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Russell Simmons
THE CEO OF HIP-HOP--Def Jam record founder Russell Simmons will discuss entrepreneurship and his own role as a businessman during an appearance at 9 p.m. on Wednesday, September 13, in Strong Auditorium. Simmons is most famous as the man behind the record label that launched the hip-hop careers of LL Cool J, Run DMC, and the Beastie Boys. Described as one of a new class of “serial entrepreneurs,” Simmons also has produced films and two HBO series, launched the clothing line “Phat Farm,” and started a hip-hop lifestyle magazine. In 2004, he made Inc. magazine’s list of “America’s 25 Most Fascinating Entrepreneurs.”

Admission is $10 for the general public and $5 for University students, faculty, and staff. Advance tickets are available at the Common Market in Wilson Commons. For more information, call x5-5911.

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

EXHIBITIONS

Edward G. Miner Library

Three Years of the Theatre

Through November 30
A collection of 23 images by Paul Miller taken during his three years as the official photographer for the University’s International Theatre Program. Call x5-3361 or visit www.urmc.edu/miner for hours or details. Medical Center.

Gallery at the Art & Music Library

Location

Through September 28
Features paintings and drawings by Michigan artist Brian Elder. For hours, visit www.library.rochester. edu/index.cfm?PAGE=200. Rush Rhees Library.

Hartnett Gallery

Photographs by Christine Shank

Through October 1
Features innovative images by St. Louis–based photographer Christine Shank. For details, call x5-4188. Wilson Commons.

Memorial Art Gallery

Second Rochester Biennial

Through September 10

Showcases six artists who live and work in the region. Call x5-3081 or visit http://mag.rochester.edu for hours or details.

Romanticism and the Politics of Taste

Through October 15
Features varied works from the late 18th and 19th centuries, including picturesque landscapes by Turner, eastward-looking works by Gericault, and the tortured inner visions of Goya. Call x5-3081 or visit http://mag.rochester.edu for hours or details.

FILMS

September 8

Old School

Free outdoor screening. Sponsored by UR Cinema Group. Wilson Commons Lawn. 11 p.m.

September 9

Thank You for Smoking

Sponsored by UR Cinema Group. Tickets available in advance at the Common Market or at the door. Hoyt Hall, 7, 9:15, and 11:30 p.m.

September 15

The Break Up

Sponsored by UR Cinema Group. Tickets available in advance at the Common Market or at the door. Hoyt Hall, 7, 9:15, and 11:30 p.m.

September 16

X-Men: The Last Stand

Sponsored by UR Cinema Group. Tickets available in advance at the Common Market or at the door. Hoyt Hall, 7, 9:15, and 11:30 p.m.

HEALTH & WELLNESS

September 11

CPR Classes

Offered by the Office for Educational Resources (OER). Registration required; call x5-7666 or visit www.urmc.rochester.edu/ smd/education/oer. Medical Center, OER Department (2-7500), 1 to 5 p.m.

Yoga Movements II

Eight-week session. Call x5-2437 for information. Medical Center Fitness and Wellness Center, 4:45 to 5:45 p.m.

September 12

Health Bites: E-mail Organization

Ann Michael Henry, organization and productivity consultant, discusses how to properly manage e-mail and stay productive. Free to University employees. Registration recommend one week prior to talk. Call 475-0432. Strong Memorial Hospital, Room 3-6408 (K307), noon to 1 p.m.

Quitting Time

Six-session group smoking cessation class free to faculty and staff through October 18. For more information, or to register, visit www.rochester.edu/wellness, or call x3-5240. Medical Center, 5:15 p.m.

September 13

Quitting Time

Six-session group smoking cessation class free to faculty and staff through October 18. For more information, or to register, visit www.rochester.edu/wellness, or call x3-5240. Medical Center, 12:05 p.m.

September 15

Yoga Movements I

Six-week session. Call x5-2437 for information. Medical Center Fitness and Wellness Center, 12:15 to 1 p.m.

September 18

Yoga Movements II

Eight-week session. Call x5-2437 for information. Medical Center Fitness and Wellness Center, 4:45 to 5:45 p.m.

Ongoing

Highland’s Family Classes/Strong Beginnings Classes

For a list of classes offered through Highland Hospital and Strong Memorial Hospital, visit www. stronghealth.com/services/ womenshealth/resources.cfm or call for more information on registration at Highland Hospital at 473-2229 or Strong Memorial Hospital at x5-4058.

MUSIC

September 5

Auditions: University Symphony Orchestra

Open to faculty, staff, students, and members of the community. Strong Auditorium, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Auditions: University Wind Symphony

Open to faculty, staff, students, and members of the community. Strong Auditorium, 4 to 7 p.m.

