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PATCH ADAMS, M.D.

Patch Adams
Hunter (Patch) Adams, the real person behind the hit movie Patch Adams starring Robin Williams, will give a talk at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, October 31, in Hubbell Auditorium of Hutchison Hall as part of the continuing Neilly Series. A physician and professional clown, Adams is the founder of the Gesundheit! Institute, a holistic health facility that relies on laughter and humor as an essential part of the healing process. He travels the world spreading his humor and therapy, including visits to prisons and war zones. He believes that being happy is “the most important health factor in your life.”

The Neilly Series, now in its sixth year, is supported by a major gift from Andrew Neilly ’47 and his wife, Janet Dayton Neilly. It is produced by the River Campus Libraries and is cosponsored with Wilson Commons Student Activities and the Campus Activities Board. The event is free and open to the public.

Events scheduled for Monday, October 30 (after 5 p.m.) through Monday, November 13

EXHIBITIONS & TOURS

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.

Hartnett Gallery

Surfaces

Through November 9
Exhibition by John Greene, whose paintings explore smells and textures in paints, wood, cloth, and copper. Works range from sculptures of steel wool and hydrostone to encaustic painting. Wilson Commons.

Memorial Art Gallery

My America: Art from the Jewish Museum Collection 1900–1955

Through December 24
Features works by Jewish American artists from the first half of the 20th century. The exhibition includes paintings, sculptures, photographs, and works on paper that represent styles ranging from social realism to modernism to abstract expressionism. Preview party on October 22 from 6 to 9 p.m. features entertainment and a sneak preview. Call x5-3081 or visit http://mag.rochester.edu for hours or details.

Georgia O’Keeffe: Color and Conservation

Through December 31
The exhibition includes 25 oil paintings and two pastels from all periods of O’Keeffe’s career. A series of never-before-published letters between the artist and her conservator, Caroline Keck, reveal O’Keeffe’s painstaking methods and the importance she placed on use of color. The show includes photographs of O’Keeffe by Alfred Stieglitz on loan from the George Eastman House. Call x5-3081 or visit http://mag.rochester.edu for hours or details. Grand Gallery.

Calling Every Man, Woman and Child!: American World War I Posters

Through January 21
Playing on cultural roles of gender and family and utilizing the power of symbols and personification, the posters of the First World War are works of both art and propaganda, Call x5-3081 or visit http://mag. rochester.edu for hours or details. Lockhart Gallery.

Highlights Tours

Free with admission. Meet at the admission desk. November 5 and 12 at 2 p.m.

Rush Rhees Library

Robin Hood: Development of a Popular Hero

Through January 10
A collection of memorabilia illustrating the Robin Hood legend, including books, comics, films, toys, and other objects. Rossell Hope Robbins Library.

Charlie Arnold: The Love of the Visual

Through January
A career retrospective of the works of this highly respected Rochester photographer, printmaker, and xerographic artist. Rare Books and Special Collections.

Holding Fast My College Days: University of Rochester Student Scrapbooks

Through August
Samples of student-created scrapbooks and collected items that span more than 130 years and offer a glimpse into campus life. Great Hall.

FILMS

November 1

Ben-Zion: In Search of Oneself

Video on Ben-Zion (1897-1987), a Ukrainian-born expressionist featured in My America. Free with admission. Memorial Art Gallery, Auditorium, 2 p.m.

November 3

Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby

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.

November 4

Ben-Zion: In Search of Oneself

Video on Ben-Zion (1897-1987), a Ukrainian-born expressionist featured in My America. Free with admission. Memorial Art Gallery, Auditorium, 2 p.m.

A Scanner Darkly

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

November 6

The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada

Set in Texas, this 2005 film explores fear set against the background of the murder of an undocumented Mexican immigrant. Part of the “Law and the ‘War on Terror’” series of the Humanities Project. Meliora 203, 7:30 p.m.

November 8

Ben-Zion: In Search of Oneself

Video on Ben-Zion (1897-1987), a Ukrainian-born expressionist featured in My America. Free with admission. Memorial Art Gallery, Auditorium, 2 p.m.

