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Polish Film Festival gets personal

Five Polish directors focus on the personal struggles of their characters for this year’s films in Rochester’s annual Polish Film Festival from November 18 to 22. Organized by the Skalny Center for Polish and Central European Studies, the festival will screen a range of genres that sample Polish films at their best.

All five films will be shown at the Little Theatre, 240 East Avenue. Tickets are available at the theater box office. For more information, contact the Skalny Center at x5-9898. A list of the films and show times also is available at

Bookstore hosts appreciation day

The River Campus Bookstore is holding its annual Faculty, Staff, and Student Appreciation Day on Friday, December 8, in the Frederick Douglass Building. Shop from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. to receive discounts on all University emblematic clothing and gifts, all backpacks, and all general reading books.

B-Ball tournament for scholarship

The surprising winners of the first Medical Center Great Scholarship Shootout—the hospital staff team—will defend their title on Sunday, November 19, as the tournament moves to McQuaid Jesuit High School. The Shootout supports the School of Medicine and Dentistry Endowed Scholarship Initiative.

The tournament matches teams of School of Medicine and Dentistry faculty against medical students. A team of medical residents will play the hospital staff team. The winners will play for the Shootout title. Tip-off is at 2 p.m. at McQuaid, 1800 S. Clinton Avenue, Brighton. Tickets are on sale now. The price is $8 for adult and $5 for children. For more information and to purchase tickets, call x3-2782. Tickets also will be available at the door on the day of the Shootout.