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JOHN GREENE EXHIBIT

detail from painting
Surfaces, an exhibition of abstract paintings by artist John Greene, continues in Hartnett Gallery through November 17, featuring 28 of his landscapes such as the untitled work pictured above. Exploring the limits of painting, Greene utilizes such unconventional materials as beeswax, copper, wood, cloth, and lead, pushing the boundaries of the surface of the canvas and creating works are not that only optical but activate other senses as well.

The show is cosponsored by the Department of Art and Art History, the Graduate Program in Visual and Cultural Studies, and Students Activities. Hartnett Gallery is located in Wilson Commons. For more details or gallery hours, call x5-4188.

Events scheduled for Monday, November 13 (after 5 p.m.) through Monday, December 4

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.

Vision = Life: AIDS Posters from the Edward C. Atwater Collection

November 27 through December 20
Collection seeks to provide an interdisciplinary space for considering some of the major issues and challenges of the AIDS pandemic. Wilson Commons. Special Event: Reception with Edward Atwater, November 15, 5 to 7 p.m.

Memorial Art Gallery

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.

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.

Special Event: My America Family Day, November 19, noon to 4 p.m. The whole family can enjoy art activities, tours, storytelling, and musical performances.

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

Message Fracture

Through November 21
Paintings by Stacey Fisher, an artist who investigates the linguistic style of Rochester through the use of visual and metaphorical abstractions. Gallery at the Art and Music Library, Ground Floor.

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 15

Ben-Zion: In Search of Oneself

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

Dancing on the Edge

Set in rural Mozambique, this short Portuguese and Chuabo film with English subtitles explores how traditional gender roles and poverty influence the fight to contain the spread of AIDS. The film is part of this fall’s African Video and Film Series sponsored by the Frederick Douglass Institute for African and African-American Studies. Morey Hall 314, 5 p.m.

November 16

American Desi

Free outdoor screening. Sponsored by UR Cinema Group. Hoyt Hall, 7:30 and 9:30 p.m.

November 17

Army of Darkness

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 18

Wordplay

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 22

Ben-Zion: In Search of Oneself

23-minute video on Ben-Zion (1897-1987), a Ukrainian-born Expressionist featured in the Memorial Art Gallery’s My America. Free with admission. Memorial Art Gallery, Auditorium, 2 p.m.

November 25

Ben-Zion: In Search of Oneself

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

November 29

Ben-Zion: In Search of Oneself

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

December 1

Half Nelson

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.

December 2

Snakes on a Plane

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 14

Advance Directives and Health Care Proxies: How to Make Your Wishes Known

Richard Demme, associate professor of medicine and humanities, discusses issues and common questions regarding advance directives and health care proxies. Strong Memorial Hospital, Room 3-6408 (K307), noon to 1 p.m.

November 15

Salsa

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

November 20

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), 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

November 28

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), 5 to 9 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

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RAISING VOICES
The Eastman School will celebrate the sweet sounds of the human voice with three back-to-back events that bring together vocal stars of today and tomorrow. The weekend begins with a performance by the Eastman Chorale on Firday, November 17, and continues with the Friends of Eastman Opera Sixth Annual Voice Competition on Saturday, November 18, and a recital by the world-renowned RIAS Kammerchor Berlin on Sunday, November 19.

The Eastman Chorale, under the direction of Professor of Conducting and Ensembles William Weinert, presents a program of "Music of Mystery and Romance," at 8 p.m. in Kilbourn Hall, including the first performance of Arcana by American composer Jacob Avshalomov '42E, '43E (MA). The concert is free and open to the public.

Voice and opera students will vie for awards and accolades at the Friends of Eastman Opera Sixth Annual Voice Competition on Saturday at 3 p.m. in Kilbourn Hall, where eight prescreened vocal finalists will prepare three arias in two languages for the final round of competition, with is free and open to the public.

Eastman welcomes the internationall reknowned RIAS Kammerchor Berlin on Sunday at 3 p.m. in Kilbourn Hall as part of the school's Kilbourn Series. The 35-voice chorus, making its North American tour debut, is one of Europe's most acclaimed choral ensembles, dedicated to performing challenging repertoire ranging from Gregorian chant to contemporary music. Tickets range from $8 to $18, with discounts available for University ID holders. Tickets are available from the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra Box Office, 108 East Avenue (454-2100), and one hour before the concert at the Kilbourn Hall box office.

November 14

Eastman Percussion Ensemble

Bill Cahn, director. Eastman Theatre, 8 p.m.

Faculty Artist Series

Russell Miller, piano, with Eastman voice students. 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 15

Eastman School Symphony Orchestra

Neil Varon, conductor. Eastman Theatre, 8 p.m.

November 16

Eastman Computer Music Center 25th Anniversary Celebration

Allan Schindler, director. Eastman School, Kilbourn Hall, 8 p.m.

November 17

Eastman Chorale

William Weinert, conductor. Eastman School, Kilbourn Hall, 8 p.m.