November 9

L’Auberge Espagnole

Free outdoor screening. Sponsored by UR Cinema Group. Hoyt Hall, 7:30 and 10 p.m.

November 10

Little Miss Sunshine

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.

November 11

Ben-Zion: In Search of Oneself

Video on Ben-Zion (1897-1987), a Ukrainian-born expressionist featured in My America. Free with admission. Memorial Art Gallery, Auditorium, 2 p.m.

You, Me and Dupree

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

November 1

Salsa

Six-week session. Call x5-2437 for information. Medical Center Fitness and Wellness Center, 5:20 to 6:20 p.m.

November 2

Life After Surgery: What to Expect

Practical, common-sense information about life after back surgery—what to expect, what is normal, and what to be concerned about. Presented by neurosurgery nurse practitioners and physician assistants. Strong Memorial Hospital, Whipple Auditorium, 4 to 5:30 p.m.

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.

November 8

Salsa

Six-week session. Call x5-2437 for information. Medical Center Fitness and Wellness Center, 5:20 to 6:20 p.m.

November 9

Preventive Medicine: How to Protect Your Spine

Jason Schwalb, assistant professor of neurosurgery, covers simple ways to avoid common back problems. Strong Memorial Hospital, Whipple Auditorium, 4 to 5:30 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

Editor’s Pick

opera performers on stage
EASTMAN OPERA THEATRE
The 2006–07 season opens on Thursday, November 2, Mozart’s romantic comedy La Finta Giardiniera (The Disguised Garden Girl), which the composer wrote in 1775 when he was only 19.

While it had a successful premiere in Munich, Germany, the work has seldom been performed in the past 230 years. Eastman Opera Theatre will celebrate Mozart’s 250th birthday year with this production that will be sung in Italian, with English subtitles. “With its fresh, surprisingly passionate music and characterizations, La Finta Giardiniera will be a delightful discovery for fans of Mozart’s mature operas,” says Steven Daigle, dramatic director and division head for Eastman Opera Theatre.

Performances are November 2, 3, and 4 at 8 p.m. and November 5 at 2 p.m. in Kilbourn Hall. Tickets are available at the Rochester Philharmonic Box Office or by calling (585) 454-2100. Discounts apply to those with University ID. Any unsold tickets will be available at the Kilbourn Hall Box Office one hour before the start of each performance.

Pictured above are Eastman Opera Theatre performers Angelique Jacob (left) ’04E, ’06E (MM) and Erica Schuller ’07E.

November 2

Eastman Opera Theatre
Mozart’s La Finta Giardiniera

Tickets required; discount to University ID holders. For ticket information, visit www.esm. rochester.edu/concerts/tickets.php. Eastman School, Kilbourn Hall, 8 p.m.

November 3

Eastman Opera Theatre
Mozart’s La Finta Giardiniera

Tickets required; discount to University ID holders. For ticket information, visit www.esm. rochester.edu/concerts/tickets.php. Eastman School, Kilbourn Hall, 8 p.m.

University of Rochester Gospel Choir

Directed by Rev. Alvin Parris III. Tickets required; discount to University ID holders. For more information contact the College Music Department at x5-2828. River Campus, Strong Auditorium, 8 p.m.

November 4

Eastman Opera Theatre
Mozart’s La Finta Giardiniera

Tickets required; discount to University ID holders. For ticket information, visit www.esm.rochester.edu/concerts/tickets.php. Eastman School, Kilbourn Hall, 8 p.m.

Midnight Ramblers

Fall show by the a cappella group. For more information, contact the College Music Department at x5-2828 or visit www.midnightramblers.org. Tickets required. Strong Auditorium, 8 p.m.

November 5

Going for Baroque

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

Eastman Opera Theatre
Mozart’s La Finta Giardiniera

Tickets required; discount to University ID holders. For ticket information, visit www.esm.rochester.edu/concerts/tickets.php. Eastman School, Kilbourn Hall, 2 p.m.