September 6

Auditions: University Symphony Orchestra

Open to faculty, staff, students, and members of the community. Strong Auditorium, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Orientation 2005: The Freshman Show

Eastman School, Kilbourn Hall, 7 p.m.

September 7

Men’s and Women’s Choruses Rehearsal

Lander Auditorium, 7 p.m.

September 9

Spin Doctors

NYC–based rock band performs a free concert. Wilson Commons Lawn, 5 p.m.

September 10

Going for Baroque

25-minute performance on the Italian Baroque organ. Free with admission. Memorial Art Gallery, Herdle Fountain Court, 1 and 3 p.m.

Student Degree Recital

Chen-Han Tsai, violin, and Yueh-Cheng Wang, piano. Eastman School, Kilbourn Hall, 7 p.m.

September 12

University Gospel Choir

Wilson Commons, Gowen Room, 7 p.m.

September 13

Shostakovich and Weinberg: An Artistic Dialog

Tickets required; discount to University ID holders. Eastman School, Kilbourn Hall, 8 p.m.

September 14

Student Degree Recital

Siuyan Luk, piano. Eastman School, Kilbourn Hall, 7 p.m.

U.S. Coast Guard Band

Tickets required. Eastman Theatre, 7:30 p.m.

Student Degree Recital

Yuri Blinov, piano. Eastman School, Kilbourn Hall, 9 p.m.

September 15

Shostakovich and Weinberg: An Artistic Dialog

Tickets required; discount to University ID holders. Eastman School, Kilbourn Hall, 8 p.m.

September 16

Shostakovich and Weinberg: An Artistic Dialog

Tickets required; discount to University ID holders. Eastman School, Kilbourn Hall, 8 p.m.

September 17

Going for Baroque

25-minute performance on the Italian Baroque organ. Free with admission. Memorial Art Gallery, Herdle Fountain Court, 1 and 3 p.m.

Shostakovich and Weinberg: An Artistic Dialog

Tickets required; discount to University ID holders. Eastman School, Kilbourn Hall, 3 p.m.

Piano Concerto Competition

Eastman School, Main Building, 6 p.m.

Italian Baroque Organ Showcase

William Porter, professor of harpsichord and organ at the Eastman School. Tickets required; Seating is extremely limited. Memorial Art Gallery, Herdle Fountain Court, 5:30 p.m.

September 18

Faculty Artist Series

Tony Caramia, piano. Tickets required; free to University ID holders. Eastman School, Kilbourn Hall, 8 p.m.

RELIGION

Interfaith Chapel

The chapel hosts study groups, prayer sessions, and services for a variety of faith communities. For details, visit www.rochester. edu/chapel/services.html or call x5-4321.

TALKS

September 6

Department of Chemistry Colloquium

Paul Weiss, Pennsylvania State University. “Designing, Measuring, and Controlling Molecular and Supramolecular-Scale Properties for Molecular Devices.” Hutchison Hall 473, noon.

September 7

What’s Up Talk

Debora McDell, community events programmer, speaks about John Haberle’s “Torn in Transit,” one of 82 works in the new book Seeing America: Painting and Sculpture from the Collection of the Memorial Art Gallery. Her 20-minute talk is followed by an opportunity to ask questions. Memorial Art Gallery, 5:30 p.m.

September 8

Neurology Grand Rounds Presentation

Benjamin Segal, associate professor of neurology. “Multiple Sclerosis: The Central Nervous System as an Immune Organ.” Strong Memorial Hospital, Room 3-6408 (K307), 9 to 10:30 a.m.

Department of Chemistry Organic Seminar

Sherry Chemler, SUNY Buffalo. “New Copper(II) Chemistry for the Synthesis of Nitrogen Heterocycles: Carboamination and Diamination of Unactivated Olefins.” Hutchison Hall 473, 9:30 a.m.

Second Friday Science Social

Mark Noble, professor of genetics. “Stem Cell Wars.” Medical Center, Room K-207, 4 p.m.

September 9

Lung Biology Research Seminar

Tom Foster, professor of imaging sciences. “Applications of Photodynamic Therapy and Optical Imaging in the Lung.” Medical Center, Room K-207, noon to 1 p.m.

September 11

Department of Biology Donut Talk

William Sullivan, University of California at Santa Cruz. “Microtubules, Pathogens, and Virgin Birth.” Hutchison Hall 473, noon to 1 p.m.

September 12

Russia 2006: New Money, Old Culture

Talk by Russian economist Nikita Maslennikov about the impact of economic growth on Russia’s cultural heritage. Rush Rhees Library, Welles-Brown Room, 7:30 p.m.

September 18

Department of Biology Donut Talk

Willis Li, assistant professor of genetics. “Epigenetic Effects of JAK/STAT Signaling.” Hutchison Hall 473, noon to 1 p.m.