University Jazz Ensemble Concert

Strong Auditorium, 8 p.m.

November 18

Morning Chamber Music

Steven Doane and Rosemary Elliott, cello; Mikhail Kopelman and Juliana Athayde, violin. Kilbourn Hall, 11 a.m.

Off Broadway On Campus Fall Revue

The University’s only musical theater performance group, Off Broadway On Campus presents The Bright Side of Life as the theme of this year’s fall revue. Tickets can be purchased at the Common Market in Wilson Commons or at the door. Strong Auditorium, 8 p.m.

November 19

Going for Baroque

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

Kilbourn Concert Series: RIAS Kammerchor Berlin

James Wood, conductor. Tickets required; discount to University ID holders. For ticket information, visit www.esm.rochester.edu/concerts/tickets.php. Eastman School, Kilbourn Hall, 3 p.m.

Italian Baroque Organ Showcase

Massimiliano Guido, organ. Memorial Art Gallery, Herdle Fountain Court, 5:30 p.m.

November 20

Tuba Mirum

Don Harry, director. Eastman School, Kilbourn Hall, 8 p.m.

November 21

Faculty Artist Series

John Marcellus, trombone. 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 26

Going for Baroque

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

November 27

Faculty Artist Series

Don Harry, tuba. 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 28

Faculty Artist Series

John Graham, viola. 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 29

Eastman Jazz Lab

Russell Scarbrough and Jeff Ostroski, directors. Eastman School, Kilbourn Hall, 8 p.m.

University Chamber Ensembles Concert

Lower Strong Auditorium, 8 p.m.

November 30

Kilbourn Concert Series

Ossia. Eastman School, Kilbourn Hall, 8 p.m.

December 1

Eastman Wind Ensemble and Eastman Philharmonia

Mark Davis Scatterday and Neil Varon, conductors. Eastman Theatre, 8 p.m.

Concert by the University Chamber Singers and Choruses

Interfaith Chapel, 8 p.m.

December 2

University Symphony Orchestra Concert

Strong Auditorium, 8 p.m.

December 3

University Gospel Choir Concert

Rev. Alvin Parris III, director. Interfaith Chapel, 3 p.m.

International Students Scholarship Fund Benefit

Featuring Eastman faculty artists. Tickets required. Eastman School, Kilbourn Hall, 3 p.m.

December 4

Eastman Women’s Chorus

Susan Conkling and Whitney Cairns, conductors. 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.)

SPECIAL EVENTS

November 13

Visiting Restaurant Series

Local business Simply Crepes features menu items. Danforth Dining Center, 11:45 a.m. to 2 p.m.

November 15

Fourth Annual Vendor Showcase

Features representatives from area hotels, businesses, and attractions, as well as the Conference and Events Office. Faculty and staff will have the opportunity to discuss upcoming meetings and events with professional event organizers. For more details, visit www.conferences.rochester.edu/VendorShowcase.html. RVSP by contacting Christina Laycock at x5-0840 or christina.laycock@rochester.edu. Wilson Commons, May Room, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

November 29

Wake Up in Wilson

Enjoy specially priced breakfast beverage and treat, and browse themed book selections and best sellers available for purchase at a discounted price. This ongoing program is sponsored by Wilson Commons Student Activities. Wilson Commons, Hirst Lounge, 8:30 to 10 a.m.

November 30

2006 Urban Teaching and Leadership Forums: RCSD Secondary School Restructuring and Redesign

Manuel Rivera, Rochester City School District superintendent, discusses secondary school restructuring and redesign initiatives. To register, contact Kimberly Wells at x6-3227. Rush Rhees Library, Hawkins-Carlson Room, 6 to 7:30 p.m.

TALKS

November 14

Women and Music: Looking Back, Looking Forward

David Headlam, professor of music theory. “The 12-Tone Language of Ruth Crawford Seeger.” Rush Rhees Library, Gamble Room, 5 p.m.

November 15

The Ben Sischy, M.D. Visiting Scholar in Humane Medicine Lecture

Thomas Inui, Indiana University School of Medicine. “Forgiveness and Healing.” To reserve a space, call Highland Foundation at x5-0806. Medical Center, Class of ’62 Auditorium, 5:30 to 7 p.m.

Law and the ‘War on Terror’ Lecture

Jeff McMahan, Rutgers University. “Preventive War, Morality, and Law.” Hutchison Hall, Hoyt Auditorium, 7 p.m.

November 17

The Institute of Optics Colloquium

Steven Barrett and Cameron Wright, University of Wyoming. “Insect Eyes and Hyperacute Machine Vision.” Wilmot 116, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

History and Philosophy External Speaker Series

Tim Maudlin, Rutgers University. “Further Thoughts on the Completeness of Quantum Mechanics.” Wilson Commons, Gowen Room, 3:30 p.m.

Clinical and Social Psychology Colloquium

Everett Waters, SUNY at Stony Brook. “Attachment Theory from a Developmental Perspective.” Refreshments served. Meliora 366, 4 to 5:30 p.m.