November 6

Faculty Artist Series

Chien-Kwan Lin, saxophone, with Pi-Lin Ni, piano. Tickets required; free to University ID holders. For ticket information, visit www.esm.rochester.edu/concerts/tickets.php. Eastman School, Kilbourn Hall, 8 p.m.

November 7

Kilbourn Concert Series

Los Angeles Piano Quartet. Tickets required; discount to University ID holders. For ticket information, visit www.esm.rochester.edu/concerts/tickets.php. Eastman School, Kilbourn Hall, 8 p.m.

November 8

World Music Series

Mike Seeger has devoted his life to singing, playing and documenting southern traditional mountain music using a variety of instruments, including the banjo, guitar, fiddle, mandolin, trump, harmonica, quills, lap dulcimer, and autoharp. Tickets required; discount to University ID holders. For ticket information, visit www.esm.rochester.edu/concerts/tickets.php. Eastman School, 8 p.m.

Eastman Wind Ensemble

Mark Davis Scatterday, conductor; Bobby Mitchell, piano; ViM Saxophone Quartet. Eastman Theatre, 8 p.m.

November 10

Eastman Philharmonia

Neil Varon, conductor; Matthew Fritz and Danielle Lisboa, student conductors. Eastman Theatre, 8 p.m.

After Hours

Performance by the a cappella group. For more information, contact the College Music Department at x5-2828. Tickets required. River Campus, Strong Auditorium, 8 p.m.

November 11

Viennese Ball

Annual festive evening of waltzing to music by the University Chamber Orchestra and the University Choirs. Tickets required and are available in the Common Market in Wilson Commons. Wilson Commons, 9 p.m.

November 12

Going for Baroque

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

Faculty Artist Series

Rebecca Penneys, piano. Tickets required; free to University ID holders. For ticket information, visit www.esm.rochester.edu/concerts/tickets.php. Eastman School, Kilbourn Hall, 3 p.m.

Eastman Trombone Choir

John Marcellus, director. Eastman School, Kilbourn Hall, 8 p.m.

November 13

Eastman Wind Orchestra

Mark Davis Scatterday, conductor. 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.

SPORTS

(Home games listed below. For a complete schedule, visit www.rochester.edu/athletics.)

November 4

Football

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Fauver Stadium, noon.

Women’s Soccer

Case Western Reserve. Fauver Stadium, 5 p.m.

Men’s Soccer

Case Western Reserve. Fauver Stadium, 7 p.m.

SPECIAL EVENTS

October 31

Breast Cancer Awareness Benefit Luncheon

Reservations required; call x5-0851. Meliora Restaurant, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

November 2

O’K to Play

Creative Workshop session inspired by the ongoing Georgia O’Keeffe exhibition. Explore color, line, and form with paint or pastels and develop ideas with guidance from an artist/instructor. All materials provided. Memorial Art Gallery, 3 to 6 p.m.

Meet Rochester’s Young Elected Officials

Learn and discuss the issues of the 2006 election. Part of a month-long series sponsored by the Black Students’ Union and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Mu Sigma Chapter. Rush Rhees Library, Hawkins-Carlson Room, 7 p.m.

November 3

Choreographer Lani Fand Weissbach

Choreographer Lani Fand Weissbach demonstrates the contemporary modern dance form “butoh.” Tickets required. For more information, call x3-5150. River Campus Dance Studio, Spurrier Gymnasium, 7 p.m.

November 6

Especially for Educators: My America

Join Gallery educators for exhibition tours, slide presentations, refreshments, and classroom materials. Registration is required; contact Kerry Donovan at 473-7720, ext. 3072 or kdonovan@mag.rochester.edu. Memorial Art Gallery, 4 to 6:30 p.m.

November 8

Wilson Commons Wednesdays: Thanksgiving Harvest

Live music, raffle, free samples, and lunch buffet available for purchase. Sponsored by Student Activities and Dining Services. Hirst Lounge, Wilson Commons, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Urban Teaching and Leadership Forum: Innovative Approaches to Teaching Immigrant, Refugee, and SIFE Students

Miriam Ehtesham and Henry Padron, two bilingual teachers in the Rochester City School District, begin the series with a session focused on innovative approaches to teaching students who are immigrants, refugees, or have had their formal education interrupted. Wilson Commons, Gowen Room, 6 to 7:30 p.m.

