochester.edu/chapel

Roman Catholic Mass (www.urnewman.org)

January 17, 24--Sanctuary, 5:15 p.m.

January 18, 25--Friel Lounge, 10 p.m.

January 22, 29--River Level, 10:30 a.m., 7 p.m.

Jewish Services (www.urhillel.org)

January 20, 27--Shabbat, River Level, 6 p.m.

January 21, 28--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

January 19, 26--University Christian Fellowship, Sanctuary, 8 p.m.

January 22, 29--University Christian Fellowship, Sanctuary, 3 p.m.

January 18, 25--Protestant Community Chapel, Sanctuary, 5:30 p.m.

January 22, 29--Protestant Community Chapel, Sanctuary, 5 p.m.

FILM

January 23--Chinese Students Association Awareness Week: Movie Night. Yesterday, Once More, 7 p.m.; Initial D, 9 p.m. Hoyt Auditorium.

LECTURES AND READINGS

January 19--Department of Chemistry Organic Seminar. "Heterocyclization and Tailoring Modifications in Nonribosomal Peptide Antibiotic Biosynthesis," Wendy Kelly of Harvard University. Hutchison Hall 473, 4 p.m.

January 20--Science and Technology Seminar Series. "China and The Yangtze River (Part II)," Bob and Helen Lautenslager. Sponsored by the Laboratory for Laser Energetics. LLE Coliseum, noon to 1 p.m.

January 22--Tea Talk. "A Year in the Life of Susan B. Anthony," Mary Huth, University librarian and expert in the archives of suffragist Susan B. Anthony. She talks about 1893 and shows how Anthony, at the age of 73, continued her rigorous campaign for women's suffrage--a lifelong work that earned her national respect. Sponsored by River Campus Libraries. Welles-Brown Room of Rush Rhees Library, 2 p.m.

January 23--Department of Biology. Faculty candidate Xiongbin Lu of Baylor College of Medicine. "Oncogenic Wip1 Phosphatase Regulates DNA Damage Reponse and DNA Repair." Hutchison Hall 473, noon to 1 p.m.

January 23--Department of Chemistry Organic Seminar. "Organic Synthesis Applied to Problems in Chemical Biology," Bradley Nilsson of University of California at Irvine. Hutchison Hall 473, 4 p.m.

January 25--Susan B. Anthony Institute Research Seminar. "Economic Self-Sufficiency for Women in Rochester and the Seven Surrounding Counties," Kathleen King, professor of nursing. 540 Lattimore Hall, 12:30 to 2 p.m.

January 27--Science and Technology Seminar Series. "Born to be Wired: Technology, Communication and the Millennial Generation," Mark Greenfield of the University at Buffalo. Sponsored by the Laboratory for Laser Energetics. LLE Coliseum, noon to 1 p.m.

MISCELLANY

January 19--MLK Commemorative Multifaith Celebration. Interfaith Chapel, 6 p.m.

January 24--Chinese Students Association Awareness Week: Game Night. Mahjong, Go, Chinese checkers, and Chinese poker. Refreshments and prizes. Hirst Lounge, 6 to 9 p.m.

January 26--Chinese Students Association Awareness Week: Art and Literature Fair. Chinese painting, calligraphy, music, and poetry. Hirst Lounge, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

January 27--Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Address. Martin Luther King III will discuss continuing his father's work in "My Father's Dream, My Mission." Sponsored by the College Diversity Roundtable and the Office of the President. For more information, contact the Office of Minority Student Affairs at x5-0651. Strong Auditorium, 6 p.m.

January 28--China Nite: Chinese New Year Celebration. Sponsored by the Chinese Students Association. Dinner, cultural performance, and other events to mark the Chinese New Year and bring awareness of Chinese culture to the community. (See details above.)

ACTIVITY CONNECTION

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 www.rochester.edu/working/services/auxops/ActivitiesProg1.htm.



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