November 20

Department of Biology Donut Talk

Anurag Agrawal, Cornell University. “The Organization of Plant Defense Strategies against Herbivory.” Hutchison Hall 473, noon to 1 p.m.

Department of Chemistry Inorganic Seminar

Sean Elliott, Boston University. “When One Heme is Not Enough: Using Electrochemistry to Study Metalloenzymes.” Hutchison Hall 473, 4 to 5 p.m.

November 27

Department of Biology Donut Talk

Yi Tao Yu, associate professor of biochemistry and biophysics. “RNA Modification and Gene Regulation.” Hutchison Hall 473, noon to 1 p.m.

November 28

Women and Music: Looking Back, Looking Forward

Ellen Koskoff, professor of ethnomusicology. “Theorizing Women and Music: The Big Picture.” Rush Rhees Library, Gamble Room, 5 p.m.

November 29

Visualizing the Humanities: AA Bronson Lecture

AA Bronson, founding member of General Idea and director of Printed Matter in New York City. “General Idea and Their Image Virus.” This talk coincides with the exhibition Vision = Life: AIDS Posters from the Edward Atwater Collection. For more information, visit www.rochester.edu/College/humanities/projects/?visualizing&exhibitions or e-mail humanities@rochester.edu. Wilson Commons, Gowen Room, 6 to 7 p.m. Reception follows in Hartnett Gallery from 7 to 9 p.m.

December 1

The Institute of Optics Colloquium

John Sipe, University of Toronto. “Nonlinear and Quantum Optics in Ring Resonators: What Happens on the Chip Stays on the Chip.” Wilmot 116, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

History and Philosophy External Speaker Series

Richard Staley, University of Wisconsin. “Quantum Theory, Disciplinary Time, and the Origins of Classical Physics.” Wilson Commons, Gowen Room, 3:30 p.m.

Craig Owens Memorial Lecture

Carole Vance, Columbia University. “‘Juanita/Svetlana/Geeta’ Is Crying: Melodrama, Human Rights, and Antitrafficking Interventions.” Rush Rhees Library, Welles-Brown Room, 4 p.m.

December 4

Department of Biology Donut Talk

Jason Rasgon, Johns Hopkins University. “Using Infections to Fight Malaria: Microbial Agents to Alter Mosquito Populations.” Hutchison Hall 473, noon to 1 p.m.

WORKSHOPS / INFORMATION SESSIONS

November 14

Warner School General Information Session

Information about the school’s part-time and full-time programs. For details, visit www.rochester.edu/ Warner/newsevents. Rush Rhees Library, Hawkins-Carlson Room, 5:30 p.m.

November 15

Simon School Information Reception

Representatives discuss the part-time M.B.A. and M.S. programs and the Executive M.B.A. programs. To reserve a space, or for more information please call us at x5-3439. Or log onto the web site at www.simon.rochester. Simon School of Business, Schlegel Hall Rotunda, 5 to 7 p.m.

November 16

Information Session: Warner School Lunchtime

Learn more about the school’s part-time and full-time programs. For details, visit www.rochester.edu/ Warner/newsevents. Eastman School, Student Living Center, Director’s Meeting Room, noon.

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, 1 to 2 p.m.

November 17

Medical Management Masters Experience

Sit in on a class and get information about the one-year M.B.A. program with a concentration in medical management. Includes opportunity to speak with students and faculty. RSVP to admissions@simon.rochester.edu or to x5-3533 by Monday, November 13. For information, contact Kate Walsh at x3-1645. Simon School, 3 to 7 p.m.

Information Reception: M.S. in Science and Technology

Learn more about the Simon School’s M.S. program in science and technology offered in conjunction with the University of Texas at Austin. Faculty, admissions staff, and current students will answer questions. To register, call x5-3736 or e-mail marketing@simon.rochester.edu. Simon School, Carol Simon Hall Lobby, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

November 21

Financial Health Bite Seminar: Identity Theft

Preventing and Combating Identity Theft. How to protect yourself, learn how to stop thieves and reclaim your identity. RSVP five days prior to event date by calling Chase at 242-0354. Wilson Commons, Gowen Room, noon.

November 28

Simon Part-Time M.B.A. Experience

Join Simon School admissions staff, faculty, and alumni to learn more about obtaining a part-time M.B.A. For more information, e-mail admissions@simon.rochester.edu, call x5-3533, or visit www.simon.rochester.edu. Simon School, Schlegel Hall, 5 to 7 p.m.

November 30

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, Ambulatory Care Facility Conference Room C, 2-1361, 1 to 2 p.m.

December 1

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 register 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.

December 2

Saturday at Simon

Spend the day at the Simon School; meet students, alumni, faculty, and staff; and complete an admissions interview. To reserve a space or for more information, call x5-3533 or visit www.simon.rochester.edu Simon School, 12:30 to 4 p.m.