November 9

O’K to Play

Creative Workshop session inspired by the ongoing Georgia O’Keeffe exhibition. Explore color, line, and form with paint or pastels and develop ideas with guidance from an artist/instructor. All materials provided. Memorial Art Gallery, 3 to 6 p.m.

November 10

Fine Crafts Show Preview Party

Mingle with the artists and have first opportunity to purchase their fine craft pieces before the show opens to the public. Enjoy complimentary wine and hors d’oeuvres or purchase cocktails at the cash bar. Tickets required. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 473-7720, ext. 3014. Memorial Art Gallery, 7 to 9 p.m.

November 11

Sixth Annual Fine Crafts Show

Ceramics, glass, jewelry, metal, wood, wearable art and more—browse and buy at this show and sale that features works by three dozen master craft artists. Tickets required, discounted tickets available at all Wegmans locations. Memorial Art Gallery, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

November 12

Sixth Annual Fine Crafts Show

Ceramics, glass, jewelry, metal, wood, wearable art and more—browse and buy at this show and sale that features works by three dozen master craft artists. Tickets required, discounted tickets available at all Wegmans locations. Memorial Art Gallery, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

TALKS

October 30

Skalny Luncheon Lecture

Anna Niedzwiedz, Kosciuszko Foundation Visiting Professor at the University at Buffalo, will discuss “Images of the Mother of God in Polish Religiosity.” Rush Rhees Library, Welles-Brown Room, noon.

October 31

Neilly Series: Patch Adams

Hunter (Patch) Adams, the real person behind the hit movie Patch Adams starring Robin Williams, gives a talk as part of the continuing Neilly Series. Hutchison Hall, Hubbell Auditorium, 7 p.m.

November 1

Department of Chemistry Colloquium

Anne-Frances Miller, University of Kentucky. “Towards an Understanding of the Bases for Diverse but Specific Flavin Reactivities in Enzymes.” Hutchison Hall 473, noon.

Chemical Engineering Seminar Series

T.J. Mountziaris, University of Massachusetts at Amherst. “Synthesis, Functionalization, and Clinical Diagnostic Applications of II-VI Semiconductor Nanocrystals.” Gavett Hall 202, 2 p.m.

France on Fire: Ten Years of Hip Hop

Erin Hipployte ’99, Fairmont State University, discusses the development of hip hop culture in the multicultural industrial suburbs surrounding French cities. Rush Rhees Library, Hawkins-Carlson Room, 4 p.m.

November 2

O’Keeffe Lecture

“Two Conservators Look at the Work of Georgia O’Keeffe.” Hear a lecture by Judith Walsh, Buffalo State College, and Dale Kronkright, Buffalo State College and conservator at the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum. Free with admission. Memorial Art Gallery, Auditorium, 7 p.m.

Peter Manseau

Author and commentator Peter Manseau, frequently heard on NPR, talks about his new book, Vows: The Story of a Priest, a Nun, and Their Son, and discusses issues facing the Catholic Church as well as the varieties of American religious experience. Rush Rhees Library, Welles-Brown Room, 4 p.m.

November 3

The Institute of Optics Colloquium

Robert Knox, Department of Physics and Astronomy. “Simplified Global Temperature Models: Problems and Successes.” Wilmot 116, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Computer Science Department Seminar

Richard Ladner, professor of computer science and engineering. “Automating Tactile Graphics Translation: Opening a Door to Science and Engineering for Blind Students.” Computer Studies Building 209, 2 p.m.

Department of Biology Ecology and Evolutionary Seminar Series

Asher Cutter, University of Toronto. “Weak Selection in Nematode Genomes: Quantification and Implications for Life History and Demography.” Hutchison Hall 316, 3 to 4 p.m.