Department of Chemistry Inorganic Seminar

Julie Kovacs, University of Washington. “How Does the Thiolate Sulfur Contribute to the Function of the Non-Heme Iron Enzyme Superoxide Reductase?” Hutchison Hall 473, 4 p.m.

TOURS

Memorial Art Gallery Highlights

Free with admission. Meet at the admission desk. September 15 and 17 at 2 p.m.; September 7 and 14 at 6:30 p.m.

SPECIAL EVENTS

YELLOWJACKET WEEKEND

Spin Doctors Sarah Silverman
There’s nothing like getting off to a great start, and that’s what Yellowjacket Weekend is all about. The celebration of the new academic year starts on Friday, September 8, with Convocation at noon and continues that afternoon with the Activities Fair at 3 p.m., featuring more than 175 student clubs and organizations. Friday evening promises great entertainment with a performance by comedian/actress/writer Sarah Silverman (above, right) in Strong Auditorium at 9 p.m. Tickets are available at the Common Market in Wilson Commons and at the door. Following the show, there will be a free student musical performance at the Common Ground coffeehouse at 10 p.m. and a free screening of the movie Old School outside Wilson Commons at 11 p.m.

In addition to numerous sporting events on Saturday, September 9, there will be a 4 p.m. tailgating party and luau on the Wilson Lawn with free rides, carnival games, and more leading up to the Courage Bowl later that evening when the Yellowjacket football team takes on long-time rival St. John Fisher College. At 5 p.m. NYC–based rock band the Spin Doctors (above, left) will give a free performance. A dining tent with a dinner buffet will be set up on the Wilson Commons lawn (Danforth Dining Center will be closed). Advanced meal tickets can be purchased at the Common Market, or diners can pay by cash or with their meal plans at the door. For more details, visit www.sa.rochester.edu/sao/yjw.htm.

September 9

M&T Bank Clothesline Festival

Rochester’s oldest and largest arts and crafts festival, with more than 500 artists from 27 surrounding counties exhibit and sell their works. Tickets required. Memorial Art Gallery, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Comedian Sarah Silverman

Tickets are available at the Common Market in Wilson Commons. Strong Auditorium, 9 p.m.

September 10

M&T Bank Clothesline Festival

Rochester’s oldest and largest arts and crafts festival, with more than 500 artists from 27 surrounding counties exhibit and sell their works. Tickets required. Memorial Art Gallery, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

September 11

Candlelight Vigil

An event marking the fifth anniversary of the 2001 terrorist attacks. Memorials will honor the six University graduates who lost their lives five years ago, and a sign-in book will be available for visitors to write down thoughts, tributes, and memories. Interfaith Chapel, 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.

September 12

Women and Music: Looking Back, Looking Forward

This roundtable launches the Humanities Project, a year-long celebration of the humanities at the University. The event is part of “Women in Music,” one of 10 series of programs that are part of the special initiative. Reception follows the discussion. Rush Rhees Library, Welles-Brown Room, 5 p.m.

September 13

Russell Simmons Discusses Entrepreneurship

The cofounder of the Def Jam record label offers his thoughts on being an entrepreneur and a successful business owner. Strong Auditorium, 9 p.m.

September 17

Hispanic Heritage Family Day

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with art activities, storytelling, cultural displays, an awards presentation, and performances by area troupes including Arco Iris Mexicano, Borinquen Dance Theatre, and the Mambo Kings. Memorial Art Gallery, noon to 5 p.m.

WORKSHOPS

September 7

Understanding the University’s Retirement Program and Fundamentals of Investing

This information session is designed for faculty and staff eligible to participate in the University’s retirement program and for those who are new to investing or who want to review their current investment strategy. Medical Center, ACF-C, Room 2-1361, noon to 1 p.m.

September 14

Post-Retirement Benefits and Income at Retirement

This information session includes an overview of the University benefit plans available during retirement to eligible faculty and staff. Medical Center, HR Conference Room 1-6127, 1 to 2 p.m.

UPCOMING

Faculty Artist Series

The Eastman School will kick off its Faculty Artists Series with three nights of musical artistry beginning on Monday, September 18, with a recital by Tony Caramia, professor of piano. Tuesday, September 19, don’t miss the Kilbourn Hall debut of mezzo-soprano Kathryn Cowdrick, assistant professor of voice who will present Bon Appetit, a feast for the ear on the theme of food. Trombonist Mark Kellogg, associate professor of trombone, euphonium, and camber, follows with a performance on Wednesday, September 20. All three shows start at 8 p.m. in Kilbourn Hall. Admission is free for those with University IDs and $10 for all others. For the series schedule, visit www.esm.rochester.edu/concerts/ series_faculty.php.