Department of Chemistry: College Workshop Project

Richard Felder, North Carolina State University, and Rebecca Brent, Education Designs, Inc. “Promoting College Students’ Intellectual Development.” Hutchison Hall, Lander Auditorium, 3:30 p.m. Reception follows.

November 6

Department of Biology Donut Talk

Markus Friedrich, Wayne State University. “Elucidating the Developmental Evolution of Insect Metamorphosis through the Eyes of Grasshopper and Flour Beetle.” Hutchison Hall 473, noon to 1 p.m.

Department of Chemistry Inorganic Seminar

Ryan Rieth, Deparment of Chemistry. Hutchison Hall 473, 4 p.m.

November 7

Reading by Poet Dan Chiasson

The recipient of a Pushcart Prize and a Whiting Writers’ Award, Dan Chiasson gives a reading as part of the Plutzik Reading Series. Administered by the Department of English. Rush Rhees Library, Welles-Brown Room, 8 p.m.

November 8

Department of Chemistry Colloquium

Mary Beth Williams, Pennsylvania State University. “Metal-Linked Artificial Peptides as Model 1-D Molecular Wires.” Hutchison, Hall 473, noon.

Reading and Book Signing by Jill Ciment

A recipient of the Janet Heidinger Kafka Prize, Jill Ciment will read from her 2005 novel, The Tattoo Artist. Rush Rhees Library, Hawkins-Carlson Room, 5 p.m.

November 10

Department of Chemistry Organic Seminar

Edwin Villhauer, Novartis Pharmaceuticals. “The Story of Vildagliptin (LAF237): A DPP4 Inhibitor for the Treatment of Type-2 Diabetes.” Hutchison Hall 473, 9:30 a.m.

The Institute of Optics Colloquium

Joseph Culver, Washington University School of Medicine. “Diffuse Optical Tomography of Glowing Mice and Blushing Brains.” Wilmot 116, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Science and Technology Seminar Series

Professor Steve Gonek, Department of Mathematics. “Riemann Zeta Function.” Laboratory for Laser Energetics Coliseum, noon to 1 p.m.

Department of Biology Ecology and Evolutionary Seminar Series

Carmala Garzione, Department of Geology. “Paleoecology and Paleoenvironment Inferred From Stable Isotopes of Ancient Soils and Fossil Teeth.” Hutchison Hall 316, 3 to 4 p.m.

Department of Philosophy Colloquia

Elizabeth Camp, University of Pennsylvania. “Why Sarcasm Must, But Can’t, Be Semantic: And Why We Should Care.” River Campus, Dewey Hall, Room 2-110D, 3:30 p.m.

Second Friday Science Social

Bradford Berk, Department of Medicine and Cardiology. “Atheroprotective Mechanisms of Blood Flow.” Medical Center, Class of ’62 Auditorium, 4 p.m.

November 13

Department of Biology Donut Talk

Janos Zempleni, University of Nebraska-Lincoln. “Biological functions of biotinylated histones.” Hutchison Hall 473, noon to 1 p.m.

WORKSHOPS / INFORMATION SESSIONS

November 2

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. River Campus, Human Resources Wallis Conference Room G-12, 1 to 2 p.m.

November 3

Simon Executive Experience Day

An opportunity to meet with faculty, attend an Executive M.B.A. class, speak with alumni of the program, and get more detailed information about application procedures. To reserve a space or for more information, call x5-3439 or visit www.simon.rochester.edu/ emba/info_reception.aspx. Simon School, Schlegel Hall, 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

November 7

Financial Health Bite Seminar: Identity Theft

Learn more about how to prevent and combat identity theft. Registration required five days prior to seminar; call 242-0354. Strong Memorial Hospital, Room 3-6408 (K307), 7 p.m.

November 9

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, Human Resources Conference Room 1-6127, noon to 1 p.m.

November 10

Simon Undergraduate Preview Day

A half-day program targeted toward students who are currently obtaining their undergraduate degree and are interested in graduate study following graduation. Learn about the different M.B.A. and M.S. programs offered at Simon. For more information call x5-3533 or visit www.simon.rochester. Simon School, 10:45 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.